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What the quark?! Why matter's most basic building blocks may not exist

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 1:00am
Quarks are the subatomic particles thought to make up nearly everything we can see. Now it turns out they could be an illusion created by quantum trickery
Categories: Astronomy

A man's acute psychosis appears to have been triggered by Brexit

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 6:30pm
A case of a man who appears to have experienced acute psychosis triggered by the UK's 2016 European Union referendum result has been described in a medical journal
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A man's acute pyschosis appears to have been triggered by Brexit

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 6:30pm
A case of a man who appears to have experienced acute psychosis triggered by the UK's 2016 European Union referendum result has been described in a medical journal
Categories: Astronomy

We've totted up all Earth's carbon - and 99 per cent is underground

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 10:00am
An epic project has worked out how much carbon there is on Earth. The answer is 1.85 billion billion tonnes – and most of it is underground
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Just three days in hospital can change the bacteria in your gut

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 9:25am
A study of people in an intensive care unit has found that being in hospital can lead to harmful strains of bacteria taking over your microbiome
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Dr Herbert Kleber brought evidence-based treatment to drug addiction

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 6:52am
Herbert Kleber, the subject of today’s Google doodle, was a US psychiatrist who played a leading role in transforming attitudes to and the treatment of addiction
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Herbert Kleber helped bring evidence-based treatment to drug addiction

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 6:52am
Herbert Kleber, the subject of today’s Google doodle, was a US psychiatrist who played a leading role in transforming attitudes to and the treatment of addiction
Categories: Astronomy

Avoiding red or processed meat doesn't seem to give health benefits

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 5:00pm
There are no health reasons to cut down on eating red or processed meat, says a new review that contradicts most existing dietary advice
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Desert birds are struggling to get enough water to stay cool

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 3:00pm
Bird numbers are plummeting in the Mojave desert in the US as it gets hotter due to global warming, and it could be because they can’t get the water they need
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Sticky fluid can be sprayed on grassy verges to prevent wildfires

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 3:00pm
A weather-resistant fluid containing fire retardants can be sprayed onto vegetation to stop wildfires from starting at high-risk areas such as roadsides
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Female orgasm may have evolved from a trigger for ovulation

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 3:00pm
A study that gave antidepressants to rabbits suggests that female orgasm may be evolutionarily linked to a mechanism for triggering the release of eggs
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Where have I left my wallet? This smart camera can remind you

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:30pm
Smart cameras can help with common memory lapses, reminding you whether you’ve left the stove on or where you put your wallet
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Should the UK make childhood vaccinations mandatory?

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:12pm
With rates of routine vaccinations falling in England, health secretary Matt Hancock has called for them to be mandatory. Is that a good idea?
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BBC coverage of the Martian invasion will follow shortly

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:43am
A new TV adaptation stresses the action, horror, and science fictional aspects of HG Wells's celebrated tale; in other words, it's sticking closely to the book
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Many cancer drugs can be co-opted to treat different types of tumour

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:00am
Doctors often give people drugs that haven’t been approved for their particular cancer as a last resort. Now it seems it has some benefit about a third of the time
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Exclusive: Rocket test in Alaska polluted 230 tonnes of soil

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:31am
Aerospace firm Astra Space flew two rockets tests last year - both malfunctioned, contaminating 230 tonnes of soil and damaging spaceport buildings
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Ocean worlds with a thick atmosphere may be better for life than Earth

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 9:02am
Earth is the only planet that we know has life, but it might not be the best one – a thicker atmosphere and slower spin would make a world more conducive to sea life
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The rocket Elon Musk wants to send to Mars is almost ready to launch

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 7:20am
Elon Musk's giant Starship rocket is due to take passengers on a trip around the moon in 2020. Last night, he said orbital tests will begin within two months
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Michele Bannister has helped find more than 800 minor planets

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 5:00am
`Oumuamua is the first interstellar object we've detected travelling through our solar system, as astrophysicist Michele Bannister will explain at New Scientist Live in October
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Google is taking over DeepMind's NHS contracts – should we be worried?

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:42am
Five NHS trusts have agreed contracts with Google Health after it swallowed up its UK sister firm DeepMind Health. But a lack of transparency means it's hard to tell how much has changed
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