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Modern lifestyles shaped our evolution only a few thousand years ago

7 hours 40 min ago
Two new studies reveal recent evolutionary changes in Europe and East Asia, suggesting that modern living can change our immune systems and metabolism
Categories: Astronomy

Einstein was wrong: Why ‘normal’ physics can’t explain reality

7 hours 55 min ago
The most ambitious experiments yet show that the quantum weirdness Einstein famously hated rules the roost – not just here, but across the entire universe
Categories: Astronomy

There is no fundamental difference between male and female brains

8 hours 10 min ago
A lasting desire to find differences in how male and female brains work serves to affirm gender stereotypes, not explain them, says Dean Burnett
Categories: Astronomy

China may have developed a quantum radar that can spot stealth planes

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
A defence firm has unveiled a prototype quantum radar. If it works, it could use entangled protons to locate stealth aircraft that normally avoid detection
Categories: Astronomy

Mystery “space cow” is a weird new type of powerful space explosion

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:15am
Months of observations have shown that the strange explosion in space called “the Cow” gets extra power from within, making it a new type of celestial event
Categories: Astronomy

Stan Lee’s legacy isn’t just superheroes but the humanity he gave them

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:58am
The Marvel comics legend has died aged 95. The creative force behind Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Avengers, Thor, X-Men and many more, Lee's influence on culture was huge - but let's not overlook his impact on our humanity
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Three ways to find your purpose in life and reap the benefits

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:00am
Having a sense of what you want to do with your life can help you live longer, slash your risk of disease and improve your sex life – and it’s easy to do
Categories: Astronomy

Growing demand for oil will lead to shortage and high prices in 2020s

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:01pm
Even if governments step up action on energy, fossil fuel consumption will keep growing for at least another 20 years according to a major new report
Categories: Astronomy

An extinct monkey evolved to live like a sloth in the Caribbean

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Jamaica was once home to a sloth-like monkey – now we know it was a strange descendant of South America’s titi monkeys that adapted to island life
Categories: Astronomy

Earliest known animal might have inflated its body like a balloon

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:40am
Dickinsonia lived about 560 million years ago and may have been the first animal – but it seems to have inflated its body in a way no animals do today
Categories: Astronomy

Pluto’s weird ridges may be glacial landforms unlike any on Earth

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:00am
Next to Pluto’s heart-shaped plains are strange rolling hills unlike anything we’ve seen on Earth, and they may be left over from receding ancient glaciers
Categories: Astronomy

The day a Siberian tiger nearly killed me

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:00am
Pavel Fomenko patrols the icy and dangerous forests of Russia’s far east to protect its big cats. But the worst happened when he least expected it
Categories: Astronomy

We’ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:00am
Billions of tiny sacs filled with weapons and warning signals to other cells are released into the lining of our noses when dangerous bacteria are detected
Categories: Astronomy

The Wider Earth review – Darwin’s Beagle days make a gripping play

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:00am
An unusual venue stages an intriguing play about Darwin's Beagle days as London's Natural History Museum turns theatrical–with superb puppets as exotic wildlife
Categories: Astronomy

Monkeys and dogs judge humans by how they treat others

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 5:00am
Experiments show that both canines and capuchins prefer those of us who help other people, hinting that morality may have a more-ancient origin than thought
Categories: Astronomy

Unsavory Truth review – exposing the food industry’s abuse of science

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 5:00am
Exaggerated health claims, corporate funding, unpublished negative results: a new book exposes the way the US food industry hijacks science and fights for answers
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Robots are learning hand gestures by watching hours of TED talks

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 3:00am
Hand gestures are difficult for robots to reproduce convincingly, so hundreds of hours of TED videos are being used to teach them how to better gesticulate
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Why lichen may be the perfect factories for making rocket fuel on Mars

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 2:00am
Lichens can be revived after being subjected to Mars-like conditions, so they could be used on long space flights to produce hydrogen rocket fuel along the way
Categories: Astronomy

Dynasties review: Attenborough’s latest special focuses on real drama

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:20pm
David Attenborough’s latest series uses a new kind of storytelling: by closing in on a few animals over two years, it creates real Game of Thrones style drama
Categories: Astronomy

They Shall Not Grow Old review: Restored footage brings war to life

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:08am
A poignant archive of first world war film has been brilliantly restored for Peter Jackson's powerful documentary released for the centenary commemorations
Categories: Astronomy