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2019-03-08 12:20:01

How to survive a potential killer

ByDeboraMacKenzieTHEREarethreeapproachestoaninfectiousdisease:youcansurviveit(ornot)

2019-03-08 11:04:04

Why more fertiliser harms plant diversity

ByHelenThomsonThe35-year-oldmysteryofwhyfertilisersdecreasebiodiversityhasfinallybeensolved.Thesecret?Theyincreasecompetitionforsunlight.Addingfertiliserstograsslandsincreasestheproductivityofplant

2019-03-08 11:02:11

Tonal languages are the key to perfect pitch

ByHazelMuirIFYOUwantyourchildtohaveperfectpitchlikemusicalmaestrosMozartandChopin

2019-03-08 10:13:14

First genetic analysis of swine flu reveals potency

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheH1N1flucontinuestospreadaroundtheworld

2019-03-08 09:17:17

How to fuel a car on waste plastic

ByPhilMcKennaTheenergycrisishasgivenrisetoanewsourceoffuel–theStyrofoamcup.MechanicalengineersatIowaStateUniversityinAmeshavedemonstratedhowtoboostthepoweroutputofbiodieselsimplybyaddingwasteplasticto

2019-03-08 09:17:02

World's tiniest lamp spans quantum and classical physics

ByColinBarrasThesmallesteverincandescentlamp

2019-03-08 09:16:14

Innovation: How your search queries can predict the future

ByJimGilesInnovationisournewcolumnthathighlightsthelatestemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymaylead.Real-timewebsearch–whichscoursonlythelatestupdatestoserviceslikeTwitter–iscurrentlygeneratingquit

2019-03-08 09:14:08

Mysterious spokes found in crater on Mercury

ByRachelCourtlandAbizarrespoke-likepatternoftroughsandridgeshasbeenfoundonthesurfaceofMercurybyNASA’sMessengerspacecraft.ThefeatureisunlikeanytobefoundinbasinsonMercuryorelsewhereinthesolarsystem.Thef

2019-03-08 08:13:02

Glowing band aid to zap skin cancer

ByJonEvansTHEhumblestickingplasterisgettingahigh-techupgrade.Aswellassimplypatchingupsmallcutsandgrazes

2019-03-08 08:12:17

NASA may abandon plans for moon base

ByDavidShigaNASAwillprobablynotbuildanoutpostonthemoonasoriginallyplanned

2019-03-08 07:19:04

Multi-drug strategy could slow pandemic spread

ByRachelNowakHowMexicodeploysitsfludrugsmaybekeytodeterminingthesizeofanypandemicthatemergesfromthecurrentH1N1outbreak.That’stheconclusionofamathematicalmodelofflutransmissionbyaninternationalteamofre

2019-03-08 07:08:06

Early domestic animals were surprisingly well bred

ByAndyCoghlanandEwenCallawayTHEYmaynothaveknownaboutgenesandDarwinism

2019-03-08 07:08:05

Brain scan studies busted by statistics

THEREisfreshevidencethatthebuddingfieldofsocialneuroscienceisproducingmisleadingresultsbecauseofstatisticalmethodsoftenusedtoanalysebrainscans.InJanuary

2019-03-08 06:05:16

Quack remedies spread by virtue of being useless

ByEwenCallawayEatingavulturewon’tclearabadcaseofsyphilisnorwilladrinkmadeofrottingsnakestreatleprosy

2019-03-08 06:03:04

Video shows launch of world's largest amateur rocket

ByRachelCourtlandVideo:This11-metre-tall

2019-03-08 05:19:11

Press 'print' for a light-emitting T-shirt

ByMichaelFitzpatrickELECTRONICdisplaysthatcanbeprintedontovirtuallyanysurface

2019-03-08 05:13:17

First dino 'blood' extracted from ancient bone

ByJeffHechtAdinosaurboneburiedfor80millionyearshasyieldedamixofproteinsandmicrostructuresresemblingcells.Thefindingisimportantbecauseitshouldresolvedoubtsaboutapreviousreportthatalsoclaimedtohaveextra

2019-03-08 04:06:09

Huge gene study shines new light on African history

ByPeterAldhousThehistoryofAfrica

2019-03-08 03:19:02

Robotic wheelchair controlled by thought alone

ByJessicaGriggsPARALYSEDpeoplecouldnavigatearoundbuildingsusingaroboticwheelchairthatcanbecontrolledbythoughtsalone.Thewheelchairisdesignedforpeoplewithsevereneuromusculardisabilities

2019-03-08 03:06:17

Warning over DNA damage from forest fires

ByPhilMcKennaSmokefromforestfiresmaycontainpotentmutageniccompoundsthatcandamagehumanDNA

2019-03-08 02:16:12

Vanishing matter points to black hole in Milky Way

ByDavidShigaMATTERandenergyarevanishingwithoutatraceatthecentreoftheMilkyWay

2019-03-08 02:15:06

Dancing parrots could help explain evolution of rhythm

BySandrineCeurstemontDancingparrotshaverevealedthathumansaren’ttheonlyanimalsthatcangroovetodifferentbeats.Twonewstudieshavefoundthatparrotskepttheirdancingsynchronisedtohumanmusic

