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2019-03-04 14:05:00

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

AROBOTICcapsuledesignedtosuckupgutmucuswillhopefullyendtheneedforuncomfortableprocedurestosampleit.Gutmucuscanbeamoreaccurateindicatorofhealththanastoolsample.Butgettingatitusuallyinvolvesinsertingalo

2019-03-04 13:18:00

Heart-tugging tales of crowdfunded cancer ‘cures’ fuel quack medicine

AndrzejKrauzeByMichaelMarshallCROWDFUNDINGcampaignstohelppeoplewithcancerpayforineffectivealternativetreatmentsarebecomingmorecommon.Theyoftencomewithsix-figuretargetstomeetthecostofcontroversialthera

2019-03-04 12:17:00

We may have reached Madagascar 6000 years earlier than once thought

dennisvdw/GettyHUMANSsailedtoMadagascarmorethan10

2019-03-04 12:11:00

Only one in five UK adults would choose to live forever if they could

ByGrahamLawtonWHOwantstoliveforever?Onlyaround1in5people

2019-03-04 12:09:00

It's an outrage that Turkey is ditching Darwin from science textbooks

ByRachaelJolleyASTURKISHchildrenreturnedtoschool

2019-03-04 12:01:00

Peaceful basking sharks can leap just as powerfully as great whites

LANGUIDbaskingsharksthateattinyzooplanktonjumpoutofthewater

2019-03-04 11:19:00

Dance flies attract males with their hairy legs and inflatable sacs

FORfemaledanceflies

2019-03-04 11:17:00

Loneliness among over 50s likely to increase in the next seven years

THEcharityAgeUKhaswarnedthatthenumberofolderpeoplewhoarelonelywillincreasebyaround50percentinthenextsevenyears.DatafromtheEnglishLongitudinalStudyofAgeing

2019-03-04 11:06:00

Killing 'zombie' brain cells can prevent memory loss in mice

PURGINGbraincellsthatarewornoutbutwon’tdiecouldprovideanewwaytotreatorpreventAlzheimer’sdiseaseandothertypesofdementia.Thatisthehopeafterresearchinengineeredmiceshowingthatifthesekindsof“senescent”cel

2019-03-04 11:04:00

AI tries bad improv comedy to trick people into thinking it is human

ByFrankSwainARTIFICIALintelligencehasjoinedagroupofactorsimprovisinginalivestageperformance

2019-03-04 09:14:00

NASA's new exoplanet-hunter has spotted its first alien world

ByWillGaterandLeahCraneNASA’snewplanet-huntingspacecrafthasmadeitsfirstfind—anexoplanetabouttwicethesizeofEarthorbitingastarcalledPiMensaeabout60lightyearsaway.ThediscoverycomestwomonthsaftertheTransi

2019-03-04 09:06:00

Three people with paralysis can walk again with nerve-boosting implant

MayoclinicByAndyCoghlanONEwomanandtwomenparalysedfromthewaistdownhavebecomethefirstpeopletowalkagainthroughanewtypeoftherapy.Doctorstreatedthemwithamixtureofelectricalstimulationfromspinalimplants

2019-03-04 09:05:00

Devastation continues more than a week after Hurricane Florence

GeraldHerbert/AP/REX/ShutterstockMOREthanaweekafterHurricaneFlorencehittheUS

2019-03-04 09:03:00

Mosquitoes are eating plastic and spreading it to new food chains

MOSQUITOlarvaelivinginwatercontaminatedwithplasticaccumulatethelitterintheirbodies–andretainsomeofitevenaftertheybecomeflyingadults.Theworryisthattheplasticmaythengetintoanimalsoutsidetheaquaticfoodch

2019-03-04 07:12:00

Gluten may be making you tired and depressed according to a new study

Monkey_Images/PlainpictureByAliceKleinSOMEpeoplesaytheydon’tfeelgoodaftereatinggluten–butperhapsthatisbecauseofitseffectsonmentalhealthratherthanonthegut.Glutenisaproteinfoundinfoodsincludingwheatandr

2019-03-04 07:03:00

Skin genetically engineered to destroy cocaine could prevent addiction

PEOPLEhookedoncocainemaysoonbeinvitedtotestatherapydesignedtodestroythedrugintheirbodiesiftheytakeitagain.Therearenoapprovedtreatmentsforcocaineaddiction.Itishopedthenewtherapy

