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Birds flocked to North American cities during covid-19 lockdowns

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 3:00pm
Dozens of bird species became more abundant in 93 urban centres across the US and Canada when covid-19 restrictions cut noise and pollution from traffic
Categories: Astronomy

Dinosaurs may have waggled their tails to help walk more efficiently

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 3:00pm
A computer reconstruction of a small two-legged dinosaur suggests it ran more efficiently if it waggled its tail from side to side with every step
Categories: Astronomy

How can we prevent and reduce food waste?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Around one third of all food produced globally goes to waste, the vast majority being thrown into landfill sites where it is left to rot away
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The UK energy crisis shows why it is time to look beyond fossil fuels

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
The gas crisis fatally undermines the argument that fossil fuels provide a stable, economically viable solution to satisfying our future energy needs
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How to sous vide steak using a beer cooler box

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Cooking sous vide offers a route to perfection via precisely controlled temperatures. Here's how to do it at home, no gadgets necessary
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Psychonauts 2 review: A fun yet sensitive take on mental health

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
A perilous journey through the dark corners of the human mind, Psychonauts 2 somehow manages to be as entertaining as it is empowering, writes Jacob Aron
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A third of the world's food goes to waste – here's how to stop the rot

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Food waste isn't just morally objectionable; it also produces vast amounts of greenhouse gases. But this is one food fight we can win, with simple actions at home and new tech in industry
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Fire and Ice review: A fascinating tour of weird space volcanoes

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Natalie Starkey's new book will make you rethink what you thought you knew about how volcanoes around our solar system look, what they do and what comes out of them when they erupt
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Ecological grief is devastating but it may help us stop climate change

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
The climate emergency is taking a huge toll on our mental health, particularly for young people and those on the front line. But it could motivate us to find solutions to the crisis, writes Graham Lawton
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Everyday aches: Why it’s time to take minor ailments more seriously

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
There’s a lot that can go slightly wrong with the human body and most of the time science can’t explain why. But even our unremarkable illnesses deserve closer inspection
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The UK’s plan to measure the bendiness of a banana using furlongs

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
A return to old measurements, plus the best harbour from a comparison viewpoint and angler behaviour during the pandemic, in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up
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Changing how drugs are approved in England mustn't endanger safety

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Plans to change how medicines are assessed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence mustn't weaken safety precautions, says Clare Wilson
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Dune review: Action aplenty, but a lack of depth and emotion

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Denis Villeneuve's big-budget remake boasts a stellar cast and spectacular effects, yet the big scenes fail to deliver on the deeper ecological and anti-colonial message of the novel
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Why covid-19 hospitalisations may soar in England despite vaccination

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 1:00pm
Modelling suggests covid-19 hospitalisations in England could soon be as high as 7000 a day, but that is only one of several different possible scenarios
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Story of epic human voyages across Polynesia revealed by genetics

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
By studying DNA from people living in Polynesia, geneticists have worked out the order in which the islands – some thousands of kilometres apart– were populated
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Tiny sensors inspired by gliding seeds could monitor the environment

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
Millimetre-sized wireless sensors modelled after spinning or gliding seeds could be used to measure environmental factors such as pH
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4D-printed robot self-assembles into a tube and rolls up hills

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
A 3D-printed material rolls itself up into a tube, becoming a  “4D-printed” robot that travels up hills when exposed to heat
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WHO calls for lower limits on air pollution to save millions of lives

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:00am
The World Health Organization has released guidelines for strict limits on air pollution from cars, power stations and other sources. If countries adopt them, millions of deaths could be avoided
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The black hole paradox that thwarts our understanding of reality

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 9:35am
Black holes devour stuff and then shrivel away over billions of years. Explaining what happens to anything that falls in explodes our current theories of physics, says cosmologist Paul Davies
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Covid-19 news: Record cases in school children in England

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 8:59am
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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