Once you can accept the Universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

— Albert Einstein

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mRNA cancer therapy now in human trials after shrinking mouse tumours

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 3:00pm
An mRNA cancer treatment developed by BioNTech and Sanofi is being tested in people after shrinking tumours in mice, and is hoped to repeat the success of mRNA covid-19 vaccines
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Why cutting down on digging the garden can actually be good for soil

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
From novices to hard-core allotmenteers, all gardeners could benefit from the “no dig” method. New research suggests it may improve the soil, increase yields and reduce carbon emissions too.
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A New World Order review: A powerful sci-fi movie without dialogue

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
A New World Order follows two people caught in a war against the machines. It has no dialogue and shows just how powerful silent films can be, says Simon Ings
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Stephon Alexander interview: Is the universe a self-learning AI?

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
To solve the big mysteries in physics, we need to embrace fresh perspectives, says cosmologist Stephon Alexander. Here he explains why intuition is so important – and outlines one of his own wild ideas
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Don't Miss: The Dinosaurs – New Visions of a Lost World

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss
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Animals at London zoo get their annual weigh-in

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
A few cunning tactics are needed to measure some of the animals at London Zoo, including strategically placing treats to entice squirrel monkeys to step onto some scales
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In the Watchful City review: An impressive debut filled with folklore

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
A stranger and a cabinet of curiosities is enough to make a protector of a city rethink their position in S. Qiouyi Lu's novella In the Watchful City
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The world is running out of microchips – here’s the solution

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
The chips at the heart of our digital devices are manufactured by a few large companies, but an open-source approach to design could end their dominance - with implications for everyone
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No, there's nothing wrong with seedless fruits

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
There is an increasing number of people who think seedless fruits are bad for you, but actually the opposite is true, writes James Wong
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When two grown men squared off over the size of their trajectories

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
Billionaires clash over their rockets, the amount of time food adds to or takes off your lifespan and horsing around with drugs all feature in Feedback’s weekly weird round-up
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The toxic error at the heart of efforts to curb heavy metal pollution

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
Environmental limits on dangerous metals like mercury and lead shouldn't just keep humans safe, but other animals too, say Coline Monchanin and Mathieu Lihoreau
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Fuzz review: Witty and amusing science writing at its best

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
Mary Roach has a way of writing that makes any subject both interesting and fun. Her new book, Fuzz, about human-wildlife conflict is no exception
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5 fruit and veg, 8 hours’ sleep: Should we trust daily health targets?

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:00pm
Many of us aim for “recommended dailies” such as 10,000 steps, 2000 calories or 2 minutes of tooth brushing. But where do these figures come from and are they supported by evidence?
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Covid-19 dashboard: Cases, deaths and vaccinations

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:53pm
This interactive dashboard tracks the world’s recorded covid-19 cases and deaths, plus vaccines administered
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Rare kakapo parrot is genetically healthy despite being very inbred

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:00pm
The kakapo, a critically endangered flightless parrot native to New Zealand, is in better genetic health than expected due to long isolation
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58 per cent of oil must stay in the ground to meet 1.5°C climate goal

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:00pm
Energy companies and nations must leave nine tenths of Earth’s coal and almost two thirds of its known oil and gas in the ground if the world is to hold temperatures to a target beyond which climate change’s impacts are dangerously amplified, researchers have calculated.
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What we know so far about booster shots and the covid-19 vaccines

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 10:20am
Some countries are already pushing ahead with covid-19 vaccine booster programmes, but rapidly rolling out third shots in wealthy countries isn’t necessarily the best plan
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Wildfire pollution linked to at least 33,000 deaths worldwide

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 10:00am
Wildfires akin to those that visibly devastated parts of Greece, Siberia and North America this year are also invisibly taking a deadly toll on human health
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Covid-19 news: 80 per cent of over 16s in UK are now fully vaccinated

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:20am
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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Wooden robot arm is powered by plastic muscles

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:00am
A new polymer that stores energy when it is stretched and deformed has been used as an artificial muscle to bend the elbow joint of a simple wooden robot
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