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2019-03-02 12:16:01

Titanic blast

AUSspysatellitewasblowntosmithereenslastweekwhenitsTitan4rocketexploded101secondsafterlaunchfromVandenbergAirForcebaseinCalifornia.Airforceofficialswouldnotgivedetailsofthepayload.Allsixpreviousflight

2019-03-02 12:09:04

Technology: Britain fuels 'alternative' buses

ByCHARLESARTHURThebattleisontoencouragepublictransportoperatorstotry‘alternative’fuels.TheDepartmentofTransportisproviding£100000ingrantstolocalauthorities

2019-03-02 12:09:04

Technology: . . . and hello to playing music without keys

ByELISABETHGEAKEItmightsound

2019-03-02 11:13:07

The boys done good with a sip of coca tea

ByBRIANHOMEWOODinRIODEJANEIROBolivia’sgovernmentwaslastweekcelebratingamajorvictoryforits‘cocadiplomacy’whenFIFA

2019-03-02 11:13:05

Science: The bad news about 'good' cholesterol

ByHELENSAULEven‘good’cholesterolmaybebadforyou

2019-03-02 11:12:04

Forgive me computer, for I have sinned

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESFeelingastabofafter-hoursguilt?Ifso

2019-03-02 10:19:03

Science: Gene decides what tickles the tastebuds

BySTEPHENDAYinINDIANADoyouprefercornflakesortoastforbreakfast?Theanswercoulddependonyourgenesforthestarch-digestingenzymeamylase.TworesearchersintheUShaveshownthatananimal’slikingforaparticularfoodc

2019-03-02 10:06:01

India backs down on Narmada dam

BySANJAYKUMARIndiaistoreviewthecontroversialNarmadadamaftermembersoftheSavetheNarmadaMovementthreatenedtodrownthemselvesintherisingfloodwaters.Thepanelisduetoreportinthreemonths’time.Thegovernmentwasg

2019-03-02 09:01:03

Technology: Timetable software gets new lease of life

ByELISABETHGEAKEAtimetablingprogramwhichdrewupthebestpossibleexamschedulefor90studentsattheUniversityofEdinburghthissummerhaswonanextra£145000grantfordevelopmentandpossiblecommercialisation.Thesoftwar

2019-03-02 08:12:01

Rain brings disease and death

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESThemysteriousbutdeadlyflu-likeillnessthatstruckaNavajoreservationinMayisslowlyspreadingacrossthesouthwesternstatesoftheUS.Ironically

2019-03-02 08:01:02

Rise in refugees

Thereareninetimesasmanyrefugeesintheworldnowastherewere20yearsago

2019-03-02 07:19:12

Battle resumes over who found heavy elements

ByDAVIDBRADLEYForthingsthatexistsofleetingly

2019-03-02 06:17:11

Technology: Liquid crystals take the temperature in tests

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKThe‘moodrings’popularinthe1970sshowed

2019-03-02 06:04:06

Space yields the secrets of the heart

ByHELENSAULSpaceresearchishelpingtoestablishthemechanismofavitalreflexthatcontrolsbloodpressureinthebody.Thereflexcouldhelptoexplainwhysomepeoplediesoonaftertheirfirstheartattack.NASA’sSpacelab–amodul

2019-03-02 06:01:11

Science: Visual cues govern gupp family planning

BySTEPHENDAYinINDIANAGuppies

2019-03-02 05:19:05

Supercollider consortium sacked

Inanattempttosavethesuper-expensivesuperconductingsupercollider(SSC)fromcriticsinCongresswhoaretryingtokillofftheproject

2019-03-02 04:19:09

Malaysia cracks down on loggers

ByIANANDERSONinKUALALUMPURAutomaticprisonsentences

2019-03-02 04:14:07

Technology: Mobile cleaner sucks up PCBs

ByANDYCOGHLANBritain’selectricityindustryhasdevisedamethodforsafelyrecyclingoilwhichbecomescontaminatedwithtoxins

2019-03-02 04:13:06

Nauru settles

Australiahassettleditslong-standingdisputewithNauruthisweekovercompensationfor90yearsofphosphateminingonthetinyPacificisland.AustraliawillpayNauruA$120million(£50million)over20yearsaspartofanout-of-co

2019-03-02 04:06:07

Technology: Can X-rays spot the rot in buildings?

