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Impaled turtle reveals new insight on the day the dinosaurs died

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 19:20
A controversial fossil site claimed to preserve a scene of destruction from the day the dinosaurs died seems to show the even happened in spring there and led to a turtle being impaled on a branch

UK university climate targets strongly criticised for lack of ambition

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 19:00
A group of 140 UK universities says it will cut its carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 and hit net zero by 2050, but critics say these targets don't go far enough, particularly on international travel

Extinct Japanese wolf is the closest wild relative of dogs yet found

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 13:18
The extinct Japanese wolf is not the direct ancestor of dogs but its DNA shows it is more closely related to those ancestors than any other wolves yet found

Covid-19 news: No 10 warns of ‘challenging’ months ahead for UK

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 12:58
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

UK plans £5000 grants for heat pumps ahead of gas boiler ban in 2035

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 00:00
Under the UK’s long-delayed Heat and Buildings Strategy, households in England and Wales will be encouraged to shift from gas boilers to heat pumps

The Trick review: How the Climategate scandal rocked the world

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 22:00
The Trick on the BBC is a dramatisation of the Climategate scandal, when researchers were wrongly accused of faking evidence of global warming. The film is a correction of the record and evidence that it isn't too late to make up for lost time

IVF embryos discarded as 'abnormal' can actually become healthy babies

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 16:41
One in four embryos made via IVF contain some seemingly abnormal cells and are typically considered too risky to use, but new research shows they are just as viable

This koala was first to be vaccinated against chlamydia in new trial

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 13:17
Shano was the first of 200 koalas to receive a chlamydia vaccine that may help curb an epidemic that is ravaging koala populations across Australia

Covid-19 news: Valneva reports positive results from vaccine trial

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 12:58
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

Microsoft and Nvidia build largest ever AI to mimic human language

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 12:10
An artificial intelligence with more than 530 billion parameters - the largest ever - has achieved record scores at understanding human language

Your unique pattern of brain activity can be spotted in 100 seconds

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 21:00
Everyone has a unique pattern of brain activity and it can be spotted after just 100 seconds inside a brain scanner

Climate change could slow recovery of southern right whales

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 21:00
Extreme El Niño weather events caused by climate change could slow the recovery of southern right whale populations

Self-healing plastic repairs itself in 10 seconds even under water

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 20:37
A new type of strong, flexible, self-healing plastic can repair itself rapidly, even in salty or acidic water, which may be useful for divers or underwater pipes

Arid meteor shower makes new appearance in southern hemisphere skies

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 13:51
A meteor shower called the Arids has appeared in southern hemisphere skies, as predicted by astronomers

Covid-19 news: UK lab may have given 43,000 false PCR test results

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 12:58
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

Contraceptive pill may reduce polycystic ovary syndrome diabetes risk

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 02:01
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who take the contraceptive pill have three-quarters of the diabetes risk as those with PCOS who don’t

Pill may reduce diabetes risk for those with polycystic ovary syndrome

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 02:01
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who take the contraceptive pill have three-quarters of the diabetes risk as those with PCOS who don’t

Snakes started eating birds and mammals after dinosaurs went extinct

Gio, 14/10/2021 - 21:00
Snakes typically ate insects before the mass extinction event that wiped out the non-bird dinosaurs, but then they broadened diets to include birds and mammals

US military may get a dog-like robot armed with a sniper rifle

Gio, 14/10/2021 - 20:44
A four-legged robot made by Ghost Robotics and outfitted with a sniper rifle and night-vision cameras was displayed at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army

Venomous viper species from the Tibetan plateau discovered in museum

Gio, 14/10/2021 - 19:56
A DNA analysis of museum snake specimens has revealed two previously unrecognised species of Asian pit viper, both from the eastern Tibetan plateau