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2019-03-06 13:20:00

Google Flu Trends gets it wrong three years running

ByHalHodsonBIGdataisbigbusiness.Everymajorfirmintheworldisbusyamassinginformationaboutyou

2019-03-06 13:18:00

Drone-powered HoverBall could spice up games

ByPaulMarks(Image:UniversityofTokyo)WEHAVEfiddledwiththerulesofmostballgamesasmuchaswecan–nowit’stimetomaketheballitselfawholelotmoreinteresting.SayhellototheHoverBall.DevelopedbyJunRekimotoattheU

2019-03-06 13:12:00

Statins could help slow progression of late-stage MS

ANOTHERstringtotheirbow.Aswellasloweringcholesterolandcuttingstrokerisk

2019-03-06 13:10:00

Relaxing of rules urged for genetically modified crops

BIOTECHshouldbeforthepeople.Geneticallymodifiedcropsmustbereclaimedfrommultinationalcompaniesforthegoodofall

2019-03-06 12:03:00

Less gloopy oceans will slow climate change

ByFredPearce(Image:AlexMisiewicz/Plainpicture)Ourchangingclimatewillhaveanunexpectedeffect:itwillmaketheoceanslessthickandviscous.Thatisgoodnews

2019-03-06 12:03:00

Missing Malaysian jet can be found, even in deep ocean

WEHAVEthetechnology.WiththesearchforthemissingMalaysiaAirlinesflightinitssecondweek

2019-03-06 11:19:00

Your voice betrays your personality in a split second

YOUhadmeat“Hello”.Ittakeslessthanasecondtoformanimpressionofsomeone’spersonalityfromtheirvoice.Weknowthatourvoicescantransmitsubtlesignalsaboutgender

2019-03-06 11:06:00

The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley

ByPaulMarks(Image:ErikTham/Corbis)IFArobotbleepedandsqueakedwithpersonalitylikeR2D2fromStarWars

2019-03-06 10:03:00

Will robots doing TED talks spark an AI breakthrough?

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:JamesDuncanDavidson/TEDx)StephenHawking

2019-03-06 10:01:00

UV wristband helps you get vitamin D without sunburn

ByCatherinedeLangeNowyoucanmeasureeverythingunderthesunwiththetechnologyyoucarry.AwristbandthatmonitorsexposuretoUVraysallowsuserstosoakupthelightneededtomakevitaminDwithoutgettingburned

2019-03-06 09:04:00

Salty skies signal planetary growing pains

ByLisaGrossman(Image:HenningDalhoff/SciencePhotoLibrary)Whenyoungexoplanetscrashintoeachother

2019-03-06 09:02:00

Genetic mugshot recreates faces from nothing but DNA

ByPeterAldhous(Image:JoernHaufe/DAPD/DDPImages/CameraPress)AMURDERhasbeencommitted

2019-03-06 08:10:00

New York asteroid eclipse will be visible to millions

NEWYORKCITYisusedtofeelingatthecentreoftheworldandthisweekthecityof8millionbecamethenucleusofthelatestasteroidhunt.NewYorkersweren’tpanicked:the72-kilometre-wideasteroidErigonewasn’tabouttosmashintot

2019-03-06 07:17:00

Withering monsoon may have doomed past Asian society

RAIN

2019-03-06 07:02:00

Smelly cuckoos protect hosts' chicks from predators

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:VittorioBaglione)Cuckooshaveabadreputationashome-wreckers

2019-03-06 06:19:00

Rise of robot reporters: when software writes the news

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:SuzannePlunkett/Reuters)JustthreeminutesafteranearthquakehitCaliforniaonMonday

2019-03-06 06:13:00

Europe's home-grown space shuttle gears up for launch

ByJacobAroninTurin

2019-03-06 06:07:00

Biggest ever autism study probes environmental links

BySimonMakinHowmuchcanenvironmentalfactorsexplaintheapparentriseinautismspectrumdisorders?Roughly1percentofchildrenintheUSpopulationareaffectedbyautismspectrumdisorder(ASD).Ratesinmanycountries

2019-03-06 06:04:00

Moon impacts eject debris at shotgun speeds

ByJeffHecht(Image:NASA/GoddardSpaceFlightCenter/ArizonaStateUniversity)Ifyouwanttohaveabaseonthemoon

2019-03-06 04:03:00

Expert nose: we can sniff out over a trillion smells

ByBobHolmes(Image:GettyImages/ImageSource)Ournosesmayknowmorethanwegivethemcreditfor.Newcalculationssuggestthatweshouldbeabletotellapartatleastatrilliondifferentsmells–farmorethananyoneexpectedfro

2019-03-06 03:11:00

Everest born when Asia was squeezed like toothpaste

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:WestEnd61/REX)Video:HowmountainsgrowwhencontinentscrashIfyouwanttoknowwhyMountEverestissotall

2019-03-06 03:10:00

Baby assassin bugs lure in deadly ants

TALKaboutreckless.Thenymphsofonespeciesofassassinbugaretheonlyanimalsknownthatneedtheirpreytoattackthemfirst.MatthewBulbertofMacquarieUniversityinNorthRyde

