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2019-03-02 12:16:01

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Theseafarers’talesweretrue.Anelusive“kissing”fishsohardtocatchthatanglersinAustraliacallit“bluebastard”hasbeendocumented–anditsnicknamehasstuck.ItsLatinnameisPlectorhinchuscaeruleonothus:Caeruleoi

2019-03-02 12:13:01

Technology: A cleaner burn for Mexico's cars

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKMexicoCityhastheworstcarexhaustproblemintheworldbecausemostofthecity’scarsrunonunleadedpetrolandthereforecannotusecatalyticconvertersorotherpollutioncontrols.Butnowasmallcompan

2019-03-02 11:10:01

Precious primate

Anewspeciesofprimate

2019-03-02 11:02:01

Mental health apps let you access therapy from your smartphone

ByAvivaRutkinHowareyoufeelingtoday?(Image:Trureach)LIEdownanywherethatsuits:theworldisnowyourtherapist’scouch.Peoplewithproblemssuchasanxietyormoodswingsareturningtosmartphoneappsforadvice.Acco

2019-03-02 09:20:01

Alzheimer's may have been transmitted via human growth hormone

ByAndyCoghlanAlzheimer’sleadstoalossofbraintissue(Image:PASIEKA/Getty)CanAlzheimer’sdiseasespreadbetweenpeople?Possibly

2019-03-02 09:07:01

Supernova simulator recreates elements that form when stars die

DON’Ttrythisathome.Forthefirsttime

2019-03-02 09:06:01

High hopes in space

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCRussiaandtheUShavefinallysketchedoutaplanthatwillmergetheirspacestationprogrammes.Theresultwouldbeamassiveinternationalventure

2019-03-02 09:05:01

Spider galaxies spotted eating gas caught in the cosmic web

ByJoshuaSokolAsimulateddwarfgalaxysurroundedbywarm(red)andcold(blue)gas(Image:RalfKaehler

2019-03-02 08:09:01

Great tits and blue tits battle by laying eggs in enemy nests

ByKarlGruberTakewing

2019-03-02 07:20:01

Science: Kinky galaxy reveals its wayward past

ByGOVERTSCHILLINGinUTRECHTAlthoughahumanlifespanismuchtooshortforanyonetoobservegalaxiesmovingthroughspace

2019-03-02 06:14:01

Science: Macho makes for a sorry sex life

ByKOENDESMETInonespeciesoffishatleast

2019-03-02 06:09:01

Cleaner air

MillionsofAmericanswereabletobreathemoreeasilylastyearasurbanairpollutiondeclinedinanumberofcities.AccordingtotheUSEnvironmentalProtectionAgency

2019-03-02 06:06:01

One Per Cent

(Image:DavidGee/AlamyStockPhoto)Abrainzapcouldstopmotionsickness.AteamatImperialCollegeLondonputvolunteersinaspecialchairdesignedtomakeanyonemotionsickwithinminutes.Halfworeacapthatappliedanelectric

2019-03-02 06:01:01

Science: Darwin's plants give up their 'blue' secrets

BySUSANKATZMILLERInCharlesDarwin’sbookThePowerofMovementinPlants

2019-03-02 04:12:01

Donated liposuction stem cells could heal difficult wounds

IT’Saquietrevolution.Simplestemcelltherapiesarefinallymakingtheirwaytowardstheclinic

2019-03-02 04:12:01

Science: Baby star found without a cradle

ByKENCROSWELLinBEREKELEYAmaverickstarisbafflingastronomers.HD98800containsalargeamountoftheelementlithium–anindicationthatthestarisveryyoung.Butwhereasmostyoungstarsarefoundamonghundredsorthousandsofo

2019-03-02 03:16:01

Giant mirror would see off doomsday asteriod

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONYoudon’tneednuclearweaponstopreventdoomsday

2019-03-02 03:08:01

Technology: US signs up secret of Soviet success in space

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKAmetalstechnologythathelpedtheSovietsinthespaceracemaysoonprovideAmericanaerospacecompanieswithnewlightyetstrongmaterials

2019-03-02 03:05:01

Worried women ignore cancer risk

Womenwhoaremostanxiousaboutthepossibilityofdevelopingbreastcancerareleastlikelytoattendascreeningprogrammedesignedforthoseathighrisk.KathrynKash

2019-03-02 03:04:01

New species of extinct human found in cave may rewrite history

JohnHawksByColinBarrasONEthousandfourhundredbones

2019-03-02 02:19:01

Mice to blame

Testshaveshownthatanewformofhantaviruscausedatleast26deathsintheUSthisyearfromamysteriousflu-likeillness.MostofthevictimswereNavajoIndians.ScientistsattheCentersforDiseaseControlinAtlantaidentifiedthe

2019-03-02 02:12:01

Homo naledi: Unanswered questions about the newest human species

ByRowanHooperMeetHomonaledi(Image:WitsUniversity)It’snoteverydaythatthediscoveryofanewextinctspeciesofhumanisannounced.What’smore

2019-03-02 02:03:01

Museum staff on one-day strike

StaffattheScienceMuseuminLondonstagedthefirstinaseriesofone-daystrikeslastweektoprotestatthemuseum’splansforcompulsoryredundancies.EarlierintheweekmembersoftheInstitutionofProfessionals

2019-03-02 01:20:01

Seal fur and Arctic bacteria leach toxic mercury into waters

Abigfatsourceofmercury(Image:FransLanting/MintImages/SPL)Readmore:Clickheretoreadtheoriginal

