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How Apple's efforts to bring privacy to the masses will change the web

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 11:16am
Apple has announced a number of measures to protect the privacy of its users, which could hit advertising-supported online services hard and spark a game of "whack-a-mole” as marketers attempt to subvert them
Categories: Astronomy

Two giant icy balls in space could change our understanding of stars

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 9:00am
A pair of mysterious, gigantic balls of frozen gas in the Milky Way have left astronomers puzzled, but they could be a sign we don’t fully understand how stars form
Categories: Astronomy

Widespread internet outage linked to cloud service provider Fastly

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 8:30am
Dozens of major websites, including New Scientist, were offline for around an hour on Tuesday morning in a widespread outage linked to a leading internet content delivery service
Categories: Astronomy

Line of galaxies is so big it breaks our understanding of the universe

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 8:26am
An arc of galaxies stretching for 3.3 billion light years seems to contradict a core tenet of cosmology, that the universe looks broadly the same everywhere on large scales
Categories: Astronomy

Cyborg cockroach with camera ‘backpack’ can be steered remotely

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 4:00am
A Madagascar hissing cockroach fitted with a “backpack” computer and infrared camera could help search-and-rescue teams locate bodies in the aftermath of an earthquake
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US consumers spend less on sweets and dessert when shopping online

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 1:00am
Consumers in the US spend more money when grocery shopping online, but spend less on sweets and desserts than when they shop in store
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Water voles released in Yorkshire in boost to endangered species

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 8:01pm
One hundred water voles will be released in the Washburn Valley, UK, where there are plans to extend the mammals’ habitat
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Goats were first domesticated in western Iran 10,000 years ago

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 4:00pm
The earliest genetic evidence for goat domestication comes fossils of goats that lived in the Zagros Mountains of Iran about 10,000 years ago
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Covid-19 news: Matt Hancock announces vaccine roll-out to under-30s

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 1:07pm
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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Tiny animal revived after 24,000 years entombed in Siberian permafrost

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:00pm
Rotifers are small and squishy and do not look resilient, but one individual has endured about 24,000 years frozen in permafrost, and is now thriving
Categories: Astronomy

Jeff Bezos will be on board Blue Origin's first crewed space flight

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 9:32am
Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, will fly to the edge of space on his company's first crewed flight on 20 July, as will his brother
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Partial solar eclipse will be visible in the UK and Ireland on 10 June

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 7:45am
Skygazers in parts of Europe, Asia and North America can observe part of the sun being obscured by the moon this week, and a few places will see a “ring of fire”
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Google has mapped a piece of human brain in the most detail ever

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 7:01am
A team including researchers at Google took a cubic millimetre of a woman's brain, sliced it incredibly thin and scanned it to create the most detailed map yet of the connections within our brain
Categories: Astronomy

NASA mission takes first close-up images of Ganymede in two decades

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:45am
NASA took pictures of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede with its Galileo and Voyager missions, and now it has returned for the first time in over two decades with the Juno mission
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NASA is about to visit Ganymede for the first time in two decades

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:45am
NASA took pictures of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede with its Galileo and Voyager missions, and now it is returning for the first time in over two decades with the Juno mission
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DeepMind AI taught digital people to play football from scratch

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 5:00am
AI taught digital players who start out able to only make random movements how to run, dribble a football, kick it into the goal and work as a team
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People who travel abroad can unknowingly spread antibiotic resistance

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 9:00pm
People who travel to countries with a higher prevalence of antibiotic resistance are unwittingly bringing genes for resistance home in their gut bacteria
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‘Hangry’ male fruit flies attack each other if they go without food

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 8:01pm
When male fruit flies go without food for 24 hours, they get hangry and become aggressive towards other males, lunging at each other and fencing with their legs
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Cosmic smash-ups may push huge black holes away from their homes

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 3:52pm
Astronomers have found 9 supermassive black holes that may have been hurled out of their homes at the centres of galaxies by dramatic cosmic collisions
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Covid-19 news: UK cases on the rise as delta variant becomes dominant

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 1:58pm
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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