New Scientist

Condividi contenuti New Scientist - Home
New Scientist - Home
Aggiornato: 12 ore 7 min fa

Medics who changed history wouldn't get into modern medical schools

Ve, 03/07/2020 - 10:00
Many of the people behind world-changing medical discoveries wouldn't have got into medical school by today’s standards, thanks to poor grades or misbehaving

Climate change will make world too hot for 60 per cent of fish species

Gi, 02/07/2020 - 21:00
Fish are at a far greater risk from climate change than previously thought, after researchers showed embryos and spawning adults are more susceptible to warming oceans

Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tune

Gi, 02/07/2020 - 18:00
White-throated sparrows normally end their song with repeated triplets, but a new song ending in repeated double notes has been sweeping a population in Canada

Horror movie fans are better at coping with the coronavirus pandemic

Gi, 02/07/2020 - 14:43
Good news for fans of zombie movies and people with an interest in the dark side of life: they may be more psychologically resilient to the covid-19 pandemic

Water-filled windows could keep your home cool and save energy

Gi, 02/07/2020 - 13:00
Windows filled with water rather than argon gas could save energy in most of the world, partly because they can provide a cheap source of hot water

Newly discovered form of carbon is more resilient than diamond

Gi, 02/07/2020 - 11:53
A computer simulation found a pentagon-shaped carbon molecule that would be as hard as diamond and could tolerate temperatures of almost 4000°C without breaking down

Lake Victoria is at risk of dying from pollution and climate change

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
Wetlands usually filter water that makes its way into Africa's largest lake, but now untreated waste dumped into the lake risks killing off local wildlife

How academic institutions make it harder to be a female scientist

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
Picture a Scientist shines a light on gender discrimination in science – and also finds reasons to be hopeful, says Simon Ings

The Sirens of Mars review: Inside the hunt for life on the Red Planet

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
We once thought Mars had canals built by an advanced society. We've come a long way since then, but there is still much to discover, finds Leah Crane

We can fix the climate as we reboot the economy – here's how

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
The drop in carbon emissions due to coronavirus lockdowns won’t last. But as we rebuild, we have a unique opportunity to make the structural changes required to hit net-zero targets, says Corinne Le Quéré

How Korean pop fans took on white supremacists – and won

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
Unusual methods of online protest have sprung up recently, and it’s become harder to tell what’s real and what’s not, says Annalee Newitz

The detector with a billion sensors that may finally snare dark matter

Me, 01/07/2020 - 20:00
Dark matter must exist, but has evaded all attempts to find it. Now comes our boldest plan yet – sensing its minuscule gravitational force as it brushes past us

Covid-19 news: One in ten cases in England have been in health workers

Me, 01/07/2020 - 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

Covid-19 news: Almost 20,000 care home deaths in England and Wales

Me, 01/07/2020 - 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

Covid-19 news: App identified Leicester as a virus hotspot weeks ago

Me, 01/07/2020 - 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

Covid-19 news: UK’s local coronavirus hotspots revealed

Me, 01/07/2020 - 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

Satellites reveal a 49 per cent increase in tree felling in Europe

Me, 01/07/2020 - 18:00
Between 2016 and 2018, there was a sharp rise in the area of forest felled in countries across Europe, perhaps to feed demand for wood-based products

Soap bubbles can split light into otherworldly branching streams

Me, 01/07/2020 - 18:00
When a laser beam shines through a membrane made of simple household soap, it branches in a strange and unexpected way that could help us understand the cosmos

Can we become immune to the coronavirus? What the evidence says so far

Me, 01/07/2020 - 15:20
The evidence is growing that we can form an immune memory of the coronavirus - but we don't know how strong it is and how long it lasts yet

Money-laundering drug cartels are driving deforestation in Guatemala

Me, 01/07/2020 - 12:41
The practice of "narco-ranching", in which drug traffickers launder money through cattle ranches, seems to be responsible for swathes of deforestation in Guatemala, according to an analysis of aerial images