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Amazing astronomy images shortlisted for photo prize

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 1:09pm
This spellbinding selection of images are among the shortlisted entries for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
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Best ever views of Mars's weird auroras taken by UAE's Hope orbiter

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 1:00pm
The United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter has taken the most detailed images ever of Mars’s strange, patchy auroras, which could help explain how the planet’s air disappeared
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NASA's most accurate atomic clock will be tested on a mission to Venus

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:00pm
A toaster-sized atomic clock in orbit around Earth is far more accurate than existing space clocks. It will be tested on a mission to Venus to see if it will aid autonomous spacecraft navigation on deep-space missions
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Malaria vaccine that combines parasite with treatment shows promise

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:00pm
A new kind of malaria vaccine involves injecting people with the malaria parasite, then a few days later giving them a medicine that kills the pathogens
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Ancient beetle species discovered in 230-million-year-old reptile dung

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:00pm
There’s a new way to learn about ancient insects. Researchers have discovered they can find fossilised beetles inside prehistoric animal droppings
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White dwarf star is the size of the moon but more massive than the sun

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:00pm
Astronomers have spotted a white dwarf star that is about the same size as Earth’s moon, but more massive than the sun – and it may be getting ready to explode
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The 7 primes of life: Why each decade comes with its own superpowers

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:20am
You might think we peak in our 20s or 30s before enduring a slow decline, but each era of our lives brings new strengths – even old age. Here's how to make the most of them
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Brain changes from covid-19 may impact consciousness and cognition

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 9:30am
Studies show the impact of covid-19 on the brain, with the virus affecting consciousness, cognition and possibly even risk of dementia in later life
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Israel used world's first AI-guided combat drone swarm in Gaza attacks

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 8:47am
During operations in Gaza in mid-May, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used a swarm of small drones to locate, identify and attack Hamas militants. This is thought to be the first time a drone swarm has been used in combat
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Rare supernova could help us understand the Milky Way’s ancient halo

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 2:00pm
An unusually large supernova remnant has been seen in the most ancient part of our galaxy, and it could help us study the gas that makes up the Milky Way’s halo
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Steel foil coated with nanowires does backflips out of water

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 1:00pm
Extremely thin and water-repellent steel wafers not only float when submerged, they harvest power from surface tension and leap out of water
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Covid-19 news: High-grade masks cut infections in healthcare workers

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:33pm
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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Covid-19 boosters work well but we don't need them yet

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:00pm
A third shot of coronavirus vaccine boosts the immune system, while "mix and match" jabs also work well, new data shows
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Dinosaurs may have already been going extinct before the asteroid hit

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:00pm
The diversity of non-avian dinosaur species may have been declining 10 million years before they vanished in a mass extinction 66 million years ago
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Compostable plastic cutlery can be recycled into home-insulating foam

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:00pm
Compostable plastic can be turned into a foam that functions as building insulation, creating a potential solution to difficulties in recycling the material
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Earliest known bubonic plague strain found in 5000-year-old skull

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:00pm
The bacterium behind the Black Death, which wrought devastation in medieval times, has been found in the skull of a man living 5000 years ago in Latvia – it’s the earliest known plague strain
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Voyagers review: Lord of the Flies in space is full of mystery

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 12:00pm
Voyagers follows a group of genetically engineered children on their way to a distant planet. It has some good acting, but the film doesn't quite live up to its promise
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New form of liver dialysis could help people with failed organ recover

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 10:00am
Technique for taking over the liver’s function of removing toxins from the blood has shown promise in a small trial
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Meerkats in zoos don’t put as much effort into social niceties

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 9:54am
Meerkats in zoos fight more aggressively, are pickier about who they groom and have less stable relationships than those living in the wild
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We’ve caught a black hole devouring a neutron star for the first time

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 9:00am
Astronomers have definitively detected a black hole devouring a neutron star for the first – and second – time. These cataclysmic events created ripples in space-time called gravitational waves that travelled more than 900 million light years to reach detectors on Earth
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