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2019-03-08 10:19:01

Subtle patterns in your typing could reveal early signs of Parkinson’s

DjelicS/GettyByChrisBaraniukSubtlecluesinhowsomeonetypesonakeyboardmaybeabletorevealearlysignsofParkinson’s.Thehopeisthatthiscouldbeusedtospotthediseasebeforepronouncedhandtremorsorseriouschangesinthe

2019-03-08 10:05:01

I was one of the first to know gravitational waves are real

BryceVickmarkByJoshuaSokolandLisaGrossmanTheLaserInterferometerGravitational-waveObservatory(LIGO)madehistorylastweekwhenitannouncedthefirstdirectdiscoveryoftheripplesinspace-timepredictedbyAlbertEins

2019-03-08 09:18:02

Exercise slows growth of cancer in marathon mice

JamieGrill/GettyCouldexercisehelpbeatcancer?Perhaps

2019-03-08 09:12:01

Beautiful amber fossil flower reveals plant history of New World

GeorgePoinarByAndyCoghlanThisperfectlypreservedprehistoricflowerembeddedinamberisthoughttobealong-lostrelativeofmodernplantsincludingsunflowers

2019-03-08 09:06:02

First video footage of seal drowning and eating a pup

DrSeanTwiss/DurhamUniversityByJoshGabbatissThevideocapturesthemomentwhenamalegreysealwentrogue.Itappearstobesunbathingnearagroupofpups

2019-03-08 08:02:01

Naked mole rats may become good parents by eating their queen’s faeces

AntonioOlmos/AlamyStockPhotoByChelseaWhyteAnakedmoleratqueenreliesonhercolonytohelpraiseherpups

2019-03-08 07:17:01

We dream even when under general anaesthetic

STEEX/GettyByRowanHooperThenightmarescenarioforpatientsundergoingsurgeryisthattheybecomeawarebutremainparalysedastheyareslicedopen.Anaesthesiaalmostalwayspreventsthis

2019-03-08 07:11:02

Why an orbiting moon station is the worst idea of the new space age

MAandFCollection2018/AlamyByRobertZubrinBeforelastweekend’sMarsSocietyconvention

2019-03-08 07:09:01

Museum piece

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2019-03-08 07:07:02

Bald ibis among wildlife driven to extinction in Syria and Libya

JoelSartore:GettyByFredPearceThenorthernbaldibisisnowextinctintheMiddleEast.ThefinalmemberofthisgeneticallydistinctSyrianpopulation–aringedfemalecalledZenobia–waslastseeninPalmyrain2014

2019-03-08 06:16:01

Death of Justice Antonin Scalia may shift US climate change laws

ByTiffanyO'Callaghan DrewAngerer/GettyThedeathofJusticeAntoninScaliaon13Februarycouldhaveinternationalramificationsforclimatechange

2019-03-08 06:05:01

Prehistoric girl had parents belonging to different human species

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2019-03-08 06:04:01

Game over?

ByKurtKleinerinWashingtonDCWEBSITESofferingfreeversionsofclassicarcadegamessuchasSpaceInvadershavebeenorderedtoremovethembyanAmericantradeorganisation.Themovehasangeredenthusiasts

2019-03-08 06:04:01

Your immune system becomes like your partner's when you cohabit

WestEnd61/RexShutterstockByJessicaHamzelouShareandsharealike.Whenyou’reinarelationship

2019-03-08 04:16:02

Breathe easy

ByFredPearceFEARSthatthousandsofpeopleworldwidedieeachyearfromlungcancerscausedbynaturallyoccurringradongasmaybegroundless.Forthepasttwodecades

2019-03-08 04:10:01

Breathing polluted air may make you worse at maths and language

WUHONG/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockByYvaineYeBreathingdirtyairharmsmorethanyourlungs.Itmayalsoleadtocognitivedecline

