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2019-03-04 11:14:13

Robots can count apples on a tree – as long as it's night

(Image:GraemeRobertson/eyevine)ANAPPLEbynightmakesthecountcomeoutright.Analgorithmforidentifyingapplesontreesgetsthemostaccuratecountyetbyshiningalightonthematnight

2019-03-04 10:19:04

Earliest ever animal fossil is a 660-million-year-old sponge

johnandersonphoto/GettyByChelseaWhyteSPONGESwereprobablyoneoftheearliestanimalgroupstoevolve

2019-03-04 10:14:13

UK's half-hearted cannabis legalisation move leaves patients in limbo

ByHenryFisherANYgovernmentlookingtoregulatemedicalcannabishastochartacarefulcourse.Ifyouimplementasystemthatistoopermissive

2019-03-04 10:11:03

Pill of super-protective 'heavy' fat may be key to eternal youth

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:ImageSource/plainpicture)COULDashinyorangecapsuleofmodifiedfathelptokeepyouyoung?Forthefirsttimenextmonth

2019-03-04 10:04:06

Jaw-dropping ants use their mandibles to somersault to safety

ByAndyCoghlanThesejawsweremadeforjumping.Trap-jawantshavespring-loadedmandiblesthattheycanusetocatapultthemselvesoutofharm’sway(seeabove).Theseants(Odontomachusbrunneus)primarilyusetheirjawstoattackan

2019-03-04 09:09:13

AIs invent weird new limbs to beat virtual obstacle courses

WHATarethebesttwolegsforacinganobstaclecourse?ForanAI:onethatpullsyouforwardbyflexingatthekneejoint

2019-03-04 08:20:01

Hubble Space Telescope taken out of action by faulty gyroscopes

 NASAONEofourmostimportantwindowsontheuniverse

2019-03-04 08:18:06

Say hello to machines that read your emotions to make you happy

BetsieVanDerMeer/GettyBySallyAdee“BRIAN?Howareyou

2019-03-04 08:08:13

We need to get better at supporting people who lose a pregnancy

AndrzejKrauzeByPetraBoyntonANYONEwhohasexperiencedamiscarriage

2019-03-04 08:07:09

Mysterious cosmic radio signal spotted unusually close to Earth

ByAliceKleinASTRANGEflashofradiowavesdetectedfromspacehasbeentracedtoagalaxythatliesrelativelynearby.Fastradiobursts(FRBs)areblastsofradiowavesthatlastforonlyafewmillisecondsyetcancontainasmuchenergya

2019-03-04 08:05:01

AI has reimagined nature and it's both amazing and terrifying

AndrewBrocketal.THESEmaylooklikegorgeousnaturephotographs

2019-03-04 08:02:07

US review of fetal research signals the return of the abortion wars

ByLaraWilliamTHETrumpadministrationhaslaunchedareviewofstate-fundedresearchthatusesfetaltissue

2019-03-04 08:02:05

Faecal swaps could help stop heart transplants from being rejected

ByClareWilsonONEkeytoorgantransplantsuccessmightlieinanunexpectedplace:thegut.Givingmiceafaecaltransplantstoppedthemrejectingadonorheart.Thismightbebecausebacteriainthebowelhelpregulatetheimmunesys

2019-03-04 07:20:02

We can harness algae with magnets to deliver drugs inside our bodies

SOMEalgaecanswimsurprisinglyfast

2019-03-04 07:17:10

Autonomous truck cleared to drive on US roads for the first time

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:DaimlerAG)THEnextbigthinginautonomousvehiclesreallyisbig.Car-makerDaimlerhasjustunveiledaself-drivingtruck–thefirsttobeapprovedforuseonUSroads.Forthefreightindustry

2019-03-04 07:07:01

Soyuz crash could kill the ISS and set space flight back decades

NASAByLeahCraneTHEnearfutureofhumanspaceflightislookingdangerouslyuncertain.On11October

