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Grape skins and stems can be turned into a greener plastic

пт, 2018-05-18 21:35
Someday you might buy wine in a plastic bottle made from the same grapes. Their skins, stems, and seeds can be used to make plastic that lasts longer
Категории: Science and society

Stunning first image sent back by NASA’s planet-hunter satellite

пт, 2018-05-18 20:46
The beauty of the skies is on display in this incredible image, the first sent back by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite on its way past the moon
Категории: Science and society

Halo Jones: return of the 50th-century galactic adventurer

пт, 2018-05-18 20:00
One of the great comic book characters of all time, and a pioneer for all women who seek powerful roles, gets a new lease of life
Категории: Science and society

An AI can now tell how malnourished a child is just from a photo

пт, 2018-05-18 18:06
A company in Kenya has devised a system that uses artificial intelligence to detect a child’s level of malnutrition from a photo, without bulky equipment or examinations
Категории: Science and society

Can a repeat of disastrous Ebola epidemic be averted this time?

пт, 2018-05-18 17:45
The latest outbreak of the deadly virus has spread to a city of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But hopes are high disaster can be avoided
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Upend atom! We’ve found a whole new way of doing chemistry

пт, 2018-05-18 14:00
We thought we knew how molecules worked – but the discovery of an entirely unknown class of reactions has forced us to rethink the basics
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New algorithm can help spot faked photos before they go viral

пт, 2018-05-18 14:00
Faked pictures can make very powerful propaganda if they get widely shared. A new algorithm aims to weed out doctored images before they spread
Категории: Science and society

Feedback: Did dinosaurs fart? Science says yes

пт, 2018-05-18 12:00
The ancestors of birds had some primitive habits. Plus: why you should take the advice of one Australian health food shop with a pinch of (organic) salt, and more
Категории: Science and society

Ape ‘midwives’ spotted helping female bonobos give birth

пт, 2018-05-18 11:50
When female bonobos went into labour, other females gathered around to keep them safe, swatting away flies and even seemingly trying to catch the baby as it emerged
Категории: Science and society

The way toddlers waddle can teach robot footballers how to play

пт, 2018-05-18 09:45
A robot football team trained to mimic how infants walk comprehensively beat others trained on geometric walking patterns
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A third of ‘protected’ nature zones are quietly being ruined

чт, 2018-05-17 21:00
The world’s nations have set up 200,000 protected areas in which nature is supposed to flourish, but in many cases the protection is pretty much theoretical
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Someone is wrecking the ozone layer again. They must be stopped

чт, 2018-05-17 19:47
For the health of our planet, and ourselves, we must find and foil those who breach crucial environmental treaties, says Lesley Evans Ogden
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Frankenstein planets may form from the wreckage of dead worlds

чт, 2018-05-17 17:12
When stars die, they can explode and destroy any planets nearby. But new worlds could arise out of the debris and some could reach the mass of 10 Earths
Категории: Science and society

Mystery of the cosmic dawn: What’s eating the first starlight?

чт, 2018-05-17 17:00
A shoestring experiment in the Australian outback has seen the signal of the very first stars – and a weird effect astronomers are struggling to explain
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How tech bugs could be killing thousands in our hospitals

чт, 2018-05-17 14:00
From falsely calculated drug doses to data-entry error, the true toll of medical IT glitches is only just becoming apparent – but there are obvious fixes
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Harsh: Europe’s cannabis died just as the first farmers arrived

чт, 2018-05-17 13:45
Cannabis – the source of the drug marijuana – virtually disappeared from Europe just as farmers arrived, so they didn’t get the chance to grow it for another 4500 years
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Drones plus AI help to spot sick trees and plants in time

чт, 2018-05-17 13:45
Drones fitted with multispectral cameras are scanning forests for beetle attack, and orchards and vineyards for signs of disease before it’s too late
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Aha! What happens in your brain when you have a lightbulb moment

чт, 2018-05-17 08:00
We now know what happens in your brain when inspiration strikes. The insight may lead to new brain stimulation techniques that put you in problem-solving mode
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The US isn’t fertile enough to sustain itself without immigrants

чт, 2018-05-17 07:01
For every 1000 women in the US, only around 1760 children are born, meaning the US population cannot replace itself without immigration
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Lizards keep evolving toxic green blood and we don’t know why

ср, 2018-05-16 21:00
All the green-blooded lizards in the world live in New Guinea, but it turns out the trait has evolved there independently at least four times
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