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2019-03-06 12:16:00

Putting the touch into touchscreens

ByDuncanGraham-RoweYOUReyestellyouthatyourhandislockedinavice-likemechanicaldevice

2019-03-06 12:08:00

Carbon flakes brush up for cheap solar cells

GIVINGgraphene–atom-thicksheetsofcarbon–agoodbrushcouldbethekeytoboostingtheefficiencyofcheapsolarcells.Agraphene-baseddyethatyieldsphotoelectronscouldbeusedindye-sensitisedsolarcells–acheaperalternat

2019-03-06 11:01:00

Briefing: The man who's got a whole new face

ByAndyCoghlanYesterdayitemergedthatafarmerinhisthirtiesinSpainwhoaccidentallyshotawaythelowerpartofhisfacehasbecomethefirstpersontoreceiveanentirefacetransplant.Accordingtoyesterday’spressconference

2019-03-06 10:09:00

Revealed: Pfizer's payments to censured doctors

ByPeterAldhousandJimGilesTheyarebilledas“healthcareprofessionalswhospendyearsbuildingexpertiseintheirfields”.Usingmaterialsfirmlygroundedinscience

2019-03-06 10:06:00

Decaying beauty spied for first time by LHC

ByKateMcAlpineArare

2019-03-06 10:06:00

Whale poop is vital to ocean's carbon cycle

ByWendyZukerman(Image:JBrokowski)(Image:AustralianAntarcticDivision/SarahRobinson)SavingendangeredbaleenwhalescouldboostthecarbonstoragecapacityoftheSouthernOcean

2019-03-06 08:10:00

Animated monsters 'learn' to walk from humans

ByColinBarrasVideo:WalkingmonstersMonstersandaliensthatmovemorerealisticallythaneverbeforearecomingsoontoascreennearyou.Thanksto“artificialevolution”

2019-03-06 08:01:00

Living world: Five species that cheated extinction

ByMichaelMarshallEvenahandfulofsurvivorsisenoughtosaveaspecies–herearefivethatcamebackfromthebrinkGallery:Livingworld:

2019-03-06 07:13:00

Self-starter: Life got going all on its own

ByCatherineBrahicINTHEbeginningtherewereIdaandLuca.TheinitialDarwinianancestor–Ida–andthelastuniversalcommonancestor–Luca–assembledthemselvesfromthesparepartssloshingaroundontheearlyEarth.Onceallthein

2019-03-06 07:12:00

World's third-largest dam gets the go-ahead

ByKateMcAlpineAdecades-longtugofwarbetweenenvironmentalandindigenousgroupsononehandandtheBraziliangovernmentontheothercametoacloseyesterdaywhenaBrazilianenergyconsortiumwontherighttobuildwhatwillbecom

2019-03-06 07:08:00

NASA's android astronaut assistant prepares for launch

Update:RobonautisduetoflytotheInternationalSpaceStationonWednesday3NovemberNASAispreparingtosenditsfirsthumanoidrobotintospace.RobonautfirsttwitchedtolifeinSeptember1999and

2019-03-06 07:05:00

Miscarriage blamed on non-fussy uterus

ByLindaGeddesFARfrombeingapassivecontainer

2019-03-06 07:02:00

Gene silencing prevents its first human disease

ByBobHolmesThediscoveryoveradecadeagothatsnippetsofRNAcanbeusedasgenesilencersinwormsgarneredaNobelprizein2006.Now

2019-03-06 06:19:00

Parkinson's protection without caffeine or nicotine

ByEwenCallawayDecafcoffeeandnicotine-freetobaccoaren’tjustforthehealth-conscious.GivingthemtoflieswithaformofParkinson’sdiseasehasrevealedthatalthoughcoffeeandcigarettesprotectthebrain

2019-03-06 06:02:00

Hit parade: The biggest bangs in history

ByMichaelMarshallGallery:Hitparade:ThebiggestbangsinhistoryThecolossalTobasupervolcaniceruption74

2019-03-06 05:20:00

Nanosculptors could help focus light on silicon chips

ByColinBarrasItturnsmakingamountainoutofamolehillonitshead

2019-03-06 05:11:00

Brain shuts off in response to healer's prayer

ByAndyCoghlanWHENwefallunderthespellofacharismaticfigure

2019-03-06 04:14:00

'Rings of fire' erupt from sun in NASA probe's first videos

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)(Image:NASA)FieryringsofionisedgaseruptfromthesuninthefirstvideostakenbyNASA’sSolarDynamicsObservatory.Thesatelliteisdeliveringunprec

2019-03-06 04:09:00

Warped stars feed black holes to fatten them up

ByRachelCourtlandWHYaresupermassiveblackholesso

2019-03-06 04:01:00

Innovation: One web language to rule them all

ByMacGregorCampbellInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymayleadHowwouldyouliketohavejustoneall-powerfulprogramonyourcomputer?Nocluttered“start”menuor“dock

2019-03-06 03:09:00

Blame the volcano trouble on sun and global warming

ABLOCKAGEcausedbyapile-upiscompoundingtheatmosphericchaoscausedbyIceland’sEyjafjallajökullvolcano.Andalthoughtrollshaveyettobeblamedforthisdisruption

2019-03-06 02:13:00

Why acupuncture aids spinal recovery

ByWendyZukermanRatswithdamagedspinescanwalkagainthankstoacupuncture.Butit’snotduetoimprovementsintheirenergyflowor“chi”.Instead

2019-03-06 01:13:00

How chimps mourn their dead

ByShantaBarleyVideo:ChimpscarrycorpsesInaforestclearinginthefarsouth-eastofGuinea

