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Discovery of a genetic cause of lupus could lead to new treatments

Me, 27/04/2022 - 18:00
Scientists sequenced the DNA of a 7-year-old girl with severe lupus, which suggests mutations to the gene TLR7 may cause the autoimmune condition

Over a fifth of reptile species are at risk of extinction

Me, 27/04/2022 - 18:00
A global study has found that farming, logging, urban development and invasive species may cause 21 per cent of reptile species to go extinct

Watch a jumping robot that could one day leap across the moon

Me, 27/04/2022 - 18:00
A robot that could cover half a kilometre per jump on the moon may be the ideal lunar exploration vehicle

First one-way superconductor could slash energy used by computers

Me, 27/04/2022 - 18:00
A serendipitous experiment has demonstrated a superconductor that lets electricity preferentially travel in one direction for the first time

Virtual meetings make creative problem-solving harder

Me, 27/04/2022 - 18:00
People come up with fewer creative solutions to a problem when they discuss ideas through a virtual meeting rather than face-to-face

UK asylum seeker plan risks deporting children based on flawed science

Me, 27/04/2022 - 17:00
The UK wants to use "scientific methods" to assess the ages of people seeking asylum, with plans to send adults to settle in Rwanda instead, but the science behind these techniques is poor

Rocket Lab briefly caught a falling rocket with a helicopter

Me, 27/04/2022 - 15:55
In a world first, Rocket Lab caught its Electron rocket as it fell from space, using a hook mounted on a helicopter, but then had to let it go

Rocket Lab is about to try catching a falling rocket with a helicopter

Me, 27/04/2022 - 15:55
In a world first, Rocket Lab will attempt to catch its Electron rocket as it falls from space, using a hook mounted on a helicopter

EU plan for cutting emissions from planes could end up increasing them

Me, 27/04/2022 - 15:12
New legislation that would see planes forced to use "sustainable aviation fuel" might actually end up increasing emissions, depending on which fuels are included

Covid-19 news: Denmark is first country to pause vaccinations

Me, 27/04/2022 - 14:26
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

Growing younger: Radical insights into ageing could help us reverse it

Me, 27/04/2022 - 14:00
New insight into how we age suggests it may be driven by a failure to switch off the forces that build our bodies. If true, it could lead to a deeper understanding of ageing – and the possibility of slowing it

Bats and bears use the same amount of energy per gram when hibernating

Me, 27/04/2022 - 02:01
Larger animals usually need less energy by weight than smaller ones, but an analysis that looked at nine species found this wasn't true during hibernation

­­Oscar-winning actors live longer than unsuccessful nominees

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 19:00
Oscar winners alive today are expected to die aged 81.3, on average, compared with 76.4 for their fellow nominees and 76.2 for their unnominated co-stars

Frogs have acquired DNA from snakes with the help of parasites

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 18:34
Horizontal DNA transfer, once thought to be a rare event, has occurred between snakes and frogs at least 54 times in the past 85 million years

Ordinary copper telephone wire could carry gigabit broadband speeds

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 18:00
Many homes in the UK rely on repurposed phone lines for internet access, leading to slow download speeds, but there may be a solution

All four of the key DNA building blocks have been found in meteorites

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 18:00
We have now discovered all four building blocks of DNA in meteorite samples, suggesting that space rocks may have delivered the compounds to Earth, contributing to the origin of life

Volcano-dwelling mice confirmed as world’s highest-living mammals

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 17:00
Conditions on the peak of Llullaillaco, 6739 above sea level, are cold, dry and hostile – but some mice somehow survive there

Elon Musk buying Twitter has set him up for a scuffle with the EU

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 15:47
Billionaire Elon Musk wants to promote free speech on Twitter, but the European Union's Digital Services Act could see the bloc calling the shots

Covid-19 news: People hospitalised with omicron still face severe risk

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 15:13
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

Severe Indian heatwave will bake a billion people and damage crops

Ma, 26/04/2022 - 12:40
Wheat production is at risk from extreme temperatures across much of India, but better early warning systems appear to be limiting how deadly the heatwaves are