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Peatlands in peril: The race to save the bogs that slow climate change

Me, 29/12/2021 - 19:00
The world's peatlands hold twice as much carbon as all its forests, but exploitation has destroyed a fifth of them. Now scientists are using pioneering moss transplants and flooding to restore their natural function

Do all Australian critters glow green under UV light, or is it borax?

Me, 29/12/2021 - 19:00
The mystery of the museum-dwelling mammals that fluoresce like platypus, plus sending letters to the sun and some very shouty songbirds, in Feedback’s weekly round-up

We must capitalise on the public's renewed focus on climate change

Me, 29/12/2021 - 19:00
Polls show that climate change has rocketed up the priority list for the public, but there is still a lot of work to do, says Adam Corner

2022 preview: What will the coronavirus do next?

Me, 29/12/2021 - 19:00
The coronavirus will continue to evolve and could trigger further waves of infections, requiring more vaccinations and boosters

The best science books coming your way in 2022

Me, 29/12/2021 - 19:00
A new glut of non-fiction books promises to inspire us to discover the world - and protect

How shifting your expectations about food can help you lose weight

Me, 29/12/2021 - 13:00
The go-to advice for effective dieting is to choose food that is marketed as healthy and is low in calories, carbs and fat – but the way we think about such meals might actually cause us to gain weight

E. O. Wilson: Extraordinary scholar who warned of biodiversity crisis

Me, 29/12/2021 - 11:42
Naturalist and ant expert Edward O. Wilson, who died on 26 December, made at least five seminal contributions to ecology and was passionate about finding a more sustainable way for humans to live on Earth

Should your new year's resolution be to cut your carbon footprint?

Me, 29/12/2021 - 11:00
Are you thinking about going green in 2022? Cutting your personal carbon footprint can help, but it is important to engage with others and encourage wider efforts to tackle climate change, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe

2022 preview: China to host crucial meeting in a bid to save nature

Me, 29/12/2021 - 10:00
Will governments finally take action to halt the devastating biodiversity crisis at the COP15 meeting in Kunming, China, in April?

2022 preview: A round-up of the year's most exciting space missions

Me, 29/12/2021 - 10:00
Around a dozen missions to the moon are scheduled in 2022, along with a rover landing on Mars and a spacecraft headed to in-vestigate the metal asteroid Psyche

2022 preview: Large Hadron Collider will reach for the edge of physics

Me, 29/12/2021 - 10:00
The Large Hadron Collider has been in a coincidental lockdown during the pan-demic for planned up-grades, but it will soon be back online and hunting for new physics

Australia’s bilbies and bettongs bounce back in predator-free areas

Me, 29/12/2021 - 07:01
Conservationists are reintroducing threatened mammals to their former ranges with fences to keep out cats and foxes

Will 2022 be the year we start taking online privacy seriously?

Ma, 28/12/2021 - 11:00
Governments are drafting new laws to protect your privacy online, but are people even that bothered about companies using their data?

Dolphins may communicate by changing the volume of their whistles

Ma, 28/12/2021 - 09:00
Common bottlenose dolphins identify themselves with a unique call, but these whistles may carry extra information through variations in volume

The mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I has been digitally unwrapped

Ma, 28/12/2021 - 01:01
Amenhotep I ruled Egypt from around 1525 to 1504 BC and his pristine mummy has never been unwrapped, but CT scans have now allowed us to peer inside

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on its way into orbit

Sa, 25/12/2021 - 13:24
After numerous delays, the biggest space telescope ever has blasted off on Christmas Day, and will begin its science mission in mid 2022

2021 in review: Taliban's takeover gutted science in Afghanistan

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 17:00
Academics in Afghanistan were thriving before the shock takeover by the Taliban this year, which saw many researchers leave the country and universities closed

UK has begun using drugs for covid-19 cases before they become severe

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 16:15
Treatments like sotrovimab, molnupiravir and Paxlovid could lead to a new strategy in 2022: tackling covid-19 soon after infection to prevent severe symptoms from developing

Beatles documentary Get Back used custom AI to strip unwanted sound

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 15:01
Sound engineers used custom-made artificial intelligence to strip out unwanted audio from footage of the band in the studio

Covid-19 news: Booster omicron protection wanes within 10 weeks

Ve, 24/12/2021 - 13:57
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