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Unimpeachable logic says Trump shouldn’t quit Paris climate pact

3 hours 48 min ago
President Donald Trump should keep the US in the Paris Agreement on climate and embrace it as a great deal for his nation's economy, says Owen Gaffney
Categories: Astronomy

A classic quantum test could reveal the limits of the human mind

5 hours 56 min ago
Using human consciousness as the trigger in a test of ‘spooky action at a distance’ could tell us whether mind is made of different stuff than matter
Categories: Astronomy

DeepMind’s AI beats world’s best Go player in latest face-off

6 hours 54 min ago
The Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China
Categories: Astronomy

Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn Yemen

7 hours 32 min ago
Cholera has killed 332 people and left more than 32,000 ill over the past four weeks, spreading faster than any previous known outbreak in the country
Categories: Astronomy

Diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria makeup

8 hours 11 min ago
Metformin dramatically shifts the gut microbiome – and bacteria seem to play a key role in controlling blood sugar levels
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers scramble as ‘alien megastructure’ star dims again

8 hours 26 min ago
Tabby’s star’s weird behaviour has been blamed on everything from asteroids to aliens. Now astronomers are racing to watch its dimming in action
Categories: Astronomy

The innovation nation

9 hours 41 min ago
A growing number of life sciences and medical technology companies are moving to Wales, attracted by the high-tech infrastructure, an agile approach to business and healthcare collaborations
Categories: Astronomy

Solar time lapse burns through film to create a unique look

11 hours 56 min ago
Photographer Chris McCaw has whisky to thank for discovering this way of capturing his extreme overexposed shots of the sun
Categories: Astronomy

Weird energy beam seems to travel five times the speed of light

12 hours 26 min ago
The galaxy M87 emits a jet of plasma that looks like it’s breaking the cosmic speed limit – here’s how it manages the trick
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EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:01pm
The drive for biofuels that international treaties wrongly consider to be emissions-free is driving plans to boost tree harvests in Europe, forgetting about associated emissions
Categories: Astronomy

Mouse sperm sent into space produces healthy IVF babies

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:00pm
The first experiment to test how space travel could affect mammals’ reproduction shows that pregnancy can smooth over DNA damage from cosmic radiation
Categories: Astronomy

Our common ancestor with chimps may be from Europe, not Africa

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:00pm
The last common ancestor of chimps and humans was an eastern European, claims team that analysed fossils of a 7-million-year-old ape from Bulgaria and Greece
Categories: Astronomy

Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:00pm
A 100-year-old treatment in which women have their fallopian tubes flushed with oil makes them more likely to get pregnant without IVF treatments
Categories: Astronomy

A mind trick that can break down your brain’s barrier to success

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Stuck in the same old rut? Failing to reach your potential? Throw the right switch in your head to change things for the better
Categories: Astronomy

Bacteria engineered to produce living, full-colour photographs

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Gut bugs have been modified to turn red, green or blue when bathed in light of the corresponding colour so they create bacterial photocopies
Categories: Astronomy

7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:00am
Trying to focus but keep getting distracted? From mind-wandering to doodling, the simplest ways to stay on track are not what you expect
Categories: Astronomy

Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:57am
The DECODE project will give residents of Barcelona and Amsterdam more control over how their personal data is harnessed by local government and businesses
Categories: Astronomy

AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:00am
Realistically faked video will soon be a single click away thanks to new technology that might render video evidence meaningless in court
Categories: Astronomy

Weak defences leave us wide open to ransom attacks

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:00am
Last week’s cyberattacks were small beer. The UK government must invest in NHS upgrades before a bigger threat brings it to its knees
Categories: Astronomy

How to daydream your way to better learning and concentration

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:00am
Daydreaming need not be the enemy of focus. Learn to do it right and you could reap the benefits from more successful revision to more motivation
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