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Some people can tell if you have an infection just by looking at you

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 8:01pm
People in different cultures – including hunter-gatherers in equatorial rainforests and city dwellers in Europe – can tell when someone else is in the early stages of infection by looking at them
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Finger sweat can power wearable medical sensors 24 hours a day

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 12:00pm
Small biofuel cells can harvest enough energy from the sweat on a person’s fingertips to continuously power wearable medical sensors that track health and nutrition
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Neuroscientists are ignoring the differences between males and females

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 9:17am
Top neuroscience research papers are eight times more likely to only study male participants or samples compared with female-only studies, a review has found
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Caffeine

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 7:45am
Caffeine, a naturally occurring chemical stimulant found in food and drink, is the world’s most widely consumed legal psychoactive drug
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Strange gas in Venus’s clouds may be a sign of volcanoes, not life

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 4:00pm
Phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus was considered a possible sign of life, but it could come from volcanic eruptions sending enormous plumes of lava into the air
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Covid-19 deaths in England could peak at 100 per day in August

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 1:19pm
More than 100 people a day are expected to die and more than 1000 a day be admitted to hospital at the peak of the UK’s current wave of covid-19 cases, the government’s scientific advisers are anticipating
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Covid-19 news: Blood test to detect long covid may soon be possible

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 12:40pm
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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UN plan would protect 30% of oceans and land to stem extinctions

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 11:00am
Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by 2030 to stem extinctions and ensure humanity lives in harmony with nature, 195 countries say in a proposed UN plan
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Richard Branson reaches the edge of space on Virgin Galactic flight

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 6:44am
Richard Branson has finally launched to the edge of space aboard his Virgin Galactic space plane, a flight over 15 years in the making
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A simple word test can reveal how creative you are

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 4:00am
Asking people to name 10 words that are as different as possible, as measured by a machine-learning algorithm, is a good test of creativity
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Mysterious X-ray flares on Jupiter come from magnetic field vibrations

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 3:00pm
Jupiter blasts out strange X-ray flares that have gone unexplained for decades, and the mystery has now been solved by vibrations in the planet’s magnetic field
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Covid-19 news: England sees highest weekly infections in four months

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:38pm
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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Virgin Galactic may finally send Richard Branson to space on 11 July

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:30pm
Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the space plane company Virgin Galactic, has been planning to go to space for years and may finally take a flight on the company's VSS Unity plane on 11 July
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Stone Age Europeans may have worn make-up more than 6000 years ago

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:49am
6000-year-old miniature ceramic bottles found in Slovenia contain traces of the same minerals later used in make-up by ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians
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Mary Seacole

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 10:48am
Pioneering British-Jamaican nurse famous for nursing hundreds of people during the cholera pandemic of 1850 and, later, the Crimean War
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Fish brains grow when they have to think more and shrink if they don't

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 8:59am
The brains of fish grow in more challenging environments and shrink in less challenging ones, sometimes growing and shrinking with the seasons
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Sea otters use muscles to chemically generate heat without shivering

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Without a thick layer of blubber to insulate them, sea otters instead rely on their muscles to generate heat directly rather than via shivering
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Crab nebula blasted out some of highest-energy gamma rays ever seen

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Astronomers examining the Crab nebula have found the second highest-energy gamma ray ever spotted, which may change how we think of cosmic particle accelerators
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Weird fractal Romanesco cauliflowers start life as failed flowers

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
The Romanesco cauliflower, one of the strangest looking vegetables because of its fractal florets, owes its unique shape to the fact that it forms from failed flowers
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New kind of ice is so bendy it can curl and uncurl without breaking

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
A single ice crystal formed into a thin strand can bend almost into a circle and then snap back into its original shape, making it the most elastic form of water ice ever made
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