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Maps of the sun’s corona could help us predict dangerous solar storms

New Scientist - Gi, 06/08/2020 - 21:00
The tenuous outermost layer of the sun, called the corona, is invisible most of the time, but its magnetic fields have been mapped for the first time

Super-bright fluorescent solids can be 3D printed in any shape

New Scientist - Gi, 06/08/2020 - 18:00
There’s a cheap new way to make fluorescent dyes into solid materials that glow, and it could be used to 3D print objects that guide light into solar cells

Bizarre fossil with an incredibly long neck was a marine hunter

New Scientist - Gi, 06/08/2020 - 18:00
Tanystropheus had a neck three times the length of its body, and a new analysis of its skull suggests it lived in the sea, where it ambushed prey

Fruit flies have special neurons that sense the wind to aid navigation

New Scientist - Gi, 06/08/2020 - 17:39
Neurons have been discovered in the brains of fruit flies that are used for working out which way to fly based on the wind. The finding could be used to help robots navigate

In-ear nerve-stimulating device helps people learning a new language

New Scientist - Gi, 06/08/2020 - 12:00
An in-ear device that stimulates the vagus nerve helps non-native speakers learn speech sounds from Mandarin Chinese more rapidly and more effectively

Deep-sea microbes survive on less energy than we thought possible

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 21:00
We thought we understood life’s minimal energy requirements – but microbes beneath the sea floor survive on hundreds of times less energy than we considered possible

Lisa Piccirillo: How I cracked a 50-year-old maths problem in a week

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 20:00
Solving the Conway knot problem took mathematician Lisa Piccirillo on a journey into the fourth dimension. Here's how she did it

Why are witches hexing the moon on TikTok?

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 20:00
Putting spells on the moon, plus science limericks and knights patrolling social distancing, in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up

Nutrition memes forget that there is no such thing as a 'healthy food'

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 20:00
Shareable online graphics give easy to understand breakdowns of the nutritional content of food, but they may be misleading, says James Wong

The real reasons miscarriage exists – and why it's so misunderstood

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 20:00
New research reveals that miscarriage serves a critical role in human evolution – and in some instances, may even be associated with optimal fertility

What Hiroshima teaches us about coronavirus and the future of humanity

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 20:00
The nuclear bomb told us we are the greatest threat to our own survival – and the covid-19 pandemic shows the lessons still to learn, say Anders Sandberg and Thomas Moynihan

Covid-19 news: NHS unable to use 50 million masks due to safety fears

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 19:10
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

Covid-19 news: UK border rules ‘accelerated’ pandemic, say MPs

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 19:10
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

Beirut explosion: What caused the blast and what else do we know?

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 18:38
Here's what we know so far about the cause of the massive blast in the port area of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August

Disease-carrying animals thrive on our farmed land and in our cities

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 18:00
Farming and other human activities are changing the world in a way that favours animals carrying more diseases, including bats – the source of the new coronavirus

Strange lightning on Jupiter may be caused by ammonia snowballs

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 18:00
The Juno spacecraft has spotted lightning on Jupiter that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, and it may be caused by strange, slushy balls of ammonia and ice

Coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing across South America

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 14:37
Even after four months of strict lockdowns in some South American countries, cases of covid-19 are still soaring across the continent

SpaceX’s prototype Mars rocket has flown for the first time

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 13:31
A prototype of Starship, the rocket SpaceX intends to use to bring explorers to the moon and Mars, has hopped 150 metres into the air in its first flight

How to hug people in a coronavirus-stricken world

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 13:15
Hugging has benefits for our health that might make it worth doing despite coronavirus risks – here’s how to reduce the chance you’ll pass on the virus

A radical new theory rewrites the story of how life on Earth began

New Scientist - Me, 05/08/2020 - 08:00
It has long been thought that the ingredients for life came together slowly, bit by bit. Now there is evidence it all happened at once in a chemical big bang
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