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2019-03-08 12:04:00

Did great balls of fire form the planets?

ByDavidShigaASTEROID-SIZEDballsofmagmahurtledthroughourinfantsolarsystem

2019-03-08 11:14:00

Intelligence: Nature outpaces nurture as kids get older

ByAndyCoghlanTHEcontributiongenesmaketointelligenceincreasesaschildrengrowolder.Thisrunscountertothenotionthatasweage

2019-03-08 11:02:00

Hungry cats dupe owners with acoustic trick

CATownerswillknowthefeeling.Yourpetisdemandingtobefed

2019-03-08 09:16:00

Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics

ByTomChiversHowshouldscientistsandjournalistsreportrisk?Thewayinwhichastatisticispresentedcanentirelychangehowalarmingitsounds.Andtoooften

2019-03-08 09:01:00

Two new rogue planets that do not orbit stars have been discovered

NASA/JPL-CaltechByLeahCraneSomeplanetsfloatalonethroughspace

2019-03-08 08:14:00

What Google Chrome will mean for cyber-security

ByPaulMarksIFYOUworryaboutyourcomputerbeinginfectedbyviruses

2019-03-08 08:01:00

Eating less may be the key to living longer

ASPARSEdiethasextendedthelifespanofmonkeys

2019-03-08 07:20:00

First 'climate friendly' labels appear on foods

SWEDENistobecomethefirstcountrytoslap“climate-friendly”labelsonfoodproducts.Thehopeisthatthelabelswillpromptconsumerstobuygreenerproducts,

2019-03-08 06:20:00

Blindspot shows brain rewiring in an instant

OURbrainscanrewirethemselvesinjustsecondstocompensateforabreakinincomingdata

2019-03-08 06:20:00

How worrying is it that more and more teens are using e-cigarettes?

6okean/GettyBySamWongYOUTHsmokingrateshavebeenfallingfordecades.ButnowdoctorsandparentsintheUSaresoundingthealarmoveranewteentrend:thefashionforvaping.Between2010and2017,

2019-03-08 06:04:00

Brazil’s next president threatens the people and forests of the Amazon

AndrzejKrauzeByMaryMentonandFelipeMilanezJAIRBOLSONAROwillbethenextpresidentofBrazil.Hehasbeenlabelledafascistandathreattohumanrights;TheNewYorkercalledhim“partDonaldTrump

2019-03-08 06:03:00

World starts to act on climate change

ByFredPearceIT’SlikeagiantgameofJenga.Onebyone

2019-03-08 05:16:00

Brazil’s next president threatens the people and forests of the Amazon

AndrzejKrauzeByMaryMentonandFelipeMilanezJAIRBOLSONAROwillbethenextpresidentofBrazil.Hehasbeenlabelledafascistandathreattohumanrights;TheNewYorkercalledhim“partDonaldTrump

2019-03-08 05:12:00

"An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away"

“Anorgasmadaykeepsthedoctoraway”ANationalHealthServicepamphletbeingdistributedinSheffield

2019-03-08 04:11:00

Ancient ‘sea woodlice’ had surprisingly complicated guts

MelanieJ.Hopkins

2019-03-08 03:16:00

Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Australia share some ancestry

StefanieKayCandelada/EyeEm/GettyByMichaelLePageThegenomesof15ancientAmericans

2019-03-08 03:09:00

Revealed: How the turtle got its shell

THEmysteryoftheoriginoftheturtle’sshellisastepclosertobeingsolved.Unlikemostvertebrates

2019-03-08 03:09:00

NASA is giving advice to Yuri Milner's private mission to Enceladus

NASA/JPL-CaltechByMarkHarrisThefirstprivatemissiontodeepspaceisgatheringmomentum.Russian-IsraelibillionaireYuriMilnerwantstohuntforlifeonSaturn’smoonEnceladus

2019-03-08 03:09:00

Uber's major pile-up with London's regulators is no big surprise

JamesGourley/REX/ShutterstockShouldtechnologystart-upsoperateundermorelaxlegalregimesthanotherbusinesses?Theanswershould

2019-03-08 02:16:00

The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery

JohnFedele/Blend/GettyByMichaelLePage“Ifwehavemorechildren

2019-03-08 01:20:00

Smart tags to reveal where our trash ends up

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:ERoonKang/SENSEableCityLab)(Image:ERoonKang/SENSEableCityLab)Everwonderedwhereyourtrashgoestodie?NewScientistiscollaboratingwithMassachusettsInstituteofTechnologyinaground-

2019-03-08 01:19:00

Workplace robots have had little impact on jobs in Germany

JanWoitas/Epa/REX/ShutterstockByMattReynoldsRobotsmightnotbestealingourjobsafterall–atleast

2019-03-08 01:07:00

Extreme gusts of space gas made early black holes enormous

NASA

2019-03-08 01:05:00

Ancient tribes of Scotland learned to write after contact with Romans

DavidGowans/AlamyStockPhotoByRichardKemenyScottishfishermanpulledupararecatchnearAberdeenearlierthisyear:alargestoneetchedwithgeometricmarkings.ItwasaPictishsymbolstone

2019-03-08 01:03:00

Jefferson would not have supported intelligent design

ByEwenCallawayForanewspaperfightingforitssurvival

2019-03-07 12:19:00

Drama of Formula 1 receives technological boost

ByPaulMarksThereturnofregenerativebrakingandtheinnovationofadrag-destroyingrearwingcouldbringthedramaofovertakingbacktoFormula1MICHAELSCHUMACHERgotquiteashockwhenhetriedFormula1’slatestcrowd-pleasingt

