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Drones may have attacked humans fully autonomously for the first time

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 5:52am
Military drones may have autonomously attacked humans for the first time ever during a conflict in Libya last year, according to a United Nations report
Categories: Astronomy

Laser pulses travel faster than light without breaking laws of physics

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 5:00am
Pulses of laser light moving through a jet of plasma can surf a wave to travel faster or slower than the speed of light without breaking the laws of physics
Categories: Astronomy

Cities like London and Tokyo have their own unique microbiomes

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 9:00pm
Cities including Tokyo, New York, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore have their own distinct microbiomes, according to a vast survey of microbes in 60 urban areas worldwide
Categories: Astronomy

Cities like London and New York have their own unique microbiomes

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 9:00pm
Cities including New York, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore have their own distinct microbiomes, according to a vast survey of microbes in 60 urban areas worldwide
Categories: Astronomy

Monkeys can change their accent to communicate with another species

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 8:01pm
Red-handed tamarins change their calls to sound more like pied tamarins where the two species share the same patches of forest, and doing so may help the two species understand each other
Categories: Astronomy

Soil microbe transplant could improve tree growth and remove more CO2

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 8:01pm
To increase the amount of carbon dioxide that trees can remove from the atmosphere, a tree-planting scheme is testing whether the addition of soil microbes from established forests can improve growth
Categories: Astronomy

An unhackable quantum internet comes with tough privacy questions

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
The quantum internet will keep bank details secure but also let people plot crimes in complete secrecy unless democratic leaders swiftly improve their record on policing digital privacy
Categories: Astronomy

What coronaviruses in pets can teach us about the future of covid-19

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
Cats, dogs and farm animals host coronaviruses that have been studied for decades. That research could provide valuable insights in the fight against covid-19, including whether our vaccines can end the pandemic
Categories: Astronomy

8 beautiful photographs of seeds and fruits

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits by photographer Levon Biss showcases a branch of botany dedicated to the study of seeds and fruit called carpology
Categories: Astronomy

The Menopause Manifesto review: A guide to counteract medical misogyny

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
Despite the universal nature of menopause for half the planet's population, there is an information vacuum. Gynaecologist Jen Gunter's new book is a great start for tackling it
Categories: Astronomy

Why there are still huge mysteries in supernova physics

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
The explosions of supernovae are so powerful they can be seen with the naked eye. The physics behind them is harder to uncover, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Categories: Astronomy

Can't be bothered? Why some of us are more motivated than others

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
Some people seem to possess unlimited get-up-and-go, while others can barely muster enough drive to leave the couch. Here's what science tells us about motivation – and how to cultivate it
Categories: Astronomy

Is a self-portrait a self-portrait if the portraitist has no self?

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
The android that paints itself, plus an area equivalent to over 1000 Mona Lisas and the music of Nǽnøĉÿbbœrğ Vbëřřħōlökäävsŧ in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up
Categories: Astronomy

Alice Roberts: Archaeogenetics will help us solve mysteries of past

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:00pm
Archaeology and genetics may seem worlds apart, but they are combining to produce astonishing insights, says Alice Roberts
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Japan wants to use the Olympic games to promote hydrogen to the world

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 1:05pm
Hydrogen has the potential to be the green energy source of the future, and Japan wants to use symbols like the Olympic and Paralympic torches to tout its benefits
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: A third of health burden may come from lasting effects

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:50pm
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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Fossils of extinct plants reveal origins of today’s flowering species

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 12:00pm
Newly discovered plant fossils from China, dating back more than 125 million years, may help to establish which seed plants evolved into modern flowering plants
Categories: Astronomy

Bitcoin rival Chia 'destroyed' hard disc supply chains, says its boss

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 11:24am
Chia, a cryptocurrency intended to be a green alternative to bitcoin, has led to hard disc shortages – much to the surprise of Gene Hoffman, the president of Chia Network
Categories: Astronomy

How effective are the different vaccines against covid-19 variants?

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 11:00am
Several vaccines are less effective at preventing symptomatic infections by new variants, which is concerning because any degree of escape at this point could prevent countries from achieving herd immunity
Categories: Astronomy

Quantum internet: The race is on to build an unhackable online world

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 8:00am
Great leaps are already being made in creating a super secure quantum internet. It could overturn the role of information in our lives and give us a globe-spanning quantum supercomputer
Categories: Astronomy