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Great apes threatened by mining for electric vehicle batteries

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 3:00pm
A surge of mining in some African countries for materials used to make green energy technologies puts gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos at risk
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Banning smartphones is tempting but it won't solve anxiety in children

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Anxiety is on the rise in young people but we need to follow the science - and the causes aren't clearly linked to social media
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How science can help you bake a delicious vegan carrot cake

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Unlike some sponges, making a vegan version of carrot cake is easy – if you add a little science, says Karmela Padavic-Callaghan
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Gorgeous remake of an eco-conscious classic

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
This is the latest in an expanded remake of a classic environmentally aware game from 1997. In addition to stunning new graphics, the game's ideas now resonate even more strongly, says Jacob Aron
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These curious experiments are finding new ways to tackle pollution

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
At the Green Propulsion Laboratory in Italy, scientists are trying to harness natural organisms to rehabilitate the environment. Photographer Luigi Avantaggiato explores
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I might be an astrophysicist, but I'm still learning about stargazing

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
I have two degrees in astronomy, so you'd think I would know what I'm doing when it comes to looking at the sky. I don't, but I'm trying to change that, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Scientists find a use for old tea bags - turn them into roads

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Feedback is pleased to learn about innovative plans for the "considerable numbers of discarded teabags" in the world
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Why it is time for a longevity revolution

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
With global life expectancy now exceeding 70 years old, we need to change how we age, not how long we age, says Andrew Scott
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Sound Tracks: A fascinating archaeological history of music

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 2:00pm
Archaeologist, multi-instrumentalist and historian Graeme Lawson sets out to tell the story of music from 40,000 years ago until today, in his wide-ranging new book
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Life’s vital chemistry may have begun in hot, cracked rock

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:00pm
Amino acids and other molecules important to the origin of life can be enriched within networks of rocky fractures, which would have been common on the early Earth
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What is eco-anxiety and how can we overcome it?

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:00pm
Eco-anxiety is common around the world, especially among young people, and while the symptoms are the same as anxiety, the way to reduce them is not
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Is anxiety rising in children and if so, why?

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:00pm
Evidence points to more children today feeling anxious than a few years ago, with a complicated picture emerging encompassing everything from the pandemic to social media
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Anxiety really has increased over the past 10 years – but why?

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:00pm
The covid-19 pandemic saw a pronounced uptick in anxiety levels globally, but levels were rising in some countries before the pandemic began. The race is on to explain this trend
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Microsoft and Quantinuum’s quantum computer may be most reliable yet

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:00am
A quantum computer built by Quantinuum uses “logical quantum bits” designed by Microsoft to run simple computational routines with an unprecedented level of reliability
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Microsoft's quantum computer may be the most reliable yet

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:00am
A quantum computer built by Microsoft and quantum computing firm Quantinuum uses “logical quantum bits” to run simple computational routines with an unprecedented level of reliability
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The surprising benefits of anxiety and how you could harness them

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:00am
There can be no doubt that extreme anxiety is highly debilitating, but at moderate levels, our nervous feelings can make us smarter problem solvers and fuel original thinking
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Laser-powered licence plates could help avoid satellite collisions

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 9:11am
It can be difficult to identify satellites that have lost power, increasing the risk of a dangerous collision in space, but licence plates could be a solution
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Snakes show signs of self-recognition in a smell-based 'mirror test'

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 8:01pm
Garter snakes may recognise their own scent and react differently when it is altered, hinting at self-awareness in reptiles
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Babies recognise spoken nursery rhymes they heard in the uterus

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 5:00pm
Previous research suggests that babies can recognise nursery rhymes that were sung to them while they were in the uterus. Now, scientists have found they also seem to remember nursery rhymes that are spoken with no tune  
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Showing AI just 1000 extra images reduced AI-generated stereotypes

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 4:06pm
Researchers made an AI image generator produce less offensive images by feeding it a tiny amount of additional training data
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