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Chronic Lyme disease may be a misdiagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:04pm
People who think they have a long-lasting form of Lyme disease are taking antibiotics for many months and may be treating the wrong disease
Categories: Astronomy

Maggie Aderin-Pocock on space travel and humanity's future

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Space scientist and presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock sees our future in space, even though it will take thousands of years to reach neighbouring solar systems
Categories: Astronomy

Netflix's Criminal strips police drama down to its raw psychology

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
The laboratory-like setting of new Netflix show Criminal provides the perfect foil for stories that focus with clinical precision on the mind, says Chelsea Whyte
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Trevor Paglen exhibition highlights how prejudice is tainting AI

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
The epic expanse of photos in a new show at London’s Barbican Centre reveals a human side to artificial intelligence – and it isn’t pretty
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Born in the big bang: How ancient black holes could save cosmology

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Exotic primordial black holes born in the moments after the universe began could be the key to solving some of cosmology’s biggest problems… if only we can find them.
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Want to regrow organs and defy cancer? Just copy these awesome animals

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Creatures with incredible superpowers including the ability to survive being frozen and suffocated and resist ageing could revolutionise medicine, space travel and even war
Categories: Astronomy

If we label eco-anxiety as an illness, climate denialists have won

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
The UK media reports a “tsunami” of cases of eco-anxiety in children. It is no medical condition, though, it is a rational response to the state of the climate, says Graham Lawton
Categories: Astronomy

The universe's oldest black holes could also be its most useful

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Primordial black holes born in the moments after the big bang could clear up some of cosmology's most confounding conundrums
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How to find the Apollo landing sites and dramatic craters on the moon

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
The moon’s surface can tell us much about the solar system's history, and our own. Here’s how to spot its craters and more, with Abigail Beall
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Longer life, flying, mind-bending drugs: Dreams that science made real

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Robert Boyle's 17th-century wish list of innovations shows the world-changing power of basic research – and why we must invest more in it, says historian David Cannadine
Categories: Astronomy

UK space academy boss Anu Ojha on what finding aliens might mean

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:45pm
Anu Ojha, UK National Space Academy director, on the coolest moons in the solar system, finding alien life and why the best discussions happen with the young  
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We've discovered 20 more moons of Saturn – and you can help name them

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 9:34am
We have discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, all of them less than 5 kilometres across. This means Saturn has 82 moons, the most of any known planet
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Takeaway food packaging may be source of synthetic chemicals in blood

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 9:00am
The food packaging used in some takeaway and fast food meals, as well as microwave popcorn, appear to be a source of potentially harmful chemicals leaching into people’s bodies
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UK launched passport photo checker it knew would fail with dark skin

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 8:29am
Documents released by the Home Office show it was aware of problems with its website’s passport photo checking service for people with very dark or very light skin, but decided to use it regardless
Categories: Astronomy

Experiments show us how animal minds work – but should we do them?

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 6:00am
We've now found that budgies have empathy and macaques use logic. But such experiments mean keeping animals in unnatural conditions, raising questions about their value
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Nobel prize in chemistry goes to developers of lithium-ion batteries

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 5:00am
The 2019 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
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Your body's hidden language: How smell reveals more than you ever knew

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:00am
We can sniff out fear, find solace in the smell of a loved one, breathe in the scent of happiness. How we're deciphering the subliminal signals of human scent
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Real time badger tracking shows culling could increase spread of TB

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 7:01pm
First study of individual badger movements in the UK finds that culling animals prompts others to range further afield, increasing the risk of spreading disease
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Tea and banana plants have been genetically modified by bacteria

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:58am
Around 1 in 20 flowering plants are naturally transgenic, with added bacterial genes that can make them produce unusual chemicals
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UN agency meant to be limiting flying emissions votes to limit action

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 5:41am
The agency’s own scheme will not stop greenhouse gas emissions soaring, yet members have voted to block all other efforts to slow the growth
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