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Software recreates a 3D model of your face from a smartphone video

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A program that combines artificial intelligence and geometrical modelling can create an accurate 3D model of your face from a single 20-second video

Australia seems to be keeping a lid on covid-19 – how is it doing it?

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The rate of new coronavirus cases is dropping in Australia, largely due to strict travel restrictions, but complacency could cause the virus to get out of hand

Rare herb devastated by Australian bush fires saved by seed bank

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One of the largely unnoticed victims of the Australian bush fires earlier this year was clover glycine (Glycine latrobeana), a rare pea endemic to South Australia that has now been restored thanks to seeds kept at Kew Gardens

Covid-19: We can ward off some of the negative impacts on children

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Children will face many hidden negative effects from the new coronavirus, but it's not too late to avert them, says Paul Ramchandani

Blood pressure drugs may do more harm than good for some older people

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A study suggests high blood pressure in people over 75 doesn't seem to raise the risk of death, leading researchers to question the use of medications for it in older people

Rockets armed with talcum powder could stop deadly space junk

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Thousands of dead satellites and chunks of debris in orbit are a threat to active satellites, but rockets that launch clouds of talcum powder may prevent a disastrous collision

We may have spotted a parallel universe going backwards in time

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Strange particles observed by an experiment in Antarctica could be evidence of an alternative reality where everything is upside down

Does the ACE2 protein explain covid-19 risk for underlying conditions?

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 20:35
Does a cell surface protein explain why the coronavirus is more likely to kill people with diabetes or heart disease? Researchers are trying to find out

Coronavirus latest: No new deaths in China and hopes of plateau in NYC

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 19:00
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

When will lockdown end? Nations look for coronavirus exit strategies

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 18:50
There are three main strategies for leaving coronavirus lockdown, but each risks a dangerous second wave and further lockdowns if things don't go as planned

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread bleaching yet

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 18:32
Australia's record-breaking heatwave early this year bleached 60 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef, affecting all three of its regions for the first time

Resident Evil 3 review: A glimpse into post-pandemic fiction

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 15:50
The video game Resident Evil 3 was in development long before the coronavirus outbreak, but it holds up a mirror to the strange times we live in today

Stress early in life can make a child’s brain more like an adult's

New Scientist - Ma, 07/04/2020 - 08:00
Stress in childhood is linked to developing adult-like brain networks and cells that age slowly, and children with early life stress progress slowly through puberty

How realistic is Contagion? The movie doesn't skimp on science

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 18:48
Contagion was a film released in 2011 about a fictional pandemic of a virus called MEV-1 which kills between 25 and 30 per cent of those it infected. Here is our review of the film originally published in September 2011, now that it's on Netflix

An asteroid strike may have popped the surface of Mars

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 18:40
An unusually round and symmetrical deposit on Mars may be the result of an impact that popped the surface of the planet, causing a volcanic eruption less than 200,000 years ago

Coronavirus latest: US braces for 'peak death week'

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 18:30
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

Soil gets its smell from bacteria trying to attract invertebrates

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 18:00
Soil’s earthy smell comes from chemicals produced by bacteria called Streptomyces, which use the odour to attract springtails to help disperse their spores

Deepmind AI can understand the unusual atomic structure of glass

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 18:00
Glass has an unusual atomic structure that resembles a liquid frozen in place, making it hard to predict how it will behave. DeepMind has developed an AI capable of doing so, which may also be able to predict traffic jams

Baffling 500-page ABC maths proof to be published after eight-year row

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 16:46
In 2012, mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki produced a proof claiming to solve the long-standing ABC conjecture, but no one understood it. Most mathematicians still don't, but it will now be published in a journal

Whale sharks can live for at least 50 years – and probably longer

New Scientist - Lu, 06/04/2020 - 07:00
The age of a whale shark can be determined by dating the rings of growth in their cartilage, a method that has confirmed that these animals can live for at least 50 years
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