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Neanderthals from Europe may have ousted their Siberian relatives

4 hours 4 min ago
DNA from 120,000-year-old bones sheds light on the ancestry of Neanderthals in Europe, revealing a remarkable 80,000 years of genetic continuity, interbreeding with a mystery hominin and migrations
Categories: Astronomy

Barefoot walkers have tough feet but sense the ground just as well

5 hours 4 min ago
People who often go barefoot develop thicker skin on the soles of their feet for protection – but unlike cushioned shoes, thick skin can still sense vibrations
Categories: Astronomy

Tiny flying insect robot has four wings and weighs under a gram

5 hours 4 min ago
This tiny insect-inspired robot weighs just 259 milligrams, has four wings that flap 170 times per second and is powered by six mini solar panels
Categories: Astronomy

Several IVF attempts can signal higher risk for any eventual pregnancy

9 hours 31 min ago
Women who undergo repeated cycles of IVF are more likely to have problems with their placenta if they later become pregnant
Categories: Astronomy

Bystander effect: Famous psychology result could be completely wrong

10 hours 48 min ago
A famous result in psychology says that people fail to intervene when they see people in violent situations, but a review of CCTV footage finds that isn't true
Categories: Astronomy

AIs that diagnose diseases are starting to assist and replace doctors

11 hours 4 min ago
Digital doctors are already in use, but there are big questions about how they work. Are we ready for the rise of AI healthcare?
Categories: Astronomy

The magnetic north pole is moving and a liquid-metal ball explains why

11 hours 4 min ago
The pole is racing towards Siberia - but why? It's a mystery with huge implications, and to solve it, we're building an explosive model of the planet's core
Categories: Astronomy

I travelled to a future where AI cameras track your every move

11 hours 34 min ago
Donna Lu investigates the murky world of security tech. She finds cameras packed with artificial intelligence, fingerprint scanners and a live owl
Categories: Astronomy

Will robots take my job? No, but they will break it into tiny bits

12 hours 41 min ago
Robots will take our jobs in name only. They are actually fragmenting them in a way that undermines our ability to find full-time work, warns Annalee Newitz
Categories: Astronomy

UK has halved air pollution deaths since 1970 but must still do more

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:01pm
The share of premature deaths in the UK linked to air pollution has dropped significantly because of action on emissions – but there is still a long way to go
Categories: Astronomy

Non-addictive CRISPR-edited tobacco could help eliminate smoking

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:47am
A gene-edited tobacco plant with near-zero nicotine could boost plans to eliminate smoking by making cigarettes non-addictive
Categories: Astronomy

Exposure to air pollution seems to negatively affect women's fertility

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:30am
Daily exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, has a negative impact on women's fertility
Categories: Astronomy

An Arctic fox made an epic 4400-kilometre-long journey over sea ice

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:50am
In 2018, a satellite-tracked Arctic fox migrated across sea ice from Svalbard to northeast Canada – but repeat journeys may soon be impossible as the poles warm
Categories: Astronomy

Second world war bomb explodes after three-quarters of a century

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:12am
This huge crater in a field in Germany was created when a bomb dropped around 75 years ago finally exploded
Categories: Astronomy

IVF success rates peak as only one in four attempts achieve pregnancy

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:45am
The success rates for two common fertility treatments have peaked, with only one in four cycles of IVF or ICSI getting pregnant
Categories: Astronomy

Solar farms could be wildlife havens that tackle biodiversity crisis

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:00am
UK’s solar farms could provide habitats and food for wildlife, says a new report – but critics worry that planned larger farms will be less wildlife-friendly
Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm methane spikes – and perhaps life – on Mars

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a brief burp of methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because gas-measuring satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

Gut bacteria might influence how our brains develop as children

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:47am
Two-year-olds with higher abundances of two particular gut microbes have more activity in brain regions associated with attention and language acquisition
Categories: Astronomy

Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am
The Late Heavy Bombardment may have stopped on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to become more favourable to life earlier than previously suggested
Categories: Astronomy