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Forget what long-lived sea sponges say, focus on reaching net-zero

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
According to data from Caribbean sponges, the world passed 1.5°C of warming a decade ago, but debating these arbitrary limits distracts from the bigger picture
Categories: Astronomy

How to spot the constellations Perseus and Auriga

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
February is a good time to spot two stunning constellations, both of which are named after figures from Greek mythology, says Abigail Beall
Categories: Astronomy

The End We Start From review: Jodie Comer is gripping in climate drama

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
Mahalia Belo’s debut feature film, based on Megan Hunter’s story of how a new mother and baby survive in a seriously flooded London, allows room for more sensitivity than most climate movies
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Otherworldly beauty of fungi on show in photo competition

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
These stunning images are finalists in the World of Fungi category in the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest
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The Last of its Kind review: How the great auk left an enduring legacy

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
In 1858, two ornithologists set out to find the great auk. Gísli Pálsson's intriguing account of their failed quest argues it may have shaped modern ideas about extinction and conservation
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In a new era of astronomy, we're feeling for vibrations in space-time

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
For most of humanity’s existence, we have observed the universe using light, but these days photons aren’t the only game in town, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Do naked mole rats hold the secret to a youthful appearance? Perhaps

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
Feedback is excited to learn that the wrinkly rodents may be the keepers of anti-ageing intelligence
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Why fully remote workplaces mean more loneliness – and more sick days

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
Hybrid working has its benefits, but employees will be happier and more productive with more face-to-face contact, says evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar
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The Fruit Cure review: A chilling tale of dubious diets and 'wellness'

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00pm
The compelling story of how Jacqueline Alnes fell under the spell of “fruit-only” diet influencers as she battled a mystery illness highlights how modern life makes us all vulnerable
Categories: Astronomy

Orca pod disappears after being trapped in drifting ice off Japan

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:55pm
A group of more than a dozen orcas has disappeared after being trapped in freezing Japanese waters for about a day – it isn’t known if they escaped or have died
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Saturn’s moon Mimas may be hiding a vast global ocean under its ice

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 11:00am
Close measurements of Mimas’s orbit suggest there could be an ocean 30 kilometres deep beneath the small moon’s icy exterior
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Why physicists are rethinking the route to a theory of everything

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 11:00am
Physicists’ search for a theory that explains all reality in one framework appeared to have stalled. But now they are reinvigorating the hunt by exploring a wild landscape of abstract geometry
Categories: Astronomy

Bizarre worm lizard not seen for 90 years found by landmine removers

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 7:00am
A subspecies of the Somali sharp-snouted worm lizard was found by a landmine clearance team, the first official sighting since 1931
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Why it takes so much work to grow plants in space

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 6:00am
In space, growing plants could be important for food, oxygen and even astronauts' psychological well-being – but growing anything beyond Earth is more difficult than it might seem
Categories: Astronomy

World's biggest onshore wind turbine blades unveiled in China

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 5:00am
A Chinese company is building wind turbines with 131-metre-long blades, the longest ever used in an onshore power plant
Categories: Astronomy

Quantum computer uses a time crystal as a control dial

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 5:00am
Making a strange state of matter called a time crystal inside a quantum computer helped researchers stabilise a fragile quantum state inspired by Schrödinger’s cat
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Drought has hit the Panama Canal hard – can it survive climate change?

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 3:00am
A severe drought exacerbated by climate change and a lack of updated infrastructure have led to some ships waiting more than a month to cross one of the world's most important waterways
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How menopause can make menstrual cycles longer and more unpredictable

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 1:00am
Menstrual cycles change over time, but the menopause, and the time leading up to it, particularly alters their length and variability
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This robot can figure out how to open almost any door on its own

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 2:00pm
A robot that can learn to open most types of doors, cabinets, drawers and refrigerators – without human direction – may pave the way for your future robot butler
Categories: Astronomy

The science and side effects behind the semaglutide weight loss drugs

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 11:19am
From how well they work to side effects such as hair loss, here’s the skinny on new weight loss injections that work by blocking a hormone that normally reduces appetite
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