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Corals on old North Sea oil rigs could help natural reefs recover

чт, 2018-08-16 16:00
Not only are deep-sea coral ecosystems thriving on oil and gas rigs in the North Sea, their larvae may be helping repopulate damaged natural reefs
Категории: Biology

Replacing your boss with a cruel robot could make you concentrate more

чт, 2018-08-16 14:43
A mean robot watching over you increases your focus on the most important parts of a task more than a friendly robot or even no robot at all
Категории: Biology

Meet the ‘climate kids’ suing the US government over global warming

чт, 2018-08-16 14:00
They claim inaction on climate change has blighted their future – just one of many challenges now hitting the courts. And they might just succeed
Категории: Biology

Why the US is worried a Russian satellite might be a space weapon

чт, 2018-08-16 13:55
A Russian satellite has been getting closer to Earth without a clear reason and US officials are concerned that it could be a space weapon
Категории: Biology

A drug’s weird side effect lets people control their dreams

чт, 2018-08-16 13:54
Researchers have developed the most effective technique for lucid dreaming yet, and it may allow people to fulfil fantasies and overcome nightmares and phobias
Категории: Biology

An opt-out organ donor system might actually lead to fewer transplants

чт, 2018-08-16 07:01
England’s plans to make everyone an organ donor by default could make families less likely to give consent, perhaps leading to a fall in transplant operations
Категории: Biology

Exposure to insecticide DDT linked to having a child with autism

чт, 2018-08-16 07:00
Although DDT has been banned for decades in many countries, exposure to its breakdown products may be influencing whether mothers have autistic babies
Категории: Biology

No contraceptive is perfect, but can you trust apps to stop pregnancy?

ср, 2018-08-15 20:00
Birth control app Natural Cycles has come under fire for unwanted pregnancies, but this just reveals how little we understand contraception
Категории: Biology

Extreme tales from a record-breaking dive in the Antarctic

ср, 2018-08-15 19:30
Jon Copley dived deep for Blue Planet II. He reveals the risks of falling rocks, leaks and fires inside the sub, and highlights the extraordinary "death star"
Категории: Biology

Some clouds are formed when a virus makes algae shed their shells

ср, 2018-08-15 18:00
When algae in the ocean get a virus, they shed their exoskeleton and those chalky bits can get flung into the air and trigger the formation of clouds
Категории: Biology

Doctors will grow human tissue on the International Space Station

ср, 2018-08-15 16:54
Liver tissue and muscle fibre are going to be grown on the ISS, to see if we can one day grow human organs in space
Категории: Biology

This one particle could solve five mega-mysteries of physics

ср, 2018-08-15 14:00
Forget the Higgs: theorists have uncovered a missing link that explains dark matter, what happened in the big bang and more. Now they’re racing to find it
Категории: Biology

Weird circles in the sky may be signs of a universe before ours

ср, 2018-08-15 10:00
A theory suggesting that the universe is constantly reborn could be proved right by ‘Hawking points’ – signs of evaporated black holes from a time before the big bang
Категории: Biology

Why taking ayahuasca is like having a near-death experience

ср, 2018-08-15 06:00
A psychedelic drug produces effects similar to near-death experiences. The finding suggests changes to brain activity may explain such paranormal phenomena
Категории: Biology

Sterile fish could help wild salmon dodge the ‘gene pollution’ effect

ср, 2018-08-15 02:01
Farmed Atlantic salmon make the local wild salmon population weaker. Making them sterile could work – but there’s a catch
Категории: Biology

Sticking brain cells together with glue could boost and protect memory

вт, 2018-08-14 19:43
Can a chemical that reinforces the connections in our brains prevent the destruction of memories in ageing and Alzheimer’s? It seems to work in mice
Категории: Biology

We have finally figured out how to snap spaghetti into two pieces

вт, 2018-08-14 18:42
Snap a piece of dry spaghetti and you will always end up with three or more pieces - but now mathematicians have figured out how to get a single clean break
Категории: Biology

Why forecasting how hot it will be in 2022 is mostly a gimmick

вт, 2018-08-14 18:00
It will never be possible to forecast weather years ahead, but we can predict the average global temperature four years from now. Trouble is, that’s not that useful
Категории: Biology

US police testing AI that learns to spot crimes in CCTV footage

вт, 2018-08-14 17:30
Police in Orlando have been testing a system that automatically scans CCTV looking for potentially illicit activity – with some success
Категории: Biology

There is no evidence that the weedkiller glyphosate causes cancer

вт, 2018-08-14 17:30
Agrichemical firm Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a man who says its products caused his cancer – but scientific evidence for links to cancer is lacking
Категории: Biology