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Hackers can turn computer cables into antenna to steal sensitive data

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 9:12am
Computers are sometimes kept disconnected from the internet, or "air gapped", to avoid remote hackers gaining access to steal data, but now there is a way to use a hard drive cable to transmit information via radio waves
Categories: Astronomy

Starch supplement reduces the risk of some hereditary cancers

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 8:01pm
Taking a supplement of 30 grams of "resistant starch" a day – about the amount in two slightly unripe bananas – reduced the risk of multiple forms of cancer in people with a rare genetic condition
Categories: Astronomy

AI learns how to recognise the species of splatted mosquitoes

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 5:00pm
Researchers have gathered 1500 images of mosquitoes – both squished and not – for training AI. Their goal is to build a smartphone app that can track disease-causing species
Categories: Astronomy

Mystery child hepatitis cases linked to previously 'harmless' virus

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:44pm
Two studies have linked the mysterious rise in unexplained hepatitis cases among children to the adeno-associated virus 2, which infects nearly everyone early in childhood
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Long covid symptoms may include hair loss and ejaculation difficulties

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:02pm
A study of 2.4 million health records suggests the World Health Organization's set of 33 long covid symptoms may be too limited
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Even 'net zero' aviation could still cause significant global warming

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:00pm
Not accounting for aviation’s non-CO2 effects such as contrails could ignore 90 per cent of future flights’ contribution to climate change
Categories: Astronomy

Avalanches may be caused by earthquake-like shifts in snow

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:00pm
A computer simulation found that some avalanches are caused by snow fracturing in a way similar to how fault planes slide in earthquakes
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Fast avalanches may be caused by earthquake-like shifts in snow

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:00pm
A computer simulation found that some avalanches are caused by snow fracturing in a way similar to how fault planes slide in earthquakes
Categories: Astronomy

Controversial idea that T. rex was three species comes under fire

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:00pm
A study that proposed Tyrannosaurus rex is three separate dinosaur species has been strongly disputed by another group of researchers, who say there was just one iconic tyrant lizard king
Categories: Astronomy

Air pollution likely to be causing dementia, say UK science advisers

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 11:20am
Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants identifies three ways exposure to dirty air could be leading to cognitive decline in older people
Categories: Astronomy

JWST finds galaxies may adopt Milky Way-like shape faster than thought

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 11:05am
Astronomers thought that galaxies in the early universe would mostly be shapeless blobs, but an analysis of data from the James Webb Space Telescope suggests around half are disc-shaped like the Milky Way
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Monkeypox has become a global health emergency, says WHO

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 10:31am
The World Health Organization has declared the spread of monkeypox to be a "public health emergency of international concern", its highest alert level
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Hibernating beetles break down and regrow their muscles on demand

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 5:00am
Colorado potato beetles lose almost all the mitochondria in their muscles during hibernation, but regrow them in time to start flying in the spring
Categories: Astronomy

Sticklebacks may pass information learned from other fish to offspring

Sat, 07/23/2022 - 3:00am
Stickleback fish can learn about predators by observing their peers. They may then be able to pass that information onto their offspring – without ever interacting with them
Categories: Astronomy

AI art tool DALL-E 2 adds 'black' or 'female' to some image prompts

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 1:09pm
Researchers experimenting with OpenAI's text-to-image tool, DALL-E 2, noticed that it seems to covertly be adding words such as "black" and "female" to image prompts, seemingly in an effort to diversify its output
Categories: Astronomy

Holiday reads: Top scientists and writers share their must-read books

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 11:19am
From sci-fi classics to essential non-fiction, some of the brightest minds in science, including Sarah Gilbert and Jim Al-Khalili, share their top picks for holiday reading
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Gene-edited dogs created from cloned skin cells for the first time

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:00am
New gene-editing approach could be used to eliminate disease-causing mutations from pedigree dog breeds or even from clones of individual dogs
Categories: Astronomy

Firing a laser into the sky can redirect lightning’s path

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 9:00am
A laser fired from a tower on a mountain seems to have redirected lightning in the sky and could be used to make storm clouds discharge lightning safely
Categories: Astronomy

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 8:00am
NASA’s planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope
Categories: Astronomy