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2019-03-06 12:09:01

Obama goes drilling for climate votes

Readmore:ClickheretoreadalongerversionofthisstoryPRESIDENTBarackObamaopenedvastswathesofUScoastalwaterstodrillingforoilandnaturalgaslastweek

2019-03-06 12:01:01

Boy with a genetic disease has had almost all his skin replaced

Ruhr-UniversitätBochum/UniversityofModenaandReggioEmiliaByClareWilsonABOY’Slifehasbeensavedbyagenetherapy.Thetreatmentreplacedmostofthe9-year-old’sskin

2019-03-06 10:18:01

What we're doing now will make the ocean completely unliveable

MichaelMelford/GettyByChrisBaraniukOURactionstodaywillchangetheworld’soceansforthousandsofyears.Thatistheconclusionofastudysimulatingalittle-discussedconsequenceofclimatechange:itcouldchokeentireec

2019-03-06 10:17:02

Fiddler crabs team up to defend their neighbourhood

AFRICANfiddlercrabswillputtheirclawsonthelinetohelpdefendtheirneighboursfromanintruder–butonlybecauseitsuitsthem.Defencecoalitionsoughttobecommoninthewild

2019-03-06 10:12:01

Meet the winners of the biggest ever face-recognition challenge

BlendImages/REX/ShutterstockByTimothyRevellTheresultsareinfromthebiggestcomputerface-recognitioncontesttodate.Everyonefromgovernmentagenciestopoliceforcesarelookingforsoftwaretotrackusinairportsorspot

2019-03-06 10:10:01

UK is right to worry that tech takeovers may let hackers in

KrisztianBocsi/BloombergviaGettyShouldtheUKcontinuetoallowoverseasbuyerstotakecontrolofitstechnologyfirms?It’saburningquestionatatimewhencommercialproductslikecomputerchipsincreasinglyunderpincrit

2019-03-06 09:18:01

A little stress may boost the fetal brain

HIGHstressduringpregnancyisbadnews

2019-03-06 09:17:01

'Pig sushi' diabetes trial brings xenotransplant hope

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2019-03-06 09:12:02

How YouTube Kids can solve its Peppa Pig cannibalism problem

ArturDebat/GettyAnyonewhohasn’tcheckedoutchildren’smediaforawhileisinforashock.Mostprominently

2019-03-06 09:09:01

Web spy software hacks into secretive online forums

ByShehryarMuftiTHEdarkcornersofcyberspacearebeingilluminatedbyindexingsoftwarethatcanreachintosecretivewebsitesthatarenormallyinaccessibletosearchengines.Thiscouldallowsearchenginestocoveronlineforums

2019-03-06 08:20:02

Giant mimivirus does its replication in-house

ByAndyCoghlanTHEworld’slargestknownvirusjustgotbigger

2019-03-06 08:18:01

Letting robots kill without human supervision could save lives

MandelNgan/AFP/GettyImagesByDavidHamblingNEXTweek

2019-03-06 08:09:01

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AmatterofopinionSciencewriterSimonSinghcannowdefendthelibelcasebroughtagainsthimbytheBritishChiropracticAssociation.ThisfollowsarulinglastweekbytheCourtofAppealinLondonthatwordsheusedinanarticlecritic

2019-03-06 08:06:02

Virtual cocktails hijack your senses to turn water into wine

ACMMultimedia2017ByTimothyRevellDrinksaresolastcentury–butthey’regettinganupgrade.AdevicecalledtheVocktailisshakingupthetraditionalcocktailbymixinginadashofelectronicsdesignedtofoolyoursenses.MadebyNi

2019-03-06 07:19:01

Ageing makes it harder to cope with repeated stress

ByWendyZukermanGRUMPYoldpeoplemaybebad-temperedbecausetheirbrainsreactdifferentlytochronicstress.Atleastthat’swhathappenstoelderlyrats.Elderlyhumansaremorevulnerabletostressthantheiryouthfulcounterpar

2019-03-06 07:01:01

Japanese gut bacteria gain special powers from sushi

ByJessicaHamzelouSushiarmsthegutsoftheJapanesewithnewdigestivepowers.Aseaweed-eatingenzymeseemstohavejumpedfrommarinebacteriatotheharmlessbugsthatcalltheintestinesofsushi-eatershome.Thisisthefirstevid

2019-03-06 06:08:01

Close call with death leaves its mark on DNA

SOMElizardsescapepredatorsbysheddingtheirtail

2019-03-06 04:18:02

Why burying loved ones in unmarked graves could save wildlife

ErikS.Lesser/ChicagoTribune/MCT/GettyByAliceKleinIt’sthecircleoflife.Naturalburialsarenotonlybetterfortheenvironment

2019-03-06 04:18:02

Sheep learn to recognise celebrity faces from different angles

AhmetIzgi/AnatoliaNewsAgency/AFPPhoto/GettyByAndyCoghlanThey’relookingatewe.Sheephaveshownanunexpectedcapacitytorecognisestraightmugshotsoffourcelebrities

2019-03-06 04:08:02

Maths can make sense of Trump’s ‘madman’ North Korea strategy

TomHerde/TheBostonGlobeviaGettyImagesThereisnolet-upinthewarofwordsbetweenUSpresidentDonaldTrumpandNorthKoreanleaderKimJong-un.Thelatestvolleycamefromthelatter

