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We must accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 3:00pm
Social, political and technology inertia mean the Paris Agreement’s temperature target is likely to be missed
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Polio: Should we be worried about virus found in London sewage?

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 1:33pm
Poliovirus has been detected in London sewage samples, but no human cases have been reported so far
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UK wants to send a spacecraft to grab two dead satellites from space

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 1:05pm
The UK is putting £5 million towards a mission to remove two dead satellites from space by burning them up in Earth’s atmosphere
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Small robots can't move by themselves but slide when they team up

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:30pm
Little robots shaped like staples called "smarticles" can't move around on their own, but researchers have now found that they can randomly form structures with other robots to move about
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Parasitic wasps released in orchards to control crop-eating stink bug

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 8:04am
A trial in Italy deployed a native wasp that lays eggs inside the eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that feeds on apples and other crops
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Light delayed by seven years as it is bent around a galaxy cluster

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 5:00am
The light from a quasar was delayed by about 2458 days as the path it is travelling to us has been bent by the gravity from a cluster of galaxies
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Alan Turing

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 5:00am
Alan Turing was one of the most influential British figures of the 20th century and often considered the father of modern computer science.
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Megalodon may have been higher up the food chain than any modern shark

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 3:00pm
Megatooth sharks, including megalodon, seem to have had the highest position in food webs ever occupied by marine predators
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Sleep apnoea symptoms in post-menopausal women linked to low oestrogen

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 3:00pm
Reduced levels of oestrogen and progesterone seem to be what makes post-menopausal women more likely to have symptoms of sleep apnoea, including snoring, irregular breathing or gasping at night
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Vaccines could usher in a precise and kinder era of cancer treatment

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
For too long the leading treatments for cancer have been pretty brutal for patients, but personalised vaccines are showing promise for destroying tumours with few side effects
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How to reap the benefits of crop rotation in your own garden

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
Even the smallest vegetable patch can benefit from the principles of crop rotation, says Clare Wilson
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Silt and Spacelines from the Far Out review: The solace of small games

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
From global chip shortages to the war in Ukraine, major games studios have to delay their big releases. Luckily, eager players can find solace in smaller games like Silt or Spacelines from the Far Out, says Jacob Aron
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Don't Miss: Lars Chittka reveals the surprisingly clever mind of a bee

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss
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The Facemaker review: A powerful portrait of plastic surgery's pioneer

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
Lindsey Fitzharris's biography of Harold Gillies, who became the world's pre-eminent specialist in plastic surgery during the first world war, depicts a forward-thinking, gifted man
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Striking photos of jellyfish shed light on the enigmatic invertebrates

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
Photographer Jan Schlegel’s new project, Of Aliens, Mermaids and Medusas, is a celebration of these prehistoric sea creatures, shot at the jellyfish lab in the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa
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Earth's musical heritage finds an icy home next to global seed vault

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
From work by Indigenous musicians to songs from a sci-art pioneer, the Global Music Vault is open for business as a cultural equivalent to the Svalbard Global Seed Bank
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Digging into the return of an 80-year-old meme, the turbo-encabulator

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
A retro meme that fondly satirises absurd technical language is still bringing engineers joy, finds Annalee Newitz, who is ready for the crypto version
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China finds - then loses - traces of extraterrestial civilisations

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
Feedback ponders the disappearance of a report about China’s discovery of possible alien intelligence, and gets ready to text the Squid Facts hotline
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Why elite universities like Cambridge must ditch big oil funding

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
While institutions like Cambridge talk up climate action, they also maintain partnerships with the fossil fuel giants driving climate catastrophe. This must stop, says Zak Coleman
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On the Scent review: A timely exploration of the least studied sense

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 2:00pm
When journalist Paola Totaro lost her sense of smell, she set out to investigate olfactory impairment. The result, written with her husband Robert Wainwright, is engaging and hopeful
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