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Dolphins learn from peers to chase fish into shells and then eat them

Gi, 25/06/2020 - 19:41
Bottlenose dolphins chase fish into shells, lift the shells to the surface and shake them so the fish fall into their mouths – and they pass this trick along to their friends

The coronavirus is leaving some people with permanent lung damage

Gi, 25/06/2020 - 14:20
Lung inflammation and blood clots caused by covid-19 can lead to scarring and long-term breathlessness and coughing in some people, for which there is no treatment

BAME scientists half as likely to get funding from UK research council

Gi, 25/06/2020 - 12:24
Black, Asian and ethnic minority scientists in the UK are almost half as likely to be awarded funding to research environmental science than their white peers

Accumulating fewer genetic mutations linked to living a longer life

Me, 24/06/2020 - 21:24
People who accumulate genetic mutations more slowly than others live longer and have children later in their life – which could mean we can predict lifespan using these mutations

US police kill up to 6 times more black people than white people

Me, 24/06/2020 - 21:00
Police in the US kill black people at a higher rate than they kill white people. In some areas the rate is as much as six times higher

Clouds may explain why climate models are predicting a warmer future

Me, 24/06/2020 - 21:00
More realistic representation of clouds and aerosols seems to explain why a new generation of climate models are projecting the world is more sensitive to rising CO2 levels

Acknowledging odd coronavirus symptoms is vital to stopping its spread

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:27
Covid-19 can have long-lived symptoms including exhaustion, weight loss and rashes. Unless we officially recognise them, we can’t identify people who may have caught it or trace their contacts

Weird caterpillar uses its old heads to make an elaborate hat

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
Meet the mad hatterpillar, the invertebrate that keeps its old moulted heads attached to its body to make a beautifully bizarre headpiece

Disney is working on AI animatronics that interact with park guests

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
TV show The Imagineering Story and book Magic Journey by Kevin P. Rafferty show just how much academic research goes on at the home of Mickey Mouse, says Chris Stokel-Walker

Don't Miss: Delve into the science of breathing

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn’t miss

How to avoid a techno-apocalypse brought on by the internet

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
New stories by authors including Neal Stephenson, Rose Eveleth and Robert Harris imagine a techno-apocalypse precipitated by the internet. Some even hint at how we could dodge it

Lightning is killing our forests – and it's only going to get worse

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
Lightning sparks wildfires, causes pollution and destroys some of the planet’s most important trees. Climate change could see its incidence - and impact - increase

Black Lives Matter could also help fight environmental injustices

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
The Black Lives Matter movement is primarily about social justice, but it will tackle environmental injustices too, says Graham Lawton

Why strange and debilitating coronavirus symptoms can last for months

Me, 24/06/2020 - 20:00
From extreme fatigue to weight loss, numbness, breathing difficulties and chest pain, some people’s covid-19 symptoms are proving very hard to shake

How the coronavirus kills people – and how to stop it

Me, 24/06/2020 - 19:26
We now know that the coronavirus kills by disrupting both our immune systems and blood clotting. But doctors are finding ways to beat this and boost survival rates

Honeywell claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer ever

Me, 24/06/2020 - 19:08
Honeywell, a US-based tech firm, has built the most powerful quantum computer ever by some measures, but some experts say it isn’t actually better than other quantum computers on the market

Covid-19 news: We still lack evidence on relaxing 2-metre rule

Me, 24/06/2020 - 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

Covid-19 news: Cases rising in Europe following eased lockdowns

Me, 24/06/2020 - 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

Covid-19 news: UK health leaders warn of 'real risk' of a second wave

Me, 24/06/2020 - 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

City in UK takes steps to test entire population for coronavirus

Me, 24/06/2020 - 14:00
Southampton in the UK plans to test thousands of people each week using cheap saliva tests. If the trial goes well, researchers want to test everyone in the city once a week