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How gardeners can help plant-eating insects instead of killing them

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
Aphids and other garden foes often make us reach for pesticides, but a wildlife rethink could be in order. With many insects in decline, we should be planting to lure invertebrates to our gardens, says Clare Wilson
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Parallel review: A multiverse movie packed with sharp ideas

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
Four friends find a portal to the multiverse in the movie Parallel, with consequences none of them expect. It's a familiar-ish premise that depends on its sharp ideas for success
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Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
Glacial ice records all manner of precious information about the planet’s environmental history, but it is melting fast. The Ice Memory project is scrambling to extract samples for posterity before it’s too late
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NASA image captures powerful energy at the heart of the Milky Way

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
Bright threads of energy and gas plumes interweave at the Milky Way's heart in a new NASA image. It provides deeper information about the galaxy and solar weather that can affect Earth
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We are witnessing an accelerated shift in how people view food

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
There has been a sharp change in what some people consider healthy to eat and a lot of it flies in the face of the evidence, writes James Wong
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You can catch covid-19 twice, but the second bout is likely to be mild

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
Several studies suggest that reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is fairly rare in Europe and the US and when it does happen, symptoms are less severe second time round
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How an activist from Malawi changed the minds of US climate sceptics

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
The Ants and The Grasshopper tells the story of Anita Chitaya, an activist fighting gender inequality and climate change who set out to change minds about climate change – including that of President Trump
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The essential guide to the algorithms that run your life

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
From shaping what we read and buy to diagnosing illness, algorithms play a key role in every aspect of our lives. Here’s what you need to know about the most important ones
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That time the weather was forecast to be 152 degrees

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
A handy new way to cook poultry, plus scale uncertainty, new oceans and a persistent Weed in Feedback's weekly weird round-up
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Calories on food packets are wrong – it's time to change that

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:00pm
The calories on food packets don't actually take into account how our bodies use them. It is time we demanded better information on what we consume, says Giles Yeo
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Facebook AI aims to identify deepfake images and trace their creators

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 1:00pm
Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence that it claims can detect deepfake images and even reverse-engineer them to figure out how they were made and perhaps trace their creators
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Covid-19 news: UK plans to make vaccines mandatory for care home staff

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 12:46pm
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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60 per cent of world’s rivers stop flowing for at least one day a year

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 12:00pm
The first detailed global map of river flow shows that more than half the world’s rivers stop flowing for at least one day a year and many could run dry if climate change isn't addressed
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Mysterious dimming of Betelgeuse was the result of star ejecting gas

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 12:00pm
Betelgeuse, usually one of the brightest stars in the sky, dimmed by about 65 per cent at the end of 2019, and now we may finally know what caused it
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Campaigners troubled by WHO delay of tougher air pollution guidelines

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 8:25am
The World Health Organization has postponed the publication of new guidelines on lower limits for air pollution that are expected to influence how governments act on toxic air
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The biggest flaw in human decision-making – and how to fix it

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 8:00am
Behavioural scientists Daniel Kahneman and Olivier Sibony explain why “noise” in professional judgements harms everything from criminal justice to medical treatments
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Antiviral drug shown to save lives of covid-19 patients in hospital

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 7:12am
In patients with severe covid-19 who had no natural antibody response, a therapy containing two antibodies reduced mortality by a fifth
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UK warned its failure to adapt to warming threatens net zero target

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 8:01pm
The UK government has been warned its failure to adapt to climate change impacts is endangering the country’s goal of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050
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Complex social lives of orcas revealed by drone observations

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 8:01pm
Killer whales tend to have close friendships with those of similar age and sex, scientists have discovered by filming them from drones
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Your dog may not like you as much as you think it does

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 3:00pm
Dog owners tend to overestimate the bond they have with their pet, which could have implications for preventing dogs from roaming far from home or attacking animals
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