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Horses remember if you smiled or frowned when they last saw you

2 hours 16 sec ago
Horses can remember the expressions on people’s faces and use them to make judgements about whether people are nice or unpleasant

Gross alert: you can get a urinary tract infection from your dog

2 hours 48 min ago
Just like us, dogs carry many kinds of bacteria – and sometimes, this can spread from a pooch to their owner’s urinary tract, causing painful infections

Robot port in China to unload shipping containers without humans

4 hours 43 min ago
Driverless vehicles will make the global shipping network cheaper and more efficient – and cost jobs

Don’t rely on draconian controls to keep your kids safer online

4 hours 56 min ago
Concerns about use of social media by children and teens are multiplying. But is heavy-handed intervention the solution, wonders Paul Marks

The world’s biggest hacking market has just been busted

6 hours 11 min ago
A website that provided hacking services for a monthly fee and had hundreds of thousands of subscribers was closed in international bust

Superlight aerogel made by mimicking a baby dragonfly’s wings

18 hours 59 min ago
Dragonflies solidify their jelly-like wings with sodium bicarbonate they make in their gut. Aerogels used for heat shields have been made using the same method

Blood cell and bacteria stuck together to deliver cancer drugs

Wed, 2018-04-25 21:00
A red blood cell stuck to a swimming E. coli bacterium can be steered using magnetism and induced to release drugs on demand – perhaps avoiding side effects

To help heal the Korean peninsula try scientific cooperation too

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
Research exchanges could help open up North Korea and reduce long-standing tensions with South Korea and its allies -if politicians will allow it, says Mark Zastrow.

Austerity has put UK forensic labs in crisis and justice at risk

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
Thousands of criminal cases are under review, forensic labs are failing to meet basic standards and some are just going bust. Where did it all go wrong?

Why growing human brain tissue in a dish is an ethical minefield

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:00
The increasing ability to create mini human brains in labs or integrate human cells into animal brains is rightly provoking worries about their use, says Alex Pearlman

Why the US is wrong to say burning wood is carbon neutral

Wed, 2018-04-25 18:04
The US’s decision to regard wood as carbon neutral flies in the face of the evidence and will lead to increased emissions

What to expect from the controversial new choice as NASA boss

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:24
Republican politician Jim Bridenstine has taken the reins at NASA after a long battle. What will his appointment mean for the space agency, asks Samantha Murphy

Russia cuts off Google and Amazon by trying to ban Telegram app

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:15
Russia has unintentionally knocked out several major cloud services in ongoing efforts to cut access to secure messaging app Telegram

G-spot surgery given to three women to boost sexual pleasure

Wed, 2018-04-25 16:33
The “G-spotplasty” is intended to improve G-spot sensitivity, but some worry it will make women who don’t orgasm vaginally think they have a medical problem

Biggest ever 3D map of the galaxy pinpoints 1.7 billion stars

Wed, 2018-04-25 16:31
The Gaia satellite has been scouring the sky for years. Over 22 months, it has located billions of stars and thousands of galaxies. Here’s what it found

Ancient Swedish massacre hints at chaos after the fall of Rome

Wed, 2018-04-25 14:00
The inhabitants of Sandby borg in southern Sweden were violently killed 1500 years ago, just decades after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire

How an Amazonian people convey their entire language by drumbeat

Wed, 2018-04-25 02:01
The Bora people can encode complex messages into drumbeats that mimic human speech, and even include a “ringtone” to announce the start of a message

Stoner app lets cannabis users keep track of how high they are

Tue, 2018-04-24 22:30
A series of smartphone tests that score memory and reaction are intended to make cannabis use safer and lead to a better understanding of the drug

Gamma rays from the sun are acting weird and nobody knows why

Tue, 2018-04-24 20:30
A survey of the sun’s radiation turned up two surprises: a dip in low-energy gamma rays, and far more high-energy gamma rays than predicted. And nobody knows why

Amazing GIF shows dust and cosmic rays raining down on comet 67P

Tue, 2018-04-24 17:43
Cosmic rays, dust and stars swirl above a rocky cliff on the comet 67P. The images that make up this cool GIF were taken in 2016 by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft