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2019-03-08 14:13:00

Gallery: Flickr users make accidental maps

ByColinBarras(Image:DavidCrandall)Billionsofphotoshavenowbeenuploadedtotheinternet

2019-03-08 14:07:00

Most distant object in the universe spotted

ByRachelCourtlandAstronomershavespottedthemostdistantobjectyetconfirmedintheuniverse–aself-destructingstarthatexploded13.1billionlightyearsfromEarth.Itdetonatedjust630millionyearsafterthebigbang

2019-03-08 14:04:00

Great escapes: Eight emergency species rescues

ByCatherineBrahicSwoopingdowninalast-ditchefforttothwartextinction

2019-03-08 13:13:00

Chemical 'caterpillar' points to electronics-free robots

ByTomSimoniteAchemicalgelthatcanwalklikeaninchworm

2019-03-08 13:06:00

Bicycle helmet laws could do more harm than good

ByEwenCallawayMandatorybicyclehelmetlawscoulddomoreharmthangood

2019-03-08 13:03:00

Threat level for flu pandemic raised

ByEwenCallawayWorldhealthofficialshaveraisedthelevelofalertaboutapossibleswineflupandemic

2019-03-08 13:02:00

Why two geniuses delved into the occult

ByAmandaGefterInhislatestbook

2019-03-08 12:15:00

Deadly new flu virus in US and Mexico may go pandemic

ByDeboraMacKenzieSeealso:Swineflu–whatyouneedtoknowAnovelfluvirushasstruckhundredsofpeopleinMexico

2019-03-08 11:14:00

Why freeing Willy was the wrong thing to do

ByCatherineBrahicWillywasneverreallyfree.ThekillerwhalestaroftheHollywoodmovieFreeWillyhadtobecaredforbyhumansevenafterhewasreleasedandheneversuccessfullyintegratedwithhiswildkin.Researchersnowsayatte

2019-03-08 11:06:00

Snapper snaps: Prize-winning underwater photography

ByLucyDodwellThewinnersoftheUniversityofMiami’sRosenstielSchool‘sfifthannualphotographycontesthavejustbeenannouncedandincludestunningphotographsofawhitetipshark

2019-03-08 11:05:00

Innovation: Mind-reading headsets will change your brain

ByTomSimoniteInnovationisournewcolumnthathighlightsthelatestemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymaylead.Thisweek

2019-03-08 10:10:00

Stem cell eye 'patch' to save sight gets cash boost

ByAndyCoghlanAsmallpatchofcellsthatprotectstheeyefromage-relatedblindnesscouldbegintrialsinpatientswithintwoyearsintheUK.Thepioneeringtreatmentcouldbeoneofthefirstsuccessfulapplicationsoriginatingfrom

2019-03-08 09:20:00

NASA gears up for its last mission to Hubble

ByRachelCourtlandAfterasix-monthdelay

2019-03-08 09:07:00

Bioengineering graft could lay ground for organ growth

ByBobHolmesAroll-your-ownbloodvessel

2019-03-08 06:16:00

Plasma bubbles and cosmic fountains: the week in space

ByRachelCourtlandThisweek,

2019-03-08 06:09:00

Can internal 'brain music' be used in therapy?

ByColinBarrasDoesthebrainnaturallycomposemelodiestorivalthosebyMozartorChopin?ResearchersattheUSDepartmentofHomelandSecurity(DHS)thinkso.What’smore

2019-03-08 06:08:00

US 'taking action' to minimise swine flu impact

ByEwenCallawayUSofficialshavesoughttoreassurethepublicthatthegovernmentistakingswiftmeasurestocontainaninfluenzaoutbreakthatthreatenstoturnintoapandemic.Morethan100peoplehavediedinMexicosofaroutofthou

2019-03-08 05:08:00

IBM computer aims to beat Jeopardy! quiz

ByColinBarrasFormorethanadecade

2019-03-08 05:06:00

Cow genome revealed – but how to milk it?

ByEwenCallawayAHerefordcownamedL1Dominettehassomethingthatnootherheiferintheworldcanclaim:thesequencetohergenome.Researchersannouncedtodaythattheyhavedecodedandordered90percentofDominette’s2.9billio

2019-03-08 04:20:00

Giant space tornadoes create Earth's auroras

ByMichaelBrooksOnthedarksideoftheEarth

2019-03-08 04:17:00

Obama vows to increase funding for basic science

ByPeterAldhousThehoneymoonbetweenBarackObamaandUSscienceisstillgoingstrong.SpeakingattheannualmeetingoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesinWashingtonDConMonday

2019-03-08 04:05:00

Hurricanes reduce ability of forests to store carbon

ByBobHolmesDestructionwreakedbyhurricanesoverthepast150yearshasseverelyaffectedtheabilityofUSforeststostorecarbon

2019-03-08 03:10:00

Scholars at odds over mysterious Indus script

ByEwenCallawayAnasyetundecipheredscriptfoundonrelicsfromtheIndusvalleyconstitutesagenuinewrittenlanguage

2019-03-08 03:08:00

Swine flu: What you need to know

ByDeboraMacKenzieHundredspeopleinMexicoandanincreasingnumberinothercountrieshavecomedownwithanewkindofswineflu.PeopleareconcernedbecausesomeofthoseinfectedinMexicohavedied

