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Banning straws isn’t enough. We must get serious about climate change

чт, 2018-10-18 18:50
To head off climate disaster requires difficult changes to our lifestyles, says Adam Corner, and politicians must not be afraid to say so
Категории: Biology

Mantis shrimps punch with the force of a bullet – and now we know how

чт, 2018-10-18 17:00
The mantis shrimp has an incredibly fast punch, and it’s because of a structure called a saddle that stores energy and then releases it like an archer's bow
Категории: Biology

Your brain is like 100 billion mini-computers all working together

чт, 2018-10-18 17:00
Recording the electrical activity of the fine branches of human neurons has revealed that our brain cells are much more sophisticated than those of other animals
Категории: Biology

Your genes affect which university you go to but that’s no surprise

чт, 2018-10-18 15:00
A study has found links between a person's genes and university. But intelligence and other complex traits are shaped by both genetics and environment
Категории: Biology

Stephen Hawking, my father: “Harry Potter has magic, we have science”

чт, 2018-10-18 13:20
On the publication of Stephen Hawking's final book, his daughter Lucy Hawking reflects on their shared experiences and coming to terms with his death
Категории: Biology

Fasting power: Can going without food really make you healthier?

чт, 2018-10-18 12:20
Fasting diets are getting ever more popular, amid promises of weight loss and better health, but does the science stand up? We put the latest one to the test
Категории: Biology

The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to blast off to Mercury

чт, 2018-10-18 12:15
On 20 October, the BepiColombo spacecraft will begin a 7-year journey to Mercury, where it will orbit and investigate the many mysteries of Mercury
Категории: Biology

Pregnancy changes how hundreds of genes work in a woman’s body

чт, 2018-10-18 08:00
Genes that alter their expression during healthy pregnancies have been identified for the first time, potentially helping us to predict at-risk pregnancies
Категории: Biology

Why plans to achieve zero suicides might actually be counterproductive

ср, 2018-10-17 19:00
Health bodies and politicians are aiming for zero suicides, but doctors are warning this ambitious goal is simply unrealistic
Категории: Biology

World’s oldest fossils might turn out to just be ancient rocks

ср, 2018-10-17 19:00
In 2016, researchers unveiled 3.7-billion-year-old fossils – a reassessment suggests the ‘fossils’ are actually physical scars left when the rocks were deformed
Категории: Biology

Cosmic supercluster is largest object ever seen in the early universe

ср, 2018-10-17 17:00
A gigantic supercluster of galaxies that existed just two billion years after the big bang could tell us how much dark matter was around in the early universe
Категории: Biology

Brief Answers to the Big Questions review: seeking the real Hawking

ср, 2018-10-17 16:00
Stephen Hawking peered deep into black holes and helped integrate the biggest ideas in physics. But the extraordinary genius was very much a man of his times
Категории: Biology

2019 Breakthrough Prize winners set to receive share in $22 million

ср, 2018-10-17 16:00
Silicon valley’s Breakthrough Prize reveals the 21 scientists who have been recognized this year for work in drug design, biology, astrophysics, and mathematics
Категории: Biology

Human placenta stem cells help people recover from hip surgery

ср, 2018-10-17 14:30
The placenta is usually discarded after childbirth but it's a source of mesenchymal stem cells – and they help people regain muscle strength after hip surgery
Категории: Biology

Gravitational waves from black hole pairs could act like tractor beams

ср, 2018-10-17 13:50
When two black holes orbit one another, they create a swirling vortex of gravitational waves that could trap any nearby objects like a sci-fi tractor beam
Категории: Biology

Sneak peek at Hawking’s last book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions

ср, 2018-10-17 13:00
Do black holes eat information or do zero-energy particles nicknamed "hairs" somehow store it instead? Before he died, Stephen Hawking was working on new ideas, as this exclusive extract shows
Категории: Biology

Male birds can be good singers or good looking, but not both

ср, 2018-10-17 01:01
The prettier the bird, the worse it sings. A study of over 500 species has revealed that birds evolve to attract mates in one of two ways, and don’t combine them
Категории: Biology

Special coating gives condoms self-lubricating powers

ср, 2018-10-17 01:01
A polymer coating turns condoms slippery once it comes in contact with body fluids – and it doesn’t dry out
Категории: Biology

Wildlife photography prize goes to stunning picture of golden monkeys

ср, 2018-10-17 00:00
Hellbenders, vampire finches, and mud-daubers were among animals depicted in winning photographs in the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
Категории: Biology

Nicotine exposure in male mice may trigger ADHD in their offspring

вт, 2018-10-16 20:00
Mice are more active and have attention problems if their fathers had nicotine in their diet, perhaps because the chemical triggers epigenetic changes in sperm
Категории: Biology