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2019-03-05 12:06:01

Siren's swan song?

ByFredPearceWHAThopeforthemermaid?Thefirsteverglobalstudyofthedugong—thecreaturethatfuelledancientseafarers’feveredfantasiesaboutmermaids—concludesthatitisthemostspectacularcasualtyoftheworldwidede

2019-03-05 12:04:02

Honey, I forgot the kids...

Exhaustedanddistractedparentscansometimesforgetthey’velefttheirkidsinaparkedcar.Tojogtheirmemory

2019-03-05 11:12:01

From aliens to anthrax

Donothing—andfightterrorism.AnewcomputerscreensaverfromOxfordUniversity

2019-03-05 11:05:01

Movie mountain

ByBarryFoxGREENcampaignersareupinarmsattheideaofanewdisposabletechnology:throwawayDVDs.Whilethediscsmaysaveyouthetroubleofreturningrentalmoviestothevideoshop

2019-03-05 10:11:01

A stab at the truth

ByAlisonMotlukTHEdebateoverwhethertheMMRvaccinecantriggerautismandboweldiseaseisragingasfiercelyasever

2019-03-05 09:16:02

Smart polymer could keep an eye on your plastic

ByEugenieSamuelLIGHT-ACTIVATEDplasticmagnetscouldreplacecomplexmicrochipsinthesmartcardsofthefuture.Andaswellasstoringyourcreditratingorbankinghistory

2019-03-05 08:17:01

Listen up

ByBarryFoxIMAGINEthedin.Everycardboard-packediteminasupermarketcouldsoonbeblaringoutreduced-pricemessagesorplayingadvertisingjingles.It’sjustoneoftheusesbeingtoutedforabuild-it-yourself,

2019-03-05 08:02:02

Call in the nanobots

ByAnilAnanthaswamyinSanFranciscoARMIESofproteinsarehelpingthebuildersofnanomachinesexaminetheirhandiwork.Theproteinsbehavelikeminiaturerobotsthatwanderrandomlyalloverthemachines’nanoscalesurfaces

2019-03-05 07:02:02

To be the best

ByMichaelBrooksROLLupyourcopyofNewScientist

2019-03-05 06:15:01

Ocean boulevard

ByFredPearceinHawaiiBENEATHthewavesofthePacificOcean

2019-03-05 06:10:02

A sure shot

ByAndyCoghlanTHEexistingvaccinefortuberculosisisagamble—sometimesitworks

2019-03-05 06:09:02

Mediterranean blue-fin tuna face extinction

ByWillKnightAloopholeinrulesgoverningMediterraneanblue-fintunafishingmeansthespeciescoulddisappearfromtheregionwithinjustafewyears

2019-03-05 06:05:02

Block that phone

ThetwoBritishmobilenetworksthatrefusedtodisablestolenmobilephoneshavecavedintopoliticalandconsumerpressureandreversedtheirpolicy(NewScientist

2019-03-05 05:05:01

Tough choices

ByDuncanGraham-RoweandDeboraMacKenzieINTHEfaceoffadingpublicconfidence

2019-03-05 05:04:02

"Magic number" for space pioneers calculated

ByDamianCarringtoninBostonThe“magicnumber”ofpeopleneededtocreateaviablepopulationformulti-generationalspacetravelhasbeencalculatedbyresearchers.Itisaboutthesizeofasmallvillage–160.Butwithsomesocialeng

2019-03-05 04:15:02

Sony PlayStation ruling sets far-reaching precedent

ByBarryFoxSonyhaswonitscourtcaseagainstaBritishcompanythatmodifiesPlayStation2gamesmachinessotheyplayimporteddiscsandcopies.Thewordingofthejudgement

2019-03-05 04:13:01

The secret of spiciness

FORatypicalBritishbloke

2019-03-05 03:11:02

Incoming!

ByEugenieSamuelSTRANGEasitmayseem

2019-03-05 02:05:02

Oldest jewellery disputes "out of Africa" theory

ByDamianCarrington

2019-03-05 01:18:01

Breathe easy

APOTENTIALLYdangerousasthmatreatmentispoisedtogetsafer.Patientsonimmunotherapygetsmallbutincreasingdosesofanallergentodesensitisetheirimmunesystemsandstopasthmaattacks.Butoccasionallypatientssufferlif

2019-03-05 01:18:01

Cardiac quivers

ByCatherineZandonellainNewYorkWHATmakestherhythmicbeatingofaheartgohaywire?Patchesofunevennessincardiactissuecouldturnsmoothwavesofcontractionintospirallingeddiesthatrendertheheartuseless

2019-03-05 01:14:01

You win some, you lose some

ByHazelMuirTHEjackofalltradesreallyisamasterofnone

2019-03-05 01:06:01

Don't rely on plankton to save the planet

ByNicolaJonesinHawaiiENCOURAGINGplanktongrowthintheoceanhasbeentoutedbysomeasapromisingwaytoremovecarbondioxidefromtheatmosphere.Itsopponentsfearthatitwilldamagethemarineecosystem

2019-03-05 01:04:02

Cap a landfill—save the planet

ByFredPearceSMALLprintintheKyotoProtocolthreatenstomakeglobalwarmingmoreseverethanitneedbeoverthenext10yearsorso.Anobscureruleisdiscouragingcountriesfromapplyingcheaptechnologiesthatcoulddramaticallyc

2019-03-05 01:02:01

Back to school

ByPaulMarksAIRLINEpilotsriskdestroyingtheiraircraftthroughheavy-handeduseoftheplane’srudder

