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Read an extract from Tade Thompson’s science fiction novel Rosewater

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 6:00am
In this tantalising extract from Tade Thompson’s debut Rosewater, we meet Kaaro and learn about the psychic powers he has had since an alien invasion
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3D-printed egg shells can help bones regrow

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 5:00am
Crushed chicken egg shells have been turned into a structure that supports bone growth in the laboratory
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Flower farm could supply nickel for electric vehicle batteries

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 12:00pm
A start-up in Albania co-founded by a mining industry mogul is farming plants to harvest carbon-neutral nickel from the soil while simultaneously removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
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Making roofs white or reflective is the best way to keep a city cool

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 10:00am
So-called “cool roofs” would bring down the average air temperature in cities like London during a heatwave more than green roofs, trees or solar panels do
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Blue whale mother caught feeding her calf on video for first time ever

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 9:31am
A snorkelling tourist in East Timor has filmed a pygmy blue whale calf drinking its mother’s milk for the first time
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Physicists figured out the ideal container size for pistachio shells

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 9:00am
A simple experiment and mathematical model suggest that when you snack on pistachios, you may need a surprisingly large bowl to accommodate the discarded shells
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Quantum computers may work better when they ignore causality

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 8:00am
A quantum phenomenon that muddles the rules of cause and effect could make quantum computers better at performing certain operations
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Vivid snake species with blue lips and yellow eyes is new to science

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 7:30am
A grass-green snake from Vietnam with yellow eyes, blue lips and a brick-red tail has been identified as a distinct species
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Mind-reading AI recreates what you're looking at with amazing accuracy

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 5:00am
Giving AI systems the ability to focus on particular brain regions can make them much better at reconstructing images of what a monkey is looking at from brain recordings
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How mathematics can help you divide anything up fairly

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Whether you are sharing a cake or a coastline, maths can help make sure everyone is happy with their cut, says Katie Steckles
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The best science fiction books of 2024 so far

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
From a quantum-bubble reality show from Peng Shepherd to a murderous valet bot from Adrian Tchaikovsky, enjoy this year's best science fiction so far if you're heading off on your travels, says Emily H. Wilson
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Haunting photos bring fictional female explorers to life

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Tonje Bøe Birkeland's photographs imagine the exploits of fictional female scientists and adventurers from the past
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Cool solutions could head off the climate-damaging rush for air con

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Demand for air conditioning will only grow as temperatures rise, sending energy consumption soaring. But there are some interesting ways to deal with the issue, finds Graham Lawton
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Hot news: abandoned bird's nest 'still there', reports professor

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Feedback, as ever bringing you the most up-to-date news from the floors of the National Roman Museum, can reveal that an abandoned nest has not been removed from the mouth of a statue, according to a visitor
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New Quiet Place movie adds to irrational fears over marauding aliens

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Sci-fi depictions of extraterrestrial invasions can heighten anxiety about our efforts to make first contact, says METI president Douglas Vakoch
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The best science non-fiction books of 2024 so far

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Want to save our seas? Make exotic cocktails? Ponder life's meaning? Whatever your plans this July, Simon Ings rounds up the year's best non-fiction so far
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The benefits of anti-ageing medicines will outweigh the downsides

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:00pm
We shouldn't fear life-extending medical advances based on unintended consequences. If we can make lives longer and healthier, potential problems are a price worth paying
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Google's claim of quantum supremacy has been completely smashed

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 1:00pm
Google's Sycamore quantum computer was the first to demonstrate quantum supremacy – solving calculations that would be unfeasible on a classical computer – but now ordinary machines have pulled ahead again
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Giant salamander-like predator roamed Namibia 280 million years ago

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:00pm
A fossil found in the Namib desert has been described as a 2.5-metre long predator that resembled a giant salamander
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50,000-year-old picture of a pig is the oldest known narrative art

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:00pm
A new radiometric dating technique reveals that cave paintings on Sulawesi, Indonesia, are even older than previously thought, pushing back the earliest evidence of storytelling
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