It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato

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Melbourne rocked by Victoria's biggest earthquake on record

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:09am
A record magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck in a remote part of Victoria, Australia, on 22 September, damaging buildings in Melbourne but not causing any fatalities
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La Palma volcano eruption: Warning signs may have been there for years

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 4:46pm
Over the past decade, minuscule land movements and strange chemical signals may have been clues that the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island was going to erupt
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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 marks a shift towards privacy for space tourists

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 1:12pm
The Inspiration4 mission was the first orbital space flight to carry only private passengers and was mostly not broadcast publicly, a surprising change from the space agency transparency
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Quantum supremacy has been achieved by a more complex quantum computer

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:42pm
A quantum computer made by researchers in China has outperformed classical computers, achieving what is known as quantum supremacy with a more complex quantum processor than ever before
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We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 5:46am
Catnip contains a chemical that makes a highly effective insect repellent, but extracting it from plants is expensive. Now it can be produced using genetically engineered yeast
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Stroke rehab should be offered for months longer than it currently is

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 4:00pm
People who have had a stroke are generally given physiotherapy for around a month, but those who received extra treatment saw improved physical ability, against the received wisdom that only early intervention helps
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Covid-19 News: Booster invitations will be sent to over 50s in England

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:37pm
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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Blame fossil fuels, not renewables, for the UK's winter energy crisis

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 9:02am
Rising gas prices mean the UK is facing a difficult winter and some people are keen to point the blame at the shift to renewables – but relying on fossil fuels will always lead to cyclical crises
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Maps of planetary nurseries will help the complex hunt for alien life

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 7:18am
Five planetary nurseries have been chemically mapped in the most detail ever, showing hints of unexpected variety and high concentrations of the chemicals required for life
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Quantum computer helps to design a better quantum computer

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 4:00am
Quantum computers can simulate quantum circuits, which helps to speed up the design of new quantum processors
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The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to make its first Mercury fly-by

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 2:29pm
The BepiColombo mission will pass within about 200 kilometres of the surface of Mercury in October, where it will measure the planet’s magnetic field and exosphere
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The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to make its first Mercury flyby

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 2:29pm
The BepiColombo mission to Mercury will pass within about 200 kilometres of the surface of Mercury in October, where it will measure the planet’s magnetic field and exosphere
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Woman who first gained sense of smell at age 24 finds it disturbing

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:43pm
A woman born without the brain regions needed to smell has puzzled doctors by gaining the ability to detect some smells in her twenties – an experience that has caused her anxiety
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Mushballs inside Uranus and Neptune may solve an atmospheric mystery

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:13pm
Uranus and Neptune appear to have less ammonia than expected, but it might have been hidden by slushy balls of ammonia and water that hail down deep into the planets’ atmospheres
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UN says global carbon emissions set to rise 16 per cent by 2030

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:30am
A UN analysis of countries' latest plans to cut carbon emissions shows they will actually rise 16 per cent on 2010 levels by 2030, leaving only a small window to limit global warming to 1.5°C
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Watch cuttlefish migrate together in a defensive line with a lookout

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:11am
Cuttlefish are usually solitary creatures, but videos show them forming defensive groups to migrate together, suggesting they are more social than we thought
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City-wide quantum data network in China is the largest ever built

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 8:25am
A quantum network linking 40 computers in Hefei, China, is the largest demonstration to date of how a future quantum internet might work
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Covid-19 news: How common is long covid in people who get infected?

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 7:18am
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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Smart reporting tool could combat fake news on encrypted chat apps

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 6:00am
Messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption, such as WhatsApp, make it hard to tackle disinformation, but a smart reporting tool could offer a solution while preserving privacy
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Here are the Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 4:00pm
These images of the sun, the moon and the planets of the solar system took some of the top prizes in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
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