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Cyclone Kenneth is one of the strongest storms to hit mainland Africa

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 17:53
Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique on 25 April and may have been intensified by climate change. The storm could dump nearly a metre of rain in the next few days

Writing: Making Your Mark reveals the power of the written word

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 17:43
Is a written culture necessary to make a better culture or better citizens? A smart, satisfyingly deep exhibition at the British Library leaves us wondering

Sensors made from gummy bears could monitor how children chew

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 17:05
A sensor made with a gummy bear could help researchers study how children chew. It's cheap to make and offers a tasty treat for the child being tested

How did the ancient Egyptians catch and mummify millions of ibises?

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 15:01
Egyptians mummified millions of sacred ibises thousands of years ago. Analysing their DNA seems to show they were sourced from the wild rather than large farms

Facebook announces plans to combat misinformation during EU elections

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 13:26
Facebook is expanding its use of independent fact-checkers in an effort to stop the spread of misinformation as Europe goes to the polls next month

Tomorrow Inc: how Stanley Kubrick designed the future

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 12:34
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition comes to London's Design Museum, and in its wake a renewed fascination for the futuristic design culture of the 1960s and 1970s. 

Peanut allergy immunotherapy may actually do more harm than good

Ve, 26/04/2019 - 01:30
Treatments intended to desensitise people to peanuts had shown promise in tests, but an analysis suggests they may make dangerous allergic reactions more likely

Extremely fast winds and high waves are now happening more often

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 21:00
Over the past three decades, extreme winds and waves have increased globally, worsening the risk of flooding in coastal communities during storms

The truth about the QWERTY keyboard

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 20:15
Why are we stuck with the QWERTY keyboard? The history of the most commonly used keyboard layout is a sometimes murky story of commercial opportunism, critics with ulterior motives and the stubborn persistence of an idea that's seen off hundreds of supposedly superior competitors

Have people in the UK really been banned from shooting wood pigeons?

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 19:36
A legal victory means 16 species of bird, including wood pigeons and crows, can no longer be killed with impunity in the UK

AI learns to paint in the styles of Van Gogh, Turner and Vermeer

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 19:00
Artificial intelligence has learned to to paint in the style of artists including Van Gogh and Turner from just a few examples

Google has created a maths AI that has already proved 1200 theorems

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 18:00
An AI made by Google has written mathematical proofs for more than 1200 theorems and may one day go on to tackle problems mathematicians don't know how to solve

The science behind Extinction Rebellion’s three climate change demands

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 17:28
Ministers are expected to meet with climate protestors next week, but what do they want? Rupert Read, of Extinction Rebellion, explains the group’s demands

Neanderthals may have prized golden eagle claws for symbolic value 

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 17:23
Golden eagle talons with cut marks are commonest find from Neanderthal caves, compared with other birds of prey 

Japan's Hayabusa 2 bombed an asteroid and took pictures of the crater

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 16:37
New images captured by Japan’s Hayabusa 2 confirm that the spacecraft successfully blew a hole in the asteroid Ryugu with explosives on 5 April

There’s little evidence that a Huawei 5G ban is the right approach

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 13:42
Relying on a single company for 5G infrastructure is a bad idea, but so far there is little public evidence that a complete ban for Huawei is needed

Glaciers contain radioactive isotopes from nuclear tests and accidents

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 13:14
Traces of nuclear weapons testing and accidents like Chernobyl have been found in glaciers around the world. It is unknown if they pose a risk to health

21 million children miss first dose of measles vaccine every year

Gi, 25/04/2019 - 02:01
An estimated 169 million children worldwide have missed out on getting the first dose of a measles vaccine, including more than half a million in the UK

Robotic tube for surgery autonomously navigates inside a beating heart

Me, 24/04/2019 - 21:00
A robotic catheter can move autonomously inside a heart to the location where surgery is required. It has a camera for vision and has been tested in 5 pigs

China’s efforts to cut pollution in Beijing may make it worse overall

Me, 24/04/2019 - 21:00
Heavy polluting industries are being moved away from Beijing in an attempt to cut air pollution, but this could actually result in more pollution not less