Healthcare

Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 20:54
The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm’s quest to send paying customers to space

Quantum experiment suggests there really are ‘alternative facts’

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 19:02
A complex probe of the foundations of quantum mechanics suggests that the nature of reality depends on who is looking – there are no objective facts we can agree on

Four stars full of burnt nuclear ash are speeding through the galaxy

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 17:16
When a star goes supernova it is usually destroyed in a powerful explosion, but four stars have survived to tell the tale and are running away fast

How the zebra got its stripes: The problem with 'just-so' stories

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:26
The mystery of why zebras have stripes has puzzled biologists for decades, and while we are closing in on the answer, the question isn’t settled yet

Liberals who want a Green New Deal must include nuclear power

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:17
The congresswoman who sponsored the US Green New Deal suggested the plan won’t include any new money for nuclear power – that’s a mistake, says David Titley

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 bags its first sample from the asteroid Ryugu

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 13:35
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid and collected the first of three samples, raising hopes for the space mining industry

AIs could debate whether a smart assistant should snitch on you

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-02-22 10:00
If a smart home spots cannabis in a teenager’s bedroom, should it tell their parents? Or even the police? One proposal is to let debating AIs decide

Dinosaur extinction lines up closely with timing of volcanic eruptions

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 21:00
Many people assume an asteroid triggered the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs, but geologists say massive volcanic eruptions occurred at the same time

Why Samsung’s folding smartphone might prove more than just a fad

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:46
With the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has become the first major manufacturer to launch a phone with a folding screen – it might just be useful enough to tempt consumers

World’s biggest bee rediscovered after decades on ‘most wanted’ list

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 16:00
The giant black bee is the size of a human thumb, with a wingspan of 6 centimetres and fierce-looking mandibles

Google says it can't fix a security flaw affecting all computer chips

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 15:11
A critical security flaw called Spectre affecting nearly every computer is here to stay. According to Google there isn’t any software that can fix it

First private mission to the moon is launched on SpaceX rocket

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 13:57
The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar lander

First private mission to the moon is about to launch on SpaceX rocket

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 13:57
The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar lander

Ban gas boilers for new UK homes by 2025, says climate report

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 13:06
A report by the Committee on Climate Change, which advises the UK government, has said that the UK must tackle energy inefficient homes to meet climate targets

Squid teeth could help make bioplastics and self-repairing clothes

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2019-02-21 12:00
A protein found in the suckered arms of squid could help make biodegradable plastics and clothes that repair themselves

18 up-and-running projects that could save us from climate change

HIV and AIDS - Wed, 2019-02-20 20:30
Slashing greenhouse-gas emissions doesn’t have to be hard, and can even be an economic win – as these big low-carbon success stories from around the world show

Neptune’s smallest moon keeps getting smashed up and resurrected again

HIV and AIDS - Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
A tiny moon of Neptune called Hippocamp, first spotted in 2013, has probably been smashed up and reassembled around nine times in the last 4 billion years

The Wandering Earth review: Epic Chinese sci-fi film heralds a new era

HIV and AIDS - Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
The Wandering Earth, an adaptation of Cixin Liu's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, is coming to Netflix. Our review? Despite a few science bloopers, it's cinematic gold

The race to see the start of time in the first light of the universe

HIV and AIDS - Wed, 2019-02-20 20:00
A lone observatory at the South Pole has a rare chance to glimpse a secret written in the sky. Spot it, and we will know how time and space were born

Footballers really are working harder and getting injured more often

HIV and AIDS - Wed, 2019-02-20 19:05
Football players cover 30 per cent more ground during a match than they used to and they get injured more often too