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AI can spot parasites in stool samples to help diagnose infections

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 3:00pm
About 1.5 billion people worldwide carry a risk of conditions including malnutrition because of parasitic infection, and AI could help identify those affected
Categories: Astronomy

Quantum 'supersolid' matter stirred using magnets

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 2:00pm
We can’t stir ordinary solids, but one research team now claims to have stirred an extraordinary quantum “supersolid”, generating tiny vortices
Categories: Astronomy

How Peter Higgs revealed the forces that hold the universe together

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 11:40am
The physicist Peter Higgs quietly revolutionised quantum field theory, then lived long enough to see the discovery of the Higgs boson he theorised. Despite receiving a Nobel prize, he remained in some ways as elusive as the particle that shares his name
Categories: Astronomy

Testing drugs on mini-cancers in the lab may reveal best treatment

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 7:00am
A small early-stage trial of the approach, which involves testing dozens of drug combinations on thousands of dishes of cells, may help people with cancer live for longer
Categories: Astronomy

Air pollution can make insects mate with the wrong species

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 6:00am
Ground-level ozone, a product of pollution from cars, degrades insect pheromones, and this can result in mismatched mating and sterile offspring
Categories: Astronomy

Planets that look alike might be a sign of spacefaring aliens

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 2:00am
We don’t know what alien life might look like, but if other civilisations can colonise multiple worlds, we might see planets that look unusually similar
Categories: Astronomy

Watch mini humanoid robots showing off their football skills

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 3:00pm
These soccer-playing robots can respond faster than ones trained in a standard way because they improved their skills via an artificial intelligence-based technique called deep reinforcement learning
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Some of our favourite songs make us sad, which may be why we like them

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 3:00pm
Our favourite sad songs seem to become less enjoyable when we try to take the emotion out of them
Categories: Astronomy

Post-surgery infections may mainly be caused by skin bacteria

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 3:00pm
The skin microbiome may be a bigger cause of post-operative wound infections than bacteria contaminating hospital equipment
Categories: Astronomy

Why AIs that tackle complex maths could be the next big breakthrough

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
Research-level mathematics might seem an unlikely proving ground for artificial intelligence, but recent developments suggest it offers a route to automated human-like reasoning
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How science can inspire 'peak experiences' that improve well-being

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
My column about the spiritual side of science has seen many of you sharing your own awe-inspiring experiences, says David Robson
Categories: Astronomy

Two brilliant new novels from Adrian Tchaikovsky show his range

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
The prolific Adrian Tchaikovsky has two terrific sci-fi offerings out this year, one the story of a scientist turned prisoner shipped to a faraway planet, the other a light-hearted tale of robotic murder, says Emily H. Wilson
Categories: Astronomy

The photographer who captured shots of nature daily for over a decade

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
Since 2012, Mary Jo Hoffman has taken one snap a day of the natural objects around her. She explains what lies behind two of them - and what the "art of noticing" has brought to her life
Categories: Astronomy

Everything Must Go review: A fascinating guide to the apocalypse

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
From the Book of Revelation to extinction fiction, we just love end times. A new guide by Dorian Lynskey is full of gems
Categories: Astronomy

We can't get to net zero without tackling inequality

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
Inequality is a major obstacle to sustainability. The super-rich are an environmental horror story that we can't ignore, says Graham Lawton
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Dedicated experiments needed to understand why dogs wag their tails

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
Feedback finds that despite close investigation, more research is needed to "better quantify tail wagging in general"
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Why nutrition needs to be on the educational agenda

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
Nutrition must be as essential as maths or science at our educational institutions to solve the US obesity crisis, says Aman Majmudar
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The Immune Mind review: How mental and physical health combine

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 2:00pm
It's tough turning neuroimmunology into a gripping read, but Monty Lyman's excellent book provides a delightful overview of the connection between the brain, immune system and gut microbiome
Categories: Astronomy

Bizarre crystal made only of electrons revealed in astonishing detail

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 12:00pm
To capture the clearest and most direct images of a “Wigner crystal”, a structure made entirely of electrons, researchers used a special kind of microscope and two pieces of graphene unusually free of imperfections
Categories: Astronomy

Fractal pattern identified at molecular scale in nature for first time

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 12:00pm
An enzyme in a cyanobacterium can take the unusual form a triangle containing ever-smaller triangular gaps, making a fractal pattern
Categories: Astronomy