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 2021-05-07 22:11 

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Measuring time accurately increases the entropy in the universe...

A clock with controllable accuracy has shown that the better a clock is at timekeeping, the more entropy it will produce in the form of heat, increasing disorder as it ticks...

 2021-05-07 17:25 

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People who live past 105 years old have genes that stop DNA damage...

Supercentenarians and semi-supercentenarians people who reach the ages of 110 and 105 have genes that reduce the number of mutations that accumulate in their cells...

 2021-05-07 17:03 

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Covid-19 news: UK under-40s to get alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-05-07 16:33 

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Apples review: A tender and absurd story of a memory loss pandemic...

In Apples, a pandemic is causing people to lose their memories. The film follows people in a recovery programme aimed at giving them new identities...

 2021-05-07 15:19 

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Physicists have measured an atom's 'neutron skin' for the first time...

Physicists have measured the "neutron skin" of an atom for the first time, and perhaps unsurprisingly, it is extremely thin. The measurement may help us understand the properties of neutron stars...

 2021-05-07 13:38 

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What the battle between Epic Games and Apple could mean for you...

Epic Games, the maker of online video game Fortnite, is currently facing Apple in a US federal court in a trial that could not just decide how mobile apps are regulated, but how technology firms can act in general, says Frederike Kaltheuner...

 2021-05-07 13:32 

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Ancient hominins may have needed midwives to help deliver babies...

Based on the shapes of their pelvises, extinct hominins like Australopithecus had a hard time giving birth, suggesting mothers in labour needed assistance from their peers...

 2021-05-07 13:21 

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Cosmic census reveals 540 stars and planets in our neighbourhood...

A cosmic census of the currently known objects in the vicinity of our sun has revealed that there are 540 stars and planets in the immediate neighbourhood...

 2021-05-07 10:00 

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US Navy is developing drones to exterminate birds' eggs near airfields...

A new US Navy autonomous drone will locate birds' nests near airfields, armed with a device that covers the eggs in oil to suffocate the embryos and prevent them hatching...

 2021-05-07 08:00 

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Enormous kites flown by robots could help power a Mars colony...

A proposal to power a future Mars base includes an enormous kite flown by robots, along with solar power and a battery that stores energy by compressing gas underground...

 2021-05-06 19:00 

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Brain's movement control centre may have had key role in our evolution...

The cerebellum at the back of our brains wasn't thought to have played an important role in human evolution, but a study of its epigenetics suggests otherwise...

 2021-05-06 19:00 

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Owl-like dinosaurs had remarkably good hearing and night vision...

A small, bird-like dinosaur had better night vision and hearing than other dinosaurs and most modern birds, suggesting it was a good nocturnal hunter...

 2021-05-06 16:10 

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Covid-19 news: US supports temporary waiver on vaccine patents...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-05-06 14:23 

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Many US cities will lose nearly all ash trees by 2060...

A beetle called the emerald ash borer will devastate ash trees in cities across a large swathe of the US in the decades to come, but West Coast cities might escape...

 2021-05-06 13:42 

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Worrying about bad jet lag could actually make your jet lag worse...

Concerns about jet lag may lead to a "nocebo" effect, in which believing something to be harmful can actually increase its negative effects on you...

 2021-05-05 19:00 

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Blood test could predict when pregnant women will give birth...

Current due date predictions are made by counting 40 weeks from a woman's last period, but a blood test looking at 45 biomarkers could predict when labour will actually begin...

 2021-05-05 19:00 

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Flat pasta that morphs into 3D shapes when cooked saves on packaging...

A flat pasta has been created that swells into 3D shapes when cooked, and that can be packed efficiently in boxes in a way that traditional pasta shapes such as fusilli can't be...

 2021-05-05 18:41 

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Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first crewed space flight...

Blue Origin has announced that the first crewed flight of its New Shepard rocket is scheduled for 20 July, and the company is selling a seat to the highest bidder...

 2021-05-05 17:11 

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Covid-19 news: Cases surge in Seychelles despite high vaccination rate...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-05-05 17:00 

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Ant species given first gender-neutral scientific name...

A newly discovered species of ant from Ecuador has been named Strumigenys ayersthey, with a "-they" suffix used instead of traditional gendered Latin ones to celebrate gender diversity...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

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Hitting Paris climate goal could cut sea level rise in half by 2100...

The amount of sea level rise coastal cities are facing in the coming century from melting ice could be roughly halved if the world meets the Paris Agreement's toughest goal of holding global warming to 1.5C...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

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Trump ban decision shows the limits of a Facebook 'Supreme Court'...

Facebook's independent Oversight Board has said the social media giant was right to ban former US president Donald Trump, but has declined to decide whether it should be permanent punting the decision back to Facebook...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

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Remains of a 3-year-old child are the oldest known burial in Africa...

The oldest known burial in Africa is of a 3-year-old child who died around 78,000 years ago, shedding light on how people in the region cared for their dead at that time...

 2021-05-05 11:00 

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India's covid-19 crisis: What happens next and how long will it last?...

As cases continue to soar, what does the country need to do to curb the epidemic, how long with the current wave last, and which other countries are at risk of a similar situation?...

 2021-05-05 10:00 

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Chinese rocket is hurtling back to Earth after space station launch...

