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2019-03-08 08:16:23

Lost without it

ByLilaGutermaninBostonWHENAlzheimer’spatientslosetheirbearings

2019-03-08 08:06:21

Wanna fight?

WIDEeyescanbeafearsomesightforcompetingstalk-eyedflies

2019-03-08 07:19:03

Keep the ban

Bovinesomatotrophin

2019-03-08 07:16:09

Snakes use night sights to stalk their prey

PYTHONS

2019-03-08 07:13:21

Disturbing trend

AsuddenjumpinthenumberofcasesofthenewvariantofCreutzfeldt-JakobdiseasehasfuelledfearsthatBritaincouldbefacingalarge-scaleepidemicof“humanBSE”.TheCJDSurveillanceUnitinEdinburghreportsinTheLancet(vol353

2019-03-08 07:08:17

Double trouble

AmysteryvirusiscomplicatingattemptsbytheMalaysianauthoritiestocontrolanoutbreakofencephalitisnearpigfarmswhichhasalreadyclaimed55lives.Therewere145suspectedcases

2019-03-08 07:08:11

Cutting off a tumour's energy supply

ByAndyCoghlanTHEunexpecteddiscoveryofmolecular“dynamos”liningbloodvesselsoffersanewstrategyinthebattleagainstcancer.TammyMoserandhercolleaguesatDukeUniversityMedicalCenterinDurham

2019-03-08 06:16:25

Why your brain is primed for a high

ByKurtKleinerTHEfunctionofbrainreceptorstowhichcannabinoiddrugsbindisatlastbeinguncovered.Neuroscientistshaveshownthatabrainchemicalthatbindstothereceptorsmodifiestheeffectoftheneurotransmitterdopamin

2019-03-08 06:10:08

Jukebox rebellion

ByBarryFoxANADVANCEDhi-fisystemthatallowsmusiconCDstobestoredanddigitallyrecopiedcoulddestroyalong-standingagreementbetweentherecordingindustryandelectronicscompanies.DomesticdigitalrecorderssuchasCDr

2019-03-08 06:07:10

It's got to go

ByRobEdwardsFIREitintospace.Sinkitintopolarice.LettectonicplatescrushitintotheEarth’smantle.Overtheyears

2019-03-08 06:06:14

Heartburn link

ACIDrefluxfromthestomachisprobablyonecauseofaformofoesophagealcancerthatisincreasinglycommoninWesterncountries

2019-03-08 05:11:26

Cold burn takes sting out of bioweapons

ByJeffHechtBLEACHESorchemicalfoamsmustbeusedtocleansensitiveelectronicequipmentthathasbeencontaminatedwithchemicalorbiologicalwarfareagents.Buttheneutralisingagentscanthemselvesdamagetheitemsbeingdeco

2019-03-08 04:11:13

Never say die

ByPhilipCohenandMichaelDayTHEwildfrontierofreproductivetechnologyhasjustgotwilder.Lastweek

2019-03-08 04:03:12

Digging a hole

ByRobEdwardsBRITAINmustbuildundergrounddisposalsitesforitsgrowingpileofradioactivewaste

2019-03-08 04:03:10

Cooking up a storm

ByBarryFoxItaliandesignersarefamousfortheirkitchenfurniture.NowEdicoofRomeispatentingakitchenwhichincludesasmartTVthatshouldmakecookingabreeze(EP881833).TheteletextTVisfittednearthestoveandcontainsext

2019-03-08 03:18:13

Tiny wonders

ByLeighDaytoninSydneyMINUSCULEfilamentousstructuresfoundinsandstonedeepbeneaththeseabedoffWesternAustraliaarethesmallestorganismseverdiscovered

2019-03-08 03:14:10

Freeze! Gene police!

