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Robot port in China to unload shipping containers without humans

4 hours 41 min ago
Driverless vehicles will make the global shipping network cheaper and more efficient – and cost jobs
Categories: Biology

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

4 hours 54 min ago
Concerns about use of social media by children and teens are multiplying. But is heavy-handed intervention the solution, wonders Paul Marks
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The world’s biggest hacking market has just been busted

6 hours 9 min ago
A website that provided hacking services for a monthly fee and had hundreds of thousands of subscribers was closed in international bust
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Origin of our species: Why humans were once so much more diverse

6 hours 58 min ago
The idea that all humans evolved from a small population in East Africa turns out to be wrong. Our beginnings were far stranger and more colourful
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Superlight aerogel made by mimicking a baby dragonfly’s wings

18 hours 57 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
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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
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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.
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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7 mathematicians you should have heard of – but probably haven’t

Wed, 2018-04-25 17:15
Awarded every four years, the Fields medals honour the brightest young mathematical talent. We look back at some of the most intriguing past winners
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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
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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
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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
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The origins of sexism: How men came to rule 12,000 years ago

Wed, 2018-04-25 15:00
Human societies weren’t always male-dominated. The switch came when we became farmers – and that suggests ways to roll back towards a more equal system
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Theorem of everything: The secret that links numbers and shapes

Wed, 2018-04-25 14:00
For millennia mathematicians have struggled to unify arithmetic and geometry. Now one young genius could have brought them in sight of the ultimate prize
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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
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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
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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
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