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Your unique pattern of brain activity can be spotted in 100 seconds

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 21:00
Everyone has a unique pattern of brain activity and it can be spotted after just 100 seconds inside a brain scanner

Climate change could slow recovery of southern right whales

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 21:00
Extreme El Niño weather events caused by climate change could slow the recovery of southern right whale populations

Self-healing plastic repairs itself in 10 seconds even under water

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 20:37
A new type of strong, flexible self-healing plastic can repair itself rapidly, even in salty or acidic water, which may be useful for divers or underwater pipes

Arid meteor shower makes new appearance in southern hemisphere skies

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 13:51
A meteor shower called the Arids has appeared in southern hemisphere skies, as predicted by astronomers

Covid-19 news: UK lab may have given 43,000 false PCR test results

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 12:58
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

Contraceptive pill may reduce polycystic ovary syndrome diabetes risk

Ve, 15/10/2021 - 02:01
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who take the contraceptive pill have three-quarters of the diabetes risk as those with PCOS who don’t

Snakes started eating birds and mammals after dinosaurs went extinct

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 21:00
Snakes typically ate insects before the mass extinction event that wiped out the non-bird dinosaurs, but then they broadened diets to include birds and mammals

US military may get a dog-like robot armed with a sniper rifle

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 20:44
A four-legged robot made by Ghost Robotics and outfitted with a sniper rifle and night-vision cameras was displayed at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army

Venomous viper species from the Tibetan plateau discovered in museum

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 19:56
A DNA analysis of museum snake specimens has revealed two previously unrecognised species of Asian pit viper, both from the eastern Tibetan plateau

Weird shape-shifting clouds of dust seem to be orbiting a distant star

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 18:38
The light from a distant star appears to be orbited by something that is continually changing shape and size, possibly clouds of dust from repeated collisions

Highly processed junk food consumption is rising among US adults

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 17:00
US adults are eating more highly processed junk food now than they were 20 years ago, with the trend particularly clear among those without a college degree

Can long covid clinics in England cope if cases rise this winter?

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 16:36
The care situation for long covid patients in England is improving, but a winter spike in cases will put the country’s 89 specialist clinics under new pressure

NASA’s Lucy mission is launching to study asteroids near Jupiter

Gi, 14/10/2021 - 15:45
A NASA spacecraft called Lucy is about to blast off to study the Trojan asteroids near Jupiter, which are pristine relics from the early solar system

Women have been under-represented in stroke therapy trials for decades

Me, 13/10/2021 - 23:00
For decades, clinical trials to test stroke treatments haven't included enough women – a disparity that could be hampering efforts to develop better care

Australia's unusual western swamp turtle is an oddity under threat

Me, 13/10/2021 - 21:00
The first analysis of species that have evolved in isolation for millions of years has found that many – including Australia’s western swamp turtle – are under threat

Bubbles in blood open the brain for world-first cancer treatment

Me, 13/10/2021 - 21:00
The blood-brain barrier prevents drugs from entering the brain, but now doctors have bypassed it to treat four women with cancer for the first time

Ada Twist, Scientist review: Brilliant children's TV for the curious

Me, 13/10/2021 - 20:00
Netflix's adaptation of the bestselling picture book series Ada Twist, Scientist will be loved by children and provoke a smile from even the most jaded parents

T. rex with feathers: China’s fossils are rewriting the dinosaur story

Me, 13/10/2021 - 20:00
Twenty-five years ago, Chinese scientists revealed the first feathered dinosaur. Since then, they have unearthed a treasure trove of exquisitely preserved specimens that put dinosaurs in a whole new light

Don't Miss: Sonic Ray lights up London’s only lighthouse

Me, 13/10/2021 - 20:00
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Cloud of eggs and sperm image wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Me, 13/10/2021 - 20:00
Laurent Ballesta has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year for an image that captures groupers during their annual reproductive season