ByAndyCoghlanATESTlaunchedthisweekshouldgiveteethtotheEuropeanUnion’sstrictlabellingrulesongeneticallyengineeredfoods.Itdetectsminutetracesofgeneticallymodifiedsoyaandmaizeeveninhighlyprocessedproduct

2019-03-08 03:09:26

A clean sweep

ByDuncanGraham-RoweCOMPACThand-heldscannersareusuallysimpletouse

2019-03-08 03:09:03

The camera lies

ByRobEdwardsRELYINGonvideosurveillancetonailcriminalsmaybelandinginnocentpeoplebehindbars

2019-03-08 02:12:08

Flying blind

TheInternationalAirTransportAssociationhasrefusedarequestbytheBritishgovernmenttoletthepublicknowaboutprovisionstocopewiththemillenniumbugattheworld’smajorairportsandair-trafficcontrolcentres.IATAhasa

2019-03-08 02:03:01

Changing stations

PerhapstocompensatefortheimminentdemiseofitsMirspacestation

2019-03-08 01:17:20

Half and half

ByJeffHechtAFAMILYofsmallmarineflatwormscouldopenanewwindowonacrucialbutpoorlyknownstageofevolution.AteamofresearchersinSpainandBritainhavefoundthatthewormsaretheclosestsurvivingrelativesofthefirstani

2019-03-08 01:08:18

Spill-proof keyboard

APCkeyboardhasbeendevelopedthatisimpervioustothecomputer’sworstenemy:fizzydrinks.Afterdeliberatelyspillingdrinksonakeyboard

2019-03-08 01:07:13

Sea change

ByRobertMatthewsWEATHERforecasterscouldsoonwarnofstormywintersinnorthernEuropeyearsinadvance.SuchforecastshavebecomepossiblebecauseresearchersinBritainhavefoundalinkbetweentemperaturesintheAtlanticand

2019-03-08 01:02:04

Off-piste winner

ByIanSampleTESTINGnewskidesignscanbeabitofabind.Firsttheprototypeshavetobedesignedandbuilt.Thenskiershavetobepaidtotestthemontheslopes.Theresultofthiscostlyprocedureis

2019-03-07 08:15:19

X marks the spot

INANoddbitofgeneticrolereversal

2019-03-07 07:10:20

Microsoft and Facebook plan to lay internet cable under the sea

AIN’Tnooceandeepenoughtokeepthemfromyou.On26May

2019-03-07 07:10:16

NHS could soon use smart outfit to diagnose epilepsy

ByFrancesMarcellin BioSerenityAshirtandcapthatcandiagnoseepilepsyquicklyandeasilyhasbeenapprovedforusebyEuropeanhealthservices

2019-03-07 07:09:14

Golden success

Thebirthofamalegoldenliontamarinlastmonthhastakenthenumberlivinginthewildabovethe1000mark.“Itisabigdayforalittleprimate

2019-03-07 07:03:03

Confidence trick

ByGeoffLoweDOYOUlackconfidence?Doesyourselfassurancefailyouinhigh-poweredmeetings?Forgetallthoseself-helpbooks.Psychologistshavediscoveredthatthekeytoself-confidenceistestosterone.JamesDabbsandhis

2019-03-07 06:20:19

PC screen test

ByHazelMuirTHERE’sneverbeenabetterreasontoditchtheflyingwindowsorgyratingtextdriftingacrossyourscreen.Cancerresearchersareofferinganewcomputerscreensaverthatwillusespareprocessortimeonyourcomputertolo

2019-03-07 06:14:08

Truckers hit the net

ByBarryFoxTruckandbusdriversoftenfailtowearseatbelts—andairbagswon’talwaysprotectthem

2019-03-07 06:13:01

Victory for Monsanto

ByKurtKleinerinTorontoACANADIANfarmermustpayMonsantoforthegeneticallymodifiedcropsfoundgrowinginhisfieldseveniftheseedsblewtherefromneighbouringfieldsandheneverintendedtogrowtheminthefirstplace

2019-03-07 05:06:16

Gold from the heavens

ByHazelMuirWHATmadethegoldandplatinuminyourfavouritejewellery?TheanswermaylieinsomeofthemostviolenteventsintheUniverse:collisionsbetweensuperdenseneutronstars.“Probablymanyoftheheavyelementswe’r