2019-03-04 06:10:00

A third of us would go one-way to Mars – but it may shrink your brain

BenjaminRasmussen/GettyImagesReportageByClareWilsonMANYpeoplewouldconsidergoingonaone-waymissiontoMars

2019-03-04 05:14:00

Earliest known animal was a half-billion-year-old underwater blob

IlyaBobrovskiy

2019-03-04 05:11:00

Infinity war: The ongoing battle over the world's hardest maths proof

THEbiggestspatinmathsisheatingupagain.In2012

2019-03-04 05:09:00

Watch this robotic fruit fly swoop, dive and perform impressive flips

AROBOTwithinsect-likewingscandodgeaswattinghandwiththeagilityofthefruitflythatinspiredit.Whileitis55timesbiggerthananactualfruitfly

2019-03-04 04:17:00

We've found a pulsar spinning so slowly that it shouldn't exist

ByLeahCraneADISTANTpulsaristakingitslow–soslowthatitshouldn’texist.Radiopulsarsarerapidlyspinningneutronstarsthatemitabeamofpowerfulradiowaves.Butwehavejustfoundonerotatingsoslowlythatitsbeamshouldhav

2019-03-04 03:02:00

Half the planet should be set aside for wildlife – to save ourselves

JasonLangley/RobertHardingByMichaelLePageTOAVOIDmassextinctionsofplantsandanimals

2019-03-04 02:18:00

Can a low-carb diet really help shed weight and reverse diabetes?

MintImagesLimited/AlamyStockPhotoByClareWilsonUKPOLITICIANTomWatsonleftalotofpeoplescratchingtheirheadslastweekwhenherevealedhehaslost45kilogramsand“reversed”histype2diabetesonalow-carbdiet.Althoughit

2019-03-04 02:17:00

Field notes: Polluted polar bears await the great Arctic land grab

CoryRichards/NationalGeographicCreativeByAdamPopescuASOURboatbobsinawindy

2019-03-04 01:13:00

Honeybee swarms act like superorganisms to stay together in high winds

TimGraham/GettyASWARMofhoneybeeshangingfromabranchcanchangeitsshapeinbadweather.Nowweknowmoreabouthowthebeesworkasasinglesuperorganismtodothis.ColoniesofEuropeanhoneybeesreproducebyreleasingaqueenwith

2019-03-03 14:18:00

The moon may have formed in a vaporised, doughnut-shaped Earth

ByShannonHallASHAPE-SHIFTINGEarthmighthaveformedthemoon.Roughly4.5billionyearsago

2019-03-03 13:11:00

We have found traces of the universe's first ever stars

CSIROAustraliaByLeahCraneOURfirstglimpseoftheuniverse’searlieststarsmayhelpusfigureoutwhatmakesupdarkmatter.Observationshaverevealedhydrogenfromtheerawhenstarswerefirstlightingup

2019-03-03 13:07:00

Don't hate all processed foods – they make modern life possible

ByNicolaTempleWITHaglutofheadlineslinkingprocessedfoodstoobesityandcancer

2019-03-03 13:07:00

Biggest ever family tree shows when cousins stopped having sex

THEworld’slargestfamilytreehas13millionpeopleandwasbuiltusingcrowdsourceddata.JoannaKaplanis

2019-03-03 13:03:00

Allow lesbians to use 'three-parent' baby IVF to have children

AndrzejKrauzeByAlexPearlmanADVANCESinassistedreproductionareneverwithoutcontroversy.Therearealwaysquestionsofethicsandpolicy

2019-03-03 12:20:00

If you hate bad body odour, you’re more likely to support Trump

PEOPLEwithauthoritarianattitudesaremorelikelytobedisgustedbybadbodyodours.JonasOlofssonatStockholmUniversityinSwedenandhiscolleaguesasked201volunteersfromaroundtheworldhowdisgustingtheyfoundvarioushyp

2019-03-03 12:14:00

Cars that run on supercapacitors could be charged in minutes

AlexSegre/AlamyStockPhotoACHANCEfindingcouldspeedthedevelopmentofelectriccarsandphonesthatchargeinjustminutes.Whileattemptingtodevelopwater-absorbingplasticscalledhydrophilicpolymersforuseinsmartconta

