Healthcare

Physics of knitting shows why your sweater is so nice and comfy

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 19:17
The spacing of stitches in knitted fabrics lets friction cascade through the material, which allows it to stretch without the yarn getting any longer

Cannabis oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 15:54
The UK government is reviewing medicinal cannabis after two boys with severe epilepsy were withheld cannabis oil treatments. Here's everything you need to know

Herpes viruses in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 14:45
A detailed molecular analysis of hundreds of post-mortem brains supports the controversial theory that viruses contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

Why is the UK running out of CO2 and what will it mean?

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 14:29
UK beer, fizzy drinks and meat producers have all warned of CO2 shortages disrupting supplies and have called on the government to act. So what's going on, and how bad is it?

Swarm of robot wildlife will check for life in an Italian lagoon

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 13:49
Robotic lily pads, mussels, and a robofish are drifting through the water in a Venetian lagoon, checking oxygen levels and signs of microscopic life

We’ve just seen a huge space explosion and don’t know what it is

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 13:24
There’s an enormous, fast-moving explosion in space  - nicknamed "the Cow" - that's unlike anything we’ve seen before, and astronomers are scrambling to figure out what it is

US Army has made a plastic bandage that swells to patch wounds

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 13:22
Most soldiers who die from potentially survival wounds suffer from uncontrolled bleeding. The US Army developed a bandage material that can seal wounds faster and more effectively

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is gearing up to bomb an asteroid

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 13:09
A Japanese spacecraft is closing in on the tiny asteroid Ryugu, where it will drop off landers and explosively take samples of dust to analyse back on Earth

First evidence that gut bacteria help wire young brains

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 12:48
Experiments in mice have shown for the first time that bacteria found in the gut of babies and children seem to play a role in brain development

These eerie rock towers may have been built by microorganisms

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 12:30
Rock “chimneys” twice as tall as a person that tower above a lake in California may have been built, in part, by microorganisms

Why memes are the latest casualty in EU’s war on Silicon Valley

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-06-22 12:03
The European Union is attempting to stand up to the might of Google, Facebook and Twitter with a new copyright law, but it could just kill off memes

Mystery gibbon found buried in tomb of ancient Chinese royalty

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 21:00
The skeleton of an entirely new - but now extinct - species of gibbon was found in the tomb of Lady Xia, grandmother of China’s first emperor, and was probably her pet

Many psychiatric conditions have the same genes in common

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 21:00
Several conditions including anxiety, depression and anorexia all share a common set of genes, which could lead to better diagnoses

More penalty shoot-outs needed to make future World Cups fairer

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 19:30
Bad news for England: only extra penalty shoot-outs plus a new points system will discourage collusion in future football World Cups, says Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Children seized at US border will face lasting health effects

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 18:22
The psychological and physical effects of serious trauma are likely to impact the children being separated from their families at the US border for years

Moths fly 1000 kilometres with Earth’s magnetic field as a guide

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 18:00
Bogong moths are the first insects found to use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate long distances, during their epic migrations across Australia

World’s first sanctuary for beluga whales to open in Iceland

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 18:00
Conservation charity Sea Life Trust has spent six years developing a plan to bring the 12 year-old belugas, nicknamed “Little White” and “Little Grey”, from captivity in China to an open water refuge

Colonists could use genetically modified bacteria to settle Mars

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 16:49
Mars colonists could build their habitats and clothes from “living” self-healing materials and make them air-tight with rubber grown by E. coli

Why the moral panic over Fortnite is nothing to worry about

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 16:30
From Fortnite to gaming addiction, anything to do with children and the digital world seems to provoke unnecessary scare stories

Colony ship to nearest star only needs crew of 100 to survive

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-06-21 14:00
A mission to Proxima Centauri b, the closest Earth-like exoplanet, would take over 6000 years – but you only need a small crew to get started