2019-03-08 01:15:11

'Brain-juggling' lets dolphins avoid sleep deprivation

ByBobHolmesRemainingvigilantforfivedaysandnightswithoutabreakwouldreduceanyhumantoanincoherent

2019-03-08 01:11:09

Humanity's carbon budget running out fast

TOAVOID“dangerous”climatechange

2019-03-08 01:02:02

Sun damage conceals asteroids' true ages

ByRachelCourtlandThesurfacesofasteroidstakeonareddishcolourwithinjustamillionyearsofforming

2019-03-07 11:20:02

Greenland's ice has secret weapon against melting

ByMichaelMarshallGreenland’svasticesheetsareprovingsurprisinglyresilient.Thatmeanstheglacierswillmeltonlyslowlyastheclimatewarms

2019-03-07 11:19:21

Cosmic 'enlightenment' dawned slowly

ByRachelCourtlandTheendoftheuniverse’s“darkage”waslonganddrawnout

2019-03-07 11:18:17

People with 'warrior gene' better at risky decisions

ByDeboraMacKenzieIt’sbeencalledthe“warriorgene”–amutationthatseemstomakepeoplemoreaggressive.Nowresearchersreportthatpeoplewiththisgenemaynotbeaggressive

2019-03-07 11:14:17

Scorpions glow in the dark to detect moonlight

SCORPIONSmayusethemysteriousgreenglowtheyemitinultravioletlightasacrudetoolfordecidingwhenthenightistoobrightforthemtogooutsafely.Asscorpionsarenocturnalhunters

2019-03-07 11:12:10

Online photo coincidences betray your friends

ByHelenKnightThepowerofcoincidencemayhelpidentifythesocialtiesofeventhemostprivacy-consciouswebuser

2019-03-07 10:08:07

Cancún success may be skin deep

ByFredPearceinCancún

2019-03-07 09:19:12

Stuffing yourself in imagination curbs stomach pangs

ByJaneDuruTheholidayseasoniscomingandwithitalltheguiltydelightsofatraditionalfestivediet.Butifyouwanttofendofftheflab

2019-03-07 09:13:19

Climate talks: secret texts, deadlocks and who's to blame

ByFredPearceinCancún

2019-03-07 08:15:15

Pakistan floods released stored toxic chemicals

ByCatherineBrahicinCancún

2019-03-07 08:03:18

Lucky strike gave Earth its gold

ByMichaelMarshallProspectorswholostoutinthegoldrushprobablywouldn’tagreebutEarthhasmoregoldthanitshould.Theshinystuffisoneofseveralmetalsthatarepuzzlinglycommon.Nowitseemsalast-minutebombardment

2019-03-07 07:13:12

Climate talks set to agree deal to save the forests

ByFredPearceinCancún

2019-03-07 07:03:01

Nanoscale battering of charging battery seen on video

ByFrankSwainIfthereisonethingstallingelectriccardevelopment

2019-03-07 07:01:13

Mathematical immortality? Name that theorem

EVERyearnedformathematicalimmortalitybyhavingatheoremnamedafteryou?Ithasneverbeeneasier.Whilemosttheoremsarearrivedatthroughhardwork

2019-03-07 06:02:02

Blue whale feeding methods are ultra-efficient

ByMichaelMarshallBluewhalesarethebiggestandperhapsmostefficientanimalsalive.Theirmethodoffilter-feedingtakesin90timesmoreenergythanituses.Theenormousmammalsdiveupto500metresbeneaththesurface

2019-03-07 06:02:01

Haitian cholera strain could dominate the Americas

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheDNAofthecholerabacteriaravagingHaitihasbeensequenced

2019-03-07 05:19:08

Fetal genome mapped from mother's blood for first time

ByPeterAldhousForthefirsttime

2019-03-07 04:20:17

Maths competition

ByKatAustenPleasesendusyoursuggestionsfornumericalcoincidenceshere.

2019-03-07 04:20:03

Brazilian farmers are unlikely climate heroes

ByFredPearceinCancún

2019-03-07 03:01:14

Cryptographers chosen to duke it out in final fight

ByCelesteBieverAcompetitiontofindareplacementforoneofthegold-standardcomputersecurityalgorithmsusedinalmostallsecure

2019-03-07 02:12:13

Surrogate mothers need better protection

DOCTORSimplantingsurrogatemotherswithembryosshoulduseonlyoneperIVFtreatmentcycle

2019-03-07 02:08:13

Geminid meteors set to dazzle

ByAlanMacRobert

2019-03-07 02:08:11

Probe fails to orbit Venus and flies into space

ByKellyBeatty

2019-03-07 02:06:04

Infrared add-on could let standard cameras see cancer

ByKateMcAlpineDoctorscouldonedayinstantlydetectcancersbyphotographingpatientswithadigitalcamera.JeppeSeidelinDamandcolleaguesattheTechnicalUniversityofDenmarkinRoskildearedevelopingadevicethatcanconve

2019-03-07 02:02:02

Cancún analysis: Dawn breaks on low-carbon world

ByFredPearceinCancún

2019-03-07 01:06:05

Light diet: Sunshine-eating animals in pictures

Asurprisingnumberofanimalsgetenergyfromsunlight:thelistincludessalamanders