Science and society

Movie studio AI predicts who will like a film based on its trailer

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-07-20 16:10
It’s difficult to know who will like a film, so 20th Century Fox have built an AI that watches movie trailers and predicts who’s most likely to go see it

We’ve started to uncover the true purpose of dreams

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-07-20 16:00
For the first time, researchers have got evidence that dreams help soothe the impact of emotional events in our lives, acting like overnight therapy

Baby poo reveals that even light drinking during pregnancy affects IQ

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:51
Occasional drinking during pregnancy may affect IQ, according to a study that tested newborn babies’ faeces to see if their mothers had consumed alcohol

Fewer baby boys were born after three major earthquakes in Japan

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-07-20 13:21
A lower proportion of boys were born nine months after Japan’s three worst earthquakes in recent history, suggesting stress makes it harder to conceive males

If we’re in the Meghalayan, whatever happened to the Anthropocene?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 19:00
The decision to label our current geological phase the Meghalayan rather than the Anthropocene is misguided, say Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis
Categories: Science and society

If we’re in the Meghalayan, whatever happened to the Anthropocene?

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 19:00
The decision to label our current geological phase the Meghalayan rather than the Anthropocene is misguided, say Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis

Spectacular new photos of Titan show Saturn’s moon like never before

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 18:35
Saturn’s moon Titan is shrouded in a thick orange haze, but 13 years of data from the Cassini spacecraft have allowed us to peer through to the frozen surface
Categories: Science and society

Spectacular new photos of Titan show Saturn’s moon like never before

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 18:35
Saturn’s moon Titan is shrouded in a thick orange haze, but 13 years of data from the Cassini spacecraft have allowed us to peer through to the frozen surface

The truth about intelligence: What makes someone smarter than others?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 18:00
Our search for genes associated with brainpower is starting to bear fruit, but isn’t the whole story. Your IQ is influenced by many subtle factors
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Climate change is forcing geese to give up pit stops when they migrate

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 18:00
Barnacle geese are accelerating their migration journeys and taking fewer rest stops along the way to cope with early Arctic springs caused by a warming climate
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Climate change is forcing geese to give up pit stops when they migrate

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 18:00
Barnacle geese are accelerating their migration journeys and taking fewer rest stops along the way to cope with early Arctic springs caused by a warming climate

Neanderthal hand axes were also used as lighters for starting fires

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 16:41
There is no doubt that our ancient cousins used fire but we’ve only just found clues that reveal how they lit these fires
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Neanderthal hand axes were also used as lighters for starting fires

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 16:41
There is no doubt that our ancient cousins used fire but we’ve only just found clues that reveal how they lit these fires

Why weird star systems are where we’ll find alien life

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 16:00
In the hunt for life beyond Earth, we've been looking for planets and stars like our own. But that is flawed – and a new plan promises answers in our lifetimes
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The truth about intelligence: Do IQ tests really work?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 14:00
IQ tests are very reliable, despite being dogged by claims of bias. But we need to be savvy in the way we use them
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Levitating glass particles are fastest spinning objects ever seen

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 12:00
Tiny particles of glass have been trapped in a laser and spun at more than 1 billion times per second, the fastest rotation of any object ever seen
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Levitating glass particles are fastest spinning objects ever seen

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 12:00
Tiny particles of glass have been trapped in a laser and spun at more than 1 billion times per second, the fastest rotation of any object ever seen

Smart bandage sees when wound is infected and treats it automatically

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 11:00
A high-tech bandage can keep an eye on chronic wounds by detecting infections and releasing medication
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Smart bandage sees when wound is infected and treats it automatically

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-07-19 11:00
A high-tech bandage can keep an eye on chronic wounds by detecting infections and releasing medication

See the bright lights and spectacular colours of our shining universe

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-07-19 10:40
The pictures in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s astronomy photography competition show the many types and colours of light that shine through our universe
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