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The orbit of a star near our galaxy’s black hole proves Einstein right

Gi, 16/04/2020 - 10:00
A star that swoops close to the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole has a strange, looping orbit that proves Einstein was right about the gravity of black holes

The US Army has a 3D printer for ultra-strong steel gear and weapons

Gi, 16/04/2020 - 08:00
A high-speed 3D printer is being tested by the US Army for producing spare steel parts near the front lines – it could also make weapons or aircraft parts

It's time to give the pedometer a break and embrace lifting weights

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
The incredible benefits of strength training are only just becoming apparent. That's good timing, when working out indoors is beneficial to everyone's health

Dazzling damselflies and a SpaceX plume commended by photo awards

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
An aerial view of crabeater seals in Antarctica, mating damselflies and a twilight rocket launch were among the most lauded entries to the inaugural Nature TTL Photographer of the Year award

Earth Day at 50: How an idea changed the world and still inspires now

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
Coronavirus will overshadow Earth Day's golden anniversary, but the movement's successes are worth celebrating, says Gary Paul Nabhan

The extraordinary deep-sea lifeforms that feast on sunken carcasses

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
An alligator carcass dropped in the deep ocean reveals the bizarre ecosystems of the seabed - including zombie worms that fed on prehistoric reptiles

Can you really grow enough fruit and veg to be self-sufficient?

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
There's been a surge in people wanting to grow fruit and vegetables, but the path to self-sufficiency isn't as easy as some may have you think, writes James Wong

Life's other mystery: Why biology's building blocks are so lop-sided

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
Most molecules exist in mirror-image forms, and yet life prefers one over the other. How this bias began and why it persisted is one of the most baffling questions in biology – but now we have an answer

The way we think about the brain may be completely wrong

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
Thinking of the brain as a machine may be hampering our progress in understanding how it works, says The Idea of the Brain: A history by Matthew Cobb

The City We Became review: N. K. Jemisin pits New York against aliens

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
N. K. Jemisin's latest book sees New York itself come alive to fight off aliens in the first part of a new trilogy with ethnicity at its heart

Wuhan’s covid-19 crisis: Intensive care doctors share their stories

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
Three doctors reveal what it was like at the heart of Hubei province’s coronavirus crisis, as the epidemic peaked in Wuhan and spread elsewhere

Altered Carbon 2 review: A great premise that's become too serious

Me, 15/04/2020 - 20:00
In Altered Carbon’s version of the future, our identities are stored in chips and can be switched between bodies. The first series was a hoot. The second, however, is a bit too earnest, says Emily Wilson

Covid-19 latest: Worldwide coronavirus cases pass 2 million

Me, 15/04/2020 - 19:45
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

Could the coronavirus trigger post-viral fatigue syndromes?

Me, 15/04/2020 - 18:27
Conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome have been linked to viral infections, so it’s possible that the covid-19 virus may go on to trigger similar conditions

Quantum computer chips demonstrated at the highest temperatures ever

Me, 15/04/2020 - 18:00
Qubits are often stabilised by being supercooled, which makes quantum computer chips hard to scale up. Now they have been operated at above -272°C for the first time

Neutrinos may explain why we don’t live in an antimatter universe

Me, 15/04/2020 - 18:00
For the universe to exist as it does now, there must have been an imbalance between matter and antimatter early on, which may have been caused by neutrinos

Breastfed babies have fewer viruses in their guts that affect humans

Me, 15/04/2020 - 18:00
Early in life, babies gain billions of viruses that target gut bacteria – but breastfed babies are less likely to pick up viruses that infect human cells

End of one-child policy in China linked to rise in birth anomalies

Me, 15/04/2020 - 14:00
Following China’s switch to a two-child policy, there has been a slight rise in congenital anomalies, perhaps because parents are older on average at conception

Vibrating clothes could make you feel like you’re wearing clouds

Me, 15/04/2020 - 13:00
Fabric with tiny vibrating motors elicits sensations associated with clouds, water and rocks on the skin and has been made into a dress that could improve emotions

Why strength training may be the best thing you can do for your health

Me, 15/04/2020 - 08:00
Building muscle reduces the risk of cancer and stroke, boosts brainpower, burns through calories and more – it might even be better for you than cardio