New Scientist

Condividi contenuti New Scientist - Home
New Scientist - Home
Aggiornato: 21 ore 26 min fa

World’s thinnest mirror is made from a single layer of rubidium atoms

Me, 15/07/2020 - 18:00
Cooling rubidium atoms and slowing them down makes them behave like a mirror that could one day be used to explore the quantum world

Less than a third of Antarctica remains untouched by humans

Me, 15/07/2020 - 18:00
Less than a third of Antarctica is still entirely pristine and free from direct human influence, according to an analysis that scientists say shows the need for greater environmental protections in the remote region

We don't know how fast the universe is expanding, and that's a problem

Me, 15/07/2020 - 17:00
Different ways of measuring how fast the expansion of the universe is accelerating disagree with one another, and new measurements are not fixing the issue

How children in the UK are coping with the coronavirus lockdown

Me, 15/07/2020 - 15:41
A survey of families in the UK finds that during lockdown some children are more emotional or disobedient, while others have lower anxiety without the pressures of school

Alzheimer’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain

Me, 15/07/2020 - 12:19
A protein linked to brain damage in people with Alzheimer’s disease may come from the gut, which could lead to new therapies to prevent the condition

How changing the way you sit could add years to your life

Me, 15/07/2020 - 08:00
Our bodies evolved to take rest breaks, but sitting on chairs and couches can cause long-term damage. Here’s how to change the way you sit and boost your health

Extinction Rebellion were not veteran protesters, new analysis shows

Me, 15/07/2020 - 02:01
Extinction Rebellion activists who occupied London twice last year were largely white, middle class and highly educated - but many were first-time or inexperienced protesters, a new analysis has found

What are face covering rules in England and why did the policy change?

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 20:29
Face masks or coverings will soon become compulsory in shops in England, as they are in many other countries. What has changed that led to this new policy?

Covid-19 news: Coronavirus restrictions reimposed around the world

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 19:30
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

Earth-sized exoplanets around small stars may have intense hurricanes

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 19:24
Hurricanes may be common on exoplanets that orbit small, red stars over the course of about 10 days, and they are most likely to form on planets that are tidally locked, and so have one side with perpetual daytime

Why are US coronavirus deaths going down as covid-19 cases soar?

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 17:38
A smaller proportion of people seem to be dying from covid-19 in the US and in hospitals in England, but that doesn’t mean the coronavirus is becoming less deadly

Pliers smaller than an ant’s jaws are controlled by optical fibres

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 13:32
Microscopic filaments added to the end of optical fibres act as tiny pliers that can pick up objects just tens of microns in size

How South American drug cartels get around coronavirus lockdowns

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 10:00
National lockdowns and a lack of chemicals due to the covid-19 pandemic have affected the illegal drug trade – but cartels have found workarounds

A bad UK winter could cause 120,000 hospital deaths linked to covid-19

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 02:01
The UK has three months to avoid a potential second wave of infections in the winter that could lead to 120,000 hospital deaths, finds a report requested by the government’s chief scientific adviser

How the covid-19 pandemic is making malaria and HIV more deadly

Ma, 14/07/2020 - 01:30
The coronavirus pandemic’s knock-on impact on healthcare for tuberculosis, malaria and HIV could lead to deaths on a similar level to those from covid-19 itself in some parts of the world, a new analysis finds

Pencil marks on paper can work as electrical sensors on your skin

Lu, 13/07/2020 - 22:00
Mesh-like pencil sketches on paper can be used as sensors that detect heart rate, skin temperature and compounds in sweat

Lab-grown sperm could let infertile men have gene-edited children

Lu, 13/07/2020 - 22:00
The first reliable way of isolating and growing sperm stem cells could lead to new fertility treatments, including correcting mutations that block sperm production

Covid-19 news: Face coverings may become mandatory in shops in England

Lu, 13/07/2020 - 19:00
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

How to see the spectacular comet Neowise with the naked eye

Lu, 13/07/2020 - 18:36
Comet Neowise is currently putting on an impressive show for observers in the northern hemisphere, and you should be able to see it without binoculars or a telescope

Laser-sculpted aluminium purifies water with the power of sunlight

Lu, 13/07/2020 - 18:00
A black panel of aluminium created by lasers can purify water containing human waste and heavy metals to drinkable standards, using just sunlight