Riviste scientifiche

Can the US really nuke North Korea without starting a world war?

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 18:08
US defence officials are starting to signal a willingness to use nuclear weapons against North Korea on a limited scale. Unsurprisingly, that’s a bad idea

Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 16:00
The 370-million-year-old fish Hongyu chowi doesn’t fit into the evolutionary picture we have created to explain our ancestor’s move from sea to land

Siri and Alexa can be turned against you by ultrasound whispers

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 14:53
Voice assistants can be controlled using sounds above the range of human hearing and used to download malware, make video calls and post on social media

Baffling ABC maths proof now has impenetrable 300-page ‘summary’

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 14:20
Mathematicians have struggled to understand a 500-page-long proof of the ABC conjecture for half a decade. A new explainer might be able to shed some light

No, your genes don’t determine whether you love or hate Marmite

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 13:38
A nonsense PR stunt is doing the rounds, but finding snippets of DNA that are associated with whether you like a particular food doesn’t actually mean much

Hurricane Irma’s epic size is being fuelled by global warming

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 11:00
The monster storm has the second strongest wind speeds ever recorded for an Atlantic hurricane, and its growth was fuelled by warming waters

Facebook AI learns human reactions after watching hours of Skype

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 10:45
People use their faces to communicate in subtle ways. A Facebook conversational bot trained on Skype chats had reactions indistinguishable from human ones

The sun just belched out the strongest solar flare in 12 years

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 10:40
If your GPS has been acting funny, take it up with the sun. Our star has released the most powerful solar flare since 2005

Eight low-lying Pacific islands swallowed whole by rising seas

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 09:00
As sea levels have risen due to climate change, uninhabited islands in Micronesia have vanished beneath the waves - but some last longer than others

A type of sleep therapy reduces depression, anxiety and paranoia

New Scientist - Gi, 07/09/2017 - 01:30
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia has been found to also help a range of mental health issues, including negative thoughts, hallucinations and psychosis

Need a creativity boost? Try listening to happy background music

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 21:00
Listening to upbeat music has been found to boost people’s creativity – but silence is best for when you’re trying to decide on a solution for a problem

Cancer pen could tell surgeons where they should cut in seconds

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 21:00
Around 10 per cent of cancer relapses are caused by tissue left behind during surgery. But a speedy hand-held device could help surgeons remove the whole tumour

Well done John Lewis, gender-free clothes are radical and valid

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 20:39
The strict dividing line between clothes for boys and girls is just another way we shape young minds and society for the worse. Good riddance, says Lara Williams

Europe’s last wildernesses are under threat – can we save them?

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 20:00
A glut of new dams and motorways in eastern and south-eastern Europe will bring prosperity, but could mean unique flora and fauna will soon be gone for good

Jupiter’s powerful aurora is surprisingly different from Earth’s

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 20:00
We always assumed that auroras on Jupiter were caused by the same process that brings the swirling light shows to Earth. New observations show that they aren’t

Want to make your vote really count? Stick a blockchain on it

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 17:10
Democracy has some serious flaws. A radical rethink of the technology behind bitcoin could put real political power back in the hands of the people

This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 16:58
Revamping the qubit to allow it to communicate across greater distances makes room for the electronics needed to power a quantum computer

Enter the world of virtual dating with pigeons and dream daddies

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 16:57
A wave of video games that let you practice your dating etiquette are not necessarily as superficial as they seem

Houston got rich on urban sprawl, and now it’s paying the price

New Scientist - Me, 06/09/2017 - 16:43
Unfettered economic growth guaranteed Houston's vulnerability to a natural disaster that hit the poorest hardest, says analyst Owen Gaffney

[World Report] Lasker foundation announces award winners for 2017

The Lancet - Me, 06/09/2017 - 08:00
This year's Lasker awards recognise the work of Michael Hall, Douglas Lowy, and John Shiller, and the US health-care provider Planned Parenthood. Talha Burki reports.
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