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Covid-19 news: UK's inaction is ‘wilfully negligent’, say doctors

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 11:58
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

Meet the key players and big names at the COP26 climate summit

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 11:00
John Kerry and David Attenborough are some of the biggest names expected to attend the COP26 climate summit

Wolf cubs raised by humans become attached to us like puppies

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 11:00
Wolf cubs raised by humans become attached to people like puppies, suggesting ancient wolves could have become attached to Stone Age humans too

Botox relieves endometriosis cramps when injected into pelvic muscles

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 09:00
Injections of botulinum toxin help to reduce painful cramps associated with endometriosis by weakening muscles in the pelvis to stop them from spasming

Quick saliva test can reveal cannabis use over the past 12 hours

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 20:00
A sample of saliva placed on a strip and analysed with a smartphone camera can reveal if a person has ingested cannabis in the past 12 hours

99-million-year-old crab discovered trapped inside amber

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 20:00
A 99-million-year-old crab trapped in amber might show us when the shelled animals moved into freshwater

COP26: A moment for the world to truly confront the climate emergency

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
The international climate summit in the UK is a big moment in the fight against global warming. In the spirit of optimism, we look forward to a successful outcome

How to bake a soufflé according to science

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Soufflés have a reputation for being perilous, but the perfect soufflé is a simple matter of harnessing the laws of physics, says Sam Wong

Deathloop review: A puzzle-tastic thriller with too many loose ends

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Deathloop is the most ambitious of the recent glut of time loop-based games, but the end is ultimately unsatisfying, says Jacob Aron

Steve Chien interview: Why NASA is inventing curious AI for deep space

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Space probes will be the first to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond. To make discoveries like finding alien life, they will need to think more like humans, says NASA’s Steve Chien

Steve Chien interview: Why NASA is inventing curious AI for deep space

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Space probes will be the first to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond. To make discoveries like finding alien life, they will need to think more like humans, says NASA’s Steve Chien

Our web-slinging immune cells caught in action for photo contest

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
A microscrope image showing how the body fights off tuberculosis bacteria has been shortlisted in the Royal Society of Biology's 2021 Photography Competition

Our web-slinging immune cells caught in action for photo contest

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
A microscrope image showing how the body fights off tuberculosis bacteria has been shortlisted in the Royal Society of Biology's 2021 Photography Competition

Should everyone have their own personal carbon budget?

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Personal carbon allowances were once deemed to be too far ahead of the curve, but the time may finally be right for a revival, writes Graham Lawton

The controversial new clinical trials that promise faster results

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Standard clinical trials used to test new medicines are slow and cumbersome. The pandemic has shown that a new kind of trial is far quicker, but is it reliable enough?

Why hope and optimism are crucial for fighting climate change

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 19:00
Doom-filled facts will never be enough to tackle climate change. Here is why hope is more important than ever, writes Katharine Hayhoe

Microplastics in the air have a small cooling effect on our climate

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 17:00
Microplastics pollute the air, and now there is evidence that they have a cooling effect on climate – although it is far smaller than the cooling effect of other particulates

We've found the time and place that horses were first domesticated

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 17:00
The domestication of horses revolutionised transport and warfare, and we finally know when and where it happened

Watch a wooden knife that is sharper than steel cut through steak

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 17:00
Wood knives sharpened to be three times sharper than steel require less energy to produce than standard tableware

We now know Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1000 years ago

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 17:00
Ancient wooden artefacts from Newfoundland cut using Viking tools have been dated to AD 1021, telling us that Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1000 years ago