2019-03-04 06:12:07

One Per Cent

(Image:BrendonThorne/Getty)Graffitiartists

2019-03-04 06:06:02

Bees suddenly stopped buzzing in the US during the 2017 solar eclipse

NASA/GettyBEESsuddenlywentquietduringthesolareclipsethatsweptacrossNorthAmericainAugustlastyear.Asetof16monitoringstationsrecordedthemfallingsilentasthemoontotallycoveredthesun.CandaceGalenattheUniver

2019-03-04 06:02:13

60 Seconds

MysteriousbrightspotsonthedwarfplanetCeresareactuallycomposedofmanysmallerspots.NASA’sDawnspacecraft

2019-03-04 04:09:04

People in Chile are currently evolving the ability to digest goat milk

Xinhua/AlamyByMichaelMarshallAGROUPofpeoplelivinginChileareevolvingtheabilitytodigestmilkasadults

2019-03-04 04:07:10

Great Ormond Street launches hospital of the future with AI and robots

StantonMediaByDouglasHeavenINTHEfivestepsfromthedoortothereceptiondesk

2019-03-04 03:14:09

Colour-changing spray tells you when food is past its best

AndrewTesta/PanosByDouglasHeavenUSE-BYdatesarethebestguidewehavefortellingwhetherfoodisstillsafetoeat

2019-03-04 03:09:09

Found: Giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

RASByMichaelSlezakGiantmagneticspiralsintheskycouldexplainwhythereissomethingratherthannothingintheuniverse

2019-03-04 02:15:05

Wind farms do affect climate – but they don’t cause global warming

BertholdSteinhilber/laif/eyevineByMichaelLePageASTUDYhasclaimedthatiftheUSgeneratedenoughelectricityfromwindtomeetitscurrentdemand

2019-03-04 01:19:07

City living in Roman Britain meant longer lives but worse teeth

ByAndyCoghlanRURALlivingtodaymayconjureupimagesofhealthandwholesomeness.Butitwasn’talwaysthatway.TheskeletonsofpeoplelivinginEnglandduringtheRomanoccupationsuggestthat

2019-03-03 12:07:09

Zoologger: The mammal with the stretchiest nerves on the planet

SOMEnerve!Stretchournervesjustafewmillimetresandwerecoilinpain–whichmakesafinwhale’sbungee-rope-likenervesevenmoreimpressive.Theycanstretchtomorethantwicetheirnormallength.RobertShadwickoftheUniversit

2019-03-03 12:07:07

CRISPR immune system lets silkworms defeat viral infections

VCG/VCGviaGettyImagesByMichaelLePageSILKWORMScannowfightoffalethalvirusafterbeinggivenanimmunesystemfoundinmanybacteria.Thesameapproachcouldprotectotheranimalsandplantsfromviraldiseases.Thesilkindustr

2019-03-03 11:03:10

Syrian war helps shape seismic map of explosions

ByJacobAronAMAJORincidentduringtheSyriancivilwarishelpingtopindowntheseismicsignatureofdistantbombs.Althoughseismologistshavelongmonitorednuclearexplosions

2019-03-03 11:02:07

Facebook backlash continues as users find call data logged too

“THISwasabreachoftrust

2019-03-03 10:17:08

One year until Brexit: 7 big issues that must be solved

DarioPignatelli/BloombergviaGettyImagesFionaReynoldsischairofthinktankGreenAllianceandmasterofEmmanuelCollege

2019-03-03 10:16:07

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is gobbling up ever more plastic

THEREisevenmoreplasticinthePacificthanwethought.Atleast79

2019-03-03 10:10:03

Withdrawal drug could help cannabis addicts kick the habit

ByClareWilson(Image:AnaNance/Redux/Eyevine)ITISconsideredasoftdrug

2019-03-03 09:20:08

A very pregnant female ray had to fend off four courting males

ScottTindaleFORthefirsttime

2019-03-03 09:07:06

Weird Antarctic ice may explain how life endured on frozen Earth

Popperfoto/GettyImagesByColinBarrasHOWdidlifesurvivewhenEarthturnedintoagiantsnowballhundredsofmillionsofyearsago?Abizarreregionof“dirty”Antarcticice

2019-03-03 08:11:09

The plan to suck huge amounts of drinkable water out of thin air

ByEddGentFRESHwaterpulledfromthesky.Itisanambitiousgoal

2019-03-03 07:14:08

Could these giant dinosaurs have lifted up their pictured prey?

