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Origami computer uses folded paper for calculations

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 10:00am
By representing data as folds in paper, the principles of origami can theoretically be used to compute anything imaginable
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Mercury may have a layer of diamond beneath its grey surface

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 10:00am
When the planet Mercury formed 4 billion years ago, conditions may have been just right to form a thick layer of diamonds below its surface
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Insects thrive in tiny city gardens even if plants are non-native

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 8:00am
A study of small city gardens in the Netherlands found insects were just as abundant in those with exotic plants as in those filled with native plants
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Tropical storms like Alberto can lead to years of declining incomes

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 4:35pm
The long-term economic effects of tropical cyclones far outweigh the direct damages from high winds and flooding, with local incomes declining for years after the storm hits
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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may have disappeared and reformed

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 3:44pm
The Earth-sized storm on Jupiter known as the red spot was thought by many to have been first observed in 1665, but it turns out that may have been an entirely different enormous storm, with today's storm dating back only to 1831
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Easter Island's legendary societal collapse didn't actually happen

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 3:00pm
Historians have claimed the people of Easter Island overexploited natural resources, causing a population crash, but new evidence suggests they lived sustainably for centuries
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World's oldest wine found in 2000-year-old Roman tomb

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 11:59am
An urn found in a tomb in Spain contained the cremated remains of a man, a gold ring and about 5 litres of liquid, which has been identified as now-discoloured white wine
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Electricity prices in Europe are going negative - and that's bad

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 8:00am
Periods of excess electricity production are on the rise thanks to the growth of renewable energy, forcing commercial power generators to sell for negative prices. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean lower household bills
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Cloud geoengineering could push heatwaves from US to Europe

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 6:00am
Climate models suggest that a possible scheme to cool the western US by making clouds brighter could work under current conditions, but may have severe unintended consequences in a future scenario
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Stunning JWST image proves we were right about how young stars form

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 4:59pm
It has long been thought that young stars forming near each other will be aligned in terms of their rotation, and observations from the James Webb Space Telescope have offered confirmation
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Sick chimpanzees seek out range of plants with medicinal properties

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 3:00pm
Chimpanzees with wounds or gut infections seem to add unusual plants to their diet, and tests show that many of these plants have antibacterial or anti-inflammatory effects
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Overheated trees are contributing to urban air pollution

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 3:00pm
An aerial survey of Los Angeles reveals that high temperatures cause plants to emit more compounds that can contribute to harmful ozone and PM2.5 air pollution
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Microphone made of atom-thick graphene could be used in smartphones

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 1:00pm
Reducing the size of the microphone in electronic devices would allow manufacturers to include more of them, increasing the capability for noise cancellation
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Watch leeches jump by coiling their bodies like cobras

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 11:00am
Researchers have confirmed a centuries-old rumour that leeches can jump, which they may do to land their next blood meal
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Triceratops relative had the weirdest horns ever seen on a dinosaur

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 9:00am
A new species of dinosaur discovered in Montana and related to Triceratops had one of the strangest, most asymmetrical skulls that scientists have ever studied
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Walking helps keep people free of lower back pain for longer

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 7:30pm
People who regularly have lower back pain go longer without the discomfort if they incorporate walks into their weekly routines
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Saturn's moon Titan is experiencing coastal erosion from methane seas

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 3:00pm
Saturn’s moon Titan has coastlines matching ones on Earth that have been carved by waves, hinting that Titan’s hydrocarbon seas and lakes also has them
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Dear David: How do I help my daughters deal with their social anxiety?

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 2:00pm
In his evidence-based advice column, David Robson has some ideas for a reader worried about his daughters’ social anxiety. Self-compassion is key, he says
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Léa Seydoux and George MacKay dazzle in shocking sci-fi film The Beast

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 2:00pm
Bertrand Bonello's twist on a Henry James novella from 1903 may be the most indirect critique of technology ever made. This film is memorable and absolutely terrifying, says Simon Ings
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Photos of a rusting Alaskan river win New Scientist Editors Award

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 2:00pm
Taylor Roades's images of a river in north-west Alaska that has turned orange because of global warming have won the New Scientist Editors Award at the Earth Photo competition
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