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Ancient flood shows some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds

Ma, 16/07/2019 - 16:01
We’ve long suspected that some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds do, and now an exceptional fossil site has given us the strongest evidence that they did

Mystery of universe’s expansion deepens with new cosmic calculation

Ma, 16/07/2019 - 14:00
Cosmologists have two clashing measurements of the universe’s expansion, and a new method of measuring surprisingly doesn’t match up with either. What gives?

Personalised cancer treatments are becoming more common in the UK

Ma, 16/07/2019 - 01:01
A UK survey has found that many people with cancer are receiving personalised treatments instead of broad-brush approaches like chemotherapy

Sexual images are just as arousing for women as they are for men

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 21:00
It was thought that male brains respond more to pornographic images than female brains – but a large review finds there is no significant difference

The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 18:06
A radical plan to build artificial islands in the North Sea that act as hubs for mega wind farms has received a boost after an analysis said it was feasible

Elephants help forests store more carbon by destroying smaller plants

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 17:00
By trampling and grazing on small plants, elephants in central African rainforests favour the growth of large trees that store more carbon

Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 17:00
Mars’s surface is not suitable for life because of its low temperatures and constant radiation bombardment, but just a few centimetres of aerogel could fix that

There aren’t enough space explosions to explain strange radio bursts

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 17:00
Weird flashes of radio waves from space could in theory be coming from huge explosions, but now we know the radio bursts occur too often for that idea to work

Anorexia is a metabolic disorder as well as a psychiatric one

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 17:00
An analysis of nearly 17,000 people with anorexia has found that those with the condition may be genetically prone to weight loss and high physical activity

You're less empathetic when you've been drinking heavily

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 16:38
A drinking experiment found that people seem to become less empathetic when they have a higher blood-alcohol level, but that this doesn't affect moral judgements

India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 delayed just before launch

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 16:10
Just before the intended launch of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission to the moon’s south pole, a “technical snag” with the rocket caused it to be called off for now

Targeting mitochondria in neurons may help relieve severe forms of MS

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 15:00
Altering the composition of a person's spinal fluid may provide a new approach for alleviating symptoms of progressive multiple sclerosis

Regulating e-cigarette flavours may prompt some people to smoke more

Lu, 15/07/2019 - 15:00
The results of a survey suggest that regulating the flavours and nicotine levels of e-cigarettes could prompt some younger people to increase their tobacco use

Healthy living lowers chances of dementia even if genetic risk is high

Do, 14/07/2019 - 17:00
Some people have genes that raise their risk of dementia – but if they eat well and exercise they are less likely to develop the condition

Trees demand equal status in a new Paris gallery show

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 18:38
They do not move, think, or see, but they understand their plight: a new exhibition brings art, science and environmentalism together to speak for the trees.

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk?

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 15:17
Almost 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faces disaster again. Massive rainfall and a storm surge from Storm Barry pose twin threats to the city

René Favaloro: Heart surgery pioneer celebrated in Google doodle

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 12:30
Argentinian surgeon René Favaloro pioneered heart bypass surgery in the 1960s, extending the lives of millions who develop coronary artery blockages

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 12:27
Scuba divers have discovered a new fish – a vibrant purple fairy wrasse. They have named it Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional kingdom in Black Panther

Double heatwave killed two-thirds of coral in central Indian Ocean

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 11:42
Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years, but some corals appear to be more resilient

Climate change may thin high-altitude clouds and trigger more warming

Ve, 12/07/2019 - 09:00
The climate could warm more than models suggest, because as temperatures rise, high-altitude clouds will reflect less sunlight back into space