New Scientist

Condividi contenuti New Scientist - Home
New Scientist - Home
Aggiornato: 11 ore 51 min fa

AI autotune makes your terrible karaoke singing more tolerable

Sa, 16/02/2019 - 09:00
Autotune can often sound robotic because it shifts off notes into perfect pitch, a new version listens to the notes you've already sung and uses them to help fill in the gaps

Fears of OpenAI’s super-trolling artificial intelligence are overblown

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 16:55
Elon Musk-backed firm OpenAI has built a text-generating AI that it says is too dangerous to release because of potential misuse

A dialect quiz shows we still cling to our regional identities

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 16:52
The New York Times' online quiz can pinpoint where in the UK or Ireland you grew up by the words you use and how you say them. We asked a linguist to explain why dialects persist

The children striking over climate change speak to New Scientist

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 15:30
New Scientist went to meet the UK schoolchildren who have left their classrooms to join a global protest that calls for the government to declare a climate emergency

Meet the man who made CRISPR monkey clones to study depression

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 13:05
Hung-Chun Chang told New Scientist about his team’s controversial project to find drugs for depression and schizophrenia using clones of gene-edited monkeys

Russia’s plan to unplug from the internet shows cyberwar is escalating

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 13:03
Media reports suggest Russia is contemplating disconnecting from the global internet. The move is not about isolationism but security, says James Ball

Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe

Ve, 15/02/2019 - 12:13
The interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua might be an alien spaceship, at least according to one prominent researcher, but now there is a much more reasonable explanation

Smugglers are profiting from our failure to define endangered species

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 22:13
There are calls to improve a treaty on the international trade in endangered species – but there is no standard way to define species, says Stephen Garnett

A gut bacteria toxin that damages DNA may be involved in bowel cancer

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 20:00
People with bowel cancer often have higher levels of certain toxic-producing bacteria. The toxin has now been shown to damage DNA in gut cells in mice

CRISPR could help us protect ourselves from viruses like flu and HIV

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 18:41
Gene-edited white blood cells could let us hack our immune systems to prevent infections with pathogens like HIV, flu, and the virus that causes glandular fever

The last black leopard photographed in Kenya was born in New York

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 15:30
New images of a black leopard taken by a camera trap in Kenya were claimed to be the first in 100 years, but that wasn't strictly true

NASA's photo archives reveal 60 years of space travel

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 15:20
NASA latest book includes big launches, moon landings, Martian panoramas and behind the scenes images that give a human scale to its vast endeavours

Can teenagers get vaccinated without their parents’ permission?

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 12:21
As measles outbreaks take hold, some teenagers in the US are beginning to look for ways to get vaccinated – against their parents' wishes

Find tonic water bitter? Part of your brain may be on the small side

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 12:15
A region of the brain called the left entorhinal cortex varies in size from person to person, and it’s smaller than average in those who find tonic water bitter

Offspring from older sperm are fitter and age more slowly

Gi, 14/02/2019 - 09:30
Experiments in fish suggest offspring from older sperm may be healthier – a finding that could change the ways IVF clinics select sperm

Robot mimics desert ants to find its way home without GPS

Me, 13/02/2019 - 20:00
AntBot is a six-legged robot that can get home without the help of GPS, thanks to tactics borrowed from desert ants

There is No Planet B review: How to save Earth by changing humans

Me, 13/02/2019 - 19:00
Can Mike Berners-Lee's guide to changing how we think and live help us dump our dangerous habits and learn to use resources respectfully rather than rapaciously?

How humans evolved to be both shockingly violent and super-cooperative

Me, 13/02/2019 - 19:00
The origins of our paradoxical nature lie in murder and self-domestication. It's a weird story that may even explain why our species came into existence

Evidence of new physics could have been under our noses all along

Me, 13/02/2019 - 19:00
For almost a decade, the world's most expensive experiment failed to break new ground. But its biggest discoveries may have gone unnoticed

No plugs needed: How wireless charging could set electric cars free

Me, 13/02/2019 - 19:00
The rise of wireless charging for electric cars means you may never have to worry about plugging in again