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2019-03-01 12:02:01

Should people be tested for mad cow disease?

ByWouldyouwanttoknowifyouwerecarryinghumanmadcowdisease?Maybenot

2019-03-01 11:13:01

Vaccine protects mice against MRSA superbug

ByRoxanneKhamsiAnewlydevelopedvaccinemightserveasausefulweaponagainstthedrug-resistantsuperbugMRSA

2019-03-01 10:12:01

Vision-body link tested in robot experiments

ByTomSimonite(Image:OlafSporns/MaxLungarella)Experimentsinvolvingrealandsimulatedrobotssuggestthattherelationshipbetweenphysicalmovementandsensoryinputcouldbecrucialtodevelopingmoreintelligentmachi

2019-03-01 10:04:01

Space station crew begins unloading new cargo

ByNewScientistSpaceandAFPAstronautsaboardtheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)completedthelink-upwithanunmannedRussiansupplycraftonFridaythathadearlierexperiencedtechnicalproblemslatchingontothestation.Th

2019-03-01 09:10:01

Hubble's fate being decided by NASA

ByKellyYoungandMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA)ThefateoftheHubbleSpaceTelescopewillbeannouncedbyNASAchiefMikeGriffinonTuesday.Atissueiswhethertheupgradeoftheageingobservatoryisworththeriskofsendingsixorsev

2019-03-01 09:08:01

Experts gather to debate control of the internet

ByNewScientistTechandAFPOveronethousandinternetexpertswillgatherinGreecethisweekforthefirstUN-sponsoredInternetGovernanceForum(IGF)meeting

2019-03-01 09:03:01

Soil minerals point to planet-wide ocean on Mars

ByDavidShiga(Image:ESA/DLR/FUBerlin/GNeukum)(Image:MalinSpaceScienceSystems/NASA)AnoceanofwateroncewrappedaroundMars

2019-03-01 09:02:01

Future male 'pill' targets testicles

ByZeeyaMeraliTargetingthetesticlescouldhelpcreateamalecontraceptivewithoutunwantedsideeffects

2019-03-01 08:18:01

Bizarre stellar outburst continues to baffle

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/ESA/HBond/STScI)(Image:HEBond/NASA/ESA/STScI)AstrangeoutburstofthestarV838Monocerotisseveralyearsagoiscontinuingtomystifyastronomers.Anewstudybackstheideathatitwastheresul

2019-03-01 08:14:01

Koala semen has shelf-life boosted

ByEmmaYoung(Image:ChrisStacey

2019-03-01 08:12:01

Invention: Throwable game-controllers

ByBarryFoxJustwhatthedoctorordered?Anewbreedofthrowablegamescontrollerscouldturncomputergamingintoahealthypastime

2019-03-01 08:08:01

Cargo ship hits snag docking to space station

ByKellyYoung(Image:NASA)AnuncrewedcargoshipexperiencedanelectronicglitchwhenitwastryingtodocktotheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)onThursday

2019-03-01 08:02:01

Software learns cartography by watching mapmakers

ByRobertAdler(Image:Bischof

2019-03-01 06:08:01

Review: From Counterculture to Cyberculture, by Fred Turner

ByMikeHoldernessNETWORKSandwebsaremuchmorethanthecommunicationsmediumofourday:theyarebecomingthedominantmetaphortodescribesubjectsasdiverseasneurologyandphilosophy.Howinevitablethenthatsomeoneshouldw

2019-03-01 06:02:01

Alzheimer's alert over anaesthetics

ByHelenPhillipsGivingelderlypatientscertaingeneralanaestheticscouldincreasetheirriskofdevelopingAlzheimer’sdiseaseandothermemoryandattentionproblems.Thesuggestionarisesfromrecenttesttubeandanimalexper

2019-03-01 05:19:01

Top economist counts future cost of climate change

ByFredPearceOneoftheworld’stopeconomiststodaywarnedofaglobalrecessionthatcouldcutbetween5%and20%fromtheworld’swealthlaterthiscentury–unlesstheworldinvestsnowinthetechnologiesneededtocreateagloballow-c

