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Wooden floors laced with silicon generate electricity from footsteps

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 18:00
Wooden floors impregnated with silicon and metal ions can generate enough electrical power from human footsteps to power light bulbs or other small electrical appliances

Amazon fires have affected almost all the region's endangered species

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 18:00
Fires set in the Amazon to clear land for farming have affected almost all the endangered species in the Amazon rainforest, cutting down on animal habitats and threatening plant species

Humans reached Arabia in at least five waves thanks to wetter climates

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 18:00
A single Arabian archaeological site has been occupied by ancient humans on five separate occasions over the past 400,000 years, each enabled by a period of wet climate  

Net-zero living: How your day will look in a carbon-neutral world

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 17:20
We fast-forward to 2050 and imagine what an average day will be like when we have slashed our carbon emissions – a picture informed by the latest research, ongoing trials and expert opinion

Covid-19 news: WHO monitoring ‘mu’ variant in Colombia and Ecuador

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 13:55
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

Scorpions have strange joints that can simultaneously bend and twist

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 02:01
Scorpions have unusual joints in their tails that can twist and bend at the same time, and this design could be used for flexible robots

Wild cockatoos make utensils out of tree branches to open fruit pits

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 18:00
In Indonesia, Goffin’s cockatoos have been seen whittling tools such as wedges and scoops that help them break into the pits of sea mangoes

Shipping has made slow progress on climate change – can methanol help?

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 16:52
Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping company, has ordered eight ships capable of running on methanol, which could prove a crucial route to helping the shipping industry decarbonise

Covid-19 news: Pupils urged to take tests as they return to school

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 15:35
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

Hurricane Ida was almost certainly made worse by climate change

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 14:50
Scientists say Hurricane Ida, which reached wind speeds of 241km/h, killed at least one person and left more than a million people without power, was almost certainly made worse because of climate change

Digital archives meant to be permanent seem to be lost on the web

Lun, 30/08/2021 - 18:30
An analysis of web archives of national libraries and public records offices found that some of the documents meant to be permanent are no longer discoverable when they are moved

Digital archives meant to be permanent are being lost on the web

Lun, 30/08/2021 - 18:30
An analysis of web archives of national libraries and public records offices found that some of the documents meant to be permanent are no longer discoverable when they are moved

Will PayPal's adoption of bitcoin make cryptocurrency more mainstream?

Lun, 30/08/2021 - 18:00
PayPal will now allow customers to buy and sell four cryptocurrencies, which could make it more useful for everyday life. Is this the moment when cryptocurrencies become mainstream?

Quantum nature of gravity may be detectable with gravitational waves

Lun, 30/08/2021 - 17:00
Perhaps the most important problem in physics is how gravity and quantum mechanics fit together, and strange fluctuations in gravitational waves could help us figure it out

AI accurately identifies whether objects can be recycled from a glance

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 18:07
A neural network trained on a dataset of images can identify recyclable objects with more than 95 per cent accuracy using a standard webcam

Climate change linked to risk of viruses jumping species in the Arctic

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 17:00
Climate change may increase the risk of viruses infecting new hosts in the Arctic, suggests a study of genetic material from an Arctic lake

How domesticating the African baobab tree could secure its future

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 14:00
Farmers seldom plant the African baobab because it takes up to 23 years to fruit, but a team in Ghana has got the trees to flower in less than three years

Woman loses ability to feel hungry after stroke damages her brain

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 13:26
A young woman who lost the sensation of hunger after a stroke may help to explain one of the most mysterious areas of the brain and lead to new treatments for obesity

Covid-19 news: Blood clot risk higher after infection than vaccination

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 13:26
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

The history of the Large Magellanic Cloud has been mapped in detail

Ven, 27/08/2021 - 10:00
Astronomers have mapped the history of one of the nearest galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud, in more detail than ever before, showing when its stars formed