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Transmediale digital arts: The internet’s impossible paradox

сб, 2018-02-24 12:00
The internet poses an impossible paradox for digital artists: – the tech that delivers so much also filters out the context that allows art to really do its job
Категории: Biology

Trigger warnings are taking over universities, but do they work?

пт, 2018-02-23 18:45
Talk of trigger warnings and microaggressions are sweeping through university campuses, but some researchers question whether they have any psychological basis
Категории: Biology

Weird particle soup may have formed stars in the early universe

пт, 2018-02-23 18:40
Pions are particles that usually decay very quickly. But right after the big bang, they could have made stars that last long enough for us to detect now
Категории: Biology

How you speak predicts if psychedelic therapy will help you

пт, 2018-02-23 18:00
Psilocybin, a compound in magic mushrooms, may help treat depression in some people. Now speech analysis can indicate who would benefit the most
Категории: Biology

Almost every antidepressant headline you’ll read today is wrong

пт, 2018-02-23 16:40
A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe depression
Категории: Biology

Green is the new black: Redesigning clothes to save the planet

пт, 2018-02-23 14:00
The clothes on your back are responsible for huge amounts of pollution – but lab-grown fabrics and changes to our fashion habits can make a big difference
Категории: Biology

Feedback: Some cows are pessimists, just like us

пт, 2018-02-23 14:00
A trick milk bottle reveals not all calves hold a positive mental attitude. Plus: the distance Vikings had to go before they had to go, remembering Sammy Jankis, and more
Категории: Biology

The tamed ape: were humans the first animal to be domesticated?

пт, 2018-02-23 13:40
Deep inside our genome are bits of DNA we share only with animals such as dogs and cattle. Our self-domestication may have been a pivotal moment in making us human
Категории: Biology

We may be overdue a massive war, says a statistical analysis

пт, 2018-02-23 13:12
Since the end of the second world war a “long peace” has prevailed around the world, but far from being a new era in history it could just be a statistical fluke
Категории: Biology

Eating fish as a child seems to protect you from hay fever

пт, 2018-02-23 12:49
Infants who eat fish are less likely to develop hay fever later on, a finding that suggests changing diets have played a role in rising allergy rates
Категории: Biology

Ancient ‘dark-skinned’ Briton Cheddar Man find may not be true

пт, 2018-02-23 12:02
The headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we can’t be sure
Категории: Biology

Having children may add 11 years to a woman’s biological age

пт, 2018-02-23 09:00
Having a baby seems to be linked to shorter caps on the ends of a woman’s chromosomes – a sign of ageing that has been linked to disease and a shorter lifespan
Категории: Biology

Miniature personalised tumours could help you get the best chemo

чт, 2018-02-22 21:00
Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patient’s own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use
Категории: Biology

Neanderthals made the oldest cave art in the world

чт, 2018-02-22 21:00
We weren’t the only ancient artists – the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw
Категории: Biology

Can you predict the future? Take our Oscars quiz to find out

чт, 2018-02-22 19:40
Intelligence agencies have found that crowds of everyday people can forecast events with surprising accuracy. Now we’re running our own experiment
Категории: Biology

Why do firms like Uber and Citymapper keep reinventing buses?

чт, 2018-02-22 19:17
Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating “innovative” services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride
Категории: Biology

Bats spread Ebola because they’ve evolved not to fight viruses

чт, 2018-02-22 19:00
Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses
Категории: Biology

There’s an alt-right alt-Twitter and it’s filled with hate

чт, 2018-02-22 18:06
An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language
Категории: Biology

Work the crowd: How ordinary people can predict the future

чт, 2018-02-22 14:00
Want to know if a dictator will be deposed? Or shares will crash? Intelligence agencies and firms are realising groups of everyday people can foresee what will happen
Категории: Biology

First speakers announced for New Scientist Live 2018

чт, 2018-02-22 14:00
Join us for  thought-provoking talks, groundbreaking discoveries and interactive experiences at New Scientist Live in London this September
Категории: Biology