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Birds flocked to North American cities during covid-19 lockdowns

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 3:00pm
Dozens of bird species became more abundant in 93 urban centres across the US and Canada when covid-19 restrictions cut noise and pollution from traffic
Categories: Astronomy

Dinosaurs may have waggled their tails to help walk more efficiently

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 3:00pm
A computer reconstruction of a small two-legged dinosaur suggests it ran more efficiently if it waggled its tail from side to side with every step
Categories: Astronomy

How can we prevent and reduce food waste?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:00pm
Around one third of all food produced globally goes to waste, the vast majority being thrown into landfill sites where it is left to rot away
Categories: Astronomy

Why covid-19 hospitalisations may soar in England despite vaccination

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 1:00pm
Modelling suggests covid-19 hospitalisations in England could soon be as high as 7000 a day, but that is only one of several different possible scenarios
Categories: Astronomy

Story of epic human voyages across Polynesia revealed by genetics

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
By studying DNA from people living in Polynesia, geneticists have worked out the order in which the islands – some thousands of kilometres apart– were populated
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Tiny sensors inspired by gliding seeds could monitor the environment

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
Millimetre-sized wireless sensors modelled after spinning or gliding seeds could be used to measure environmental factors such as pH
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4D-printed robot self-assembles into a tube and rolls up hills

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:00pm
A 3D-printed material rolls itself up into a tube, becoming a  “4D-printed” robot that travels up hills when exposed to heat
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WHO calls for lower limits on air pollution to save millions of lives

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:00am
The World Health Organization has released guidelines for strict limits on air pollution from cars, power stations and other sources. If countries adopt them, millions of deaths could be avoided
Categories: Astronomy

The black hole paradox that thwarts our understanding of reality

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 9:35am
Black holes devour stuff and then shrivel away over billions of years. Explaining what happens to anything that falls in explodes our current theories of physics, says cosmologist Paul Davies
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: Record cases in school children in England

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 8:59am
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Melbourne rocked by Victoria's biggest earthquake on record

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:09am
A record magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck in a remote part of Victoria, Australia, on 22 September, damaging buildings in Melbourne but not causing any fatalities
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La Palma volcano eruption: Warning signs may have been there for years

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 4:46pm
Over the past decade, minuscule land movements and strange chemical signals may have been clues that the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island was going to erupt
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 marks a shift towards privacy for space tourists

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 1:12pm
The Inspiration4 mission was the first orbital space flight to carry only private passengers and was mostly not broadcast publicly, a surprising change from the space agency transparency
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Quantum supremacy has been achieved by a more complex quantum computer

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:42pm
A quantum computer made by researchers in China has outperformed classical computers, achieving what is known as quantum supremacy with a more complex quantum processor than ever before
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Covid-19 news: Recorded US death toll reaches that of 1918-19 flu

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 7:37am
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We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 5:46am
Catnip contains a chemical that makes a highly effective insect repellent, but extracting it from plants is expensive. Now it can be produced using genetically engineered yeast
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Stroke rehab should be offered for months longer than it currently is

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 4:00pm
People who have had a stroke are generally given physiotherapy for around a month, but those who received extra treatment saw improved physical ability, against the received wisdom that only early intervention helps
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Covid-19 News: Booster invitations will be sent to over 50s in England

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:37pm
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Blame fossil fuels, not renewables, for the UK's winter energy crisis

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 9:02am
Rising gas prices mean the UK is facing a difficult winter and some people are keen to point the blame at the shift to renewables – but relying on fossil fuels will always lead to cyclical crises
Categories: Astronomy

Maps of planetary nurseries will help the complex hunt for alien life

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 7:18am
Five planetary nurseries have been chemically mapped in the most detail ever, showing hints of unexpected variety and high concentrations of the chemicals required for life
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