2019-03-08 04:01:02

Mars on Earth

ByDanFalkinTorontoATRIPtoMarsmaybeoutofthequestionfornow

2019-03-08 03:01:01

Robot weather forecasters drop sensors on storms from above

ByAvivaRutkininWashingtonDC NASAThere’sastormcoming

2019-03-08 02:19:01

Facebook bans Myanmar’s military leader in unprecedented move

UAung/XinhuaNewsAgency/PAImagesByAliceKleinFacebookhascancelledtheaccountofMyanmar’smilitarychiefaspartofitscommitmenttotacklingthespreadofhatespeechandmisinformation.ThecompanyannouncedonMondaythatit

2019-03-08 02:19:01

Take exams early in the morning to get a higher score

RexBySamWongIt’ssounfair!Here’sagoodexcuseforpeoplewhohavedonebadlyinanafternoonexam–thelaterinthedayyousitatest

2019-03-08 02:12:02

If the cashless dream goes sour, it will be the poorest who suffer

SaikatPaul/PacificPress/LightRocketviaGettyONTHEsamedaythatDonaldTrumpwaselectedUSpresident

2019-03-08 01:19:02

Ebola outbreak has killed 75 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

JohnWessels/AFP/GettyImagesTHEREhasbeenasuddenuptickindeathscausedbytheEbolavirusintheDemocraticRepublicoftheCongo

2019-03-08 01:14:01

AI can make high-definition fake videos from just a simple sketch

ChrisKleponis/BloombergviaGettyImagesByChrisBaraniukAfakeisonlyasgoodasitlooks.Butwhileforgingacounterfeithandbagorwatchtakestimeandeffort

2019-03-08 01:11:01

Genoan bridge collapse shows the importance of structural redundancy

PieroCruciatti/GettyAUTHORITIESinItalyareinvestigatingwhatwentwrongtomakeGenoa’sMorandimotorwaybridgecollapselastweek

2019-03-08 01:03:02

Is studying your gut bacteria key to good health or a waste of money?

SteveGschmeissner/SciencePhotoLibraryByAliceKleinSEQUENCINGyourgenomeisso2017.Withpersonalisedhealthbecomingaboomingindustry

2019-03-07 09:18:01

Seat with a view

PEOPLEaremorelikelytositontheright-handsideofacinemathantheleft

2019-03-07 09:17:02

Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3m Breakthrough prize for pulsars discovery

UniversityofDundeeByLeahCraneJocelynBellBurnellisalegendinastronomy.AsagraduatestudentatUniversityofCambridgemorethan50yearsago

2019-03-07 09:13:03

Load of old bull

ByJonCopleyACELEBRATEDdiscoveryofamysteriousnewmammalinSouth-EastAsiaisnothingmorethananelaboratefake

2019-03-07 09:05:02

Moose and sheep pass down their migration routes through culture

DonEmmert/GettyByFrankSwainIttakesdecadesforsomemigratoryanimalstolearntheirroutes

2019-03-07 09:02:03

Gyro failed? Don't get in a spin

ByJeffHechtinBostonFAILEDgyroscopesneednotdoomsatellitestoafieryend

2019-03-07 07:17:01

Up, up and away

Thisweek,

2019-03-07 07:13:01

Hundreds of ancient mummified penguins found in Antarctic graveyard

HiroyaMinakuchi/MindenPictures/FLPAByMichaelMarshallMUMMIFIEDpenguinshavebeenfoundlitteringthegroundinAntarctica.Thebirdsseemtohavediedduringtwoboutsofextremeweatheroverthepast1000years.Suchconditions

2019-03-07 07:04:03

New Scientist Live: what it’s like to be an explorer in the modern age

CplTimothyJonesRLC/CrownCopyrightByTimothyRevell“We’dbeenpoundingthroughtheforestforamonthonourown.I’dmadeabadgeographicalerrorandwe’drunoutoffood.”ThisisthesituationinwhichexplorerWillMillard

