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Venus may have an underground magma ocean spanning the whole planet

3 hours 2 min ago
When Earth and Venus formed, they both had global magma oceans deep underground. Earth’s has turned solid by now, but Venus’s may still remain hidden
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Diets do help you lose weight - but the benefits usually don't last

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 7:30pm
Atkins, Paleo or Zone – whichever diet you follow, you’ll probably only lose a bit of weight, and improvements to your cholesterol may disappear within a year
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Europe’s cave bears may have died out because of their large sinuses

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 3:00pm
Plant-eating cave bears vanished when ice spread across Europe – maybe because their large sinuses prevented them chewing meat to adapt to the new conditions
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Coronavirus latest: US estimates between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 1:20pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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Will the spread of covid-19 be affected by changing seasons?

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:00pm
The factors that cause flu to decline in spring might apply to covid-19 too. But we don’t know yet if warm weather can curb the spread of the coronavirus
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We may now know what our common ancestor with Neanderthals looked like

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:00pm
A prehistoric human species that lived in Europe 1.2 million to 800,000 years ago is emerging as a contender to be our last common ancestor with Neanderthals
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The hunt for patient zero: Where did the coronavirus outbreak start?

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 8:40am
Growing evidence suggests the covid-19 outbreak may not have started at Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market in December after all. Finding its origins may help us stop it happening again
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Tiny bird-like dinosaur discovered in amber might actually be a lizard

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 6:00am
A 99-million-year-old skull recently discovered in amber might actually belong to a lizard, rather than a tiny bird-like dinosaur as first thought
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Microrobots made from pollen help remove toxic mercury from wastewater

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 4:00am
Pollen has a natural tendency to adsorb mercury and forms the basis of a new class of tiny robots that speed through toxic water to purify it
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Human evolution: The astounding new story of the origin of our species

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 1:00am
Forget the simple out-of-Africa idea of how humans evolved. A huge array of fossils and genome studies has completely rewritten the story of how we came into being.
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Male bottlenose dolphins synchronise their calls to attract females

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 8:01pm
Bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, form alliances and coordinate the timing of their clicking noises to attract females and deter other males
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We now know what causes wine ‘legs’ to drip down inside a glass

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 4:28pm
Wine tears – the drops that form inside a glass after wine is swirled in a glass – are caused by the formation of an unstable shock wave
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Coronavirus latest: British Airways suspends all flights at Gatwick

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:51pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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New York City’s coronavirus outbreak is already overwhelming hospitals

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:23pm
New York City is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US and hospitals are already struggling to treat everyone with covid-19, though the outbreak may not peak for three weeks
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Rock peeling off continents may have triggered biggest mass extinction

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:00pm
The Permian extinction, which wiped out almost all complex life, may have been caused by the undersides of continents slipping off into Earth’s interior
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Sharks are easier to catch in cooler waters, and we have no idea why

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:00pm
Tropical seas are ecological hotspots where predators should be active and easy to catch – but 50 years of data shows sharks are easier to catch in cooler seas
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World’s most essential open-source code to be stored in Arctic vault

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:00pm
Inside a mountain in the Arctic, Microsoft is building a backup of open-source software that it says will keep the code safe for 1000 years
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Covid-19 has caused a drop in emissions – but it’s not a climate fix

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:28am
The new coronavirus has led to a drastic reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but no credible environmentalists say the response to the pandemic is a solution to climate change
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Even a computer the size of the universe can’t predict everything

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:14am
Fundamental limits on space and time mean that the motion of three black holes is impossible to predict, even with the most powerful computer that could ever be built
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Blood test shows promise for detecting the deadliest cancers early

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 8:01pm
A blood test developed and checked using blood samples from 4000 people can accurately detect more than 50 cancer types
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