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MRI has been used to reveal epigenetic changes in brain for first time

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:58pm
A new form of magnetic resonance imaging can detect chemical labels added to DNA to control gene activity. It requires a special diet and has only been tested on piglets so far, but should work in people, too
Categories: Astronomy

Pterosaur had a head crest so tall it may have made it hard to fly

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
A 100-million-year-old fossil belongs to a strange pterosaur with a 50-centimetre-tall head crest that would have made it difficult for the winged reptile to fly
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How to make delicious jam according to science

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
We all love home-made jam, but getting it right means grappling with the chemistry of pectin, says Sam Wong
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Beyond quantum physics: The search for a more fundamental theory

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Quantum theory can’t be the final answer and some theorists are exploring new ways to formulate physical laws – and yet there is no guarantee that any theory can completely describe the universe
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Why it might be impossible to build a practical quantum computer

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
After “quantum supremacy”, the next step is scaling up and mastering the errors that dog qubits. But some researchers reckon the noise might always to be too high for useful quantum computers
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Why is it so difficult to find a viable quantum theory of gravity?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
The way we calculate the properties of subatomic particles with quantum theory goes haywire when it comes to hypothetical particles of gravity, but there may be a clever workaround
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The Forgotten City review: It's fun being stuck in a Roman time-loop

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Time-loops in video games can easily become a bit boring, but mystery adventure game The Forgotten City has found a nice way to bypass the problem, says Jacob Aron
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Can quantum effects in the brain explain consciousness?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
New research reveals hints of quantum states in tiny proteins called microtubules inside brain cells. If the results stand up, the idea that consciousness is quantum might come in from the cold
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From photosynthesis to navigation, life may exploit quantum effects

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
There is tantalising evidence to suggest that photosynthesis in some bacteria depends on quantum coherence and birds’ amazing feats of navigation rely on entanglement
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Connecting with nature is good, but can apps help us do it better?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Time spent in nature has huge benefits for our mental and physical health, and few of us get enough of it. A range of apps aim to help us do it better – but do they work?
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Don't Miss: Netflix follows the all-civilian crew of a SpaceX mission

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 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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NASA tests a new heat shield featuring Spiderweave

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Taken by photographer Patrick Viruel, this image shows a new type of fabric called Spiderweave being tested for NASA's Adaptable, Deployable, Entry and Placement Technology, an entry system it has designed for galactic mission
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Star Trek Lower Decks review: Season 2 is a triumph

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
The lowly workers of Star Trek: Lower Decks return for a second season on Amazon Prime Video and really hit their stride
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Is quantum theory really as random as it seems?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
The maths suggests the reality we get from quantum probabilities is random, but there might be some hidden determinism at play – or perhaps the present can influence the past
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What putting big things in quantum states can tell us about reality

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
In principle, there should be no limit on how large objects can get and still display quantum behaviour like superpositions. Physicists testing the idea hope to reveal clues about quantum gravity
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Wildfires give a window into our planet's future

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Directly linking wildfires to climate change is still a difficult task – but make no mistake, they are a sign of things to come, writes Graham Lawton
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Could we grow endangered plants on other planets? No

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
A strange proposal to protect the world’s flora, plus signs with strange juxtapositions and more golf course hazards, in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up
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Inventive Podcast reviewed: Packed with barrier-breaking engineers

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 2:00pm
Engineering has a diversity problem. A new podcast hopes to make the field appealing to all by celebrating a wide range of engineers, finds Gege Li
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Covid passes: How are they used, are they ethical and do they work?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:50pm
Vaccine passports are becoming part of life, despite doubts over their ethics and effectiveness. Here's what you need to know about them
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7200-year-old DNA suggests Denisovans bred with humans on Sulawesi

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:00pm
For the first time, DNA has been extracted from a Stone Age person who lived on Sulawesi – the genetic data suggests Denisovans lived on the island and interbred with humans there
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