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Orca deaths found to be a result of human activity

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 2:00pm
A team that looked at how 55 orcas in the Pacific Ocean died found cases linked both directly and indirectly to human activity
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Heat inside Mars may have melted ice and made watery habitats for life

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 2:00pm
Geothermal energy on Mars may have melted ice below the planet’s surface billions of years ago, creating an environment that could have been suitable for life
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Covid-19 news: UK care homes may get authorised Pfizer vaccine first

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:47pm
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Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico collapses after 57 years

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27am
The Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico has collapsed, just weeks after the US National Science Foundation revealed plans to decommission the 57-year-old structure
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Google's AI can keep Loon balloons flying for over 300 days in a row

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:00am
An artificially intelligent pilot created by Google and Loon can keep huge stratospheric balloons in the air for hundreds of days at a time to act as floating cell towers in remote areas
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Simon Baron-Cohen: Why autism and invention are intimately related

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:20am
The prehistoric cognitive revolution that saw an explosion of inventions was driven by a new, pattern-seeking network in the brain – and that’s highly correlated with autism today, says researcher Simon Baron-Cohen
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How is China beating covid-19 and are the reported numbers reliable?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:10am
China, the country at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, now sees few cases and deaths. How has it done it and are the official numbers trustworthy?
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Did Europe's lockdowns work, and which countries got it right?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 9:50am
Many European countries are exiting a second lockdown, but each had different strategies – did they work, and could they have been avoided?
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UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for rollout next week

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 7:00am
The UK has become the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, with the first shots set to be administered to vulnerable people in the coming days
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Covid-19 news: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine authorised for use in the UK

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 6:26am
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People experiencing a migraine climbed inside an MRI to find out why

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 5:00am
Noisy MRI machines are an unpleasant place to have a migraine, but scanning people in the middle of an attack has revealed which brain regions may be responsible for the condition
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UK takes step towards world's first nuclear fusion power station

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:01pm
The UK has embarked on a step to building the world’s first nuclear fusion power station, by launching a search for a 100-plus hectare site where it can be plugged into the electricity grid
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Bird beak extra sense evolved more than 70 million years ago

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:01pm
Some birds can detect the movement of hidden prey by plunging their beaks into soil or water – and the “sixth sense” may have begun to evolve in predatory dinosaurs
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Saving forests to fight climate change will cost $393 billion annually

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:00am
Limiting warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels will require $393 billion each year to incentivise forest managers to store more carbon in their forests
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Rocking flies with a vibrating lullaby helps them sleep for longer

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:00am
Fruit flies that are lulled by gentle vibrations while they fall sleep snooze for longer, a finding that could explain why babies like to be rocked or why people fall asleep in the car
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Tiny island survived tsunami that helped separate Britain and Europe

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:01pm
A tsunami swept across the North Sea 8150 years ago - but the Dogger archipelago that existed in the area at the time survived the disaster
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DeepMind's AI biologist can decipher secrets of the machinery of life

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:30am
AI firm DeepMind's latest creation, AlphaFold, can predict the shape of proteins from their sequence alone. This fiendish problem normally requires time-consuming experiments, but is key to understanding the machinery of life
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Ivy is multiplying across Europe’s forests as the climate warms

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 5:00am
Ivy is multiplying across European forests, riding a perfect storm of warmer conditions and forest management practices
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Armoured liquid marbles connected together in a chain 1.7 metres long

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 3:00am
Liquid marbles that can be picked up and handled have now been linked together in a 1.7-metre-long chain – and could be used as chemical microreactors
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Covid-19 news: UK R number below 1.0 for the first time since August

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:59am
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