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Can a young person's genes really set them up for a life of crime?

Me, 08/07/2020 - 20:00
Most adolescents dabble in delinquency, but few become lifetime offenders. Long-running studies can help tell us why and improve policing, says psychologist Terrie Moffitt

How many house plants do you need to clean the air in a small flat?

Me, 08/07/2020 - 20:00
There are lots of claims that house plants filter the air, but it turns out you need an awful lot of them to beat just opening the window, finds James Wong

Butterflies are showing us how wildlife will cope with climate change

Me, 08/07/2020 - 20:00
As warm-weather species flutter further toward the poles, we will end up with far fewer kinds of butterfly. Here's what that means for biodiversity across the animal kingdom

Why coronavirus is the time for climate change action - and optimism

Me, 08/07/2020 - 20:00
The climate battle will be won or lost with the post-covid-19 recovery, says climate scientist Mark Maslin. Here’s what governments, companies and all of us can do right now

Covid-19 news: UK could eliminate coronavirus entirely, say scientists

Me, 08/07/2020 - 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

How to stop the coronavirus: What we've learned six months in

Me, 08/07/2020 - 19:06
Some countries have all but eliminated the virus, in others it is surging and some are seeing a second wave. What can we learn from the best – and worst – strategies?

A sprinkle of rock dust could help avoid catastrophic climate change

Me, 08/07/2020 - 18:00
Spreading rock dust on cropland around the world could absorb a tenth of humanity's carbon budget, which would help avoid triggering catastrophic levels of global warming

Polynesians and Native Americans met 800 years ago after epic voyage

Me, 08/07/2020 - 18:00
Some Polynesian people carry genes from Native Americans, which they acquired around AD 1200 – suggesting an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean

The powerhouses inside cells have been gene-edited for the first time

Me, 08/07/2020 - 18:00
Making precise changes to the genomes of mitochondria within our cells could lead to treatments for disorders that can result in muscle weakness or even death in early childhood

Grief over covid-19 deaths may be unusually severe and long-lasting

Me, 08/07/2020 - 17:40
People who lose loved ones to covid-19 may be more at risk of developing prolonged grief disorder because of the unique circumstances surrounding the death

What does gravity weigh? The surprise answer that reshapes reality

Me, 08/07/2020 - 08:00
We long assumed particles carrying the force of gravity couldn't have mass. That's wrong – and it may mean gravity travels at different speeds across the cosmos.

Climate change may push Zika virus into southern and eastern Europe

Me, 08/07/2020 - 02:01
Mosquitoes carrying Zika virus are infectious when temperatures are 19°C or higher – climate change may increase the virus’s range into southern and eastern Europe and the northern US

Vaginal mesh safety review highlights failures in UK health system

Me, 08/07/2020 - 02:01
The UK’s “unresponsive and defensive” healthcare system has failed women who developed life-changing conditions after pelvic mesh surgery, concludes a review into the treatment

Risk of airborne coronavirus spread being underplayed, say researchers

Ma, 07/07/2020 - 19:00
Over 200 scientists have signed a letter calling for the world to recognise the potential for the coronavirus to be transmitted through small airborne droplets, and to take steps to protect against them

Covid-19 news: Everyone should wear face coverings, says Royal Society

Ma, 07/07/2020 - 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

Why hasn't the UK seen a second wave of the coronavirus?

Ma, 07/07/2020 - 18:08
Scientists have repeatedly warned of a second surge of covid-19 infections as restrictions ease in the UK, but it hasn’t happened – were they wrong or is it still to come?

Europe wants to use hydrogen to slow climate change - will it work?

Ma, 07/07/2020 - 16:42
The European Commission is set to announce a new strategy to turn the universe’s most abundant element into a way for the EU to decarbonise polluting industries and transport

Mysterious Stone Age flint artefacts may be crude sculptures of humans

Ma, 07/07/2020 - 02:01
Hundreds of distinctive flint objects from a Stone Age village in Jordan seem to have been a form of symbolic communication – perhaps even figurines of people

Ultrasound tweezers could help remove kidney stones without surgery

Lu, 06/07/2020 - 22:00
Sound waves can be shaped into tweezers that can drag small objects around inside the body and potentially remove kidney stones

Meat and dairy production emit more nitrogen than Earth can cope with

Lu, 06/07/2020 - 18:00
Scientists have urged people to eat less meat and dairy after finding livestock farming singlehandedly exceeds “planetary boundaries” for nitrogen pollution