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Identify local wildlife and aid research with the iNaturalist app

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Capture photos of wild plants and animals, identify species you come across and contribute to biodiversity and conservation research, suggests Layal Liverpool

Mickey7 review: If you want to live forever, read the small print

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In Edward Ashton's novel Mickey7, Mickey gets a shot at immortality by uploading his consciousness, but at what cost, asks Sally Adee

Alex Keshavarzi interview: How muons could reveal exotic new physics

Me, 09/02/2022 - 20:00
Precision measurements have long suggested that particles called muons, closely related to the electron, are misbehaving. Now, it seems their shenanigans might be pointing to the presence of new particles

Don’t miss: the return of Space Force, Netflix’s moon-shot comedy

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New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn’t miss

What myths of warrior women tell us about identity and gender politics

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From Amazon warriors to pugilistic matriarchs, stories of female fighters abound. Where do they come from and what can they tell us about gender equality, past, present and future, asks Laura Spinney

Glorious photos of garden-variety wildlife vie for international prize

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These highlights of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition feature a beautiful ant rendezvous and a “melancholy” butterfly

The Fear Index review: A psychological thriller with a dash of AI

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When a wealthy technology entrepreneur invents an AI-driven system capable of predicting how human fear affects the world's financial markets, nothing turns out quite as he planned

Janez Potočnik interview: How a circular economy can help us go green

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A sustainable future means using less stuff more wisely – but politicians aren’t yet grasping the nettle, says the head of the UN International Resource Panel

Six graphics that reveal what materials we consume – and what we waste

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We are devouring ever more biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals each year. These graphics show how, and the shocking picture of how much we throw away

Who wore it better? How masks can make you more attractive, or less

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The (other) evolutionary benefits of mask-wearing, plus romance in the metaverse and imaginary chemical elements, in Feedback’s weekly weird round-up

Love drugs are coming and they bring big ethical problems with them

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Drugs to help people fall in love are increasingly becoming viable, but they could cause harm as well as happiness, says Anna Machin

Tickets for the Ark: Which species should we save from extinction?

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A new book by ecologist Rebecca Nesbit argues that it’s time to stop being romantic about nature and make some rational decisions about what to save

Uncrewed Black Hawk helicopter takes to the skies for the first time

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The UH-60 Black Hawk, workhorse of US Army aviation, was flown with no crew for the first time this week, after being fitted with an automated flying system

AI driver can beat some of the world's best players at Gran Turismo

Me, 09/02/2022 - 18:00
An AI trained to win the PlayStation 4 game Gran Turismo Sport has beaten some of the world's best players by learning to handle the most difficult parts of racing tracks

Doing yoga at least once a week may help to lower blood pressure

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A large real-world study adds to clinical trial evidence that people who do yoga tend to have lower blood pressure, which may prevent heart attacks and strokes

Fusion energy record suggests we really could build artificial suns

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Experiment at the Joint European Tokamak in Oxford saw a super-hot plasma sustained for 5 seconds, producing a record 59 megajoules of heat energy

The end of waste: The grand plan to build a truly circular economy

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We hack almost 100 billion tonnes of stuff from Earth’s surface every year, and most of it goes to waste. Changing that means a complete overhaul of how we live

How to cut material use in buildings, clothes, electronics and plastic

Me, 09/02/2022 - 14:00
A sustainable future means using less stuff more wisely – but politicians aren’t yet grasping the nettle, says the head of the UN International Resource Panel

Breast cancer racial disparity linked to DNA repair gene expression

Me, 09/02/2022 - 12:06
Differences in how DNA repair genes are expressed as a result of environmental impacts may help to explain why Black women in the US have a higher mortality from breast cancer than white women

Ultrasound can control genetically altered brain cells in mice

Me, 09/02/2022 - 12:00
A new technique called sonogenetics uses ultrasound to switch on and off genetically altered brain cells. It has been successfully tested in mice, and could be a future tool for treating brain conditions such as Parkinson's or epilepsy in humans