Science and society

Why the hockey stick graph will always be climate science’s icon

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2018-04-23 19:25
Two decades after it was first published, the chart linking carbon emissions and global warming is as relevant as ever, says Olive Heffernan

Complex life started a billion years earlier than we thought

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2018-04-23 18:00
Earth’s air suddenly got a lot more oxygen around 1.6 billion years ago and that could have triggered the evolution of large multicellular organisms

Complex life started a billion years earlier than we thought

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 18:00
Earth’s air suddenly got a lot more oxygen around 1.6 billion years ago and that could have triggered the evolution of large multicellular organisms
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Quantum time: Is this where the flow of existence comes from?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 18:00
Why we perceive the passage of time is one of the biggest mysteries of physics. Now we could have found its source – in our most potent theory of reality
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Finger-prick test reveals fetus’s sex in the first trimester

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2018-04-23 17:24
Women can now find out whether they are having a boy or a girl using a single drop of blood as soon as they are eight weeks pregnant

Finger-prick test reveals fetus’s sex in the first trimester

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 17:24
Women can now find out whether they are having a boy or a girl using a single drop of blood as soon as they are eight weeks pregnant
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The hidden reasons why societies are violent towards women

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:30
30 per cent of women experience sexual violence in their lifetimes – bad parenting, low respect and the glorification of male competition are to blame
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How we saw the first signs of intelligent life in space

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 14:00
There’s only one planet we know of that sustains advanced civilisation: Earth. In 1990 Carl Sagan hijacked a passing spacecraft to see if we could tell
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Worst mass extinctions may have been caused by rising mountains

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:20
A pair of mass extinctions struck in quick succession just before the dinosaur era, and the birth of a mountain range in South Africa may have been partly to blame

Worst mass extinctions may have been caused by rising mountains

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:20
A pair of mass extinctions struck in quick succession just before the dinosaur era, and the birth of a mountain range in South Africa may have been partly to blame
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The fight for gender equality can be informed by science

HIV and AIDS - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:00
With the rise of movements like #MeToo, now is a good time to ask why the patriarchy exists and why it persists

The fight for gender equality can be informed by science

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:00
With the rise of movements like #MeToo, now is a good time to ask why the patriarchy exists and why it persists
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Become a time lord with this remote control clock

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Sun, 2018-04-22 09:00
An invention that makes time fly lets you send the kids to bed early and see off lingering guests
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Your mind is not an iceberg – there’s nothing under the surface

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Sat, 2018-04-21 12:00
We make up our minds one thought at a time, according to a new book. But challenging the entrenched idea that our thoughts run “deep” will take strong, new arguments
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Carlo Rovelli: physics’ literary superstar makes us rethink time

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Sat, 2018-04-21 12:00
The Order of Time, an elegant demolition job of our ideas about the subject, looks set to become the latest bestseller from the cultured mind of Carlo Rovelli
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The US army has made a virtual North Korea to train its soldiers

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-04-20 19:05
The US army has built a system that can quickly create virtual locations for soldiers to train in. It took only three days to make North and South Korea
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The US army has made a virtual North Korea to train its soldiers

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-04-20 19:05
The US army has built a system that can quickly create virtual locations for soldiers to train in. It took only three days to make North and South Korea

Distant Jupiter-like world may be the darkest planet ever found

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-04-20 18:30
The clouds on WASP-104b – an exoplanet orbiting a star 466 light years away – have been swept away by radiation, leaving a surface that reflects almost no light
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Distant Jupiter-like world may be the darkest planet ever found

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-04-20 18:30
The clouds on WASP-104b – an exoplanet orbiting a star 466 light years away – have been swept away by radiation, leaving a surface that reflects almost no light

Grandchildren of migrants more likely to get anxiety problems

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-04-20 17:52
People who migrate are at heightened risk of anxiety disorders, and these mental health problems may linger and get more severe through subsequent generations
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