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Oldest galaxies in the universe discovered right on our doorstep

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:00pm
Astronomers have previously looked for ancient galaxies by peering into the deep reaches of the universe, but it turns out they were right here all the time
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Why the US is worried a Russian satellite might be a space weapon

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:55am
A Russian satellite has been getting closer to Earth without a clear reason and US officials are concerned that it could be a space weapon
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Doctors will grow human tissue on the International Space Station

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:54am
Liver tissue and muscle fibre are going to be grown on the ISS, to see if we can one day grow human organs in space
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Weird circles in the sky may be signs of a universe before ours

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00am
A theory suggesting that the universe is constantly reborn could be proved right by ‘Hawking points’ – signs of evaporated black holes from a time before the big bang
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Asteroid strike may have forged the oldest rocks ever found on Earth

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:00pm
The oldest rocks ever found are over four billion years old and we don’t know how they formed – but a massive asteroid bombardment may be responsible
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way to the sun, via Venus

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 8:15am
After a false start on Saturday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasted off on Sunday to begin a mission to enter the sun’s scorching atmosphere
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Cybersecurity is failing us – and will continue to do so unless we act

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:00am
Our current model of internet security is too vulnerable to the mistakes of individual programmers. Better alternatives exist – and should be deployed
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Buzz: A beautiful book shows why modern bees are hippy wasps at heart

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:00am
A beautifully illustrated new book details the evolutionary path that created modern bees from their ancient wasp ancestors - and why the apians’ future is uncertain
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Tools reveal Easter Island may not have had a societal collapse

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:00am
Tools used to make Easter Island’s famous statues have yielded a clue that suggests the Rapa Nui inhabitants that made them all got along with each other
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Don’t miss: Taxidermied rabbits, mucky biology and the digital future

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:00am
See a taxidermied rabbit in a silver goblet at show about human-animal hybrids, read about biology's muckier side, and listen to tough talk about our digital future
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Gluten-free dogs? Pets deserve better than this evidence-free fad

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:35pm
Animal owners are increasingly falling for potentially risky fad pet diets or homeopathic alternatives to vaccines, warn vets Danny Chambers and Zoe Belshaw
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Fortnite is coming to Android, but players risk downloading malware

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:14am
When blockbuster game Fortnite hits Android phones, gamers will be able to get it outside Google Play, which could leave them vulnerable to scams
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Preserved ocean creatures make landfall in London

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:00am
Dissected and preserved sea life specimens give visitors a thrilling, slightly shallow glimpse of a hidden world
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Bots on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are ruining psychology studies

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 8:26am
Psychologists use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform to study our behaviour, but now bots are spoiling things by pretending to be human
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This man spent months alone underground – and it warped his mind

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 8:00am
Michel Siffre’s extraordinary self-experiments in a cave with no light would never be allowed now – but revealed strange truths about how we perceive time
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The Meg: Real Megalodon shark would eat Jason Statham for breakfast

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:37am
Jason Statham’s new film The Meg looks gloriously silly and good luck to it, but it got us thinking about what its giant prehistoric shark was really like and why it died out
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New Scientist Live: sneak preview of this year’s mission to Mercury

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:31am
It’s time to return to the planet Mercury. At New Scientist Live, Emma Bunce will be revealing all about the BepiColombo mission set to launch in October
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New Zealand becomes the latest country to ban plastic bags

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:05am
People in New Zealand currently use about 150 plastic bags each a year, but the country now plans to phase them out within the next six months
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Feedback: What would happen if Earth was made of blueberries?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:00am
Thanks to science, we now have an answer. Plus: a stolen shark, mapping the Kessel Run, TripAdvisor reviews of migrating animals, and more
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Allergy explosion: What causes allergies and how to avoid them

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:00am
We've all heard that being too clean can cause allergies, or exposure can help you beat them. Most advice doesn't stand up, but there are things that do seem to work
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