New Scientist

Condividi contenuti New Scientist - Home
New Scientist - Home
Aggiornato: 8 ore 59 min fa

Covid-19 news: Vaccination halves risk of long covid, finds analysis

Me, 16/02/2022 - 14:27
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

Google and Waymo used driverless cars to make a virtual San Francisco

Me, 16/02/2022 - 14:00
Software can analyse millions of static photographs taken in city streets and create a realistic 3D model that users can smoothly navigate

Hybrid AI: A new way to make machine minds that really think like us

Me, 16/02/2022 - 14:00
In the quest to make artificial intelligence that can reason and apply knowledge flexibly, many researchers are focused on fresh insights from neuroscience. Should they be looking to psychology too?

We may be unable to grow new brain cells after we enter adulthood

Me, 16/02/2022 - 10:00
Several recent studies have led to the suggestion that humans can grow new neurons in some parts of the brain as adults, but the idea is being questioned after a close look at RNA in brain cells

We seem to find people with a strong immune system more attractive

Me, 16/02/2022 - 02:01
Previous research has shown that we are attracted to the body odour of people with better health, and now it seems the strength of your immune system is reflected in your face

Some humpback whales travel 6000 kilometres in search of a mate

Me, 16/02/2022 - 02:01
Crowdsourced photographs reveal that some humpback whales travel between Mexico and Hawaii in one breeding season

RoboKrill is a one-legged robot that mimics the way krill swim

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 21:26
A robot with appendages that mimic the swimming legs of krill could one day be used to study these key marine food sources or explore hard-to-reach places

Facebook policy to stop vaccine misinformation only worked temporarily

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 21:07
Between November 2020 and February 2021, Facebook introduced policies to cut down on misinformation related to covid-19 vaccines, but they only worked for about six months

How Australia has cut child cancer deaths – and hopes to get to zero

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 20:58
An Australian plan to eliminate childhood cancer deaths using personalised medicine will be made available to all Australian children with the condition from 2023

Health Check newsletter: The spinal implants reversing paralysis

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 19:10
A team of Swiss surgeons have implanted electrodes into the spines of three people who are paralysed, helping them to walk again

AI can erase tattoos from photos to help face recognition systems

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 18:31
Tattoos can hinder face recognition software, but deep learning algorithms can be trained to remove them, which reduces the rate of errors

Covid-19 news: Northern Ireland lifts remaining legal restrictions

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 14:06
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

Astronomers have found two unexpectedly hot stars covered in ash

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 12:30
An unusual pair of stars may have been formed in a rare type of stellar merger when a helium star eats another one made of carbon and oxygen

Lichens may take a million years to adapt to 1°C of climate warming

Ma, 15/02/2022 - 07:00
Lichens are important for stabilising soils and providing some animals with food, but the algae within them are adapting to climate change at a rate of just 1°C every million years

Fake faces created by AI look more trustworthy than real people

Lu, 14/02/2022 - 22:00
Synthetic human faces are so convincing they can fool even trained observers, and they may be highly effective for use in scams

SpaceX is planning its highest Dragon flight yet, with a private crew

Lu, 14/02/2022 - 20:09
Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who flew to orbit aboard a SpaceX craft in September 2021, has purchased three more flights into orbit, and the first is planned for late 2022

Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate

Lu, 14/02/2022 - 18:00
There are only two flowering plants native to Antarctica and both have seen an explosion in their numbers in the decade from 2009 to 2019

Drones armed with a small microwave weapon can shoot down other drones

Lu, 14/02/2022 - 16:00
A compact weapon that generates a beam of microwaves can knock out electronic devices without causing harm to people

Covid-19 news: US and UK delay next decisions on child vaccinations

Lu, 14/02/2022 - 15:06
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

Marie Maynard Daly

Ve, 11/02/2022 - 18:49
Marie Maynard Daly was a US biochemist and the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in chemistry