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Graffiti can now be removed in minutes without damaging underlying art

Mar, 13/04/2021 - 12:00
A cleaning system that uses a hydrogel can remove graffiti from street art within minutes, without any alteration to the artwork underneath

Chaos Walking review: Unsettling sci-fi that exposes men’s thoughts

Lun, 12/04/2021 - 19:25
Sci-fi film Chaos Walking, featuring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, is a disconcerting little masterpiece of sensitive acting and well-judged world-building, says Simon Ings

The US plans to put a nuclear-powered rocket in orbit by 2025

Lun, 12/04/2021 - 17:00
The US is taking steps to put a rocket propelled using nuclear energy into orbit by 2025, paving the way for navigation in space to become much easier

The frequencies of a vibrating spider web have been made into music

Lun, 12/04/2021 - 12:00
A virtual reality experience converts the vibrations spiders feel on their webs into sound, giving us a sense of how spiders experience the world

Female monkeys call to males when they see a predator approaching

Sab, 10/04/2021 - 12:00
Female putty-nosed monkeys of West Africa will use calls to enlist the help of males when they see a leopard approach

Animals with weird neurons may rewrite the story of brain evolution

Sab, 10/04/2021 - 10:00
The neurons of comb jellies are a peculiar shape and use chemicals not found in the brains of other animals – hinting they might have evolved independently of other neurons

Basic income trial is testing how money affects child development

Sab, 10/04/2021 - 09:01
A pioneering trial is giving mothers in poverty either a large or small cash gift each month for several years to find out whether a basic income changes a baby's brain and development

Artificial nervous system senses light and learns to catch like humans

Ven, 09/04/2021 - 21:00
A simple artificial nervous system is able to mimic the way humans respond to light and learn to perform basic tasks. The principle could extend to creating more useful robots and prostheses

Covid-19 news: EU drugs regulator reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Ven, 09/04/2021 - 19:26
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

Mars swung between humid and arid conditions before it dried up

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 19:00
Images captured on the Martian surface by the Curiosity rover indicate that the planet fluctuated between arid and humid conditions in its ancient past

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 18:56
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

People expect chocolate to taste bitter if it is in black packaging

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 17:12
People expect dark and milk chocolate to be taste more bitter if it is in black packaging, while yellow and pink packaging is associated with sweeter-tasting chocolate

A third of Antarctic ice shelves risk collapsing due to climate change

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 16:00
Around a third of the ice shelves holding back huge glaciers in Antarctica are at risk of collapse if the world fails to take sufficient action on climate change

Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere by 1°C for six months

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 15:35
Smoke pollution from the 2019–2020 Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere over the southern hemisphere by at least 1°C for six months after the fires

NASA is about to fly a helicopter on another planet for the first time

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 12:00
The Ingenuity helicopter, which hitched a ride to Mars aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, is getting ready to perform its first test flight on 12 April

Regular headphones can detect a heart rate and hear your conversations

Gio, 08/04/2021 - 10:00
Standard headphones with no microphone or sensors can detect your heart rate, identify you from the shape of your ear canal and even record your voice

Dementia risk doubles if people have both vision and hearing loss

Mer, 07/04/2021 - 23:00
Over six years, a study following thousands of people aged 58 and up found that those who started to lose their vision and hearing were more likely to develop dementia

Why the UK changed covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine advice for under-30s

Mer, 07/04/2021 - 22:24
Guidance in the UK now says healthy people under 30 should be offered a different vaccine – here's everything you need to know

New kind of blue found in cabbage could replace synthetic food dye

Mer, 07/04/2021 - 21:00
Scientists have come up with a natural cabbage-based alternative to artificial blue food colouring and used it to make blue ice cream and other foods

Dead eagles found across the US had rat poison in their blood

Mer, 07/04/2021 - 20:00
Tests on 133 dead bald eagles and golden eagles from across the US show that 80 per cent of them had rat poison in their body, which could affect their reproduction or lead to death