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Exclusive: Can a supplement slow the natural processes of ageing?

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 18:34
A pill described as the only scientifically validated anti-ageing supplement has been designed to increase the number of years we spend in good health

Before building another telescope, learn from Hawaiian culture

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 18:25
Amid continued protests over the construction of the Thirty Metre Telescope on Mauna Kea, Haunani Kane suggests scientists can learn from Hawaiian culture

Genetic analysis reveals Vikings had a wide and diverse family tree

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 18:18
Many Vikings were descendants of people from outside Scandinavia who moved into the region before and during the Viking Age

There have been more than 1000 cases of measles in the US this year

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 18:02
Measles cases are rising in the US at an alarming rate. There have now been 1164 this year, which is the highest year on record since 1992

Meet a 500-million-year old minibeast from the Cambrian explosion

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 15:25
More than half a billion years ago, this predator cruised the seas in what is now Yunnan, China. The remarkable fossil is on display in a new exhibition

Met Office confirms highest temperature ever recorded in the UK

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 12:45
The 38.7°C recorded in Cambridge Botanic Garden on 25 July has now been confirmed to be the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK

Facebook's fact-checking process is too opaque to know if it's working

Ma, 30/07/2019 - 01:01
Facebook isn't transparent enough about its fact-checking initiative to know if it's working and it needs to ramp up the operation, says a new report

The Amazon rainforest depends on fires in Africa for a vital nutrient

Lu, 29/07/2019 - 21:00
We thought the Amazon got the essential nutrient phosphorus from Saharan dust. Now it appears it mainly comes from forest fires and people burning wood

Three newly discovered exoplanets orbit a star 73 light years away

Lu, 29/07/2019 - 18:46
Three new planets, which orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth, have been found. The trio are among the smallest and nearest exoplanets known to date

Huge hidden canyon under Greenland ice sheet may have flowing water

Lu, 29/07/2019 - 17:28
A valley longer than the Grand Canyon hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet may carry running water. How quickly it flows may affect how the ice melts

Gigantic, mysterious radiation leak traced to facility in Russia

Lu, 29/07/2019 - 13:07
In 2017, atmospheric radiation spiked to as much as 100 times that seen during the Fukushima disaster. Now the source has been traced to a facility in Russia

Just one dose of the HPV vaccine may be enough to lower cancer rates

Lu, 29/07/2019 - 12:38
A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine seems to be almost as good as two or three injections for preventing cervical precancerous lesions

A robotic lens can be controlled by simply looking around or blinking

Do, 28/07/2019 - 09:00
A soft lens made of polymers and salt water points wherever you’re looking and zooms in or out when you blink, and it could one day be used in prosthetic eyes

Some jellyfish sperm have stingers that fire inside females

Sa, 27/07/2019 - 09:00
A few species of jellyfish fertilise eggs internally, and their sperm come with tiny stingers that help them anchor to the tissue within the female gonads

Complaints about AncestryDNA and 23andme sent to UK data watchdog

Sa, 27/07/2019 - 09:00
Home DNA testing companies AncestryDNA, 23andme and MyHeritage have all been the subject of complaints to the UK's data watchdog

Flexible battery works when stretched and could power wearable devices

Ve, 26/07/2019 - 20:00
A lithium-ion battery that can conduct electricity and retain some of its charge even when stretched could be used to power flexible wearable devices

SpaceX’s shiny new spaceship prototype has flown for the first time

Ve, 26/07/2019 - 17:35
The Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype for its interplanetary spacecraft Starship, made its first flight without a leash tying it to the ground on 25 July

China is on track to meet its climate change goals nine years early

Ve, 26/07/2019 - 17:00
An analysis has found that China's carbon dioxide emissions could peak by 2025, making a big contribution to reaching the Paris climate agreement goals

The real history of electricity is more gripping than The Current War

Ve, 26/07/2019 - 16:20
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison in The Current War, an epic tale about the fight to electrify 19th century America. But this odd film only hints at the truth of the battle of invention

New monkey species found in Amazon area threatened by deforestation

Ve, 26/07/2019 - 13:55
With its distinctive white tail, the Munduruku marmoset is the newest species of monkey we have found – but deforestation in the Amazon threatens its habitat