Specialistsinconservingandrestoringsculpturesandbuildingsaretryingnoninvasivetechniquestoevaluateerosionbeforebeginningrepair.Inthelatestexperiment

2019-03-02 04:02:09

Science: Insects are immune to mass extinctions

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONBysurvivingthemassextinctionsthatwipedoutmanyotherspecies

2019-03-02 04:02:06

The Pentagon's green flag of convenience: American attack submarines, spy planes and satellites are being turned over to the peaceful pursuit of science. Are these new opportunities all that they seem?

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCGreenhaslongbeenthearmy’sfavouritecolour

2019-03-02 03:07:11

A chip to veto violence on television

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCAmericanparentsmaysoonbeabletoruleviolentTVprogrammesoutofbounds–evenwhentheyarenotaroundtosupervisetheirchildren’sviewing.Lastweek

2019-03-02 01:09:10

Sick trees

ThehealthofBritishtrees

2019-03-02 01:09:02

Glowing reports on Thorp are a 'sham'

ByJEREMYWEBBAllfourofthedocumentsthegovernmenthaschosentoinformthepubliconthecontroversialnuclearfuelreprocessingplantatSellafieldarguefirmlyinfavourofstartinguptheplant.Environmentalgroupssaytheinfor

2019-03-01 12:01:02

Technology: Viper could rekindle Britain's charcoal-burners

ByOLIVERTICKELLAkilnthatturnswoodintocharcoalcontinuouslyratherthaninbatches

2019-03-01 11:18:11

Technology: And here is the online news . . .

ByCHARLESARTHURThenewsagencywhichprovidesstoriesformostofBritain’smediaisnowreleasingthosesamestoriestodomesticandbusinessusersthroughtheonlineinformationandsoftwareserviceCompuServe.Thenewfacility

2019-03-01 11:18:10

Technology: Inner glow to save patients' lives

ByMICHAELALLENinNOVASCOTIASeriouslyillorinjuredpeoplewhoneedoxygenpumpedintotheirlungssometimesdiewhenatubeisinserteddownthethroatbecauseitpassesairtothestomachoronlyonelung

2019-03-01 11:11:13

Technology: Acne drug hits the spot

ByANDYCOGHLANAdrugpreparationthatcanbeappliedasalotiontodealwiththeworstformsofacnecouldsoonbeavailableinEurope.Genta

2019-03-01 10:20:06

Crowdsourcing a solution works best if some don't help

BySarahScolesTHEREarethosewhoeditWikipediaentriesforaccuracy–andthosewhousetheonlineencyclopaediadailywithoutevercontributing.Anewmathematicalmodelsaysthat’sprobablyasitshouldbe:crowdsourcingaprob

2019-03-01 09:20:10

Minister fails to master his degree

ByWILLIAMBOWNPlansforanewtypeofMaster’sdegreeforresearchstudentsarestilldeeplyunpopular

2019-03-01 09:15:10

Pentagon's secretive habits delay arms control

ByVINCENTKIERNANinWASHINGTONDCWhileRussiapressesonwithdismantlingitsnuclearwarheads

2019-03-01 09:07:07

Science: Uncertainty rules in the quantum world

ByJOHNGRIBBINInscenesreminiscentofthegreatdebatesbetweenNielsBohrandAlbertEinsteininthe1930s

2019-03-01 08:14:08

Science: Oxygen is key to tumour treatment

ByCARLFRANKLINArangeofcancertherapiesexploitingthefactthatmanytumourshaveregionswhicharestarvedofoxygencameunderthespotlightatlastmonth’sannualmeetingoftheAmericanAssociationofCancerResearchersinSanFr

2019-03-01 07:17:08

'Millions' need hepatitis B jabs

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEEightmillionpeopleintheEuropeanUnionmaybeatriskofcontractinghepatitisBatwork

