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Hot yoga’s high temperature may not have any health benefits

New Scientist - Ve, 19/01/2018 - 02:00
Despite all the extra effort and sweat, a study suggests that the high temperature used in hot yoga classes may not have any useful effect

Some exoplanets orbiting red giant stars may just be a mirage

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 20:04
Red giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their light

NASA may finally have a new boss after a year-long wait

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 19:07
Trump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to the moon

Some people identify smells as easily as if they were colours

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 18:00
Most people are much better at identifying colours than smells, but one group of hunter-gatherers from the Malay Peninsula shows the opposite pattern

A capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the sea

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 17:30
The slick of oil condensate from a stricken tanker in the East China Sea is a threat to all marine life, not least because it is invisible

Stars that devour their planets get brighter and faster

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 16:53
When the sun expands and engulfs Earth, our planet's ashes will brighten the sun and spin it faster. We might be able to watch this happen across the universe

Bitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the power

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 15:55
Cryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer true

The higher your testosterone levels, the more you love soft rock

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 15:55
A study suggests that men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to prefer genres like heavy metal and soft rock to classical music or jazz

Cute cats the size of kittens are seeing their homes destroyed

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 13:30
Güiñas are the smallest cats in the Americas, smaller than most domestic cats, and they are becoming increasingly rare

Trump, this ‘shithole’ continent pioneered heart swaps and more

New Scientist - Gi, 18/01/2018 - 12:59
Seeking to understand other people is better than dismissing them with insults. Trump needs lessons in African history, culture and science, says Curtis Abraham

Breathing in a nanoparticle spray could prevent heart damage

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 20:00
An inhalable drug is designed to move straight from the lungs to the heart, where it is hoped it will prevent the organ from deteriorating after heart attacks

How ‘stem cell’ clinics became a Wild West for dodgy treatments

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 19:00
Hundreds of clinics offering unregulated stem cell therapies have sprung up across the US and Australia thanks to lax oversight

Algorithms that change lives should be trialled like new drugs

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 19:00
An algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn’t it properly tested before now?

Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people’s eyes

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 18:50
Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last – and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness

Swollen eye is setback for blindness treatment using stem cells

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 18:08
A man in a flagship stem cell trial for age-related macular degeneration has swelling in his eye, but the cause is probably surgery – not stem cells

DNA of man who died in 1827 recreated from his living relatives

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 17:40
The DNA of Hans Jonaton, an ex-slave who fled to Iceland in 1802, has been reconstructed using only the genes of his descendants

Chit-chat makes humans and robots work together better

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 16:43
Introducing some chatter between humans and artificial intelligence improved the amount of collaboration – and results – across hundreds of games

Source of world’s biggest listeria outbreak still unknown

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 14:00
There have been almost 750 cases of listeriosis in South Africa so far, and the source of the food poisoning infection remains unknown

All other primates live their lives according to a simple rule

New Scientist - Me, 17/01/2018 - 01:01
Hundreds of species of primate all form groups of the same five sizes, suggesting that the ecosystems in which they live strongly shape their lifestyles

Bowel cancer test may be a much better way to screen for polyps

New Scientist - Ma, 16/01/2018 - 23:00
A new blood test seems to be more than twice as good at detecting bowel cancer than the method currently used to screen for polyps and early bowel cancer
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