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Strange gas in Venus’s clouds may be a sign of volcanoes, not life

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 4:00pm
Phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus was considered a possible sign of life, but it could come from volcanic eruptions sending enormous plumes of lava into the air
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Covid-19 deaths in England could peak at 100 per day in August

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 1:19pm
More than 100 people a day are expected to die and more than 1000 a day be admitted to hospital at the peak of the UK’s current wave of covid-19 cases, the government’s scientific advisers are anticipating
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Covid-19 news: Blood test to detect long covid may soon be possible

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 12:40pm
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UN plan would protect 30% of oceans and land to stem extinctions

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 11:00am
Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by 2030 to stem extinctions and ensure humanity lives in harmony with nature, 195 countries say in a proposed UN plan
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Richard Branson reaches the edge of space on Virgin Galactic flight

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 6:44am
Richard Branson has finally launched to the edge of space aboard his Virgin Galactic space plane, a flight over 15 years in the making
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A simple word test can reveal how creative you are

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 4:00am
Asking people to name 10 words that are as different as possible, as measured by a machine-learning algorithm, is a good test of creativity
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Mysterious X-ray flares on Jupiter come from magnetic field vibrations

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 3:00pm
Jupiter blasts out strange X-ray flares that have gone unexplained for decades, and the mystery has now been solved by vibrations in the planet’s magnetic field
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Covid-19 news: England sees highest weekly infections in four months

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:38pm
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Virgin Galactic may finally send Richard Branson to space on 11 July

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:30pm
Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the space plane company Virgin Galactic, has been planning to go to space for years and may finally take a flight on the company's VSS Unity plane on 11 July
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Stone Age Europeans may have worn make-up more than 6000 years ago

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:49am
6000-year-old miniature ceramic bottles found in Slovenia contain traces of the same minerals later used in make-up by ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians
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Mary Seacole

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 10:48am
Pioneering British-Jamaican nurse famous for nursing hundreds of people during the cholera pandemic of 1850 and, later, the Crimean War
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Fish brains grow when they have to think more and shrink if they don't

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 8:59am
The brains of fish grow in more challenging environments and shrink in less challenging ones, sometimes growing and shrinking with the seasons
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Sea otters use muscles to chemically generate heat without shivering

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Without a thick layer of blubber to insulate them, sea otters instead rely on their muscles to generate heat directly rather than via shivering
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Crab nebula blasted out some of highest-energy gamma rays ever seen

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Astronomers examining the Crab nebula have found the second highest-energy gamma ray ever spotted, which may change how we think of cosmic particle accelerators
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Weird fractal Romanesco cauliflowers start life as failed flowers

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
The Romanesco cauliflower, one of the strangest looking vegetables because of its fractal florets, owes its unique shape to the fact that it forms from failed flowers
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New kind of ice is so bendy it can curl and uncurl without breaking

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
A single ice crystal formed into a thin strand can bend almost into a circle and then snap back into its original shape, making it the most elastic form of water ice ever made
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Smart fabric radiates heat to keep you cooler in the sun

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Clothes and covers made of a smart fabric that radiates heat and reflects light could help people and objects out in the sun stay several degrees cooler
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Covid-19 news: Japan bars spectators from Tokyo Olympics

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 12:15pm
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GitHub's programming AI may be reusing code without permission

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 10:46am
A Microsoft-owned tool powered by artificial intelligence is designed to make life easier for programmers, but some developers say it may be repurposing some of the billions of lines of code it was trained on without permission
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US Air Force plane navigates by tiny changes in Earth's magnetic field

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 5:00am
The US Air Force will conduct a test flight of an aircraft outfitted with a system that uses Earth’s magnetic fields to help navigate and is more difficult to interfere with than GPS
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