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Tsunamis create magnetic fields that could act as early warning system

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 13:13
The movement of seawater in a tsunami generates a magnetic field that travels ahead of changes in sea level, which could help us predict and prepare for it

Florian Solzbacher interview: Mind-reading implant may soon go on sale

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 12:40
The president of Blackrock Neurotech says the company’s brain-computer interface, designed for people who are paralysed, could be available in 2022 if regulators approve it

Why the UK’s booster campaign mustn’t forget the vaccine hesitant

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 12:26
With booster jabs forming the backbone of the UK’s omicron efforts, it’s more important than ever to reach out to pregnant women and people from ethnic minority groups who may be more likely to have concerns over vaccination

Archerfish prove they can count by spitting at computer screens

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 11:00
Previous research has suggested that fish have an innate sense of numbers, but critics say these experiments aren't the final word. Now, a new study has shown that archerfish really can count

China's aims for UN biodiversity summit are unclear, says UK economist

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 09:00
China is set to host a major biodiversity summit in 2022, but leading economist Partha Dasgupta says it is unclear what the country wants to achieve

The year of coronavirus variants: How evolution tormented us in 2021

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 07:00
A year ago, many were hoping the pandemic would soon be over – but then came alpha, delta and omicron

Prehistoric ichthyosaurs evolved rapidly to be as big as whales

Gi, 23/12/2021 - 20:00
A newly discovered fossil shows that within just 3 million years of their first appearance on Earth, ichthyosaurs had evolved into 17-metre-long giants

Cuba’s home-grown vaccines have massively cut covid-19 cases

Gi, 23/12/2021 - 16:26
Four months after hospitals collapsed in Cuba due to skyrocketing covid-19 case numbers, the country has rolled out its own vaccines and cases are down to 5 for every 100,000 people

Covid-19 news: Omicron is dangerous despite lower hospitalisation risk

Gi, 23/12/2021 - 13:50
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

Hundreds of Salvadorans claim money is vanishing from bitcoin accounts

Gi, 23/12/2021 - 11:00
El Salvador's attempt to become the world's first state to adopt bitcoin as legal tender hits another stumbling block as hundreds of citizens claim that funds are disappearing from their accounts

Breeding with farmed fish is changing the life cycle of wild salmon

Me, 22/12/2021 - 20:00
Large-scale in Norway finds the evolutionary fitness of wild Altantic salmon is being damaged after they breed with escaped fish from the country's huge aquaculture industry

At least 70 'rogue' planets spotted drifting in space without a star

Me, 22/12/2021 - 18:02
Free-floating planets are hard to spot, but astronomers have bagged a large haul by looking for candidates in a nearby star-forming region

Bronze Age migration may have brought Celtic languages to Britain

Me, 22/12/2021 - 17:00
Analysis of ancient DNA reveals a mass migration of people from what is now France to England and Wales between 1000 and 875 BC

Meat-eating mammals are more susceptible to cancer than herbivores

Me, 22/12/2021 - 17:00
Understanding why plant-eating mammals like antelopes and sheep are far less likely to die of cancer than carnivores may help protect us from cancer too

‘Near impossible’ plant-growing technique could revolutionise farming

Me, 22/12/2021 - 17:00
For the first time, grafting has been made to work in monocots, a type of plant including oats, wheats and bananas – and it might improve disease tolerance among these important crops

Wild Wild Life newsletter: The natural history of partridges and pears

Me, 22/12/2021 - 15:45
Which partridge would sit in a tree? And what happened to the world's tastiest pear? Plus how horses may be fooling archaeologists and a record-breaking millipede

Meet the scientists who perform magic tricks on birds

Me, 22/12/2021 - 12:56
Performing magic tricks with Eurasian jays helps scientists to understand the animals’ powers of perception, but also their ability to read minds, remember the past and anticipate the future.

Covid-19 news: Isolation rules for covid cases changed in England

Me, 22/12/2021 - 12:36
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 was the third leading cause of death in the US in 2020

Me, 22/12/2021 - 12:14
In the first year of the pandemic, covid-19 became one of the leading causes of death in the US. The country also had the biggest drop in life expectancy than any other

Young male elephants rein in aggression if older males are nearby

Me, 22/12/2021 - 01:01
Young male elephants will sometimes attack humans or other animals, but seem less likely to do so if they are in the company of older males