2019-03-02 01:08:01

Volunteers ate 6000 calories a day to probe cause of diabetes

ByJessicaHamzelouSupersizeme:arecipefordiabetes(Image:ArtMarie/Getty)Eatingtwoandahalftimesmorethanyoushouldwillleaveyouoverweightandpronetotype2diabetes

2019-03-01 11:19:01

Where did desert builders get their wood

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESAthousandyearsago

2019-03-01 11:07:01

Science: Strong enough to leg it when the going got tough

Someearlyamphibianshadlegsstrongenoughtodopress-ups

2019-03-01 10:14:01

Science: When monster shrimps ruled the world

ByTIMTHWAITESinMELBOURNEAprehistoricanimal

2019-03-01 10:10:01

Technology: Antibodies get bigger deal from bacteria

ByANDYCOGHLANThebattlesagainstcancer

2019-03-01 09:02:01

Kangaroo caught descending from the trees

ByPAULRODGERSAfriendlyblack-and-whitekangaroodiscoveredintheMaokopmountainrangeofNewGuineaispuzzlingscientists.Themarsupial

2019-03-01 08:12:01

Science: Playing tag with blue whales

ByCARLFRANKLINThesecretlifeofthebluewhalecouldsoonberevealedwhenscientistsbegintomonitortheirmovementsbysatellite.Nextmonth

2019-03-01 07:17:01

Science: Out for the neutrino count

ByJOHNGRIBBINThesolarneutrinopuzzle

2019-03-01 07:06:01

Drivers ignore smog alert

ByMICKHAMERFewerthanoneintenmotoristslefttheircarsinthegarageduringthismonth’ssmogs

2019-03-01 07:06:01

Paris 'non' to syringe dispensers

ByTARAPATELinPARISJacquesChirac

2019-03-01 06:14:01

Pit owners must report rock falls

ByMICKHAMEROwnersofcoalminesshouldreportall‘significant’rockfallsintheirpitstoallowaproperevaluationofthesafetyofminingtechniques

2019-03-01 06:07:01

Technology: Stop watching TV, just listen

ByBARRYFOXPeoplewholiketohavethetelevisiononwhiletheyaredoingtheirhouseholdchorescouldbenefitfromasystemnowbeingtestedbytheBBCandITV.CalledAudetel

2019-03-01 05:17:01

Science: On the fish farm, boys are best

ByDAVIDDIXONScientistsfromWalesandthePhilippineshavedevelopedfishthatproduceall-maleprogeny

2019-03-01 05:16:01

Science: Heavy metals found in space

Largenumbersofheavyelementshavebeendetectedininterstellarspaceforthefirsttime.UsingNASA’sHubbleSpaceTelescope

2019-03-01 05:06:01

Lost tree found in Scottish Highlands

ByOLIVERTICKELLThe‘discovery’of27000hectaresofnativewoodlandsintheHighlandshasincreasedthesizeofScotland’snativeforestsbyaround35percent.TheextratreeswererecordedinasurveycarriedoutfortheForestryCommi

2019-03-01 05:05:01

Science: Orchids thrive by being mean

ByADRIANBARNETTObtainingpollenfromanunrelatedplantisadesirablethingforaflower.NowitseemsthatanorchidfromPuertoRicohasincreasedthechanceofsuchaneventhappeningbyprovidingitspollinator–ahummingbird–witho

2019-03-01 04:20:01

Challenge over nuclear waste lab

ByJEREMYWEBBCumbriaCountyCouncilcalledlastweekforapublicinquiryintoplanstobuildaradioactivewastedumpbeneaththenuclearcomplexatSellafield.Thecouncil’srequestwaspromptedbyaplanningapplicationbyNirex

2019-03-01 04:02:01

Technology: Software agents to roam phone network

ByCHARLESARTHURAnotherstretchoftheinformationsuperhighwayshouldbeslottedintoplacewithinthenextfivetotenyears

2019-03-01 03:15:01

Mice offer hope to unfertile men

BySUSANKATZMILLERinWASHINGTONDCRound

2019-03-01 03:15:01

Fantasy fish with something to say

Surrealimagesofquarteredfish

2019-03-01 03:14:01

Doctors fail to recognise fatal brain disease

ByPHYLLIDABROWNThenumberofcasesofCreutzfeldt-Jakobdisease

2019-03-01 02:15:01

What a tangled Web they wove...

ByKurtKleinerITISaslowafternoonattheoffice

2019-03-01 01:15:01

Technology: Spirit of Joplin blows into town

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKWhilecarmakersaroundtheworldarestrugglingtodevelopexoticbatteriesandultra-high-speedflywheelstopowerthenonpollutingcarofthefuture

2019-03-01 01:14:01

'Successful' Star Wars test was faked

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCPentagonofficialsriggedakeyexperimentdesignedtoprovethat‘StarWars’technologyworked

2019-03-01 01:14:01

Mummy's enzymes are almost as good as new

ByROBEDWARDSinSTUTTGARTEnzymeslockedinsidethebonesofEgyptianmummiesformorethan2000yearshavebeenfoundtoworkalmostaswellasthosefromafreshsampleofbone.Thisisthefirsttimethatanythingfunctionalinthehumance

2019-03-01 01:10:01

Schools need more technology teachers, says engineers

ByCHARLESARTHURTheBritishgovernmenthasseriouslyoverestimatedthenumberofpeoplebeingtrainedtoteachtechnology

2019-02-28 12:12:01

Why you think your team is the best

ByWendyZukermanAhref!Nowyouhaveanexcuseforthinkingyourteamalwaysperformsbest.Yourbrainperceivestheactionsofpeopleinyourownteamdifferentlytothoseofarivalteam.PascalMolenberghsattheUniversityofQueenslan