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How a tiny fly can ‘scuba dive’ in a salty and toxic lake

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 22:00
Alkali flies plunge into the salty and alkaline Mono Lake, to feed and lay their eggs, but until now it has been unclear how they manage to survive

The messages I’m sending to nearby aliens are no threat to Earth

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 19:45
Critics fear provoking hostile extraterrestrials by beaming messages to our closest exoplanets but there's no need to worry, says METI president Douglas Vakoch

Nothing you can do stops this code from watching you online

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 19:40
Code originally written to optimise websites bypasses https and incognito browsing to harvest and share everything you type online, from passwords to sensitive medical data

Whales switch from right to left-handed when diving for food

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 19:37
A study using video cameras attached to the backs of whales has shown how they switch laterality when feeding

Spongy clay might create huge water deposits deep inside Earth

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 18:00
We might finally know how ocean-sized deposits of water hundreds of kilometres below Earth's surface are getting there: a spongy sort of clay that is bringing it underground

Your music tastes can be changed by using magnets on your brain

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 18:00
Around three minutes of brain stimulation is all it takes to change people’s love of music, and even how much money they’re willing to spend on it

Grand delusions: Why we all believe the weirdest things

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:30
The human mind is the perfect breeding ground for bizarre beliefs, so we shouldn’t be surprised that fake news has such a powerful influence
Categories: Science and society

Grand delusions: Why we all believe the weirdest things

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:30
The human mind is the perfect breeding ground for bizarre beliefs, so we shouldn’t be surprised that fake news has such a powerful influence
Categories: Biology

We’re heading for a male fertility crisis and we’re not prepared

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:30
Fertility has been considered a woman's problem for so long, but sperm counts are dropping and men have a ticking clock too. It's time to redress the balance
Categories: Science and society

We’re heading for a male fertility crisis and we’re not prepared

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:30
Fertility has been considered a woman's problem for so long, but sperm counts are dropping and men have a ticking clock too. It's time to redress the balance
Categories: Biology

Common condition endometriosis reprograms brain for depression

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:01
Endometriosis causes symptoms of mental health problems in mice, and the one in ten women who have the condition are more likely to have depression or anxiety

Common condition endometriosis reprograms brain for depression

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:01
Endometriosis causes symptoms of mental health problems in mice, and the one in ten women who have the condition are more likely to have depression or anxiety
Categories: Biology

Common condition endometriosis reprograms brain for depression

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:01
Endometriosis causes symptoms of mental health problems in mice, and the one in ten women who have the condition are more likely to have depression or anxiety
Categories: Science and society

The ingenious priest who discovered how bats ‘see’ in the dark

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:00
Almost 150 years before anyone recorded their ultrasound calls, Lazzaro Spallanzani’s cunning yet gruesome experiments revealed how bats navigate in darkness
Categories: Biology

The ingenious priest who discovered how bats ‘see’ in the dark

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2017-11-20 14:00
Almost 150 years before anyone recorded their ultrasound calls, Lazzaro Spallanzani’s cunning yet gruesome experiments revealed how bats navigate in darkness
Categories: Science and society

The New Horizons spacecraft is heading towards a mystery rock

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 13:00
After its visit to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is travelling through the Kuiper belt towards what seems to be one rock - but what if it's actually two?
Categories: Biology

The New Horizons spacecraft is heading towards a mystery rock

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 13:00
After its visit to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is travelling through the Kuiper belt towards what seems to be one rock - but what if it's actually two?

The New Horizons spacecraft is heading towards a mystery rock

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2017-11-20 13:00
After its visit to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is travelling through the Kuiper belt towards what seems to be one rock - but what if it's actually two?
Categories: Science and society

Why the male infertility crisis could be good news for women

Genetics - Mon, 2017-11-20 12:00
The steep decline in sperm counts is an opportunity to finally dispel the idea that fertility is primarily a women’s issue
Categories: Biology

Why the male infertility crisis could be good news for women

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2017-11-20 12:00
The steep decline in sperm counts is an opportunity to finally dispel the idea that fertility is primarily a women’s issue