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2019-02-28 12:20:09

Hyperactive neurons build brains in synaesthesia

THEmysteriousmechanismsthatliebehindsynaesthesiacouldbeexplainedbyhyperactiveneurons.Ingrapheme-coloursynaesthesiaanindividual’ssenseofnumbersorlettersisassociatedwithcolours.DevinTerhuneattheUniversi

2019-02-28 12:05:05

Cuts loom for science as 'supercommittee' fails

ByPeterAldhousAfterthreemonthsofwrangling

2019-02-28 12:05:03

Saunas could heal your mood and your heart

ByLindaGeddesTHATwarm

2019-02-28 12:02:05

Saunas could heal your mood and your heart

ByLindaGeddesThatwarm

2019-02-28 11:05:04

Climategate 2: Hacked emails released

ByMichaelMarshallUpdate:TransparencyandopennessappeartobetheleitmotivforclimatescientistsembroiledinClimategate.Oneoftheclimatescientistsaffectedbytheemailreleaseshasspokenouttoday.PhilJonesoftheUn

2019-02-28 10:14:11

60 Seconds

Contactlensescontainingelectronicdisplayshavebeenplacedintotheeyesofrabbitstoprovetheyaresafeforuseinhumans.Theprototypeonlyhasonepixel

2019-02-28 10:13:07

Himalayan nations collaborate on climate

NATIONSaredoingitforthemselves.Intheabsenceofaglobalagreement

2019-02-28 10:04:04

Alzheimer's damage reversed by deep brain stimulation

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:UBHTrust/STONE/Getty)BRAINshrinkageinpeoplewithAlzheimer’sdiseasecanbereversedinsomecases–byjoltingthedegeneratingtissuewithelectricalimpulses.Moreover

2019-02-28 09:19:06

Soft food may lead to a mouth with too many teeth

ByBobHolmesTeenagersfacingthepurgatoryofbracestofixtheirmisalignedteethmightbeabletoblamebreadfortheirpredicament.NoreenvonCramon-TaubadelattheUniversityofKent

2019-02-28 09:06:01

Bioterror fears could block crucial flu research

ByDeboraMacKenzieAUSbiosecuritycommitteeisdecidingwhethercrucialresearchonH5N1birdfluistoodangeroustopublish.TheworkshowsafewmutationsthatmightallowH5N1birdflutocausealethalhumanpandemic.Theworkwasrep

2019-02-28 08:04:11

Chagos islands in sea-level rise controversy

ByFredPearceSea-levelriseisbadnewsformanyislandnations

2019-02-28 07:18:11

Watery secret of the dinosaur death pose

ByBrianSwitekRecreatingthespectacularposemanydinosaursadoptedindeathmightinvolvefollowingthesimplestofinstructions:justaddwater.Whenpalaeontologistsareluckyenoughtofindacompletedinosaurskeleton–wheth

2019-02-28 06:14:11

To self-diagnose, spit on an iPhone

ByPaulMarksHANDHELDgadgetscouldonedaydiagnoseinfectionsatthepushofabuttonbyusingthesupersensitivetouchscreensintoday’ssmartphones.Manybelievethatinthefuturecollectingsamplesofsaliva

2019-02-28 06:04:06

Huge scrapyard tech could hurl giant lightning bolts

ByHazelMuirForyears

2019-02-28 06:03:06

Chronic fatigue researcher arrested in US

ByAndyCoghlanControversialchronicfatigueresearcherJudyMikovitsisinpolicecustodyintheUSandfacingallegationsrelatingtoacivillawsuitfiledbyherformeremployer.TheWhittemorePetersonInstitute(WPI)inReno

2019-02-28 05:20:09

Older brains lack access to region for swift decisions

ByHelenThomsonDecision-makingtakestimewhenwereachthegoldenyears–butnotnecessarilybecauseolderpeoplehaveamorecautiousoutlookonlife.Itmightjustreflectalackoftheconnectionstoabrainareaneededforspeedyresp

2019-02-28 05:05:11

Spider webs protected by chemical ants hate

SPIDERtartarewouldmakeajuicyfeastforanarmyofants

2019-02-28 04:06:06

First evidence that dinosaurs ate birds

ByFreyaBoardman-Pretty(Image:LiYutongandGaoWei)(Image:BrianChoo

2019-02-28 03:17:07

Life began with a planetary mega-organism

ByMichaelMarshallONCEuponatime

2019-02-28 03:06:07

Is water the secret of the dinosaur death pose?

ByBrianSwitekRECREATINGthespectacularposemanydinosaursadoptedindeathmightinvolvefollowingthesimplestofinstructions:justaddwater.Whenpalaeontologistsareluckyenoughtofindacompletedinosaurskeleton

2019-02-28 03:05:06

Apps help hone sporting prowess for all

ByNiallFirthMYGOLFswingiswonky.Thebackswingisn’tsobad

2019-02-28 02:13:10

Our ancestors speak out after 3 million years

ByCharlesHarvey(Image:Hasengold/plainpicture)(Image:VILEMBISCHOF/AFP/GettyImages)Listentosimulationsofourancestors’firstsoundsYOUmaythinkhumanity’sfirstwordsarelostinthenoiseofancienthistory

2019-02-28 02:13:08

Himalayan nations agree to collaborate on climate

ByMichaelMarshallNationsaredoingitforthemselves.Intheabsenceofaglobalagreement

2019-02-28 02:08:05

LHC antimatter anomaly hints at new physics

ByDavidShigaWEAREherethankstoacuriousimbalanceintheuniverse.Tothebestofourknowledge

2019-02-28 01:19:05

Fetus donates stem cells to heal mother's heart

WHYwaittobeborntodevelopahealinghand?Mousefetuseswillgiveupstemcellstorepairtheirmother’sheart.Thediscoverycouldexplainwhyhalfthewomenwhodevelopheartweaknessduringorjustafterpregnancyrecoversponta

