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France and others plan to tackle air pollution in Mediterranean sea

пн, 2019-01-21 19:57
Creating a low emissions zone for shipping in the Mediterranean sea would cost €3 billion but should save €8 to 14 billion per year in health costs
Категории: Science and society

Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole may be spewing matter right at us

пн, 2019-01-21 18:32
The best image yet of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way shows that if it has a powerful jet like others do, it may be pointing at Earth
Категории: Science and society

We’ve discovered a new type of blood vessel in our bones

пн, 2019-01-21 18:00
There's a newly discovered network of blood vessels in our bones that are important for the immune system and could shed light on bone disease
Категории: Science and society

The last Neanderthals may have died out much earlier than we thought

пн, 2019-01-21 18:00
Spain was seen as the only part of Europe humans struggled to colonise, allowing Neanderthals to cling on for longer – now that's being challenged
Категории: Science and society

Creation of gene-edited babies in China may have been illegal

пн, 2019-01-21 15:32
A report from the Chinese state news agency says that researcher He Jiankui's work was conducted "illegally", though the consequences of this are as yet unclear
Категории: Science and society

Probability helps zebrafish stay in schools when faced with predators

пн, 2019-01-21 14:26
Fish track the movement of their neighbours to swim in dense schools as they flee predators – and they pay more attention to the motion of some fish than others
Категории: Science and society

Astronauts could use fish and human waste to grow food on long trips

пн, 2019-01-21 14:00
On long space missions, fish could help create a closed loop system where space travellers grow all the food they need and recycle all their waste
Категории: Science and society

Every bottle of prosecco may erode 4.4 kilograms of Italian hillside

сб, 2019-01-19 11:00
In Italy's traditional prosecco-growing region, estimates suggest that 400,000 tonnes of soil is eroded from the vineyards each year
Категории: Science and society

We've dug up tiny animals from beneath a frozen Antarctic lake

пт, 2019-01-18 18:51
The discovery of preserved carcasses of tiny crustaceans and tardigrades beneath Lake Mercer suggests biologically complex life may survive deep beneath the ice
Категории: Science and society

10 year challenge: How science and the world have changed

пт, 2019-01-18 17:36
The last 10 years have seen amazing advances in science and technology – and stark damage to the world we live in. Like a lot of people on social media we thought we'd take a look back at the last ten years in science and New Scientist
Категории: Science and society

Australia swelters in record temperatures with warmest ever night

пт, 2019-01-18 14:23
Noona in New South Wales recorded Australia's warmest ever night with temperatures remaining above 35.9°C on 17 January
Категории: Science and society

Peacocks might use their showy tails for covert communication

пт, 2019-01-18 10:00
Tigers, leopards and dogs all hunt peacocks, but their colour vision is poor, suggesting they might not actually notice a peacock's colourful tail
Категории: Science and society

Behind the Sheet review: Eye-opening play follows slaves’ story

пт, 2019-01-18 03:01
The story of the unsung slave women who helped end an excruciating condition by enduring surgery without anaesthetic makes a play that deserves a wide audience
Категории: Science and society

Silencing brain cells in mice can make them no longer care about pain

чт, 2019-01-17 21:00
When certain brain cells are silenced in mice, they still sense pain but no longer seem bothered by it. The finding could lead to new pain treatments
Категории: Science and society

Moon craters reveal surprise rise in asteroid shrapnel pelting Earth

чт, 2019-01-17 21:00
Craters on the moon show that it and Earth faced a massive increase in large meteorite strikes about 290 million years ago, which could have endangered life on the planet
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Saturn’s rings formed in a smash-up less than 100 million years ago

чт, 2019-01-17 21:00
Some of the Cassini spacecraft’s final measurements of Saturn’s gravitational field show that its rings are younger than we thought, and its winds run deeper
Категории: Science and society

Could a diet save the planet? Only if we pay the real cost of food

чт, 2019-01-17 19:27
There is no doubt that a “planetary diet” involving more vegetables and less meat would benefit the environment and likely save lives too, but making it happen won’t be easy
Категории: Science and society

AI chemist figures out how to legally clone expensive patented drugs

чт, 2019-01-17 18:00
Pharma firms protect their drugs with hundreds of complex patents but an AI called Chematica can find workarounds, which could potentially make drugs cheaper
Категории: Science and society

Global leaders warn of ecological collapse and technological meltdown

чт, 2019-01-17 14:38
The top five global threats are all now either environmental or technological, according to a World Economic Forum survey of business and political leaders
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We've seen methane rain gleaming on the icy plains of Titan

чт, 2019-01-17 14:29
Images from the Cassini spacecraft have revealed the rainy season near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan - and it's pretty weird
Категории: Science and society