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Chernobyl scientists want robots and drones to monitor radiation risk

Lu, 02/05/2022 - 10:00
Russian troops destroyed and stole equipment used to monitor radiation levels at Chernobyl, requiring the creation of a new sensor network that could involve drones and robots to avoid landmines in the area

Strange new Higgs particles could explain shocking W boson result

Lu, 02/05/2022 - 09:00
Ideas from beyond the standard model of particle physics, including technicolor and glueball Higgs particles, could explain the recent shock finding that the W boson is heavier than we thought

Vegetarian children are slightly more likely to be underweight

Lu, 02/05/2022 - 07:01
A study of nearly 9000 children and their diets found that about 6 per cent of vegetarians were classed as underweight, compared with around 3 per cent of the meat eaters

Methane emissions from cows spotted from space for the first time

Sa, 30/04/2022 - 02:01
Satellite used to identify California farm as source of methane plumes, marking a new level of precision for independent monitoring of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions

Space test dummies will measure female radiation risk for first time

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 19:58
Two mannequins designed to represent female bodies will measure radiation exposure on NASA's Artemis I mission later this year, in preparation for putting the first woman on the moon

The US has a new plan to help tackle criminals using drones

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 14:46
Current legislation prevents local law enforcement in the US from shooting down or interfering with criminal drones

Covid-19 news: South Africa may be entering its fifth coronavirus wave

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 14:26
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

The moon has a small but noticeable effect on climate change

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 13:46
An 18.6-year lunar cycle is believed to change how the tides affect the mixing of water in the oceans, affecting the rate at which they absorb heat

Spiderwebs catch microplastic particles floating in city air

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 11:00
Tiny plastic particles from clothing and car tyres stick to spiders’ webs in cities, which could prove useful to researchers monitoring this form of pollution

Meteorites on Mars may preserve evidence of ancient alien life

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 10:00
When meteorites land on Earth, microbes soon begin colonising them. If Mars once had life, microbes might have colonised meteorites there too

Harbour seals can learn how to change their voices to seem bigger

Ve, 29/04/2022 - 07:00
The vocal gymnastics of harbour seals, including the ability to significantly raise or lower their pitch, seem not to be down to anatomy but learning from one another

Extreme global warming could see major ocean life extinction

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 21:00
A computer model based on past mass extinctions predicts the percentages of marine organisms that may be lost in best and worst-case scenarios

Your dog's breed doesn’t really determine how it behaves

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 21:00
After examining data from more than 18,000 dogs, researchers have reached a clear conclusion: breed doesn’t explain why dogs behave the way they do

Quantum encryption could stop scammers from faking their locations

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
A technique that uses quantum computers to verify a device's location can only be hacked with a quantum machine thousands of times larger than those currently in existence

Plesiosaurs evolved awkward long necks thanks to their big bodies

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
An ultra-long neck would seem to put aquatic plesiosaurs at a disadvantage, but it turns out their big bodies helped avoid drag while swimming

Mysterious gamma rays at centre of Milky Way could be from pulsars

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
A glow of gamma rays from within our galaxy has long puzzled astronomers, but now it seems they could be produced by a specific type of millisecond pulsar

People instinctively run at their most energy-efficient speed

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
Findings from people running in the lab and in the real world show that men and women tend to run at a speed that minimises energetic costs, though men run faster

We may know why some childhood cancers resolve on their own

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that can go into remission on its own. Now, researchers have identified a possible reason why and used the underlying mechanism to treat tumours in mice

French bulldogs are the shortest-lived dog breed in the UK

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 18:00
Life expectancy tables for 18 breeds show that Jack Russells are the top dogs for longevity, while French bulldogs come in last

Hepatitis: Adenovirus is prime suspect in mystery outbreak in children

Gi, 28/04/2022 - 13:00
It is still unclear what is behind a worrying surge in cases of liver disease among young children in several countries, but a lack of social mixing during lockdowns could be a factor