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150-year-old zombie plants revived after excavating ghost ponds

New Scientist - Ve, 14/07/2017 - 13:12
Plant species from ghost ponds that were buried alive when agricultural land expanded can survive for hundreds of years

Polar bear attacks on people set to rise as climate changes

New Scientist - Ve, 14/07/2017 - 12:43
Dwindling sea ice is driving hungry bears on to land and towards human settlements

Hundreds charged in huge opioid and healthcare fraud crackdown

New Scientist - Ve, 14/07/2017 - 12:37
Charges have been brought against 412 people in the US for healthcare fraud, including a doctor who allegedly gave out 12,000 illegal prescriptions for opioids

Use waste rather than crops for biofuels, says UK report

New Scientist - Ve, 14/07/2017 - 02:01
Liquid biofuels can help reduce carbon emissions, but the focus should be on making them from wastes such as cooking oil, says major review

[World Report] The UN adopts treaty to ban the use of nuclear weapons

The Lancet - Ve, 14/07/2017 - 00:30
On July 7, the UN voted on a treaty to ban the use of nuclear weapons, to which nuclear powers did not partake. John Zarocostas reports.

A type of bacteria might speed up the growth of colon cancer

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 21:00
More than 70 per cent of colon tumours may contain Streptococcus gallolyticus gallolyticus, a bacterium that accelerates tumour growth when fed to mice

Swiss bank becomes first to offer bitcoin to its richest clients

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 20:22
Asset managers at Falcon Private Bank can now buy and store bitcoins for its investors. But is this missing the point of decentralised currencies?

Robotic landers could start mining the moon as early as 2020

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 19:00
Moon Express has just unveiled plans for three lunar expeditions. The firm aims to mine moon rocks to sell on Earth, and vague laws mean it probably can

Experiences or stuff, what’s the best buy for a happiness boost?

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 17:10
A decade of research that says buying experiences makes you happier than gaining possessions is being questioned. Is stuff king again, wonders James Wallman

Sleeping less in old age may be adaptation to survive in wild

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 17:00
The ‘poorly-sleeping grandparent’ hypothesis backed with new evidence from Tanzania’s Hadza people, links our sleep patterns to having night sentinels

Women with worse endometriosis pain have more fertility problems

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 14:22
Although around 10 per cent of women have endometriosis, little is known about the condition. Now severe pain has been linked to increased infertility

A massive iceberg just broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf

New Scientist - Gi, 13/07/2017 - 13:30
A 5,800-square-kilometre iceberg weighing more than a trillion tonnes is one of the largest known, and will change the face of Antarctica forever

Real reform must follow ruling on flawed NHS-DeepMind data deal

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 20:00
The NHS has been censured for the way it shared patient data with DeepMind. Meaningful checks on big tech's healthcare ambitions must follow, says Hal Hodson

Video stored in live bacterial genome using CRISPR gene editing

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 20:00
Cutting and pasting information into living DNA could theoretically safeguard complex records through a nuclear apocalypse

Glove turns sign language into text for real-time translation

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 20:00
The 26 letters of American Sign Language have been coded so far, letting people who are deaf and do not write English communicate easily with anyone around them

First close-ups of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Juno flyby

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 19:55
The closest-ever observations of our solar system’s biggest storm could tell us how deep into Jupiter it extends and how it has continued to rage for centuries

Brexiteers must not risk UK’s nuclear future by leaving Euratom

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 19:52
If the UK leaves Europe’s nuclear regulator when it quits the EU, it risks disrupting nuclear fuel supplies and even cancer treatments, warns Alex Connor

Hairs use chemical signals to tell each other when to grow

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 19:21
Hair follicles all over the body use the same chemical language to coordinate their growth, a finding that may lead to treatments for hair loss and baldness

Swinging birds play with rhythm like jazz musicians

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 17:23
At least a handful of species of birds swing as they sing, playing with the timing in their songs in a similar way to jazz performers

Breast implants can lessen gunshot injuries by slowing bullets

New Scientist - Me, 12/07/2017 - 17:08
It has been claimed that breast implants can offer some protection from gunshot wounds. A study led by a plastic surgeon suggests there’s some truth to this idea
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