2019-03-04 11:04:01

Synthetic 'upgrade' for fruit fly's DNA

ByLindaGeddesThegeneticcodeofthefruitflyDrosophilahasbeenhackedinto

2019-03-04 09:20:01

LHC primordial matter is hottest stuff ever made

ByWillFergusonItwastheultimatephasechange.Twoparticlesmashersarehominginonwhatcausedtheseethingprimordialsoupoftheearlyuniversetoevolveintotheprotonsandneutronsthatmakeupordinarymattertoday.Intheproce

2019-03-04 09:15:01

Liquid protein challenges importance of water

ByDouglasHeavenWater

2019-03-04 09:14:01

Boosting bacteria in drinking water may improve health

ByWilliamFergusonEverygallonofpurifieddrinkingwaterishometohundredsofmillionsofbacteria.Watertreatmentfacilitiestrytoremovethem–butperhapsencouragingsomeofthemicrobestogrowcouldbenefithumanhealth.Lutg

2019-03-04 09:05:01

US to help clean up Agent Orange from Vietnamese site

BySaraReardonSome40yearsafteritsmilitaryplanessprayedtheherbicideAgentOrangeacrossVietnam’sforests

2019-03-04 09:02:01

Twin Iranian earthquakes leave 300 dead

ByMollyDochertyTwoearthquakesthatstruckIranon11Augusthaveleft306dead

2019-03-04 08:12:01

Manhattan project national park plan raises questions

BySaraReardonThedecisiontobuildandthenusetheatomicbombremainsoneofthemostcontroversialduringthe20thcentury.HundredsofthousandsofpeoplediedasaresultoftheatomicbombingsofHiroshimaandNagasaki.Butthetwoev

2019-03-04 08:10:01

Changeable climate makes frogs vulnerable to disease

ByMichaelMarshallAmorechangeableclimatewillgivesomediseasestheupperhandovertheirhosts.Experimentswithfrogsshowthattheyaremorevulnerabletoadeadlyfungusifthetemperaturechangesunpredictably.Astheclimateb

2019-03-04 08:08:01

Woman's missing digits grow back in phantom form

ByHelenThomsonAwomanbornmissingafingerandathumbhasgrownthemback–albeitaspartofaphantomlimb.Thisextraordinaryoccurrenceshowsthatourbraincontainsafullyfunctionalmapofourbodyimage

2019-03-04 08:07:01

Zoologger: The longest tunnels dug by a mammal

ByMichaelMarshallZoologgerisourweeklycolumnhighlightingextraordinaryanimals–andoccasionallyotherorganisms–fromaroundtheworldSpecies:FukomysanselliHabitat:puttingrabbitsandbadgerstoshameinwoodlanda

2019-03-04 07:16:01

Scent of sex and death attracts virgin female beetles

ByKarlGruberForoneinsect

2019-03-04 07:16:01

Sandpipers achieve world record for sleeplessness

ByMichaelMarshallYoumaythinkyoucancopewithoutsleep

2019-03-04 07:09:01

Software reveals the most influential Victorian novelists

ByJimGilesTHINKofthegreat19th-centurynovelistsandnameslikeDickens

2019-03-04 06:16:01

Astrophile: 'Monster' stars are just misunderstood

ByDouglasHeavenAstrophileisourweeklycolumnoncuriouscosmicobjects

2019-03-04 05:14:01

Fire, theft and jealousy: a Hollywood fertility saga

ByJessicaHamzelouTHEFT

2019-03-04 05:04:01

Vaccine protects monkeys from lethal 'Contagion' virus

ByNancyAllisonContagion

2019-03-04 05:03:01

Arctic sea ice heads for record low

ByMichaelMarshallGoing

2019-03-04 04:19:01

Olympic stars unite to promote global hunger summit

ByDouglasHeavenFaster

2019-03-04 04:19:01

Stem cells responsible for higher brain function found

ByDouglasHeavenScientistshaveidentifiedatypeofstemcellthatappearstoberesponsiblefortheneuronsinvolvedinhigherbrainfunction.Thediscoverymaypavethewayfornewtreatmentsforautismandschizophrenia.Themammali

2019-03-04 04:13:01

US nuke plant delay fails to solve storage conundrum

BySaraReardonThegauntlethasbeenthrown:untiltheUSfiguresoutwhattodowithitsnuclearwaste

2019-03-04 04:11:01

Fingertip tingle enhances a surgeon's sense of touch

ByHalHodsonOURfingersareprecisioninstruments

2019-03-04 04:05:01

Fire, theft and jealousy: a Hollywood fertility saga

ByJessicaHamzelouTheft

2019-03-04 03:02:01

Human and Neanderthal interbreeding questioned

ByMichaelMarshallEditorial:“InterbreedingwithNeanderthals

2019-03-04 02:19:01

Logic blooms with new 11-set Venn diagram

ByJacobAron(Image:KhaleghMamakaniandFrankRuskey)Seemoreinourgallery:“DiscoverthebeautyofextremeVenndiagrams“Anewrosehasblossomedinthegardenofmathematics:afloweryVenndiagramfor11setsofobjects.V

2019-03-04 02:17:01

Researcher accused of misleading pregnant women

BySaraReardonFreedomofinformationrequestshaverevealedthatpregnantwomenmaynothavebeengivenallthefactsbeforetakinganexperimentaltreatmenttopreventfemalefetusesfrombeingmasculinisedasaresultofararegeneti

2019-03-03 12:08:01

US fingerprint checks get mixed response

ByWillKnightDigitalfingerprintingcontrolsintroducedatallinternationalUSairportsonTuesday