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Police body cams were meant to keep us safer. Are they working?

Me, 18/10/2017 - 20:00
Equipping police officers with body-worn cameras was intended to defuse tense situations, but footage of brutal incidents keeps going viral

Huge Piccadilly Circus screen will target ads at certain cars

Me, 18/10/2017 - 20:00
A vast electronic display in London's Piccadilly Circus will use cameras to watch nearby cars and target certain models with certain ads

AlphaGo’s AI upgrade gets round the need for human input

Me, 18/10/2017 - 20:00
AlphaGo Zero, Google DeepMind's artificially intelligent Go player, dominates humans and other AIs by learning itself – without any human training

Gravitational waves have let us see huge neutron stars colliding

Me, 18/10/2017 - 19:00
We’ve taken the first pictures of neutron stars colliding 130 million light years away. The resulting gravitational waves may solve some big cosmic mysteries

Online game will spot if you have hidden cybersecurity talents

Me, 18/10/2017 - 18:16
A music major or law student might have native cybersecurity skills a trained IT student doesn’t – and this online game will identify you

A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years

Me, 18/10/2017 - 12:30
If the sun spews “superflares” as often as other stars, one could take down power systems, damage the ozone layer and destroy satellites in the next century

Google and Apple yet to fix Wi-Fi hole in a billion devices

Me, 18/10/2017 - 12:20
The KRACK vulnerability is bad news for Android and Apple now, but long-term consequences are in store for the internet of things

Astronaut wee could show us how the plumes on Enceladus work

Me, 18/10/2017 - 01:07
The way spaceships vent urine and water may be a good stand-in for studying how jets of vapour escape the hidden ocean on one of Saturn’s icy moons

A gaggle of 7 moons keep Saturn’s rings from breaking apart

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 21:08
The gravity from seven of its moons stops Saturn’s bright outer ring from spreading out and dispersing into space, according to Cassini spacecraft measurements

Online dating may be breaking down society’s racial divisions

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 19:40
Racial segregation has eased in the US over the past two decades. Could hooking up online be responsible?

Roadside barrier that folds like origami blocks traffic noise

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 18:10
Traffic noise has many frequencies, making it hard to suppress. A new barrier with movable folds can change its acoustic properties in response to traffic patterns

Four brain genes help explain obsessive compulsive disorder

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 18:00
OCD has been linked to genes active in a brain circuit involved in learning and decisions. The finding may help explain why the condition can run in families

Sex addiction isn’t an illness, treating it as one is a bad idea

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 17:10
Harvey Weinstein is being treated for sex addiction, but many health professionals say it isn't a real illness and addiction-style therapy doesn't help

How to clean up the dirty water Puerto Ricans are drinking

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 15:35
Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, many people on Puerto Rico are still without clean drinking water and have resorted to wells on a contaminated site

Horses bred to look like cartoons are part of a worrying trend

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 14:30
A colt with googly eyes and a very "dished" head is the latest example of a trend for animals with "cute" looks that raise health risks, says Danny Chambers

Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 13:56
Tropical cyclones often get to Europe but normally they have weakened by the time they get there. Not any more, thanks to climate change

Sleeping too little is no badge of honour – it harms our brains

Ma, 17/10/2017 - 11:00
Skipping sleep to get more done can have a profound effect. We need to prioritise rest before we sleepwalk into a public health disaster

Trump’s U-turn may see Iran join North Korea as a nuclear state

Lu, 16/10/2017 - 18:36
In refusing to recertify the Iran nuclear deal, US president Donald Trump risks creating another North Korea – as another Republican president did before him

Male chimpanzee seen snatching seconds-old chimp and eating it

Lu, 16/10/2017 - 15:00
A rare sighting of a chimpanzee birth ended in infanticide and cannibalism – and probably explains why new mothers often go into hiding for weeks or months

How to beat the bookies by turning their odds against them

Lu, 16/10/2017 - 13:00
Bookmakers use complex prediction models to set the odds of sporting outcomes in their favour – but a simple analysis of available odds can still give good returns