2019-03-08 01:08:00

Reprogramming offers hope of safer stem cells

ByPeterAldhousForthefirsttime

2019-03-07 14:10:00

Family matters: why it's important to recognise kin

ByAndrewHolmesFamily.It’sanoddthing

2019-03-07 10:10:00

Life electric: microbes wire up to share energy

BySujataGuptaIt’selectrifying:bacteria

2019-03-07 10:05:00

We're waiting, Mr President

ByPeterAldhousAUSgovernmentreportonapressingenvironmentalissueiseditedtofalselyimplythatscientistshadpeer-reviewedandsupportedthecentralpolicyrecommendation.Almost1in4governmentscientistsworkingonfood

2019-03-07 10:03:00

Super-Earth's atmosphere analysed for first time

ByAlanMacRobert

2019-03-07 08:09:00

Videos of cells could replace cancer biopsies

ByCatherinedeLangeIndividualbloodcellsflyingthroughcapillariescannowbeviewedinrealtime.Thetechnique

2019-03-07 07:14:00

Inside the race to hack the Kinect

ByJimGilesEditorial:TheKinectrevolutionOVERamillionpeopleboughtoneofMicrosoft’sKinectgamecontrollersinthe10daysafteritsUSlaunchon4November.Mostoftheeagercustomersrushedhome

2019-03-07 07:06:00

Artificial tornadoes created to test Japanese homes

ByYurikoNagano

2019-03-07 06:15:00

The danger of unreliable paternity tests

ByPeterAldhousEditorial:NoroomforgeneticerrorsCanprenatalbloodtestsidentifyafetus’sfather?Theresultcouldswayadecisiontoabortbutourinvestigationsuggestsitisn’talwaysaccurateKATHRYN*wasonthebrinkofb

2019-03-07 06:10:00

November photo competition winners: Geometry

ByDaveStockNovember’scompetitionthemewas“Geometry”.Wehadanamazingarrayofentries

2019-03-07 06:10:00

Supercomputer hunts child abusers

ByFrankSwainWiththehelpoftheir1.8petaflopsupercomputer

2019-03-07 06:10:00

How cannabis dampens the immune system

CANNABISisadouble-edgedsword:bydampeningtheimmunesystem

2019-03-07 05:17:00

Huntington's symptoms appear a decade before diagnosis

ByWendyZukermanPeoplewithHuntington’sdiseaseshowsymptomsmorethanadecadebeforetheyarelikelytogetaclinicaldiagnosis.Theseearlyeffectsofthediseasedon’taffectday-to-dayfunctioning

2019-03-07 05:08:00

Beak-nosed mice a clue to human cleft palate

ByWendyZukermanMICEwithabeak-likenosehavebeenengineeredtohelpexplainhowthehumanfacemightforminthewomb.Thehopeisthatthiscouldleadtothedevelopmentoftherapiesforbabiesbornwithfacialdefects

2019-03-07 05:06:00

60 Seconds

RiseofthedinosThecollapseoftropicalrainforests300millionyearsagopavedthewayfortheriseofthedinosaurs.Astheforestsdiedback

2019-03-07 04:18:00

Mathematical immortality? Name that theorem

ByJacobAronDuringmytimeasaneagerundergraduatemathematician

2019-03-07 04:17:00

Anti-tracking initiative gets US government support

ByJimGilesAsimplebutpowerfulwaytoprotectusers’privacyonthewebisattractinggrowingsupportfromcompaniesandprivacyadvocates.Thesystem

2019-03-07 04:11:00

Haiti's cholera outbreak will go from bad to worse

CHOLERAinHaitiisspreadingfasterthanexpected

2019-03-07 04:09:00

Record-breaking two-tonne fish is the heaviest of its kind

HasamaUnderwaterParkGiventhatitis3metreslong

2019-03-07 03:20:00

Arsenic-based bacteria point to new life forms

ByOlivierDessibourgReadmore:TheETdiscoverythatwasn’tWecouldbewitnessingthefirstsignsofa“shadowbiosphere”–aparallelformoflifeonEarthwithadifferentbiochemistrytoallothers.Bacteriathatgrowwithoutphosph

2019-03-07 03:15:00

Early universe recreated in LHC was superhot liquid

ANextremelyhot

2019-03-07 03:13:00

Criminals find the key to car immobilisers

ByDuncanGraham-RoweFor16years

2019-03-07 02:12:00

Experiment casts doubt on origins of lunar water

OURbesttheoryofhowthemoongotitswaterhasjustbeenthrownintodoubt.NASA’sDeepImpactandCassinimissionsandtheIndianprobeChandrayaan-1lastyearreporteddetectingawaterfilmonlyafewmoleculesthickoverlargepartsof

2019-03-07 01:19:00

Toxic heavy metals reach top of the world

ByMichaelMarshallFollowinginEdmundHillary’sfootsteps?Don’tdrinkthewateronyourwayup.DangerouslevelsofarsenicandcadmiumhavebeenfoundinsnowsamplesfrommountEverest.Bothheavymetalswerefoundatlevelshighe

2019-03-07 01:13:00

Lighting up chips gives computers a brain boost

ByDuncanGraham-RoweComputerscouldsoonberivallingthehumanbrainforspeedofthought.ThecomputergiantIBMtodayunveiledanewtypeofcomputerchipthatintegratesbothelectricalandopticalnano-devicesonthesamepieceofs

2019-03-07 01:10:00

Politics should not dictate design of NASA rockets

POLITICALcloutmayplayaroleinthedesignofNASA’snextheavy-liftlauncher.CongressmenfromUtaharepressuringNASAtopromisethattherocketwillusesolid-fuelmotorslikethoseproducedbytheUtahfirmATK.Theyrecentlymetwi