2019-03-01 05:08:01

Chernobyl haunts the Norwegian uplands

ByToughercontrolsontheslaughterofsheephavebeenimposedinNorwayaftertheywerefoundtobecontaminatedwithunusuallyhighlevelsofradioactivityfromtheChernobyldisasterin1986.TheNorwegianRadiationProtectionAutho

2019-03-01 04:20:01

Surveillance system spots violent behaviour

ByDuncanGraham-RoweSmartsurveillancesystemscapableofautomaticallydetectingviolentcrimescouldsoonbeavailable.AcomputervisionsystemdevelopedintheUniversityofTexasinAustin

2019-03-01 04:16:01

Brand new substance created from water

ByRobEdwardsIfyouthinkweknowallthereistoknowaboutwater

2019-03-01 04:02:01

Fasting may boost recovery from spinal injury

ByRoxanneKhamsiFastingmayimproverecoveryfromspinalcordinjury

2019-03-01 04:01:01

Flash of UV light solidifies nano-surfaces

ByTomSimonite(Image:NIST)Awayoffreezingdelicatestructuresformedofnanoparticleshasbeendeveloped.Thetechnique

2019-03-01 02:15:01

Elephants see themselves in the mirror

ByPeterAldhous(Image:JoshuaPlotnik

2019-03-01 02:15:01

New strain of H5N1 bird flu emerges in China

ByDeboraMacKenzieAnewstrainofH5N1birdfluhasemergedinChinathatispoisedtostartyetanotherglobalwaveofinfection.NearlythreetimesasmanyChinesepoultryareinfectedwithH5N1nowthanlastyear

2019-03-01 02:08:01

Stay on the pill, or switch to a coil?

ByIt’satrickyquestionforwomeninstablerelationships.Doyoustayonthepill

2019-03-01 02:03:01

New Hubble instruments would illuminate early universe

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA/ESA/SBeckwith/HUDFteam)TheHubbleSpaceTelescopewillbeabletoseefurtherbackintimethaneverbeforeifitisfittedwithtwonewinstrumentsinashuttleservicingmission.Hubbleneedsnewgyrosco

2019-02-28 12:18:01

Honeybees welcome friendly migrants to hives but repel raiders

egon69/GettyByAmithaKalaichandranHoneybeesmayhaveauniquesystemforacceptingmigrants.“Drifting”beesthatwanderintoaneighbouringhivemaybeallowedtostay–iftheguardbeesseefit.Honeybeedriftiscommoninapiaries

2019-02-28 12:12:01

Deep Impact collision ejected the stuff of life

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:Science)(Image:Science)Millionsofkilogramsoffinedustparticlesandwateranda“surprisinglyhigh”amountoforganicmoleculessprayedintospacewhenNASAcrasheditsDeepImpactspacecraftinto

2019-02-28 12:08:01

Nuclear stockpiles could create 300,000 bombs

ByRobEdwardsTheworldhasmadeenoughexplosivesformorethan300

2019-02-28 12:02:01

Speak up for science, however you can

JulieDermanskyWERNERHEISENBERGdidnotliketheNazis

2019-02-28 11:19:01

Rare ‘baby dragons’ discovered in five new caves thanks to DNA

DanielHeuclin/FLPAByKataKaráthItwaslikeidentifyingacriminalfromabitofDNAleftatacrimescene.Nomurdermysterywassolved

2019-02-28 10:14:01

Ant logic makes sense in space

Aspacecraftskinisbeingdevelopedthatassessestheseverityofanydamageitsuffersfromspacedebrisandotherimpacts.Theproject

2019-02-28 09:01:01

Gizmo

CellphonescapableofdownloadingdataatunprecedentedspeedshavebeendemonstratedbyNTTDoCoMoinJapan.Thecompanysaysthephonescanreceivedataat100megabitspersecondonthemoveanduptoagigabitpersecondwhilestatic–en

2019-02-28 08:16:01

Safer wheats could ease gluten grief

GLUTEN-intolerentpeoplemightonedaybeabletoeatwheat-basedbreadandpastawithoutgettingill.FritsKoningandhiscolleaguesatLeidenUniversityMedicalCenterintheNetherlandshavedevelopedtwoteststoscreenwheatfordi

