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Plan to feed phone data of NHS mental health patients to AI mothballed

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 18:10
An AI was designed to predict when people are at risk of having a mental health crisis, based on their health records, but plans to extend the project with mobile phone data seem to have been scrapped

Vaping may be an effective way to quit smoking during pregnancy

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 18:00
E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches as a tool for quitting smoking during pregnancy, suggests a UK study

How serious is monkeypox and what are the symptoms?

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 17:44
Since 7 May, the UK Health Security Agency has announced three cases of monkeypox, two of which required hospital care

Covid-19 news: Just 7 per cent of 5 to 11-year-olds in England jabbed

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 15:42
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

COP26: No countries have delivered on promise to improve climate plans

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 13:25
In Glasgow, 196 countries promised to "revisit and strengthen" their plans for curbing emissions, but there is little sign of this happening before the next talks in November

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is packed with floating life

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 11:00
Beautiful floating organisms called neuston are gathered up by the same ocean currents as plastic pollution, and they may be endangered by clean-up efforts

Red salamander found in Panamanian forest is a new species

Lu, 16/05/2022 - 10:00
The new-to-science Chiriquí fire salamander was found by a Panamanian team that has been investigating one of the least-explored regions of Central America

Emphysema missed among Black men in US due to race-adjusted lung tests

Do, 15/05/2022 - 19:40
Poorly supported assumptions about typical levels of lung function among Black men in the US are leading medics to miss cases of emphysema

Strange state of matter made into a pancake-shape for first time

Sa, 14/05/2022 - 16:00
A supersolid is an exotic state of matter that behaves like both a solid and a fluid. It was first predicted 60 years ago, but has only recently been created in the lab

Which countries will do well at Eurovision 2022 – according to science

Sa, 14/05/2022 - 08:00
Neuroscientists measured 75 volunteers’ physiological responses while they watched eight countries’ performances to predict which songs will do well in the popular vote

Protein gel could help treat type 1 diabetes

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 21:00
The gel, which was implanted alongside a pancreatic cell transplant in monkeys with type 1 diabetes, releases a protein that kills overactive immune cells, preventing the pancreatic cells from being rejected

AI suggests how to make beer with whatever ingredients you have

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 18:00
Brewers could create new recipes that produce beers with desired properties using AI, and it will even work if you are missing some ingredients

Sweater includes a wireless charger to keep your gadgets topped up

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 16:00
A sweater containing tubes filled with a liquid metal alloy can charge up wearable electronic devices

Why some words become funnier when paired together

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 15:13
A study looking at more than 55,000 pairs of words has found why word pairings like "funk fungus" and "gnome bone" seem to be more amusing than their constituent parts

Covid-19 news: US records over 1 million coronavirus deaths

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 14:10
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

Launch of UK 'moonshot' ARIA research agency delayed until end of year

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 14:00
Neither ARIA's chief executive nor its chair have been appointed yet, though announcements are expected imminently

Genetically engineered bacteria have learned to play tic-tac-toe

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 12:00
E. coli bacteria modified to act like electronic components called memristors can be set up to act as a simple neural network and trained to play noughts and crosses

Clever birds forced to find new homes as Cambridge lab faces closure

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 11:00
A seminal research lab that has revolutionised our understanding of the minds of rooks and jays is set to be closed down as funding dries up

Device that stores liquid sunshine could one day power your phone

Ve, 13/05/2022 - 10:00
A system for trapping sunlight as thermal energy within molecules and then converting it to electricity could be a portable replacement for batteries

What's next for Event Horizon Telescope after its black hole pictures?

Gi, 12/05/2022 - 21:44
Now that the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has released its image of the Milky Way's black hole, the team is focusing on making movies of the two photographed black holes and finding other distant black holes large enough to study