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Secret Worlds review: Immerse yourself in amazing animal senses

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
From spiders that rebuild their eyes daily to bats that use infrared to detect veins, Secret Worlds, a new book by Martin Stevens, reveals senses that are staggeringly different from our own
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What would become of dogs without humans? Here’s how they’d evolve

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
Dogs have lived with humans for tens of thousands of years. Imagining what would happen to them in a post-human world offers insights into how we can improve dogs’ lives right now
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Amazing image taken with a camera obscura shows photography's origins

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
These flowers were captured by photographer Richard Learoyd using an ancient technique called camera obscura. The image comes from an exhibition called Unearthed: Photography's Roots at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London
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The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
The idea that the universe is continually inflating isn’t confirmed – but there are still some misconceptions about it, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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How is gold made? The mysterious cosmic origins of heavy elements

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
We have long struggled to figure out where heavy elements like gold come from. Now we have seen them being forged in neutron star collisions – and fresh clues suggest a role for the universe's first stars
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We have just two years to stop deep-sea mining from going ahead

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 2:00pm
Deep-sea mining would be an environmental disaster, so we need a global moratorium to halt it in its tracks. Here’s how we go about getting one, says Helen Scales
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Covid-19 news: England may have to reimpose restrictions in August

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 1:36pm
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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Flexible computer processor is the most powerful plastic chip yet

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:00pm
UK computer chip designer Arm has made a 32-bit bendable processor, which is a flexible plastic sheet with a circuit and other components printed onto it
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What life will be like now England's covid-19 restrictions have lifted

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:40am
As restrictions lift in England, cases of covid-19 are set to surge. What will England's "dangerous experiment" mean for daily life, and what lessons can other countries learn?
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Russia is launching a new module for the International Space Station

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 8:03am
Russia's Nauka science module is blasting off to the International Space Station after more than a decade of delays
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Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 8:00am
Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realise the devastating consequences
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Sharks' spiral-shaped intestines resemble a Nikola Tesla invention

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Sharks have spiral-shaped intestines that work in a similar way to an unusual valve designed by Nikola Tesla. Studying their anatomy could help improve industrial fluid-pump technology
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Male and female mammals kill their own species for different reasons

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Adult mammals have the capacity to kill other members of their own species, but males generally seem to kill to reduce competition while females kill to protect their young
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Last meal of a man mummified in a bog reconstructed after 2400 years

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Tollund Man ate a simple meal of cooked cereals and fish before being hanged and dumped in a bog in Iron Age Europe
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Dogs will ignore you if they know you are lying, unlike young children

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:01pm
Dogs tend to ignore suggestions from people who are lying, hinting that – unlike human infants and some other primates – they might recognise when a person is being deceptive
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Covid-19 news: 1 in 5 NHS Covid-19 app users have contact tracing off

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 12:36pm
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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Matilde Montoya

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 12:12pm
The first woman to become a doctor in Mexico, Matilde Montoya inspired changes to 19th-century attitudes towards women working in the field of medicine
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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has ridden his own rocket to space

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:58am
Jeff Bezos, world’s wealthiest man and founder of the space company Blue Origin, has ridden his own firm’s New Shepard rocket into space on its first crewed flight
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Pegasus spyware scandal: Can Silicon Valley stop government snooping?

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 8:28am
Spyware sold for use in anti-terror investigations is reportedly being misused by governments to watch journalists and politicians – Silicon Valley firms are battling to end it
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Galapagos tortoises use their self-destructing cells to avoid cancer

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 5:54am
Galapagos giant tortoises are long-lived in part because their cells are surprisingly sensitive to certain forms of stress
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