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Ötzi the Iceman ran out of rock to make his tools before he died

Me, 20/06/2018 - 21:00
Ötzi the Iceman, a prehistoric man found mummified in a mountain glacier, was short of crucial supplies in the days and weeks before his violent death

Eating less red meat protects against endometriosis

Me, 20/06/2018 - 17:59
Minimising red meat consumption seems to protect against endometriosis, according to a study of more than 80,000 women who were followed for two decades

Children seized at US border will face lasting health effects

Me, 20/06/2018 - 16:55
The psychological and physical effects of serious trauma are likely to impact the children being separated from their families at the US border for years

Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

Me, 20/06/2018 - 15:01
There are low levels of cocaine and other drugs in many rivers, and lab studies suggest that European eels are suffering muscle damage as a result

The Milky Way has devoured 15 other galaxies since it formed

Me, 20/06/2018 - 13:15
Our galaxy formed fast, and with an appetite. It’s devoured 15 other galaxies, including a big one nicknamed Kraken that we didn’t know existed until now

Robo bomb squads compete to gather evidence after a drone attack

Me, 20/06/2018 - 12:52
Obstacle courses, simulated chemical spills, and IEDs are just some of the challenges bomb squads tackle with ground robots and drones at the Robot Rodeo competition

The New York bird with a song that may be a thousand years old

Me, 20/06/2018 - 12:00
A walk in the Hudson Valley 1000 years ago may have sounded similar to today. A simulation shows the songs passed down by swamp sparrows can last a millennium

Stealth sheets can make you appear invisible to infrared cameras

Me, 20/06/2018 - 11:00
A cloaking material renders objects almost completely invisible in infrared light and could have military applications

Black men are left out of cancer trials because of their biology

Me, 20/06/2018 - 09:00
Prostate cancer is more common in African Americans, but they are less likely to be included in drug trials. Unintended biological biases are partly to blame

A huge number of mystery microbes are living on your skin

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 19:00
We thought we knew about most of the species in our bodies’ microbiomes, but a study has revealed a large number of previously-unidentified organisms

Special cells could let you control your diabetes with coffee

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 18:00
A cup of coffee after a meal might be enough to keep diabetes under control, thanks to caffeine-triggered cells that have been engineered to release insulin

IBM’s debating robot argues it out with human for first time

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 17:21
IBM's AI has taken on humans in a public debate. Though it made some very robot-like errors, the AI won one debate and lost the other, based on a crowd vote

Alien preppers could hoard stars to survive in a doomed universe

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 16:46
Dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe, meaning eventually all galaxies will be inaccessible, but aliens could be working on a solution right now

Time to end the cruel ban on using cannabis therapy for epilepsy

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 13:19
Ill-conceived and outdated drug laws in the UK are denying children with severe epilepsy vital medicinal cannabis treatments. That must change, says David Nutt

Football’s a mess: don’t let technology spoil that

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 11:00
The video-assisted refereeing technology being introduced in this year's World Cup will supposedly cut errors – but that ignores what makes football great

A robot has performed eye surgery on humans for the first time

Ma, 19/06/2018 - 10:00
For the first time, six people have had eye surgery performed by a robot that was able to filter out the tremors from a surgeon's hand

Trump has directed the US military to establish a Space Force

Lu, 18/06/2018 - 20:36
President Trump has announced the creation of a Space Force, the first new US military branch since 1947, but it’s not yet clear what this new corps will do

HIV prevention drugs could delay diagnosis if you get infected

Lu, 18/06/2018 - 19:35
HIV tests may be giving incorrect results for people taking PrEP to avoid getting the virus, meaning they may be HIV positive for months without knowing

Being a feminist may subconsciously protect you from stereotypes

Lu, 18/06/2018 - 18:00
Negative stereotypes can detrimentally change your behaviour. But a study suggests that feminists may be protected from the idea that women are worse at maths

Male peacocks can make females’ heads vibrate at a distance

Lu, 18/06/2018 - 17:15
Peahens have fan-shaped crests on their heads, and it seems males can make these crests resonate by making a specific noise with their tails