The space of night is infinite,
The blackness and emptiness
Crossed only by thin bright fences
Of logic

— Kenneth Rexroth
"Theory of Numbers"

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We can track antibiotic resistance in wild bears’ tooth plaque

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:00pm
The mouth bacteria of wild bears in Sweden hold a historical record of human antibiotic use and the rise of antimicrobial resistance
Categories: Astronomy

Scientists call for urgent investigation into covid-19 animal origins

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:00pm
Scientists say the next phase of the covid-19 origin investigations needs to start urgently, calling for renewed focus on the animal origin theory rather than the lab-leak hypothesis
Categories: Astronomy

Quantum Darwinism: Can evolutionary theory explain objective reality?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 12:00pm
Quantum phenomena “wash out” as particles interact with the environment, but classical properties survive. Are they selected in a process analogous to evolution by natural selection?
Categories: Astronomy

Do we distil reality from the quantum fog or does it exist without us?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 11:00am
Quantum objects exist as clouds of possibilities, only manifesting as something definite when we look at them. The implication is that we make reality – but objectivity may yet be rescued
Categories: Astronomy

This is what makes the quantum world so strange and confusing

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 9:30am
Particles in many places at once, spooky influences and cats that are dead and alive at the same time – these are the phenomena that earned quantum theory its reputation for weirdness
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: Vaccine protection wanes within six months, study hints

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 7:40am
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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Kidney test adjustment based on ethnicity cut from UK medical guidance

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 8:01pm
A controversial recommendation to adjust a person’s kidney test results based on their ethnicity has been removed from medical guidance in the UK
Categories: Astronomy

Hedy Lamarr

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 1:13pm
Actor and the inventor of a wireless communications technique still in use today
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Sneaky US Navy feedback device could stop people being able to speak

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 11:53am
A non-lethal device developed by the US Navy aims to surreptitiously render people unable to speak by beaming their own voice back at them with a tiny delay
Categories: Astronomy

Thieving honeybees offer a glimpse of flowers’ evolutionary origins

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:25am
Honeybees sometimes steal pollen without helping the plant that makes it. Now, a study of pollen theft from a type of non-flowering plant is shedding light on why the first flowers evolved
Categories: Astronomy

It really is difficult to get fit after giving birth, study reveals

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 7:22am
One year after giving birth, only 30 per cent of soldiers were able to obtain the same level of fitness as they had pre-pregnancy
Categories: Astronomy

Endangered bettong reintroduced in Australia after more than a century

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:21am
Forty near-extinct brush-tailed bettongs have been reintroduced to mainland South Australia after predators like cats and foxes drove them out more than 100 years ago
Categories: Astronomy

Investigation of Nazi uranium could help stop modern nuclear smuggling

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:00am
Cubes of uranium salvaged from Nazi Germany's atomic bomb programme during the second world war are being analysed to confirm their origin, and the method could help law enforcement investigate illegal trafficking of nuclear material
Categories: Astronomy

Ants use soil physics to excavate metre-long tunnels that last decades

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 4:00pm
3D X-ray imaging and computer simulations suggest ants have developed a behavioural algorithm that allows them to excavate tunnels by using soil physics – the technique could eventually be harnessed to develop robotic mining machines
Categories: Astronomy

No councils in England introduced incentives for green number plates

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 8:21am
Freedom of information requests by New Scientist reveal that nine months on from the arrival of green number plates, not one of England’s 343 local authorities has offered a single incentive as a result of their introduction
Categories: Astronomy