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Experimental diabetes device works by killing gut cells with hot water

Sab, 04/04/2020 - 00:05
A device that carries hot water down a tube into the gut may help manage diabetes by killing overgrown gut cells that release hormones key to metabolising food

There probably isn’t as much fake news in the media as we think

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 21:00
An analysis of the media consumption habits of people in the US shows that fake news makes up a tiny fraction of what they watch or read every day

Coronavirus latest: US hospitals come under increasing strain

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 19:30
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

Watch over 50 New Scientist Live talks for free on YouTube

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 18:59
Add some science to your lockdown living routine, as we make more than 50 incredible talks from our flagship science festival New Scientist Live available for free on YouTube over the coming weeks.

Coronavirus will play out very differently in world's poorest nations

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 17:45
Cases of covid-19 have been slow to appear in developing economies, but now they are ramping up. Slums and refugee camps could be particularly vulnerable

Why we still don't know what the death rate is for covid-19

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 13:56
Despite data pouring in from many countries, estimates of how many of those infected with covid-19 die still vary widely

The best science fiction TV shows to stream right now

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 13:46
From Chernobyl to Watchmen, this is the best sci-fi on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer at the moment

Supermassive stars may have formed by repeatedly eating their siblings

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 12:00
Some black holes are way bigger than we can explain, and they may have come from supermassive stars that formed by devouring the other stars around them

Coronavirus: China wildlife trade ban could become law within months

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 19:15
China’s ban on eating and trading wildlife due to the coronavirus crisis could become law within the next three months, according to conservationists

Hunt for George Clooney's face explains how stress affects decisions

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 18:00
Being stressed changes the way we make decisions. An experiment that sees people hunt for George Clooney's face while experiencing electric shocks could help explain why

Diet and exercise will keep your brain young – depending on your genes

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 18:00
Following a healthy diet or exercising could impact how your brain ages, but the effects on cognitive skills later in life depend on specific gene variants that not everyone has

Orangutans and other great apes under threat from covid-19 pandemic

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 16:07
Many great ape species are already in a precarious situation because of their dwindling numbers. Now they may also be at risk from the coronavirus pandemic

Delaying the COP26 climate talks could have a silver lining

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 13:44
Crucial climate talks due to be held this November have been postponed, but a short delay could give countries time to get better organised - and see Donald Trump replaced with someone who supports a climate deal

Venus may have an underground magma ocean spanning the whole planet

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 08:00
When Earth and Venus formed, they both had global magma oceans deep underground. Earth’s has turned solid by now, but Venus’s may still remain hidden

Diets do help you lose weight - but the benefits usually don't last

Gio, 02/04/2020 - 01:30
Atkins, Paleo or Zone – whichever diet you follow, you’ll probably only lose a bit of weight, and improvements to your cholesterol may disappear within a year

Europe’s cave bears may have died out because of their large sinuses

Mer, 01/04/2020 - 21:00
Plant-eating cave bears vanished when ice spread across Europe – maybe because their large sinuses prevented them chewing meat to adapt to the new conditions

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: The unsung discoverer of star chemistry

Mer, 01/04/2020 - 20:00
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who discovered that hydrogen dominates our universe, finally gets the recognition she deserves in a rich biography, What Stars Are Made Of

Our approach to covid-19 can also help tackle climate change

Mer, 01/04/2020 - 20:00
We can't lose sight of the climate emergency when dealing with the covid-19 pandemic, say Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

How to get the health benefits of nature when you’re stuck inside

Mer, 01/04/2020 - 20:00
Going out into the natural world is good for your health and mind, and you can still get some of the same benefits even when stuck inside, says Graham Lawton

Coronavirus treatment: What drugs could work and when can we get them?

Mer, 01/04/2020 - 20:00
To fight the new coronavirus, researchers are investigating more than 60 drugs, including remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine and brand new ones. Here’s a breakdown of progress so far