On 29 April, China launched the first module of its biggest space station yet atop a Long March 5B rocket. Now, part of that rocket is hurtling back towards Earth, and there is no way to predict exactly where or when it will land...

 2021-05-05 00:01 

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Floating googly eyes on a stick scare seabirds away from fishing nets...

Buoys fitted with cartoon-like eyes act a little like scarecrows, keeping seabirds safely away from areas of the sea where they might get caught in fishing nets...

 2021-05-05 00:01 

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King Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose carried crew from North Africa...

The Mary Rose, a warship that sank off the south coast of England about 475 years ago, carried some crew members who may have come from North Africa...

 2021-05-04 17:55 

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Your finger can feel the change of a single atom in a material...

We mostly tell textures apart by their surface characteristics, but now we know that the human fingertip can sense molecular changes, even if it's just a single swapped atom...

 2021-05-04 17:46 

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Fossil shows a shark eating a proto-squid as it ate a crustacean...

The preserved remains of an ancient squid-like animal suggest it was eating the moulted skin of a crustacean when it was itself partially eaten by a larger animal like a shark...

 2021-05-04 17:22 

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A species of yeast produces near-identical clones when it has sex...

Saccharomycodes ludwigii is a sexually reproducing species, but it doesn't mix up its genes before it mates which means offspring end up being almost identical to the parents...

 2021-05-04 16:54 

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Covid-19 news: People in the UK may be able to holiday abroad in weeks...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-05-04 16:09 

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Science with Sam: Do aliens exist?...

Do aliens exist? If there is intelligent alien life out there, why haven't we heard from them yet? Or have we?...

 2021-05-04 12:43 

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Did you know? The hydrogen in your body was formed in the Big Bang...

The hydrogen that accounts for around 10 per cent of our body mass was formed 13.8 billion years ago...

 2021-05-04 00:01 

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Viking remains lost for more than a century rediscovered in a museum...

The remains of a Viking have been rediscovered after over a century missing and it turns out the Viking in question was buried wearing a pair of fancy long trousers...

 2021-04-30 22:50 

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has made its fourth and furthest flight...

The Ingenuity helicopter has made its fourth flight on Mars, the furthest and fastest it's travelled so far and its mission has been extended to allow more tests...

 2021-04-30 19:00 

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Smart sensor measures how itchy you are by how much you scratch...

Itching is associated with many diseases and in some cases can be debilitating, but diagnosing chronic itching is difficult because there is no objective way to measure the sensation - now a wearable sensor could help...

 2021-04-30 18:06 

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Covid-19 news: Prior infection boosts response to single Pfizer jab...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-04-30 15:24 

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NASA's Parker Solar Probe has gone faster than any spacecraft ever...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has flown the closest to the sun of any spacecraft, at a remarkable speed that would allow it to circle Earth in under 5 minutes...

 2021-04-30 08:00 

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Why billionaires are fighting over who gets to land humans on the moon...

After NASA selected SpaceX to land humans on the moon in 2024, its competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics filed complaints with the US government...

 2021-04-30 08:00 

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Driftwood could be recycled into cleaner electric car batteries...

Driftwood can be transformed into a material called "hard carbon" and used in sodium-ion batteries to power electric cars...

 2021-04-30 00:01 

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Arabian cult may have built 1000 monuments older than Stonehenge...

A survey shows a region of Saudi Arabia is home to 1000 monuments that may all date back 7000 years, and that seem to have been used for ritual activities...

 2021-04-29 19:00 

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Indigenous people may have left the Amazon before Europeans arrived...

Fossil pollen records show a surge of regrowth in forests of the Amazon basin 300 to 600 years before Europeans arrived, suggesting Indigenous people may have left the region...

 2021-04-29 19:00 

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Wild horses and donkeys dig desert wells that boost biodiversity...

Feral horses and donkeys in the Sonoran desert in North America dig their own wells, inadvertently providing a water source for other animals and increasing biodiversity in the area...

 2021-04-29 19:00 

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Mice on opposite North American coasts evolved the same way...

In North America, mice in both New York and Alberta are larger than their southern cousins and make large nests that insulate against colder northern winters...

 2021-04-29 13:38 

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Michael Collins: Apollo 11 pilot and 'loneliest man ever' dies aged 90...

Michael Collins, the third Apollo 11 crew member who piloted the first manned mission to the moon in 1969 has died, aged 90...

 2021-04-29 10:50 

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UK air pollution fell to record lows in 2020 due to lockdowns...

Air pollution in the UK last year fell to its lowest levels in decades due to the coronavirus pandemic's unprecedented restrictions curbing traffic...

 2021-04-29 00:01 

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Billion-year-old microbe had taken first step towards internal organs...

Multicellular organisms were developing bodies with different kinds of cell much earlier than thought a key step towards animals with complex bodies and multiple organs...

 2021-04-28 20:00 

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The Mitchells vs The Machines review: Great sci-fi animation comedy...

Netflix's The Mitchells vs The Machines is laugh-out-loud funny animation as a hapless family end up as humanity's only hope against the machine...

 2021-04-28 17:17 

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Covid-19 news: India passes grim milestone of 200,000 deaths...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-04-28 16:00 

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Frozen cloud of molecules acts as a single quantum object...

For the first time, researchers have created a frozen cloud of molecules that share the same quantum state, meaning it behaves as if it were a single molecule...

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