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Why films like Avengers: Endgame can get away with time travel tricks

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
In his monthly film column, Simon Ings finds that invoking the quantum world is a great way out for Avengers-style franchises when they want to mess with time

Why films like Avengers: End Game can get away with time travel tricks

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
In his monthly film column, Simon Ings finds that invoking the quantum world is a great way out for Avengers-style franchises when they want to mess with time

Dreams: The PS4 game that lets you design and share your own reality

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
Dreams, a groundbreaking new Playstation 4 game, lets everyone build their own exciting worlds by playing at being a developer - only without all that coding

The world's supply of rubber is in jeopardy. Can we find new sources?

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
Rubber is essential to modern life, but the trees that provide it could be wiped out by a deadly disease. Some scrubby weeds may provide the unlikely solution

Axions may or may not exist - but we're not just making things up

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
Everything theoretical physicists do is speculative, and likely wrong, except for the things we get right, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Does population genetics have a racism problem, even today?

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
Efforts to group us by our genes are arbitrary and encourage the subtle return of race within mainstream science, argues Angela Saini

We need to rediscover the wonder of space exploration to save Earth

Me, 15/05/2019 - 20:00
Going into space invites us to consider our position as the dominant species on a fragile planet, and how hard we must fight for it, says Richard Webb

Can the UK avoid having a lethal opioid crisis like the one in the US?

Me, 15/05/2019 - 19:20
Doctors in the UK are concerned that it could follow the US into an opioid crisis, yet measures to prevent this could go too far and leave people in pain

Elon Musk's SpaceX or a superpower: Who'll win the new space race?

Me, 15/05/2019 - 14:00
Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space age?

Inside the new space race: Who’ll be the first back to the moon?

Me, 15/05/2019 - 14:00
Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space age?

Climate change may make trees live fast and die young

Me, 15/05/2019 - 12:00
A warmer world with more carbon dioxide may make trees grow faster, but this could mean they live shorter lives and lock away carbon for less time

NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Ma, 14/05/2019 - 19:49
Around 100 people undergoing treatment for hypertension in the UK are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial to see if genetic data can help healthcare  

Free-floating DNA to reveal the health of river and lake ecosystems

Ma, 14/05/2019 - 19:38
The mix of DNA floating in rivers and lakes will finally be used to monitor the state of aquatic ecosystems, after years of tests to prove the technique works

Shining a UV light on a special glue can repair heart wounds

Ma, 14/05/2019 - 18:00
Tests of a biodegradable glue reveals it can successfully stick wounds in heart tissue back together again and withstand high blood pressure

NASA to get an extra $1.6 billion to put the first woman on the moon

Ma, 14/05/2019 - 14:16
NASA's mission to get humans, including the first woman, to the moon again in 2024 has been named Artemis, after a Greek goddess of the moon

You should update WhatsApp to avoid a surveillance vulnerability

Ma, 14/05/2019 - 11:57
WhatsApp has rushed to roll out a security fix for a surveillance vulnerability. The firm says people should upgrade to the latest version of the app

Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables

Lu, 13/05/2019 - 22:00
To go green, the chemicals industry could use carbon dioxide from the air instead of fossil fuels, but this would require vast amounts of renewable energy

AI doesn't see the world like us which is why it is so easily confused

Lu, 13/05/2019 - 18:37
AI can easily be fooled into mistaking a rifle for a turtle, but now we may have an explanation for why these blunders happen and how to stop them

Apollo-era moonquakes suggest lunar colonies must be shake-proof

Lu, 13/05/2019 - 18:00
Seismometers deployed by Apollo astronauts on the moon measured 28 moonquakes, which have now been linked to cracks on the surface

Bacteria could identify month-old suspicious stains at crime scenes

Lu, 13/05/2019 - 17:36
Forensic investigators may be able to use a suspicious stain’s microbiome to determine its origin, even after a month of being exposed to air