When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts
as with creating images.

— Niels Bohr

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How is gold made? The mysterious cosmic origins of heavy elements

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
We have long struggled to figure out where heavy elements like gold come from. Now we have seen them being forged in neutron star collisions – and fresh clues suggest a role for the universe's first stars
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We have just two years to stop deep-sea mining from going ahead

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
Deep-sea mining would be an environmental disaster, so we need a global moratorium to halt it in its tracks. Here’s how we go about getting one, says Helen Scales
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Covid-19 news: England may have to reimpose restrictions in August

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 1:36pm
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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Flexible computer processor is the most powerful plastic chip yet

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:00pm
UK computer chip designer Arm has made a 32-bit bendable processor, which is a flexible plastic sheet with a circuit and other components printed onto it
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What life will be like now England's covid-19 restrictions have lifted

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:40am
As restrictions lift in England, cases of covid-19 are set to surge. What will England's "dangerous experiment" mean for daily life, and what lessons can other countries learn?
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Russia is launching a new module for the International Space Station

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 8:03am
Russia's Nauka science module is blasting off to the International Space Station after more than a decade of delays
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Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 8:00am
Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realise the devastating consequences
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Sharks' spiral-shaped intestines resemble a Nikola Tesla invention

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Sharks have spiral-shaped intestines that work in a similar way to an unusual valve designed by Nikola Tesla. Studying their anatomy could help improve industrial fluid-pump technology
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Male and female mammals kill their own species for different reasons

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Adult mammals have the capacity to kill other members of their own species, but males generally seem to kill to reduce competition while females kill to protect their young
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Last meal of a man mummified in a bog reconstructed after 2400 years

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Tollund Man ate a simple meal of cooked cereals and fish before being hanged and dumped in a bog in Iron Age Europe
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Dogs will ignore you if they know you are lying, unlike young children

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Dogs tend to ignore suggestions from people who are lying, hinting that – unlike human infants and some other primates – they might recognise when a person is being deceptive
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Covid-19 news: 1 in 5 NHS Covid-19 app users have contact tracing off

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 12:36pm
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Matilde Montoya

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 12:12pm
The first woman to become a doctor in Mexico, Matilde Montoya inspired changes to 19th-century attitudes towards women working in the field of medicine
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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has ridden his own rocket to space

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:58am
Jeff Bezos, world’s wealthiest man and founder of the space company Blue Origin, has ridden his own firm’s New Shepard rocket into space on its first crewed flight
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Pegasus spyware scandal: Can Silicon Valley stop government snooping?

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:28am
Spyware sold for use in anti-terror investigations is reportedly being misused by governments to watch journalists and politicians – Silicon Valley firms are battling to end it
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Galapagos tortoises use their self-destructing cells to avoid cancer

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 5:54am
Galapagos giant tortoises are long-lived in part because their cells are surprisingly sensitive to certain forms of stress
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Tomatoes have a kind of nervous system that warns about attacks

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 1:15am
Plants may use their sap transport networks to shuttle charged ions, acting as a kind of simple nervous system to turn on defences against microbes
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Meet the puzzle-solving gorillas shedding light on how speech evolved

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 2:00pm
The evolutionary origins of speech may be glimpsed in the tool-using abilities of great apes, as Clare Wilson discovered on a visit to a wildlife reserve in the UK
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Covid-19 news: England unlocks as UK cases continue to soar

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 12:32pm
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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Climate change to blame for monarch butterfly's recent decline

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 12:00pm
Climate change has been the biggest cause of the precipitous decline of the monarch butterfly in North America in recent years, and parts of its breeding range may eventually become inhospitable
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