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Orca deaths found to be a result of human activity

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 2:00pm
A team that looked at how 55 orcas in the Pacific Ocean died found cases linked both directly and indirectly to human activity
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Heat inside Mars may have melted ice and made watery habitats for life

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 2:00pm
Geothermal energy on Mars may have melted ice below the planet’s surface billions of years ago, creating an environment that could have been suitable for life
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Covid-19 news: UK care homes may get authorised Pfizer vaccine first

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:47pm
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Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico collapses after 57 years

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27am
The Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico has collapsed, just weeks after the US National Science Foundation revealed plans to decommission the 57-year-old structure
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Google's AI can keep Loon balloons flying for over 300 days in a row

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:00am
An artificially intelligent pilot created by Google and Loon can keep huge stratospheric balloons in the air for hundreds of days at a time to act as floating cell towers in remote areas
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Simon Baron-Cohen: Why autism and invention are intimately related

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:20am
The prehistoric cognitive revolution that saw an explosion of inventions was driven by a new, pattern-seeking network in the brain – and that’s highly correlated with autism today, says researcher Simon Baron-Cohen
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How is China beating covid-19 and are the reported numbers reliable?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:10am
China, the country at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, now sees few cases and deaths. How has it done it and are the official numbers trustworthy?
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Did Europe's lockdowns work, and which countries got it right?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 9:50am
Many European countries are exiting a second lockdown, but each had different strategies – did they work, and could they have been avoided?
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UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for rollout next week

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 7:00am
The UK has become the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, with the first shots set to be administered to vulnerable people in the coming days
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Covid-19 news: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine authorised for use in the UK

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 6:26am
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People experiencing a migraine climbed inside an MRI to find out why

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 5:00am
Noisy MRI machines are an unpleasant place to have a migraine, but scanning people in the middle of an attack has revealed which brain regions may be responsible for the condition
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UK takes step towards world's first nuclear fusion power station

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:01pm
The UK has embarked on a step to building the world’s first nuclear fusion power station, by launching a search for a 100-plus hectare site where it can be plugged into the electricity grid
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Bird beak extra sense evolved more than 70 million years ago

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:01pm
Some birds can detect the movement of hidden prey by plunging their beaks into soil or water – and the “sixth sense” may have begun to evolve in predatory dinosaurs
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Health impacts of climate change have reached 'worrying' levels

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 6:30pm
The impacts of climate change on people’s health around the world, including deaths due to heatwaves, are at their “most worrying” since an international initiative began tracking them five years ago
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Covid-19 news: European regulator delays assessment of vaccines

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:22pm
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Saving forests to fight climate change will cost $393 billion annually

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:00am
Limiting warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels will require $393 billion each year to incentivise forest managers to store more carbon in their forests
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Rocking flies with a vibrating lullaby helps them sleep for longer

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:00am
Fruit flies that are lulled by gentle vibrations while they fall sleep snooze for longer, a finding that could explain why babies like to be rocked or why people fall asleep in the car
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Tiny island survived tsunami that helped separate Britain and Europe

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:01pm
A tsunami swept across the North Sea 8150 years ago - but the Dogger archipelago that existed in the area at the time survived the disaster
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DeepMind's AI biologist can decipher secrets of the machinery of life

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:30am
AI firm DeepMind's latest creation, AlphaFold, can predict the shape of proteins from their sequence alone. This fiendish problem normally requires time-consuming experiments, but is key to understanding the machinery of life
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Ivy is multiplying across Europe’s forests as the climate warms

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 5:00am
Ivy is multiplying across European forests, riding a perfect storm of warmer conditions and forest management practices
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