2019-03-07 07:03:02

Humans, not bots, spread Twitter conspiracies after Parkland shooting

CrowdSpark/AlamyStockPhotoByChrisBaraniukWhenthegunmanwhoattackedstudentsandstaffatMarjoryStonemanDouglasHighSchoolinParkland

2019-03-07 06:17:02

Mars was once devastated by giant 50-metre tsunamis

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ArizonaStateUniversityByJacobAronTsunamislargerthantheonethatcausedthe2004IndianOceandisastercouldhavecrashedintotheshoresofMarsaround3.4billionyearsago

2019-03-07 06:01:02

Smarty pants

ByBarryFoxTHEnextrevolutioninpantylinerswillbeonesthatchangecolourtowarnwomentheyareabouttoovulate.Theycanalsotellifawomanhasaninfection—orevenwhenherperiodwillstart.Healthcarecompaniesarescramblingto

2019-03-07 05:19:01

Don't count on dung

ByAnilAnanthaswamyCONSERVATIONISTSmaybemiscalculatingthenumbersofthreatenedanimalssuchaselephants

2019-03-07 05:17:03

Tentacled sea creatures are taking over the Earth’s oceans

ByBrianOwens DavidWiltshireOctopusesandtheirtentacledbrethrenaretakingovertheseas

2019-03-07 05:13:03

Global warming is melting glaciers and that means more tsunamis

GroundTruthTrekkingByMichaelLePageOn17October2015

2019-03-07 05:06:03

Japan wants people to virtually embody avatars orbiting in space

ANAHoldings/JAXAByLeahCraneAJapaneseairlinewantstosendyoutospace.Well

2019-03-07 05:02:03

Filling Sahara with solar and wind farms would double local rainfall

FADELSENNA/GettyByMichaelLePageCoveringtheentireSaharadesertinsolarpanelsandwindfarmswouldnotonlyhelppowertheworld

2019-03-07 05:01:03

Google's AI hate speech detector is easily fooled by a few typos

ChrisPecoraro/GettyByFrankSwainHatespeechdetectorsareeasilytricked.Atestofsystemsdesignedtoidentifyoffensivespeechonlineshowsthatafewinnocuouswordsorspellingerrorscaneasilytripthemup.Theresultscastdou

2019-03-07 04:16:03

Made in space

ORGANICmoleculesarenotcreatedincomets

2019-03-07 04:14:02

Biblical strongman was plagued by mental illness

ByAlisonMotlukSAMSON

2019-03-07 03:14:03

Glass box of atomic vapour could work as a James-Bond-style spy radio

dpapicturealliance/AlamyStockPhotoByLeahCraneRadiosareshrinking.Normalradioreceiversuseanantennatunedtoaparticularrangeoffrequencies

2019-03-07 02:19:01

Watch this bat-inspired robot use sound to navigate and spot plants

Eliakimetal.ByYvaineYeNewrobotscanlearnoldtricks.BatsusesoundtonavigatetheirsurroundingsinthedarkandnowarobotcalledRobatcandothesame.Robatisafour-wheeledautonomousrobot

2019-03-07 02:13:02

Meet the relatives

ByJoannaMarchantWELOOKprettydifferentfromourclosestrelatives

2019-03-07 01:16:03

5000-year-old beer-brewing kit found in China

ByChrisBaraniuk ImagecourtesyofJiajingWangAnyoneforaStoneAgepint?Wenowhavesomeideaofhowthebeerwouldhavebeenmade5000yearsago

2019-03-07 01:13:01

Jump to it

LOCUSTSprovidevaluablelessonswhenitcomestodesigningmulti-leggedrobotsthatcanrightthemselves

2019-03-07 01:10:01

Novichok attack: Did Russian agents have enough poison to kill 4000?

MattCardy/GettyByDeboraMacKenzieClaimsaresurfacinginpressreports todaythattwoRussianschargedbytheUKgovernmentfortheNovichoknerveagentpoisoningsinSalisburywerecarryingenoughofthestufftokill4000people.G