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Fast swimming fish robot could perform underwater surveillance

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:00pm
Tunabot, a fish-inspired robot, can swim faster than most other swimming bots and could be used for underwater monitoring and surveillance
Categories: Astronomy

Ad Astra: Pirates and space monkeys can't save dull space psychodrama

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:04pm
Brad Pitt stars in thoughtful sci-fi Ad Astra, but even his strong performance can't plug the plot holes in this movie's melancholy heart
Categories: Astronomy

Meltwater from Greenland could raise sea level an extra 7 centimetres

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
Melting and refreezing is turning the absorbent surface snow of Greenland into solid ice, an effect that could contribute to sea level rises
Categories: Astronomy

C-section babies have a different microbiome - but not for long

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those born vaginally – but the differences largely disappear after six to nine months
Categories: Astronomy

Artificial intelligence can now predict El Niño 18 months in advance

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
An AI trained on 100 years of El Niño events can now more predict when one may occur with more accuracy than other approaches
Categories: Astronomy

Deliberate drowning of Brazil's rainforest is worsening climate change

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
It isn't just Bolsonaro and the fires. Hydroelectric dams in the Amazon are submerging millions of trees, transforming huge carbon sinks into sources of planet-warming gases
Categories: Astronomy

Richard Dawkins: How we can outgrow God and religion

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
We met with the renowned evolutionary biologist and controversial atheist to hear about science and beauty, Twitter, vegetarianism, pernicious religions, and his cautious sense of optimism
Categories: Astronomy

Laws are needed when technological change ends up squeezing workers

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
California’s Assembly Bill 5 will let gig workers have benefits, unions and legal protection. It was needed to prevent a return to Dickensian working conditions, argues Annalee Newitz
Categories: Astronomy

A stargazer's guide to the equinox and how Earth moves around the sun

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
As the September equinox falls, we begin a new astronomy series with all you need to know about how Earth's orbit affects what we see in the night sky
Categories: Astronomy

The school climate strikes this Friday need the support of adults

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00pm
The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says Alice Bell
Categories: Astronomy

Saturn's moon Enceladus is having a snowball fight with other moons

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:42pm
Three of Saturn’s icy moons are twice as shiny as we thought they were, and it’s partly because they are covered in a deep layer of snow from Enceladus’ geysers
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Mathematicians find a completely new way to write the number 3

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:23am
Just weeks after solving the problem for 42, mathematicians have worked out another way of writing the number 3 as the sum of three cubes
Categories: Astronomy

Jeffrey Epstein scandal raises questions over who should fund science

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:45am
Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein donated huge sums of money to the MIT Media Lab. Is it time we had better ways to decide who can fund science?
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Special report: How climate change is melting France’s largest glacier

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:20am
As the UN prepares its report on the fate of the world’s ice, Adam Vaughan visits the dramatically changing landscape of Mer de Glace near Mont Blanc
Categories: Astronomy

Frogs evolved to be more scared after mongooses came to their island

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:00am
The Amami tip-nosed frog may have evolved to be more skittish towards potential threats after mongooses were brought to its island
Categories: Astronomy

The most powerful volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to explode

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:47am
The largest and most powerful of the 400 volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io erupts on a regular schedule – and it looks like the next bang could come any day now
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'What have insects ever done for us,' asks George McGavin

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:26am
Insects hold the key to our survival and we need to realise this before it’s too late, entomologist George McGavin will argue at New Scientist Live next month
Categories: Astronomy

Whales evolved large brains in the same way that we did

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 5:00am
Whales and dolphins evolved large brains in the same way as primates and having a broad diet may have been the trigger
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True nature of consciousness: Solving the biggest mystery of your mind

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00am
Far from being a mystical “ghost in the machine”, consciousness evolved as a practical mental tool and we could engineer it in a robot using these simple guidelines
Categories: Astronomy

Creating human-like consciousness requires just four key ingredients

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:00am
Far from being a mystical “ghost in the machine”, consciousness evolved as a practical mental tool and we could engineer it in a robot using these simple guidelines
Categories: Astronomy