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Ancient meteorite upends our ideas of how Mars formed

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 21:00
Meteorite analysis hints that early Mars got important volatile elements like hydrogen and oxygen from meteorite collisions rather than a cloud of gases

Online tool predicts impact on your life expectancy from 1800 diseases

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 21:00
A new online atlas can predict how life expectancy is affected by contracting one of 1800 diseases – although the tool may work well only for people in Denmark

Vaping v smoking: Why the FDA may limit access to flavoured vapes

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 19:00
The US may restrict the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes because of potential harm to teenagers. But evidence suggests vaping is much less dangerous than smoking and can help people quit – including adults who like an array of flavours

What is the Hertzbleed computer chip hack and should you be worried?

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 17:30
A new hack called Hertzbleed can read snippets of data from computer chips remotely and could leave cryptography algorithms vulnerable to attack

Enormous impact flash seen lighting up Jupiter’s atmosphere

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 17:00
Astronomers spotted a huge space rock slamming into Jupiter, creating a blast of light and energy equivalent to 2 million tonnes of TNT – the brightest such event since 1994

Incredible photos reveal underwater volcanic activity near Sicily

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 16:40
Panarea, a volcanic island near Sicily, Italy, is the site of plenty of underwater volcanic activity – which has now been documented as part of a decade-long photographic exploration of the oceans

What will the crypto crash mean for 'bitcoin nation' El Salvador?

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 16:11
El Salvador has invested heavily in bitcoin and related infrastructure in a bold plan to build its economy around the cryptocurrency, but now its value has plummeted

Children to get CRISPR treatment for sickle cell disease in trial

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 12:36
CRISPR gene-editing trials for treating beta thalassaemia and sickle cell disease are being extended to include people under the age of 12 after positive results in older people

Global satellite map will help hunt down illegal fishing vessels

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 12:00
Using computer-vision algorithms to crunch through satellite image and shipping location data has revealed areas where ships may be catching seafood illegally

Working in virtual reality for a week made people less productive

Gi, 16/06/2022 - 10:00
Volunteers who spent a working week in a virtual-reality environment have reported more anxiety, lower productivity and migraines – which could have big implications for the future of work

Watch a robot cat chase a robot mouse

Me, 15/06/2022 - 21:30
A robotic game of cat and mouse shows how neuromorphic chips inspired by the brain could allow small robots to make decisions without using too much power

Tiny pumpkin toadlet frogs are very clumsy jumpers and now we know why

Me, 15/06/2022 - 21:20
Pumpkin toadlets are only 1 centimetre long – and the minuscule size of their balance organs might explain why they jump so haphazardly

Deepwater Horizon oil spill did no harm to BP's long-term share value

Me, 15/06/2022 - 21:10
But BP suffered reputational damage from the 2010 oil spill in the long run, compared to a simulated version of the firm where the disaster never happened

Exercising before or after a flu vaccine may make it work better

Me, 15/06/2022 - 21:00
People who are usually physically active had increased antibody levels if they exercised around the time they received their flu shot

Contemplating the mysteries of the fourth dimension is time well spent

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
From what it is and why it only goes one way to how we perceive its passage and whether we could live without it, a journey exploring the many outstanding questions about time is always worth taking

How to catch a glimpse of a five-planet alignment this June

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
If you are up early this month, you might see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn line up in the morning sky, says Abigail Beall

Crimes of the Future review: Is Cronenberg sci-fi compelling or chaos?

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
David Cronenberg’s latest outing is a fascinating sci-fi tale that sets out to be a transgressive exploration of human evolution, but ends up sunk by flaws in its internal logic

Don't Miss: Oddball heroes return in The Umbrella Academy season three

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
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Fascinating shots of extinct and endangered animals and plants

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
Taken from Marc Schlossman's new photography book, Extinction, these images document specimens from the Field Museum's private collections, from the critically endangered kakapo bird to the hawksbill sea turtle

Jellyfish Age Backwards review: Exploring nature's secrets to ageing

Me, 15/06/2022 - 20:00
Why do some jellyfish age backwards? Does intermittent fasting really make us live longer? Find out how much science knows about ageing in this whistle-stop tour