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Cornea made from pig collagen gives people who were blind 20/20 vision

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 2:26pm
Twenty people who were legally blind or visually impaired received a transplant of a cornea made from pig collagen. All of them had improved sight, including three who now have 20/20 vision after being legally blind
Categories: Astronomy

T. rex’s unusual eye sockets helped it evolve a powerful bite

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:00pm
Some large, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex had keyhole-shaped eye sockets, and reconstructions suggest this helped them bite with greater force
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Why thinking hard for several hours can leave you mentally exhausted

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:00pm
Prolonged concentration may cause a compound called glutamate - which can be harmful at high levels - to accumulate in regions at the front of the brain
Categories: Astronomy

With drought in England more frequent, how can it keep water flowing?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 8:26am
A growing population and climate change means the UK needs to consider long-term measures like major reservoirs and water transfers, not just short-term fixes like hosepipe bans
Categories: Astronomy

How can England secure its water supply as droughts get more frequent?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 8:26am
A growing population and climate change means the UK needs to consider long-term measures like major reservoirs and water transfers, not just short-term fixes like hosepipe bans
Categories: Astronomy

How can the UK secure its water supply as droughts get more frequent?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 8:26am
A growing population and climate change means the UK needs to consider long-term measures like major reservoirs and water transfers, not just short-term fixes like hosepipe bans
Categories: Astronomy

Vegetarian women have 33 per cent higher risk of breaking a hip

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 9:00pm
A large study tracking women in the UK finds that vegetarians have a higher risk of breaking a hip compared with women who eat any amount of meat
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Half of Buenos Aires’s methane emissions may come from one landfill

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 6:24pm
Around of a fifth of global methane emissions come from rotting landfills. Satellites have now spotted some particularly large emitters
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What Alaska's record-breaking wildfires mean for the Arctic's future

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:18pm
Wildfires in Alaska have already burned more than three times as much territory as usual, and fire season isn't over – the environmental effects could last decades
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Climate change will intensify UK droughts so we must take action now

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
It is time that rainy nations like the UK got serious about conserving water in a warming world – and that means making behaviour changes, not just relying on technological fixes
Categories: Astronomy

How to spot the group of stars known as the Teapot

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
Look out for the Teapot, a group of stars that looks as if it has the steam of the Milky Way coming out of its spout
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Five Days at Memorial review: The hospital hit by Hurricane Katrina

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
Based on the book by journalist Sheri Fink, this TV mini-series dramatises the shocking stories of health workers and patients whose lives are changed forever as Hurricane Katrina overwhelms a US hospital in 2005, finds Bethan Ackerley
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Don't Miss: Netflix's new alternative reality drama Look Both Ways

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 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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Ants are under attack from outsiders in these intimate photos

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
These images, taken from new book The Guests of Ants, reveal the behaviour of myrmecophiles, sophisticated organisms from beetles to flies that infiltrate ant colonies to take advantage of them
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Am I Normal? review: Deep-dive sets us straight on our need for norms

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
When it comes to human physiology, behaviour and social interaction, it is time to abandon a 200-year hunt for normal people, argues Sarah Chaney in her new book
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Egyptian mummy’s head discovered in Kent attic

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
Feedback explores an unexpected finding in Kent, while also looking into a Danish team’s experiments with jellyfish and the psychology of waiting around
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Millimetre-wave beams could give us access to deep geothermal energy

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 2:00pm
Optimised for fusion research, millimetre-wave beam technology could be adapted to access the heat that lies several kilometres below Earth's surface, says Eugene Linden
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Langya virus: How serious is the new pathogen discovered in China?

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 1:24pm
Thirty five people are known to have been infected by Langya henipavirus in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China between December 2018 and May 2021
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Shredded dwarf galaxies may lack dark matter to hold them together

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 1:09pm
Many dwarf galaxies torn up by the gravity of nearby objects may not have any dark matter, which doesn't line up with our understanding of the universe – but they may be explained by a controversial alternate model of gravity
Categories: Astronomy

Big Tech and Civil War enthusiasts clash over historic US battlefields

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 1:00pm
Northern Virginia is home to many American Civil War battlefield sites as well as the largest concentration of data centres in the world. Plans for more data centres are now pitting preservationists and big technology companies against each other
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