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Refreezing the Arctic: How to bring the ice back with geoengineering

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:00pm
The Arctic is heating up faster than anywhere else on Earth and the only way to save the ice may be to intervene directly. We look at the three ambitious projects that aim to do just that
Categories: Astronomy

Make a weather station with BBC micro:bits and a sensor

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:00pm
Get up-to-the-minute weather reports by turning an environmental sensor and two BBC micro:bits into a mini weather station
Categories: Astronomy

DNA mutation lets some people live healthily on only 4 hours' sleep

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:00am
Studying a family that lives healthily on as little as 4.5 hours of sleep per night has led to the discovery of a gene that controls how much sleep we need
Categories: Astronomy

Communities in East Anglia are deciding whether to abandon their towns

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:00am
Rising sea levels mean that coastal communities in the UK are having to decide whether to defend their towns, and when they will need to abandon them altogether
Categories: Astronomy

Sea level rises mean some towns must now decide to abandon or defend

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:00am
Rising sea levels mean that a managed retreat for coastal communities is no longer a case of if, but when and how
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UK police are using AI to spot spikes in Brexit-related hate crimes

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 8:10am
The UK police are monitoring hundreds of thousands of Twitter posts every day to try to predict spikes in hate crime in the run up to the UK's exit from the European Union
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Red wine drinkers have more diverse gut bacteria than other drinkers

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 7:14am
Drinking red wine may be better for your microbiome than drinking other types of alcohol, according to a study of 3000 people
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 6:09am
Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype of the spacecraft the firm plans to use to bring humans to Mars, has made its last flight its highest ever at 150 metres up
Categories: Astronomy

The pyrocene has begun: How to tackle a world of raging wildfires

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 6:05am
Thousands of hectares of Arctic forest is on fire and the effects on human health and the climate could be terrible. Why did this happen and how can we respond?
Categories: Astronomy

The back pain epidemic: Why popular treatments are making it worse

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:00am
Chronic back pain is on the rise – in part because the way we treat it often does more harm than good. It's time to think differently about our aches
Categories: Astronomy

Marine life is still struggling after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 7:01pm
The lingering effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been extreme for deep sea creatures, with biodiversity still down years after the disaster
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Weird illusion makes you think fabric is moving faster than it is

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Your skin is terrible at judging how fast different textured materials are moving, highlighting a strange quirk in how the brain encodes touch
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Five of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons have been given names

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:54am
Last year, astronomers announced they’d found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, and now five of them have been named after daughters and granddaughters of Zeus
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A smartphone app can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:00am
A device consisting of a smartphone and an attachable microscope can detect minuscule amounts of norovirus, which may help identify its spread earlier
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