2019-02-27 12:16:02

Patents : Shock treatment

THIEVESwhotargetlorriesinSouthAfricacouldbeinforashock.ABritishpatentapplicationfiledbyAlnetofEpping

2019-02-27 12:14:08

Space 2000

AUSTRALIAisplanningaspaceportforthe21stcentury.ThefacilitywillbebuiltatGunnPoint

2019-02-27 12:05:03

Africa online

THEUSAgencyforInternationalDevelopmentwillspend$15millionoverthenextfiveyearsimprovingInternetaccessin20Africancountries.“Rightnowthereisn’tmuchexceptforsomee-mailservice.PeoplepayalottohavefullIntern

2019-02-27 12:03:09

Satellite catches hot breath of volcano

MOUNTRuapehuinNewZealandroaredintolifeon17Juneandisstillfuming.Theeruptioncreatedanashcloudabout500kilometreslong.IfallofthatashhadfallenonAuckland

2019-02-27 11:12:03

Technology : Tiny rubber stamp succeeds where chip makers fail

ByDavidBradleyMICROSCOPICpatternscanbeembossedonavarietyofsurfacesusingatechniquesimilartoasimplerubberstamp

2019-02-27 11:02:10

Netropolitan :

SURFERSlookingforamorecerebralchallengeshouldlookoutforthesitescoveringtheInternationalScienceOlympiads.Generalinformationaboutalltheeventsisathttp://www.win.tue.nl/win/ioi/misc/scolymp.html.There

2019-02-27 10:16:06

Science : Volcanoes take their cue from changing climate?

ByLauraJeanPenvenneVIOLENTLYeruptingvolcanoesarewell-knowntriggersofclimatechange.Butstrangelyenough

2019-02-27 10:01:10

Technology : Early warning for sore udders

ByAndyCoghlanFARMERScannowgetanautomaticwarningifoneoftheircowsisdevelopingmastitis

2019-02-27 09:05:01

Deserts on our doorstep

ByFredPearceWHENITrainedinSpainearlierthisyear

2019-02-27 07:10:07

Science : Elephants swam in two by two

ELEPHANTS’forebearsmusthaveswumbetweentheAmericaslongbeforeacompletelandbridgejoinedthem

2019-02-27 07:03:09

Crisis looms over whaling ban

ByAlisonMotlukAberdeenTHE39-nationInternationalWhalingCommissionfacesamajortestthisweeknowthatitsscientistssaythereareenoughdataonthenumberofminkewhalesinthenortheastAtlantictosetcatchquotas.Antiwhali

2019-02-27 07:01:05

Test ban dies

FEARSofanucleararmsracebetweenIndiaandPakistanhavebeenheightenedaftertalksbetween61countriesinGenevafailedtoagreeaglobalbanonnucleartesting.TheissuewillbeconsideredagainwhentheUNConferenceonDisarmamen

2019-02-27 06:19:03

Technology : Scanner watches dementia unfold

ByMichaelDayDOCTORSsometimesfindithardtodistinguishbetweenthedifferentdiseasesthatcausedementia

2019-02-27 06:11:05

Did ancient Athenians catch Ebola?

ByMichaelDayINHISbookHistoryofthePeloponnesianWar

2019-02-27 06:05:09

Engineered maize sticks in Europe's throat

ByAndyCoghlanTHEbiotechnologyindustry’shopesofwinningapprovaltomarketageneticallyengineeredvarietyofmaizeinEuropearesinkingfast.TheSwiss-basedmultinationalCiba-Geigyisseekingpermissiontosellthemaize

2019-02-27 05:16:09

Return to the land of the living

ByGailVinesTHEeerieeyemovementsofpeopleinavegetativestatecangiveanearlywarningthattheyarereturningtoconsciousawareness

2019-02-27 05:16:08

Science : Evolution is driven by jerks

ByMarkBuchananINauniquefive-yearexperimentstretchingover10000generations

2019-02-27 05:11:06

Promised land

SOMEofthemainbeneficiariesofthepoliticalhorsetradingthathasfollowedIsrael’sgeneralelectionmaybeunemployedimmigrantscientistsfromtheformerSovietUnion.Thecountry’snewcoalitiongovernment

2019-02-27 04:04:01

Buy your own satellite

ByMarkWardINABIDtogetmorefromthemoneyitspendsonspacescience

2019-02-27 03:15:01

Netropolitan :

THENethasbeenaccusedofcreatingagenerationofcouchpotatoeswhoseonlyexerciseisansweringthedoorwhenthepizzaisdelivered.NetropolitanwouldbethefirsttoadmitthattheNetdoeslittletomakefolkfitter

2019-02-27 03:01:07

Science : Exchange rates go with the flow

ByHazelMuirWHEELERSanddealersontheforeignexchangemarketsshouldtakealessoninthemechanicsoffluidturbulence

2019-02-27 02:07:03

Patents : Glowing diagnosis

SOMEskinconditionsfluoresceunderultravioletlight.Inprinciple

2019-02-27 02:06:11

Science : Lake life thrived at the South Pole

THESouthPoleonceboastedalaketeemingwithlife.Thisdiscovery

2019-02-27 01:12:08

Crops and cockatoos upset a delicate balance

ByIanAndersonMelbourneLANDclearing

2019-02-27 01:01:01

Now the weather…

CONTINENTALweatherforecastsshouldbemorereliableafter2002ifEumetsat

2019-02-26 12:09:07

Silent slaughter – Thousands of lab animals die without trace

ByAndyCoghlanOFFICIALstatisticsonthenumbersoflaboratoryanimalskilledeachyearignorehundredsofthousandssacrificedpurelyfortheirtissue