New Scientist

Condividi contenuti New Scientist - Home
New Scientist - Home
Aggiornato: 12 ore 10 min fa

UN approves plan to delay carbon offsetting of flights

Me, 01/07/2020 - 12:24
A landmark deal curbing the impact of aviation on climate change has been watered down, after airlines complained that the coronavirus pandemic had made it too difficult to hit targets

Evolution tells us why there are two types of leader in today's world

Me, 01/07/2020 - 08:00
The leadership styles of Donald Trump and Jacinda Ardern are dramatically different, but our evolutionary history explains both – and why our preferences have changed

Scotland could eliminate the coronavirus – if it weren't for England

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 19:15
Scotland may be only weeks away from no new daily cases of coronavirus. As the nation gets close, cases from over the border will become a big problem

Covid-19 news: UK deaths fall below five-year average

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 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

Lockdown measures return as covid-19 cases spike in several countries

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 18:10
Coronavirus cases have surged in several areas thought to have the virus under control, including parts of South Korea, Australia and the US.

Lenses made with spider silk could help take pictures inside the body

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 18:00
Tiny lenses made out of spider silk and clear resin can produce a special kind of light beam that makes them perfect for taking images of tiny objects like viruses

UK could see 40°C days every few years by 2100 as climate warms

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 18:00
An analysis by the UK's Met Office of future temperatures under global warming has found that 40°C days could become frequent in the future. The current UK record is 38.7°C, set in 2019

The Last of Us Part II review: Grim revenge with a glimmer of hope

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 15:37
Zombies are taking over the world, yet there are bright spots in video game The Last of Us Part II, finds Jacob Aron

Pluto's tiny moons may have been chipped off its biggest moon

Ma, 30/06/2020 - 12:56
Pluto has one very large moon, Charon, and four tiny ones, leaving astronomers confused as to how they formed. The answer may be that the quartet used to be part of Charon, not Pluto

Covid-19 news: Leicester faces prolonged lockdown after local outbreak

Lu, 29/06/2020 - 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

Flying snakes wiggle their bodies to glide down smoothly from trees

Lu, 29/06/2020 - 18:00
While most snakes undulate their bodies to propel themselves on land or water, the paradise tree snake, a species of flying snake, wiggles its body to stabilise itself as it glides through the air

Parenthood alters your personality but you don’t become more mature

Lu, 29/06/2020 - 17:58
It is thought that having a baby makes people mature as they take on new responsibilities, but a study of new parents’ personalities reveals more complex changes

Delaying IVF by three months doesn't seem to affect success rates

Lu, 29/06/2020 - 13:01
The coronavirus outbreak has put fertility treatments on hold for many, but an analysis of pre-pandemic data suggests a short delay won't affect eventual success rates

Managers who think gender bias isn’t a problem make it worse

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 21:00
A study of managers in veterinary medicine – where over half the workforce is female – finds that women are seen as less competent and worthy of lower salary compared with men with identical performance reviews

US military electroshock weapon can hit a person 100 metres away

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 18:14
The US Marine Corps is testing a long-range alternative to stun guns - it is a projectile that can be fired from a shotgun and that uses a parachute to slow down before delivering an electric shock

US military electroshock weapon can hit a person 100 metres away

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 18:14
The US Marine Corps is testing a long-range alternative to stun guns - it is a projectile that can be fired from a shotgun and that uses a parachute to slow down before delivering an electric shock

Astronomers have spotted six possible exomoons in distant star systems

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 17:58
Moons are ubiquitous in our solar system, but we have not definitively found any farther afield – that may be changing with 6 new exomoon candidates

Major fires hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 17:37
This year is shaping up to be an average one for global forest fires, but the vital ecosystems of the Amazon and the Arctic are experiencing a second year of severe blazes

UK nitrogen dioxide pollution levels hit 10-year low during lockdown

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 12:00
The UK-wide coronavirus lockdown led to a drop in nitrogen dioxide levels to concentrations not seen in the past decade, according to a network of air pollution sensors

Complex cells may have evolved due to a shortage of trace metals

Ve, 26/06/2020 - 11:00
Trace metals like iron and copper became rare in the oceans around 2 billion years ago, around when complex “eukaryotic” cells first appeared