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Eclipse 2024 live: Watch the full NASA broadcast – latest

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 6:00am
The eclipse is about to begin. Totality will arrive at Mexico’s west coast around 11.07am local time, moving east until it leaves Newfoundland, Canada, around 5.16pm there
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When is the next total solar eclipse visible from the UK?

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 3:00am
The next time a total solar eclipse will be visible from the UK is decades away, but there are other places nearby that will experience one sooner
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Cannabis use in pregnancy may raise children’s risk of ADHD and autism

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 3:00am
A study of more than 220,000 people found that cannabis use during pregnancy was associated with their children having roughly twice the risk of ADHD, autism and intellectual disability
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5 solar eclipse activities to do with children

Sat, 04/06/2024 - 8:00am
From building an eclipse viewer to using the sun to pop balloons, here's a child-friendly activity guide for April's eclipse
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We finally know why Stephen Hawking's black hole equation works

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 5:00pm
Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein calculated the entropy of a black hole in the 1970s, but it took physicists until now to figure out the quantum effects that make the formula work
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Suppressing wildfires is harming California’s giant sequoia trees

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 4:23pm
California’s rare sequoias rely on high heat to disperse their seeds, and efforts to reduce the size of wildfires may be damaging their ability to reproduce
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How a total solar eclipse in 1919 left physicists 'more or less agog'

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 3:57pm
One total solar eclipse changed physics forever – and even to this day these celestial phenomena are astonishing viewers and teaching us crucial lessons about the universe
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Left-handed monkeys prompt rethink about evolution of right-handedness

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 11:00am
A popular idea links primates living on the ground with a tendency for right-handedness, but findings from urban langurs in India cast doubt on the idea
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The mathematician who worked out how to time travel

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 7:00am
Mathematics suggested that time travel is physically possible – and Kurt Gödel proved it. Mathematician Karl Sigmund explains how the polymath did it
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How mass bleaching has pushed the Great Barrier Reef to the brink

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 6:37am
Diving at One Tree Island in one of the most highly protected parts of the Great Barrier Reef reveals the shocking extent of the latest mass bleaching event
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The Biology of Kindness review: Living well and prospering

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 6:00am
Can cultivating positive behaviours and tweaking our lifestyles lead to healthier, happier lives – even longer lives? Discover the daily choices that may make the difference in a fascinating new book
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Eclipse 2024: When is it and where can I see it?

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 5:00am
North America will have a total solar eclipse on 8 April – here is where, when and how to view it safely
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Could an MRI scan make prostate cancer screening more accurate?

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 7:30pm
Combining PSA blood tests with MRI scans is making the screening less harmful, but it still should be targeted only at high-risk groups, such as men who are Black or have a family history of prostate cancer, says a new report
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Should we be worried about a bird flu pandemic in the US?

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 1:27pm
One person in the US has contracted bird flu after being exposed to dairy cows that have the virus, but experts say there is no immediate threat of a wider outbreak in people
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There are hints that dark energy may be getting weaker

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 1:00pm
The standard model of cosmology says that the strength of dark energy should be constant, but tentative hints are emerging that it may have weakened recently
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Why some songs make our heart swell and others give us butterflies

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 12:00pm
Where in our body we feel the physical sensation of hearing music seems to depend on how surprising the piece's chords are
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Bisexual women expect to have an orgasm with women more than with men

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 10:00am
When asked to imagine a hypothetical sexual encounter, bisexual women anticipated that they would be more likely to orgasm with another woman than with a man
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Electric vehicles have lowered San Francisco's carbon footprint

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 9:00am
A network of sensors stretching from San Francisco to Sonoma county’s vineyards shows that electric vehicles have helped lower carbon emissions by almost 2 per cent per year within the Bay Area
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Marine protected areas aren't helping fish populations recover

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 6:00am
Protected zones are meant to let adult fish populations recover from overfishing, but an analysis of 111 sites in the Caribbean finds that this is not happening in most cases
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Climate change can disturb the accuracy of trees’ biological clocks

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 5:00pm
Trees use circadian genes to time photosynthesis and reproduction – but as temperatures rise, the clocks may not work as well
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