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From the Wild Sea review: Inside the fight to save the ocean's mammals

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 12:15pm
As marine life pays the price for ecosystems wrecked by humans and climate change, attempts to save some mammals makes troubling viewing in a striking debut documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival
Categories: Astronomy

Should we all wear sensors to avoid being run over by driverless cars?

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:33am
Pedestrians should wear radar reflectors to avoid being hit by self-driving cars, says a team of researchers that has created a device to make people more visible to a vehicle’s artificial intelligence
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Covid-19 news: WHO chief supports waiving covid-19 vaccine patents

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:25am
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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How will zero-covid countries safely reopen their borders?

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:51am
As plans are made for international travel to resume, covid-free countries may have to achieve herd immunity through vaccination before letting the rest of the world in
Categories: Astronomy

Photonic laser thruster could power spacecraft from Earth

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 7:00am
The Photonic Laser Thruster can move a 750-gram object along a low-friction rail – a small step to using the technology to push satellites rapidly between planets
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Planet hotter than most stars spotted 25 light years away

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 3:00am
Astronomers may have detected a planet around one of our closest stars that is potentially the second hottest exoplanet ever found
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Coronavirus vaccines may reduce or eliminate symptoms of long covid

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 6:00pm
People with lasting symptoms after a covid-19 infection, known as long covid, are more likely to recover than get worse after receiving a vaccine, according to an online survey
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AI has a specific Spider-Man 'brain cell' just like humans do

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 3:00pm
Human brains have neurons related to specific people, called grandmother cells, and now these have also been identified in artificial neural networks
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Effects of Finnish evacuation during second world war visible in DNA

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 2:00pm
The second world war left a major mark on the genetic composition of Finland, researchers have found, though the work may not have included minority ethnic groups
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Covid-19 news: Vaccines for new variants could be fast-tracked in UK

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 12:45pm
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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People of European descent evolved resistance to TB over 10,000 years

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:00am
Analysis of ancient DNA shows that a genetic variant that increases susceptibility to tuberculosis has drastically decreased in Europe since the Bronze Age
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Some frogs have noise-cancelling lungs to dampen other species’ calls

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:00am
To better hear a male’s mating call, some female frogs have noise-cancelling lungs, which resonate at frequencies that filter out the sounds of other species
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X-raying eggs while they cook reveals how egg white becomes solid

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:59am
When an egg is heated, its proteins unfold and form bonds with each other – an X-ray analysis has shown this happening on the micrometre scale over the first 160 seconds of cooking
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Facebook AI learned object recognition from 1 billion Instagram pics

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:00am
Artificial intelligence built by Facebook has learned to classify images from 1 billion Instagram photos. The AI used a different learning technique to many other similar algorithms, relying less on input from humans.
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Over one-sixth of all food produced ends up being thrown in the bin

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 9:30am
Consumer food waste hit 931 million tonnes in 2019, 17 per cent of global production. Although this figure includes non-edible waste such as bones, it suggests huge amounts of food are going uneaten
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Changing sounds reveal impact of Amazon fires on animal life

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 3:00am
Recordings reveal that the Brazilian Amazon sounds different after it has been burned several times, suggesting acoustic monitoring as a tool to measure ecosystem degradation
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Green energy app lets your car charge when electricity is cheapest

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 3:00am
Renewable energy supplier Bulb has created a specific off-peak tariff for electric cars and an app to simplify how people charge their vehicles
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Eagle-inspired robot flies by flapping its feather-covered wings

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 1:02pm
A robot that looks like a bird, flaps its wings like a bird and flies like a bird could be used as a stealthy, camouflaged drone
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Did time flow in two directions from the big bang, making two futures?

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 1:00pm
Why time only flows forwards is one of the great mysteries of physics. A new idea suggests that it actually went in two ways from the big bang – and, even more radically, that time emerges not from entropy, but from the growth of structure
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Unexpected beauty of cancer research revealed in competition shortlist

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 1:00pm
These strikingly beautiful images are shortlisted in the UK Institute of Cancer Research’s Science and Medical Imaging Competition and show a wealth of techniques at work
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