2019-03-01 07:08:02

Hidden costs of a clean inheritance: Changing genes in sperm or eggs could free future generations from inherited disease. But critics argue that it would create a host of other, unacceptable effects, writes Andy Coghlan

ByANDYCOGHLANJonathan

2019-03-01 07:05:08

Billions claimed as Exxon trial starts

MorethanfiveyearsaftertheoiltankerExxonValdezhitareefoffthecoastofAlaska

2019-03-01 07:03:03

Technology: Hunt is on for money-spinning spider gene

ByCHARLESARTHURThemysteryofwhyspidersilkisoneofthestrongestyetelasticmaterialsknowncouldsoonbesolvedbyateamofmolecularbiologistsfromtheUniversityofWyoming.TheyhavetransferredintobacteriaaDNAsequenceth

2019-03-01 07:01:08

Methane sniffer monitors bovine belchers

ByKURTKLEINERCowsarebigbelchers.Thisdoesn’tbotherthemmuch

2019-03-01 06:20:07

Technology: Vatican's treasures go online

ByELISABETHGEAKEPricelesshistoricmanuscriptsfromtheVatican’slibrary–Ptolemy’sGeography

2019-03-01 05:13:02

Patents on life sneak through back door

ByDEBORAMacKENZIEinBRUSSELSAftersixyearsofdebate

2019-03-01 05:11:09

Technology: Handy radar on course for the everyday

Anaccurateshort-rangeradarthatusescheapmicrochips

2019-03-01 05:08:11

Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each other

MartinHarvey/AlamyStockPhotoByKarlGruberWearefamiliarwithmanyanimalsounds–alion’sroar

2019-03-01 05:05:11

Technology: Drug eats away at T cell reaction

ByANDYCOGHLANArthritissufferersmaybeableto‘re-educate’theirimmunesystemsnottoattackthebody’sowntissuebytakingadrugwhichisacceptedintothebloodstreaminthesamewayasnutrientsfromfood.Some300Americanswiths

2019-03-01 04:09:02

Is it a quark or is it a quirk?

ByVINCENTKIERNANThehuntersofthetopquarkstillhavesomewaytogobeforetheypindowntheirprey.EventhescientistsatFermilab

2019-03-01 04:06:08

World Cup's field of dreams

ByBOBHOLMESinSANTACRUZTwospecialistsinthelittle-knowndisciplineofturfsciencearehavingafielddayastheUSgearsuptohosttheWorldCupforthefirsttime.Bystudiouslybouncingfootballsoffeachofthepitcheswherethemat

2019-03-01 03:18:09

How earthquakes can trigger copycat quakes 1000 kilometres away

ByJoshuaSokolSeismicwavesfromtherecentearthquakeinChilewillhaveshakenupotherfaultsandpossiblymadethemmorelikelytoslip(Image:MartinBernetti/AFP/Getty)SeismicwavesunleashedduringWednesday’smagnitude8.

2019-03-01 03:04:05

Technology: Sea's green clean for boats

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYTheseaitselfcouldbethesourceofnaturalreplacementsfortheharmfulchemicalsusedtocontrolbiofouling–thebuild-upofbarnacles

2019-03-01 03:04:05

Technology: Polymer gel keeps arteries open after surgery

ByJOYFRASCINELLAAbiodegradeablehydrogelthatturnssolidwhenexposedtolightorheatcouldsavetheUShealthcaresystemmorethan$1billionandkeeppatientsfromreturningforuncomfortabletreatment.Oneofthecostliestandmo

2019-03-01 02:09:09

Big country loses farmyard talen

ByKURTKLEINERTheFloridaCrackercow

2019-02-28 12:20:09

Hyperactive neurons build brains in synaesthesia

THEmysteriousmechanismsthatliebehindsynaesthesiacouldbeexplainedbyhyperactiveneurons.Ingrapheme-coloursynaesthesiaanindividual’ssenseofnumbersorlettersisassociatedwithcolours.DevinTerhuneattheUniversi