2019-03-06 02:07:00

Turkey's Twitter takedown can't stop citizens tweeting

ByPaulMarks(Image:Boracan/SIPA/REX)Turkey’sprimeminister

2019-03-06 01:14:00

Medieval multiverse heralded modern cosmic conundrums

ByLisaGrossmanLIKEthecosmossprinkledwithstars

2019-03-06 01:11:00

The stripy stick insect that walked with dinosaurs

ByColinBarras(Image:O.Béthoux)Thisistheearliestknownplant-mimickingstickinsect

2019-03-05 14:10:00

Seals, not Spaniards, first brought TB to Americas

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:RexFeatures)BLAMEthemarinemammals.SealsandsealionsmayhavebroughtaformoftuberculosistotheAmericas

2019-03-05 14:10:00

Origin of Egyptian mummies pushed back 2000 years

MUMMIESareold.No

2019-03-05 14:08:00

Race to electrify rural Africa could help the West too

ByLisaGrossman(Image:HabibouKouyate/AFP/Getty)TURNINGonthelightsinAfricamayhelptopoweruptherestoftheworldsustainably.NewinvestmentsinminigridsystemsaimedatbringingpowertoruralAfricaandotherremotea

2019-03-05 13:15:00

How the human brain folds itself up

FIGURINGouthowthebrainworksisenoughtomakeyourheadspin.Butnowweseemtohaveahandleonhowitgetsitsfoldedshape.Thesurfacelayerofthebrain

2019-03-05 12:19:00

Hummingbirds turned savoury into sweet to taste nectar

ByPhilippaSkett(Image:MaudeW.Baldwin)It’sthestrangestsweettoothintheworld.Birdslosttheabilitytotastesugars

2019-03-05 12:14:00

Watch a swarm of 1000 mini-robots assemble into shapes

BySandrineCeurstemontTHEworld’slargestroboticswarmhasbeencreatedusinganarmyofmorethan1000bots.Byworkingtogether

2019-03-05 11:18:00

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

ByHelenThomson(Image:annedehaas/Getty)ITSOUNDSlikethedarkplotofavampiremovie.InOctober

2019-03-05 10:10:00

Bacteria battle cancer cells to shrink human tumours

YOURenemy’senemycouldbeyourfriend.Disease-causingbacteriainsoilcouldbecomeananti-cancertherapy.Themicrobesshrinktumoursindogs–andseemabletodoitinhumanstoo.Clostridiumnovyibacteriathriveinoxygen-poorco

2019-03-05 10:02:00

One Per Cent

(Image:AlexeyMoskvin)RobotnightatthemuseumInthedeadofnight

2019-03-05 08:15:00

First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life

ByPeterAldhous(Image:R.Scherer)THEpopularimageofAntarcticaasafrozen

2019-03-05 08:05:00

Hints of epigenetic role in Alzheimer's disease

ByAndyCoghlanBRAINtissuehasyieldedthefirstevidenceofanassociationbetweenAlzheimer’sdiseaseandchangesinthewaysomegenesfunction.Butitisnotyetclearifthechangesleadtothediseaseoroccurasaresultofit–oraresi

2019-03-05 08:04:00

Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common

ITWILLhappenagain

2019-03-05 07:08:00

Echo of Soviet Union's fall in nations' heart health

PITYtheheartsthumpinginRussianchests.ThedeathratefromheartdiseaseinRussiaissixtimeshigherthaninFrance

2019-03-05 05:20:00

Ebola fight hindered by rumours and bogus cures online

FIRSTtheepidemic

2019-03-05 05:17:00

Swelling Australian cities harbour ever bigger spiders

ByMichaelSlezakAsifAustralia’sspidersweren’tbigandscaryenough

2019-03-05 05:16:00

Neanderthal demise traced in unprecedented detail

ByCatherineBrahicGUILTYascharged.Overtheyears

2019-03-05 05:11:00

Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn

ByAvivaRutkin(Image:RobLewine/Corbis)TIREDoflearningfromadustyoldtextbook?Tryabookthatlearnsfromyou.StudentsinHouston

2019-03-05 05:03:00

The secret hop of the Californian flea seed

ATTHEheightofsummerinCalifornia

2019-03-05 05:02:00

Stardust team reveals first specks of interstellar dust

HIDEthedusters

2019-03-05 04:09:00

Third Michael Brown autopsy unlikely to solve mystery

ATHIRDautopsywasconductedonMondayonthebodyofMichaelBrown

2019-03-05 04:03:00

Non-fatal diseases increasingly drive assisted suicide

SUICIDEtourismtoSwitzerlandisgrowing

2019-03-05 03:18:00

Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward

BLINKanditwillbegone.Erosionnormallytakesthousandsofyears

2019-03-05 03:07:00

60 Seconds

AphexTwin

2019-03-05 02:20:00

Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank

(Image:Nikada/Getty)ByHalHodsonSearchthisGOOGLEisbuildingthelargeststoreofknowledgeinhumanhistory–andit’sdoingsowithoutanyhumanhelp.Instead

2019-03-05 01:10:00

Inside California's $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

STILLnorelief.TheCaliforniandroughtcontinues

2019-03-04 14:05:00

A tiny robotic capsule could roam your intestines and suck up mucus

AROBOTICcapsuledesignedtosuckupgutmucuswillhopefullyendtheneedforuncomfortableprocedurestosampleit.Gutmucuscanbeamoreaccurateindicatorofhealththanastoolsample.Butgettingatitusuallyinvolvesinsertingalo