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Personalised breast cancer test could tell when to stop treatment

Me, 07/08/2019 - 20:00
A blood test for a person’s specific breast cancer mutations – which is 100 times more sensitive than existing tests – seems to tell when treatment is working and when more is needed

We just found dozens of missing galaxies from the early universe

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
A group of 39 previously unseen galaxies could be the ancestors of the massive galaxies we see in the universe today  

Plate tectonics began nearly 2 billion years before we thought

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Earth’s continents may have been shifting for 2.5 billion years, according to a study of ancient rocks that finds plate tectonics evolved far earlier than we thought

The hardest thing about robots? Teaching them to cope with us

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Humans are spectacularly weird and unpredictable. Computer scientist Anca Dragan is working on helpful robots that understand how we get things wrong

Mosquitoes may have killed half the people who ever lived

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
A book full of fascinating facts about mosquitoes shows the powerful ways they shaped our history – and the huge toll they've taken on human life

UK's biggest moon exhibition captures centuries of lunar love

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
From Japanese painting of the harvest moon to Buzz Aldrin's "Snoopy cap", the UK's biggest moon exhibition at London's National Maritime Museum is bound to please

Inside the race to find the first billion-digit prime number

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Discovering giant prime numbers involves laborious trial and error, and they are of little use when they are found. For certain devotees, that's beside the point

Outshining fossil fuel: Your guide to the revolution in solar energy

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Solar power is getting so cheap it is overtaking fossil fuels – and that’s without next-generation photovoltaic technology and artificial photosynthesis

How to build your own intruder alarm with basic electronics

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Worried about unwanted visitors in your garden? Here's how to build a simple alarm system with basic electronics, a plastic folder, kitchen foil and a sponge

How the coolest, smallest stars could help us discover new exoplanets

Me, 07/08/2019 - 19:00
Exoplanets are abundant near the galaxy's smallest stars. Observing M dwarfs could teach us more about the worlds beyond our solar system, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Why the news on dementia deaths is not as bad as it sounds

Me, 07/08/2019 - 18:14
Dementia has been named the leading cause of death in England and Wales, but individual risk for the condition is falling, and cancer actually kills more people

Enormous ‘cannonballs’ of plasma spotted hurtling around the sun

Me, 07/08/2019 - 15:44
Huge blobs of hot plasma are flying around at high speeds on the sun, and they may help us figure out why the sun's outermost layers are so surprisingly hot

Your guide to the carbon sucking tech we need to save the planet

Me, 07/08/2019 - 15:35
Humans have emitted so much carbon dioxide that we must find ways of sucking it from the air. Can that be done without wrecking the environment in other ways?

Snowglow can cause the night sky to be twice as bright as a full moon

Me, 07/08/2019 - 12:07
A combination of snow and cloud cover can make light pollution in the sky over 180 times brighter, potentially affecting the sleep cycles of nocturnal animals

Have we found the true cause of diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer's?

Me, 07/08/2019 - 07:00
The diseases most people die of have been attributed to unhealthy lifestyles. But evidence now suggests bacteria are to blame, heralding a revolution in medicine

Staring down seagulls can stop them stealing your chips

Me, 07/08/2019 - 01:01
In experiments conducted in UK seaside towns, only 26 per cent of herring gulls tried to steal chips when they were being watched

World’s largest parrot was a metre tall and lived 19 million years ago

Me, 07/08/2019 - 01:01
Palaeontologists working in New Zealand have discovered the first evidence of giant parrots, which they believe weighed 7 kilograms and lived 19 million years ago

Physicists who came up with supergravity win $3m Breakthrough Prize

Ma, 06/08/2019 - 16:00
Supergravity is an idea that could unite general relativity with quantum mechanics, and the three physicists who formulated it have now won a $3 million prize for their work

We could use Earth's atmosphere as a giant lens for a space telescope

Ma, 06/08/2019 - 14:13
A space telescope could use the whole Earth as a lens by capturing light deflected off the atmosphere to help us search for signs of life on exoplanets

Artificial tongue could taste whisky to make sure it isn't counterfeit

Ma, 06/08/2019 - 01:01
An artificial tongue can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky and could one day help tackle the counterfeit alcohol trade