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Eco-friendly nanowood is a super strong and recyclable styrofoam

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 20:00
Nanowood is a strong yet lightweight material made by chemically stripping wood to its skeletal fibres. It’s eco-friendly and insulates better than styrofoam

How to keep foreign pests away from the UK’s natural treasures

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 18:57
Brexit has got the UK rethinking its border controls. Improved biosecurity to protect cherished flora should be part of that, says Gerard Clover

Young babies disapprove when they see adults acting immorally

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 17:36
Even four-month-old infants expect adults to go comfort another baby that is crying – a finding that suggests we may be born with a foundation of morality

Cancer algorithm uses game theory to double survival time

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 17:30
Using algorithms to monitor cancer evolution and apply game theory to their treatment has doubled the survival time of men with advanced prostate cancer

Ancient black holes may have made the first stars look cool

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 16:41
The signature of cold gas around the first stars is far stronger than expected. Some suggest dark matter is to blame, but black holes may be the culprit

Ancient birds couldn’t sit on their eggs without smashing them

New Scientist - Ve, 09/03/2018 - 14:37
The first birds to evolve had hip bones that forced them to lay small, weak eggs that could not support the adult bird’s weight

Fake news travels six times faster than the truth on Twitter

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 20:00
Despite the belief that armies of bots are spreading misinformation, it is people who are most likely to share incorrect information

A high fibre diet helps treat diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 20:00
A diet rich in wholegrains, seeds and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut

Swarms of cheap drones are attacking missile defences in Yemen

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 18:51
Home-made drones are attacking the world’s most sophisticated defence systems. It’s not clear if the attacks have worked yet, but it’s a trend likely to continue

Google’s 72-qubit chip is the largest yet

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 18:30
Google has announced Bristlecone, a 72-qubit quantum computer that may be the first to kickstart a new computing era by achieving quantum supremacy

Stretchy ‘electric skin’ generates power from your movements

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 17:27
This flexible and transparent material generates electricity from your skin as you bend or stretch. It could be worn as a second skin to power wearable tech

What was the nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal?

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 17:15
Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, say police. But what are nerve agents - and what do they do?

Deep sea discovery suggests world’s oldest fossils misunderstood

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 15:40
Stromatolites represent some of the oldest fossils on Earth but the assumption that they formed in sun-drenched seas has now been challenged

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 15:01
The unusually cold and snowy conditions hitting the US now, and experienced last week across Europe, may be a direct consequence of the Arctic's warmer winter

Could a bedtime pill protect you from morning heart attacks?

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 12:58
Most people are protected from early morning heart attacks by compounds in their blood. Could giving these substances to people with heart disease save lives?

Leopards that live in cities are protecting people from rabies

New Scientist - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 06:00
Wild leopards wander into the Indian city of Mumbai to prey on feral dogs – and in doing so they stop the dogs biting people and passing on the rabies virus

[Comment] Report card shows gender is missing in global health

The Lancet - Gi, 08/03/2018 - 00:30
Gender equality benefits everyone—from contributing more representative and effective organisations, to ensuring better health outcomes. Yet, even in 2018, it remains remarkably hard to achieve. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 20171 estimates that it will now take 217 years to close the global workplace gender gap; indeed, the gap widened last year for the first time since the report was launched in 2006.

Integrating HIV and hypertension management in low-resource settings: Lessons from Malawi

PLoS Medicine - Me, 07/03/2018 - 23:00

by Pragna Patel, Colin Speight, Alice Maida, Fleetwood Loustalot, Denise Giles, Sam Phiri, Sundeep Gupta, Pratima Raghunathan

Pragna Patel and colleagues describe the implementation of a hypertension management model for HIV-infected people in Malawi.

Parts of San Francisco are sinking faster than the sea is rising

New Scientist - Me, 07/03/2018 - 20:00
Rising seas are already boosting the flood risk in places like San Francisco, but the problem is even worse than that because land is also subsiding

Elon Musk wants to turn our homes into one big power plant

New Scientist - Me, 07/03/2018 - 19:00
Tesla has already built a massive battery in Australia, and now plans to fit more in 50,000 homes to create the world's largest virtual power plant
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