2019-03-03 12:08:00

Nice prize for Alzheimer's work, shame about the lack of a cure

ByJacquiWiseALZHEIMER’Sdiseaseisbackinthenews

2019-03-03 11:09:00

We may have already found signs of alien microbes on Enceladus

SATURN’SmoonEnceladuscouldhostmethane-makingorganisms.AmicrobefoundonEarthhasbeenshowntosurvivehappilyinconditionsknowntoexistonEnceladus

2019-03-03 11:06:00

A twist in graphene lets you switch superconductivity on and off

ByLeahCraneSUPERCONDUCTIVITYholdsgreatpromisefordeliveringenergywithouttheusuallossesfoundinregularpowerlinesduetoheatandelectricalresistance.Itisnotoriouslytrickytoachieve

2019-03-03 10:12:00

Stretchy 'electric skin' generates power from your movements

AN“ELECTRIC”skinmaterialcanharvestenergyfrommotion

2019-03-03 09:12:00

Automated dance teacher tells you when your moves are wrong

STRICTLYComeDancingjudgeswatchout.Artificialintelligencecouldbeabouttowaltzinonyourterritory.AbuZaherFarideeandhiscolleaguesattheUniversityofMaryland

2019-03-03 08:10:00

Surprise! Having a big brain really does mean having less muscle

ByColinBarrasPRIMATEspecieswithlargerbrainshavelessmusclemass

2019-03-03 07:10:00

There may be five kinds of diabetes, not just types 1 and 2

AlexLevine/EyeEm/GettyByJessicaHamzelouMOSTpeoplewhoknowaboutdiabetesthinktherearetwokinds:type1

2019-03-03 07:02:00

Fish called ‘sarcastic fringehead’ has a wider mouth than body

RichardHerrmann/seapics.comSARCASTICFRINGEHEADShavemoreofatemperthanyouraveragefish

2019-03-03 06:14:00

Doctors race to identify poison affecting former Russian spy

DanKitwood/GettyWHATpoisonwasusedonSergeiSkripalandhisdaughterYulia?TheformerRussianspyandhisdaughterwerefoundonabenchinashoppingcentreinSalisbury

2019-03-03 05:14:00

Fossil shows a parent caring for its young 520 million years ago

JingshanFuByJasminFox-SkellyASHRIMP-LIKEcreatureisfrozenintheactofcaringforitsfouroffspring.Capturedinafossildatingbacksome520millionyears,

2019-03-03 03:17:00

Ancient birds couldn't sit on their eggs without smashing them

blickwinkel/AlamyStockPhotoEARLYbirdslikeArchaeopteryxweretooheavytositontheireggswithoutcrackingthem.Theconclusionholdstruefornon-birddinosaurstoo

2019-03-03 03:17:00

AI cheats at old Atari games by finding unknown bugs in the code

ByJacobAronIFYOUcan’twinthegame

2019-03-03 03:12:00

Bacteria on our bodies may be protecting us from skin cancer

MICROBESonyourskinmaybeprotectingyoufromcancer.TeruakiNakatsujiattheUniversityofCalifornia

2019-03-03 02:18:00

A weird underground plant has been rediscovered after 151 years

Sochoretal.2018APECULIARplanthasbeendiscoveredintherainforestsofBorneoafterhavingbeenlostformorethan150years.Thismianeptuniswasfoundin1866byItalianbotanistOdoardoBeccariintheGunungMatangmassifinwester

2019-03-03 02:17:00

Parts of San Francisco are sinking faster than the sea is rising

RISINGwatersaren’ttheonlyproblemfacinglow-lyingcoastalareas.Manyarealsosinking

2019-03-03 02:09:00

Australia’s cervical cancer vaccine might eradicate the disease

AUSTRALIAisontracktobecomethefirstcountrytopracticallyeradicatecervicalcancer.Anationalschool-basedvaccinationprogrammehasseenasharpdeclineinhumanpapillomavirus(HPV)infections

2019-03-03 02:02:00

Google’s 72-qubit chip is the largest yet

GOOGLEhasintroducedBristlecone

2019-03-03 01:06:00

We could lose 40,000 species by 2100 due to climate change

PacificPress/AlamyByAndyCoghlanIFWEdon’tstopclimatechange

2019-03-02 14:14:00

Tests fail

TheFrenchgovernmentpulledninetypesofHIVdiagnostictestsoffthemarketlastweekfollowinganevaluationofall31methodsusedinFrance.Thehealthministrysaidthatthenineinquestion