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Exposure to dirty city air reduces sperm quality and quantity in mice

Do, 24/03/2019 - 17:30
Dirty city air may be reducing sperm quality. Mice exposed to tiny pollution particles produce less sperm of a lower quality than those that aren't

NASA’s InSight lander is using magnetism to search for water on Mars

Do, 24/03/2019 - 11:00
Measuring magnetic fields on Mars could help us figure out how much water it has, and NASA’s InSight lander has taken the first ever measurements from the surface

Thousands of security flaws found on UK government websites

Sa, 23/03/2019 - 07:00
Investigation uncovers thousands of security vulnerabilities on UK government websites, including the National Archives and the Scottish prosecution service

It’s not just reality TV - all media must help to prevent suicides

Ve, 22/03/2019 - 17:04
Coverage of high-profile deaths such as Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis often falls short – we can and must do better, says psychologist Rory O’Connor

We’ve found 4000 exoplanets but almost zero are right for life

Ve, 22/03/2019 - 15:37
The chemical reactions that give rise to life need enough liquid water and not too much ultraviolet light, which seems to be a rare combination in the galaxy

AI can mistakenly see cancer in medical scans after tiny image tweaks

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 19:00
Medical artificial intelligence is brittle. Although it promises to quickly analyse medical scans, it can trip up on seemingly innocuous issues

Child abuse may change brain structure and make depression worse

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 16:54
Brain scans suggest that mistreatment during childhood is linked to changes in brain structure that may make depression more severe in later life

Stunning picture shows dead star racing away from a massive explosion

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 16:06
A speedy pulsar moving 1100 kilometres per second is racing away from the supernova explosion that created it in this image taken by the Very Large Array radio telescope

Jet fuel made from waste plants could be one of the most efficient yet

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 16:00
A way of turning cellulose from plants into a superior jet fuel might help limit the growth in greenhouse gas emissions from flying

Genetics studies are too white – that’s failing people and science

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 16:00
Three-quarters of people in studies linking genetics and health are of white European descent, leading us to miss vital clues, says researcher Scott Williams

Sun bears copy each other's facial expressions to communicate

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 15:48
The world's smallest bears, sun bears, copy one another's facial expressions as a means of communication. Few other animals are known to do this

Elizabeth Holmes: The hypnotic tale of the rise and fall of Theranos

Gi, 21/03/2019 - 14:56
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes built a $10 billion company on the promise of a miracle blood test. But it didn’t work. A new film, The Inventor, follows the fallout

Robot swarm inspired by cells can keep moving even if its parts fail

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
A swarm of bots inspired by the way living cells move can slither through gaps and keep moving if many of its parts fail

Anaesthesia drug may make it easier to forget upsetting memories

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
A drug used for anaesthesia can make upsetting memories less vivid and may one day be used to help some people with post-traumatic stress disorder

Electric cars won't shrink emissions enough - we must cut travel too

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
Until now, the focus has been on moving to greener means of transport, but some people are proposing that we need to cut back on travelling and stay in one place

Is religion good or bad for humanity? Epic analysis delivers an answer

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
A scientific review of 10,000 years of history is finally revealing the unexpected truth behind religion's role in human civilisation

How surveillance capitalism is changing human nature forever

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
Firms that turn behaviour into saleable data are reshaping society – and us, says Shoshana Zuboff as she discusses her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Strange rise of mukbang parents who feed their kids fast food for cash

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
Videos in which people film themselves eating food and post it on YouTube have become hugely popular. Now this weird trend is spreading to kids, should we be worried?

Gaia rebooted: New version of idea explains how Earth evolved for life

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
The controversial Gaia hypothesis sees Earth as a superorganism adapted to be perfect for life. A weird type of evolution may finally show how that actually happens

Deforestation in the Amazon could raise local temperatures by 1.5C

Me, 20/03/2019 - 19:00
Deforestation in the Amazon could have a similar local warming effect to decades of climate change-driven temperature rises