2019-03-07 04:16:15

Mongol hordes gave up on conquering Europe due to wet weather

BridgemanimagesByConorGearinIthasmystifiedhistorianseversince.Afterastringofmajorvictories

2019-03-07 04:16:15

First commercial carbon-capture plant set to open in Switzerland

ClimeworksByRichardSchiffmanWhatisthebestwaytogetridofgreenhousegases?TheSwisscompanyClimeworksthinkstheansweristofeedthemtoagreenhouse.Thecompanyisnowbuildingwhatisexpectedtobetheworld’sfirstplan

2019-03-07 04:14:06

How your Facebook feed will affect your Brexit vote

ByHalHodson StefanRousseay/PressAssociationImagesThepowerofsocialmediatoinfluencepoliticsisoneofthenarrativesofourtime–Obama’sUSpresidentialwinin2008washailedastheFacebookelectionandthedebateoverhowmu

2019-03-07 04:09:14

Study of 1 million sites shows just how closely we're watched

plainpictureByAvivaRutkinTHEwebiswatchingyou.Chunksofcodehideinsideeverywebsite

2019-03-07 04:03:07

Schrödinger's cat alive and dead even after you saw it in half

BlackCatPhotos/GettyByJoshuaSokolHow’sthisforaquantummagictrick?AcleverexperimentkeepsSchrödinger’scatalive–anddead–afterbeingsawedinhalf.Thestuntcouldeventuallyhelpnetworkquantumcircuitsintoaworki

2019-03-07 04:02:04

Cellphones take flight

ByBarryFoxTurnanaircraftintoaverylow-powerbasestationandyoucanusecellphonesinflight

2019-03-07 03:19:16

Stress and PMS

WOMENwithasevereformofpremenstrualsyndromearen’trespondingproperlytostress

2019-03-07 03:17:03

World's environment parliament agrees 25 steps to save the Earth

AnadoluAgency/GettyAweek-longmeetingof2500delegatesfrom174countrieshaswrappedupafteradopting25resolutionsonsubjectsrangingfromgreenfinancetothetradeinendangeredspecies.Buttheresolutionsadoptedatthehea

2019-03-07 03:14:11

Here comes the Sun

Over150isolatedPhilippinevillageswillgetelectricityforthefirsttimethisSeptemberaspartofahugetrialofsolarpower.The$48millioncollaborationbetweenthePhilippineandSpanishgovernmentsandtheenergycompanyBPSo

2019-03-07 03:13:19

Vote Brexit and British science will still be a powerhouse

BabakTafreshi/GettyByChrisLeighCANtheUKthriveoutsidetheEuropeanUnion?ThisisacentralquestionintheEUreferendumdebate

2019-03-07 03:13:03

WHO warned there will be more Zika cases if Olympics go ahead

BudaMendes/GettyImagesNEARLY200bioethicistshavecalledforthisyear’sOlympicGamestobemovedorpostponedduetoZikavirus.ThegamesaresettobegininRiodeJaneiro

2019-03-07 03:07:14

This deep-sea creature could be the world's oldest living animal

NOAAOfficeofOceanExplorationandResearch

2019-03-07 02:14:14

Ideal homes

ByMarkA.GarlickWANTtoknowwhereintheGalaxyyoumightfindextraterrestriallife?Helpisathandfromastronomerswhohavemappedouta“galactichabitablezone”

2019-03-07 01:15:13

Breath of fresh air

ByNicolaJonesTHEstenchofpetrolatfillingstationscouldsoonbeathingofthepast

2019-03-07 01:15:12

Water on the rocks

ARSENIC-contaminatedwellwatercouldbemadesafetodrinksimplybystirringitupwiththerightsortofrock.LoisOngleyoftheAndroscogginValleyEnvironmentalCenterinLewiston

2019-03-07 01:11:08

In a world of cross-border cooperation, Brexit will harm the UK

AndrzejKrauzeByMikeGalsworthyTHEEUistheworld’ssciencesuperpowerandtheUKisinthedrivingseat.Theunionof28nationsproducesathirdoftheworld’sresearchoutput–34percentmorethantheUS.Thatgaphaswidenedby4percent