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We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 18:20
The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won’t be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool

Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 17:16
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

Dinosaur found in Argentina may be largest land animal ever

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 17:11
Fossils of a gigantic dinosaur are emerging from the ground in Argentina after 98 million years – and the creature may be the largest land animal that scientists have ever found

Quantum internet signals beamed between drones a kilometre apart

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 13:38
Entangled photons have been beamed between drones and to a ground station, creating technology that could form part of an unhackable quantum internet

NASA gives up trying to burrow under Mars surface with 'mole' probe

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 11:35
For nearly two years, a heat probe attached to NASA’s InSight lander, nicknamed the mole, has been trying to burrow into the Martian surface – but now researchers have thrown in the towel

Covid-19 news: Pandemic has 'calamitous impact' on England's hospitals

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 18:26
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

Embryos set to be implanted in the last two northern white rhinos

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 17:40
Fertilised eggs are set to be implanted in the two remaining northern white rhinos this year, with the hope of producing offspring

A Perfect Planet review: Attenborough's new show is one of his best

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 17:36
David Attenborough documentary A Perfect Planet blends earth science with dazzling images of flamingos, finches and frogs to reveal how natural forces have nurtured life

Lush meadows of underwater seagrass are removing plastic from the sea

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 17:00
A seagrass that forms lush underwater meadows can naturally trap plastic items in ball-shaped tangles and remove them from the seawater

Seabirds raise fewer chicks as the pandemic keeps tourists away

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 17:00
With fewer tourists flocking to see guillemot breeding sites in Sweden, white-tailed eagles have taken up residence nearby – spooking the seabirds so they raise fewer chicks

Wind farm construction creates noise that may harm squid fisheries

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 12:07
The noisy construction of offshore wind turbines can discourage squid from hunting, which could lead to decreased squid populations and potentially decrease profits at fisheries

An Earth-like planet might orbit our closest single sun-like star

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 08:00
Tau Ceti is a star just 12 light years away – and it could host a planet called PXP-4 that sits as close to the star as Earth does to our sun with its year about as long as ours

World’s oldest painting of animals discovered in an Indonesian cave

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 20:00
A painting showing three pigs has been discovered in an Indonesian cave. At more than 45,000 years old, it is the oldest known painting of animals anywhere in the world

Tropical rainforests may begin pumping out carbon dioxide by 2050

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 20:00
Rising temperatures over the next 30 years could cause Earth’s tropical and temperate forests to switch from being carbon sinks to carbon sources that release greenhouse gases

To improve our response to crises like covid-19 we must think smarter

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
Our narrow definition of intelligence has worsened social, economic and racial inequalities, and left us ill-equipped to come together to solve global problems

Assassin's Creed Valhalla review: Vikings marauders become nice

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
Vikings are rarely portrayed as a civilized people, but new game Assassin's Creed Valhalla has it both ways with people playing nice while still overrunning everything in sight, says Jacob Aron

The superconductor breakthrough that could mean an energy revolution

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
We’ve finally made a room-temperature superconductor, so materials that transport electricity without wasting any of it are within our grasp

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Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
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Stunning photo shows Virgo upgrade ready to hunt gravitational waves

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
This dazzling image shows the upgraded and more sensitive Advanced Virgo+ detector, which hunts for clues about the universe that are contained in gravitational waves

Podcast goes behind the scenes in the battle to mitigate wildfires

Mer, 13/01/2021 - 19:00
The podcast Life with Fire explores the wildfires a warming world will create – and why we need to involve everyone if we are going to learn how best to live with them