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.

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Elusive exotic matter called a tetraneutron possibly seen in the lab

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:00pm
Twenty years ago, researchers saw hints of the existence of a type of exotic matter made of four neutrons. Now, researchers have found the clearest evidence it exists yet
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Protein from plant-based 'meat' may be less well absorbed by the body

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 9:00am
The protein found in meat alternatives made from wheat and soy may be less well absorbed by the small intestine into the bloodstream than protein from chicken breasts
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AI generates photorealistic 3D scenes and lets you edit them as well

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 9:00am
Artificial intelligence that creates realistic three-dimensional images could be run on a laptop and make it faster and easier to create animated films
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Personalised cancer vaccines are finally beating hard to treat tumours

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 8:00am
Some cancers are being treated with vaccines tailored to the genetic make-up of an individual’s tumours, a strategy that is looking increasingly hopeful
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More than 950 killed in magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 7:26am
An earthquake near the city of Khōst in south-east Afghanistan has killed nearly a thousand people and injured hundreds
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UK’s earliest hand axes were made by ancient humans 560,000 years ago

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 8:01pm
Stone tools found in Fordwich in Canterbury may have been made by an early human called Homo heidelbergensis
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How climate change is knocking natural events wildly out of sync

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 2:00pm
Climate change is throwing off the timing of key events in the natural world, from the flowering of plants to the migrations of birds and mammals. Now, ecologists are warning that this could spiral out of control and cause whole ecosystems to break down
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Vitamins and dietary supplements are a waste of money for most people

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 12:00pm
The US Preventive Services Task Force says there isn't good evidence that supplements protect against cancer or heart disease in most people
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Campaigners propose food alliance to reduce climate impact of farming

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:11am
Food campaigners hope to persuade countries to join a sustainable farming alliance that could launch at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt
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Feryal Özel on what the first two pictures of black holes tell us

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 8:00am
Astronomer Feryal Özel is one of the pioneers of black hole photography. With two pictures in the album, she explains what we have learned about these gravitational monsters - and what comes next
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Europe swelters as extreme heatwaves arrive unusually early this year

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 7:00am
Naming heatwaves, taking climate change adaptation seriously and cutting carbon emissions would help people cope with rising temperatures, says climate scientist Hannah Cloke
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Teenagers with unhealthy lifestyles age faster than healthier peers

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:56am
Smoking, regularly drinking alcohol, doing little exercise and having a high BMI make teenagers age two to five weeks a year faster biologically, according to a large DNA study
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Melting ice could open up an Arctic Sea route not controlled by Russia

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 3:00pm
The Russia-controlled Northern Sea Route is one of the only ways ships can sail through the Arctic. Melting sea ice could open passages around it by 2035
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Temporary graphene tattoos could continuously monitor blood pressure

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 12:00pm
A temporary graphene tattoo that monitors blood pressure has been awarded the highest possible accuracy grading for such a monitoring device
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How much do food miles matter and should you buy local produce?

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 12:00pm
Despite a study claiming that food-mile emissions are higher than previously thought, eating less animal produce remains much more important than how far your food travels
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COP15: Canada to replace China as venue for UN biodiversity summit

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 7:13am
The COP15 meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity will be relocated to Montreal due to fears the Chinese government would postpone the event again
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Future of UK farming up for grabs ahead of government land use plan

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 4:00am
A fierce debate is taking place over the future of the UK farming, and how to feed people while fixing the biodiversity and climate crises
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UK bird flu research project launched to protect poultry and seabirds

Sun, 06/19/2022 - 8:01pm
A UK government-backed project – FluMap – aims to help understand how bird flu is evolving and finding its way into poultry farms
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Physicists work out exactly when a fruit display will fall down

Sun, 06/19/2022 - 3:00am
Computer simulations reveal the precise conditions when removing an orange from a display would cause a fruit avalanche
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There are 6 types of people online who worry about the environment

Sat, 06/18/2022 - 8:00am
A massive analysis of Twitter has found that, when it comes to environmental concern, there are broadly six distinct personas, including smart alecs and technocrats. Which one are you?
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