2019-02-28 08:13:01

Criminals foiled by quartz in soil

THEworld’sfirstdatabaseofquartzgrainsfromsoilwillsoonbeavailabletohelppoliceinEnglandsolvedifficultcrimes.PeterBullandRuthMorganattheUniversityofOxfordexaminedmorethan40

2019-02-28 08:05:01

Television shows scramble forensic evidence

ByRowanHooperFORENSICscience’sspellinthelimelighthasgivenithugekudos.GlitzyTVshowslikeCSI:CrimeSceneInvestigationhavesentstudentsflockingtoforensicscourses.Butwhilethisinterestissexinguptheimageofsci

2019-02-28 07:13:01

Trump’s travel ban is already stopping scientific collaboration

ChristopherAlukaBerry/ReutersByChelseaWhyteOnFriday

2019-02-28 07:06:01

'Backwards' DNA may play significant role

TRANSLATINGDNAintoproteinsmaybeanevenmorecomplexbusinessthananyonethought.Intheconventionalpicture

2019-02-28 07:01:01

Common viruses have Achilles heel

ATREATMENTforSARS

2019-02-28 06:16:01

Space station set for oxygen generator replacement

ByKellyYoungAnuncrewedProgressspaceshipfullofsuppliesispreparingtolaunchtotheInternationalSpaceStationtokeepthecrewstockedwithoxygen

2019-02-28 06:14:01

US nuclear weapons labs poorly protected

USnuclearweaponslaboratoriesarepoorlyprotectedagainsttheft

2019-02-28 04:20:01

Dental records beat DNA in tsunami IDs

ByRowanHooperWHENthedevastatingtsunamistrucktheIndianOceaninDecember2004

2019-02-28 04:17:01

Vicious microbial warfare helps bacteria evolve cooperation

AlfredPasieka/SPLByBobHolmesCooperationcomesmoreeasilywhenyouthrowviolentdeathintothemix.Thisprincipleseemstobebehindhowcooperationevolvedinbacteria

2019-02-28 03:12:01

The water recedes in New Orleans

ByJeffHechtFloodwatersrecededvisiblyfromNewOrleansonTuesdayastheUSArmyCorpsofEngineersrandrainagepumps.Butevenasthewaterlevelsdropped

2019-02-28 03:05:01

Mystery radiation 'clouds' may pose risk to air travellers

KoraweeRatchapakdee/GettyByDavidHamblingDangerzonesintheairwhereradiationlevelssurgecouldposeanunrecognisedhealthhazard.Airlinersmayhavetoavoidtheseinfuture

2019-02-28 03:04:01

Internet ‘playground’ trials new tech to deliver smart cities

HiroshiWatanabe/GettyByTimothyRevellTheinternetisreadyforanupgrade.That’saccordingtoUKresearcherswhoaresettingupan“internetplayground”totryoutnewkindsofinternetinfrastructureonanationalscale.Theybelie

2019-02-28 03:03:01

Soil may spoil UK's climate efforts

ByJohnPickrell

2019-02-28 02:07:01

ID revolution – prepare to meet the new you

ByCelesteBieverInthepast

2019-02-28 02:03:01

International meeting sparks hope for great apes

AFTERyearsofwarningsthatourclosestcousins

2019-02-28 01:17:01

BSE may have come from dead people

THEsearchfortheoriginalcauseofmadcowdiseasejusttookagruesometurn.RatherthanoriginatinginBritishcattleinthe1980s

2019-02-28 01:12:01

Rebuilding New Orleans' natural defences

ByBennettDavissKATRINA’simpactcouldhavebeenbluntedifthefabricofmarshesthatoncedefinedtheLouisianacoastlinehadbeentheretoshieldNewOrleansfromthestorm.Thisnaturalprotectionhasbeensteadilystrippedawaybyd

2019-02-27 11:15:01

Swarms of tiny aircraft could track hurricanes

ByKurtKleiner(Image:DaleLawrence/UniversityofColorado)Swarmsofminiatureairplanesthatcouldsomedaytrackhurricanes