2019-03-07 12:12:00

Glory climate satellite falls out of the sky

Readmore:ClickheretoreadalongerversionofthisstoryWHENtheGlorysatellitefellintotheseaonFriday

2019-03-07 12:03:00

US navy faces up to a new enemy – climate change

ByJeffHechtClimatechangecouldtaketheUSnavyintotreacherouswaters.ItwillhavetoraiseitsgameinathawingArcticandpreparecoastalbasestocopewithrisingsealevels

2019-03-07 11:20:00

Elephants know when they need a helping trunk

ELEPHANTScancoordinatetheirbehaviourinwaysoncethoughttobelimitedtoournearestprimaterelatives.JoshuaPlotnikofEmoryUniversityinAtlanta

2019-03-07 11:19:00

Trek-like tractor beam is possible

INSCIENCEfictionit’scommonforspacecrafttoreelinobjectsusingaglowingtractorbeam.Nowthere’sawaytodothisinreallife–atleastforverysmallparticles.Whenlightfallsonanopaqueobject

2019-03-07 11:13:00

AI lie detection could help crack terror cells

ByAnilAnanthaswamyINAbarinMaastrichtUniversityintheNetherlands

2019-03-07 10:15:00

The robots in Google's race to the moon

Thecontestants’designsarein

2019-03-07 10:13:00

Pi day: Celebrate pi by eating pies

(Image:DelftUniversityofTechnology

2019-03-07 10:10:00

Newly found brown dwarf is ultra-cool

(Image:KevinLuhman)WETHINKofstars

2019-03-07 09:20:00

High-tech remixes vs low-tech originals: You decide

SeewhathappenedwhenIntelcommissioned13artiststoreinterpret13masterpieces,

2019-03-07 09:20:00

Fluid societies powered human evolution

ByMichaelMarshallHumanhunter-gatherersocietiesswapmembersmoreflexiblythangroupsofotheranimalsdo.Thatcouldhelpexplainwhyhumansdevelopedsuchpowerfulbrainsandadvancedtechnology

2019-03-07 08:20:00

Salmon hearts break biological 'law'

ABLUEwhale’sheartdrumsatroughly20beatsperminute

2019-03-07 08:05:00

60 Seconds

Spyplanetakesoff?TheUSairforcelaunchedaseconduncrewedX-37Bspaceplaneintolow-EarthorbitonSaturday.Thefirstsuchcraftwaslaunchedin2010andspentnearlyeightmonthsinorbitbeforelandingitself.Thepurposeofthe

2019-03-07 07:14:00

Half of Germany's doctors prescribe placebos

PRESCRIPTIONSofplacebosareboominginGermanyandSwitzerland

2019-03-07 07:11:00

Tourists spark era of space science

ByDavidShigainOrlandoEditorial:“Rightnow

2019-03-07 07:10:00

Hawass admits Egypt's ancient heritage is in danger

EGYPT’Sarchaeologicalsitesare“ingravedanger”fromlooters

2019-03-07 06:20:00

Picture credits for 'Why do we dream'?

Thefollowingphotographers’workwasusedwiththanksunderCreativeCommonslicences:OlafTauschEGYPTIAN_Edfu_Tempel_42.jpgPanniniUNDERWATER_CORAL_Fire_coral.jpgDaveHoggFIRE_74341943_b1b132e513_o.jpgViejosa

2019-03-07 06:18:00

Pre-emptive drug could prevent breast cancer

ByAndyCoghlanForsomehealthywomenunder55

2019-03-07 05:14:00

Why earthquakes are hard to predict

ByPhilMcKennaOn11March

2019-03-07 05:07:00

First wearable brain scanner lets rats run free

ByAndyCoghlanAminiaturebrainscannersmallenoughforratstowearisenablingresearcherstowatchhowthebraininfluencesbehaviourforthefirsttime.Animalsusuallyhavetobeanaesthetisedbeforetheycanbescanned

2019-03-07 04:19:00

Sea level's rise and rise is down to melting ice sheets

ByAnilAnanthaswamyGreenlandandAntarcticaarelosingiceatafasterandfasterrate

2019-03-07 02:18:00

Tumours could be the ancestors of animals

ByColinBarrasCANCERremainsaformidablefoeeven40yearsafterRichardNixonofficiallydeclaredwaronit.Anewandcontroversialhypothesisnowoffershopethatthewarcanultimatelybewon.Itsuggeststumourshavealimitedabili

2019-03-07 02:12:00

Lab-grown neurons might repair Alzheimer's brains

ALZHEIMER’Sdiseasekillsbraincellsvitalformemory–butnowwecanmakenewonesfromhumanembryonicstemcells.PeoplewithAlzheimer’scouldonedayreceivetransplantsoftheneuronstoboosttheirmemory.Basalforebraincholine

2019-03-07 01:13:00

Found: fine American fishing tackle, 12 millennia old

FINEfishingtackle:check.Ampleseafoodandseabirds:check.Twelvethousandyearsago

2019-03-07 01:06:00

Key to humanity is in missing DNA

ByAndyCoghlanEditorial:“WearethechildrenofthelostDNA“ONEofthemostfundamentalquestionsofourexistence–howourgenesmakeusdifferentfromchimpanzeesandotheranimals–comestantalisinglyclosetobeingansweredthis