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Scare stories of mutant GM mosquitoes aren’t true, but have some truth

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 1:00pm
Tales of hybrid super-mosquitoes produced by a GM trial in Brazil are way off the mark – but our careless ways do create mutants that harm us, says Michael Le Page
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Predicting the future is now possible with powerful new AI simulations

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 1:00pm
If you thought Cambridge Analytica had scary tech, wait until you see this. A new form of AI modelling promises accurate simulation of the behaviour of entire cities, countries and one day perhaps, the world
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How to call the International Space Station

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:44am
Does the ISS have a phone number? Do ISS astronauts have smartphones or handsets? And does anything in the space station “ring” when an audio call is set up? We spoke to the communications experts who help the world talk to astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station
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A solar-powered airship is being built to transport cargo more greenly

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:30am
Solar-powered airships could be a greener way to transport cargo. One start-up is building one for delivering freight and says it will fly at half the speed of a jumbo jet
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Boris Johnson jokes about UK being ‘on the verge’ of nuclear fusion

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 8:28am
In his speech to the Conservative party conference, prime minister Boris Johnson said the UK can become carbon neutral by the middle of this century
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Sir William Ramsay added a whole new group to the periodic table

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 7:02am
The Scottish chemist William Ramsay discovered helium, argon, xenon, krypton and neon in the space of a few years, adding a new group to the periodic table
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Huge amounts of illegal wild meat from the Amazon are sold in Brazil

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 6:45am
The trade in wild meat from the Amazon is on the same scale as the timber trade, but there is still time to control it before it pushes the affected animals to a crisis
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A hidden drug overdose crisis has struck Scotland - can we fix it?

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 6:00am
Illegal benzodiazepine drugs that cost as little as 15p per tablet are fuelling an overdose crisis in Scotland. How can we prevent hundreds more deaths?
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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
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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
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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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