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UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court

Ma, 21/05/2019 - 13:01
The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it is unlawful

Older people use more energy - and it's not just because of wealth

Ma, 21/05/2019 - 12:19
The average age is rising around the world - a demographic shift that could pose a significant challenge to efforts to rein in emissions and climate change

Sea level rise could hit 2 metres by 2100 - much worse than feared

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 21:00
There is a 1 in 20 chance that runaway carbon emissions could result in a 2-metre sea level rise, which would have "profound consequences for humanity"

How Willem Einthoven gave doctors a window on the heart

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 20:17
Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven invented the electrocardiogram (ECG), a way to record the heart’s electrical activity with electrodes on the skin

Who should I vote for in the 2019 European elections?

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 19:14
Populist parties look set to make big gains in the European elections – but think twice about voting for them if you care about climate and the environment

Bonobo mothers stand guard and chase off rivals while their sons mate

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 18:00
Bonobo mothers help their sons with hook-ups, guard the young lovers while they mate, and even haul rival males off females mid-sex

Pluto has an underground ocean kept warm by a layer of gassy ice

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 18:00
Pluto may harbour an ocean that’s kept liquid by an extra layer of gas molecules trapped in the ice at the base of its frigid shell

DNA database opts a million people out from police searches

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 17:50
GEDMatch, a site which has helped solve around 25 cold criminal cases, has changed its terms and conditions to opt its users out from searches by law enforcement

Weird physical illusion makes you think objects are impossibly light

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 17:16
Around 90 per cent of people are fooled by this physical illusion. It tricks the mind into thinking that three objects together are lighter than one on its own

How did pollsters get the Australian election result so wrong?

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 16:22
Polling companies will be doing some major self-reflection in the aftermath of the Australian Coalition’s surprise victory last weekend

Sabre-toothed cats bit rivals in the head and punctured their skulls

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 15:41
Two sabre-toothed cat skulls have holes in them that precisely match the cats’ famously long canine teeth, suggesting rival cats bit through the bone

Blacklisting Huawei from Android upgrades will end up hurting Google

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 15:25
Huawei may end up making its own operating system, after Donald Trump put the company on a blacklist forcing Google to revoke its Android licence

The kilogram has been transformed as new definition takes hold

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 13:28
This picture shows the Kibble balance – the new way to measure the kilogram, as it joins other units in the SI measurement system which are pegged to physical constants

The kilogram has been transformed today as new definition takes hold

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 13:28
This picture shows the Kibble balance – the new way to measure the kilogram, as it joins other units in the SI measurement system which are pegged to physical constants

Some baby dinosaurs crawled before learning to walk on two legs

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 13:00
A dinosaur that walked on its two hind legs, may have started out crawling around on all fours whilst its body was still developing

Mini universes could be constantly exploding at every point in space

Lu, 20/05/2019 - 12:48
If every point in space acts like a tiny universe, growing and then shrinking, it could explain our universe’s expansion and solve one of physics’ biggest problems

I went hunting for willow seeds in the home of Winnie-the-Pooh

Do, 19/05/2019 - 10:00
Willow trees in the UK are potentially at risk from rising disease outbreaks, so efforts are underway to bank their seeds

Funding crisis threatens crucial UK ocean monitoring project

Sa, 18/05/2019 - 10:00
The array of moorings monitoring a weakening in the Atlantic conveyor belt risk being left in the lurch when funding expires in 2020, leaving key questions about the climate unanswered

Aaaaaargh! The true nature of screaming has finally been revealed

Sa, 18/05/2019 - 10:00
Can you tell the difference between a scream and a whistle? Most people consider rough, high-pitched noises a scream – and 70 per cent were tricked by a whistle

Scientists have finally worked out what screaming sounds like

Sa, 18/05/2019 - 10:00
Can you tell the difference between a scream and a whistle? Most people consider rough, high-pitched noises a scream – and 70 per cent were tricked by a whistle