2019-03-06 03:01:01

When it comes to climate, Donald Trump is in a club by himself

SaulLoeb/AFP/GettyWithSyria’sannouncementitwilljointheParisAgreementonclimatechange

2019-03-06 02:08:01

Electrical engineering fixes brain's circuit board

ByEwenCallawayEditorial:DeepbrainelectrodesarerealhopeformentalillnessDEEPbrainstimulationhaslongbeenpsychiatry’sblackmagic:stickelectrodesintoaregionlinkedtomentalillness

2019-03-06 02:07:01

Chimps reject unfairness to their fellows

CHIMPSrecogniseunfairness

2019-03-06 02:05:02

Drug-resistant cancer might forget how to fight

DRUG-resistanttumoursmightbemadevulnerableagain.ItseemsreversiblechangestotheDNAscaffoldmightunderliedrugresistanceinsomecancercells.JeffreySettlemanoftheMassachusettsGeneralHospitalCancerCenterinChar

2019-03-06 01:16:02

AI binges on CSI crime shows and learns to guess whodunnit

CBSPhotoArchive/GettyByTimothyRevellTHEset-upinanepisodeoftheTVshowCSI:CrimeSceneInvestigationisnearlyalwaysthesame.Thereisabody

2019-03-05 12:20:02

Number of eggs a woman has predicts heart attack risk

ByAriaPearson(Image:PROFESSORP.M.MOTTA

2019-03-05 12:03:02

Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

ByShreyaDasgupta(Image:BernardCastelein/naturepl.com)There’shopeforIndia’simperilledvultures.Therehasbeenabigreductionintheuseofveterinarydiclofenac

2019-03-05 11:11:02

Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

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2019-03-05 11:03:01

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Aparalysedmanhasrecoveredtheabilitytowalkafterdoctorsfilledthegapinhisspinalcordwithcellsthatnormallyrepairdamagetonervesinthenose.Thesecellspromptedspinalnervestoregrow

2019-03-05 10:13:02

Spanish amphibians struck down by virus attack

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2019-03-05 10:07:01

Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

ByJacobAron(Image:IBMP/OlegVoloshin)Spaceisgettingmoredangerous.Justasmissionswillrampup

2019-03-05 09:13:02

'Missing' disaster led to all-time worst extinction

ByJeffHecht(Image:SinclairStammers/SPL)THEYalwaysgetyouwhenyou’redown.Life’sbiggest-everdisaster–the“greatdying”252millionyearsago–washelpedbyanothermassextinctionjust8millionyearsbeforethat.Ifconfir

2019-03-05 09:13:02

Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:EIVorobyov

2019-03-05 09:12:02

Shy lemurs communicate using toilet trees

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2019-03-05 09:09:02

Dark matter signal points to exotic black-hole origins

ByMichaelSlezakIfourbestsignyetofdarkmatteriswhatitseems

2019-03-05 09:08:02

China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

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2019-03-05 09:05:01

Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals

ByMichaelSlezakReadmore:Clickheretoreadtheoriginal

2019-03-05 08:14:02

Number of eggs a woman has predicts heart attack risk

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2019-03-05 08:12:01

Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:S.PLAILLY/E.DAYNES/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARY)(Image:BenceViola

2019-03-05 08:04:02

Powering up the poor shouldn't hurt the climate

ByFredPearceMorethanabillionpeopleworldwide–oneinsixpeople–don’tyethaveaccesstoelectricity.Gettingthempluggedintopowerwillsendcarbonemissionssoaringindevelopingcountries

2019-03-05 07:10:02

Personal helicopter will be as easy to drive as a car

ByPaulMarks(Image:E-Volo)Video:FlyingcarspavethewayforhighwaysintheskyAFTERslippingintothepilot’sseat

2019-03-05 07:01:01

Why closing borders won't stop Ebola's rampage

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:GonzaloFuentes/Reuters)PressureismountingforgovernmentstobantheentryoftravellersfromLiberia

2019-03-05 06:16:01

Saturn's moon Mimas might have its own subsurface sea

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2019-03-05 06:03:01

Diet fast or diet slow, the same weight piles back on

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2019-03-05 05:16:02

Oldest genitals found. Went out of fashion for eons

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:RogerJones

2019-03-05 05:08:02

Fetus's arthritis genes can affect the mother

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2019-03-05 04:01:01

Campaign blunts Vietnamese demand for rhino horn

ByAndyCoghlanVietnam

2019-03-05 03:12:01

Quantum internet could cross seas by container ship

ByJacobAron(Image:VirginieBled/plainpicture)Signhereforyourquantumdelivery.Quantumnetworksaresupersecure

2019-03-05 02:13:02

Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

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2019-03-05 02:05:02

China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

ByJacobAron(Image:CNSA)Chinaisplanningtolaunchanuncrewedspacecraftonaquickjauntaroundthemoon

2019-03-04 12:16:01

Technology: Generator sparks hope for cheap electricity

BRITISHresearchershavebuiltwhattheyclaimtobetheworld’sfirstelectricgeneratorfromhightemperaturesuperconductors.Attheheartofthegeneratorisacoilofsuperconductingwiremadefromyttriumbariumcopperoxide.Theg