COULDsomeofthebiggest-everdinosaurpredatorshavepaireduptocarrytheir1.9-tonnesauropodprey?DonaldHendersonoftheRoyalTyrrellMuseumofPalaeontologyinAlberta

2019-03-03 07:14:08

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos just launched a secret rocket to space

(Image:BlueOrigin)EATyourheartout

2019-03-03 07:14:08

Galactic smash-ups turn on the lights around black holes

LOOKSlikesomethingleftthelightson.Thesupermassiveblackholesatthecoresofsomegalaxiesgiveoffatremendousamountoflight.Itcomesfromsuperheateddiscsofgasthatslowlyspiralintothemawsoftheblackholes

2019-03-03 07:05:04

Spiders sprayed with graphene and carbon nanotubes spin super silk

(Image:BrandiThompson/Eyeem/Getty)SPIDER-MANwouldbesoenvious.Spidershavewovenwebsinfusedwithcarbonnanotubesandevengraphene

2019-03-03 06:18:01

Much of nature is near collapse and that means society is too

BIODIVERSITYwillfaileverywhereifwecarryonasweare.Thebiggestvictimswillbepeople

2019-03-03 06:14:09

Hungry, in pain or content? Adults can't tell what a baby wants

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2019-03-03 05:17:10

Upgraded Pap test detects two extra cancers before they spread

ASIMPLEsmeartestforcervicalcancercannowpickupovarianandendometrialcancerstoo.Thesecancersaredifficulttotreatbecausetheyoftenspreadtootherpartsofthebodybeforesymptomsarise.LucyGilbertatMcGillUniversity

2019-03-03 05:15:07

US Congress spending bill includes more money for research

MaxFaulkner/FortWorthStar-Telegram/TNS/ABACApress/PAImagesUSCONGRESShaspassedits2018spendingbill

2019-03-03 04:14:04

Chemical weapons treaty put to test over Novichok spy attack

THEchemicalweaponstreatyistobeputtothetest.ThepoisoningofformerspySergeiSkripalandhisdaughterhaspromptedtheUKtodemanda“clarification”fromRussiaunderarticle9ofthe1997treaty.Ithasneverbeeninvokedbefore.

2019-03-03 04:03:09

Dark radiation may fix our broken understanding of the universe

NASA

2019-03-03 03:18:09

Medicine for sick koalas turns out to actually kill them

ByBobRoehrCURINGchlamydiainkoalascanbejustasdeadlyasthediseaseitself

2019-03-03 03:11:02

Dutch researchers feared dead after disappearing in the Arctic

TWOexperiencedDutchresearchersaremissing

2019-03-03 03:02:08

Mercury's long-lost cousin found in distant planetary system

ByShannonHallANEXOPLANETremarkablysimilartoMercuryhasbeenfound

2019-03-03 02:10:10

3D printed horns may put rhinos at greater risk of extinction

A3D-PRINTEDrhinohornismakingitsdebutnextmonth

2019-03-03 01:03:06

Rock-forming microbes may be suited for life on other planets

ByColinBarras(Image:Michaelis/Ghostdabs

2019-03-02 12:16:01

Titanic blast

AUSspysatellitewasblowntosmithereenslastweekwhenitsTitan4rocketexploded101secondsafterlaunchfromVandenbergAirForcebaseinCalifornia.Airforceofficialswouldnotgivedetailsofthepayload.Allsixpreviousflight