2019-03-06 01:01:00

Martian tubes could be home for 'cavenauts'

ByStuartClarkOURancestorsmadetheirfirsthomesincaves.NowitlookslikethefirsthumansonMarswilldothesame.AnanalysisofMartiangeographysuggestswheretolookfortherightkindofcaves.“Atleasttworegions

2019-03-06 01:01:00

Quantum broadband becomes reality

THEfirsthigh-speednetworklinkthatissosecureitistheoreticallyunbreakablehasbeencreated

2019-03-05 12:16:00

Plastic pads let you climb walls like Spider-Man

Video:PlasticpadsletyouclimbwallslikeSpider-ManWhoneedsstairs?Regularhumanscannowscaleverticalwalls.ElliotHawkesandhisteamatStanfordUniversity

2019-03-05 11:20:00

Artificial ovary could help women conceive after chemotherapy

ManfredKage/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationScientistshave takenfurtherstepsincreatinganartificialovarythatcouldonedayusedtohelpwomenwho havebeenleftinfertileaftercancertreatm

2019-03-05 11:11:00

Philae lander sleeps but Rosetta mission lives on

ByJacobAron(Image:ESA/ATGmedialab)TheEuropeanSpaceAgencyhasannouncedthatPhilaehasdetectedorganicmoleculesoncomet67P–andtherearemanymorescientificdiscoveriestocomeLandingonacometwasnevergoingbeeasy.La

2019-03-05 11:04:00

US and China's emission cuts may not be enough

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:Stockbite/Getty)ITHASbeenaremarkablefortnightforclimatechangeannouncements.FirstcamecoordinatedChineseandUSpromisestocuttheirgreenhousegasemissions.ThentheUSandJapanpledgeda

2019-03-05 10:08:00

A walk on the wild side

ByMichaelMarshallTheanimalkingdomisagloriousplace.ThinkofantelopesgracefullytrottingacrosstheAfricansavannah

2019-03-05 10:06:00

Being born early is now the chief cause of infant death

THEtideisturningonchildmortality.Forthefirsttime

2019-03-05 09:18:00

Conservation report reinforces fears over 'paper parks'

QUANTITYorquality?Whenitcomestoprotectedareas

2019-03-05 08:20:00

Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

GPShasanewjob.Itdoesagreatjoboftellingusourlocation

2019-03-05 08:08:00

Tagged fish make an easy meal for eavesdropping seals

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:Biosphoto/Superstock)It’scalledthe“dinnerbell”effect.Whenwetagfishorotheranimalstotracktheirmovements

2019-03-05 07:12:00

Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?

ByPaulMarksIsitwatchingthewatchers?RussiahaslaunchedaspacecraftthatiswhizzingaroundlowEarthorbitvisitingsatellites

2019-03-05 07:02:00

How bird flu threatens Europe's Christmas turkeys

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:NigelRoddis/Reuters)BirdfluhasstruckaduckfarminYorkshire

2019-03-05 07:01:00

Contact lenses with built-in video could be 3D printed

CONTACTlensesthatcandisplayvideoanddetecthealthproblemsinpilotscouldonedaybecreatedusinga3Dprinter.MichaelMcAlpineatPrincetonUniversityandhiscolleagueshavedevelopeda3Dprinterthatcanmakeafive-layeredco

2019-03-05 06:20:00

People taught synaesthesia learn to read in colour

ByClareWilson(Image:Stockbyte/Getty)Braintrainingforsynaesthesia–theconditionwhereyoumixupsensoryinformation–doesn’tyetexist

2019-03-05 06:11:00

60 Seconds

You’reabeewithoutastingandyourhomeisunderattack.Howcanyoudriveofftheenemy?Bite

2019-03-05 06:07:00

Injecting new heart cells improves recovery from heart attacks

SEBASTIANKAULITZKI/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYInjectingbrandnewmusclecellsdirectlyintothehearthelpsitrecoverafteraheartattack

2019-03-05 05:17:00

Seastar ripper prime suspect pinned down

ByBobHolmes(Image:FredBavendam/MindenPictures)Guiltyascharged?AmysteriousepidemicravagingseastarsonNorthAmerica’sPacificcoasthashadscientistsscratchingtheirheadsoverthecause.Nowtheyhaveaprimesu

2019-03-05 04:12:00

Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?

ISITwatchingthewatchers?RussiahaslaunchedaspacecraftthatiswhizzingaroundlowEarthorbitvisitingsatellites

2019-03-05 04:02:00

Seastar ripper prime suspect pinned down

GUILTYascharged?AmysteriousepidemicravagingseastarsonNorthAmerica’sPacificcoasthashadscientistsscratchingtheirheads.Nowtheyhaveaprimesuspect.Thediscoveryisthefirststepinhelpingresearcherslearnwhatt

2019-03-05 04:01:00

Infanticide drives female promiscuity and big balls

GREATballsoffury.Largetesticlescouldbeagiveawaysignthatthemalesofaspeciesaregiventokillingtheirrivals’offspring.DieterLukasoftheUniversityofCambridgeandEliseHuchardoftheUniversityofMontpellierinFrance

2019-03-05 03:11:00

Two different fates for bluefin tuna

(Image:NeilLucas/Naturepl.com)IT’Sataleoftwotunas.NationshaveagreedtoincreaseEasternAtlanticbluefintunafishingquotas

2019-03-05 03:09:00

Dawn of farming sparked speed-evolution in weeds

ByColinBarras(Image:GettyImages)ITDIDN’Ttakelong.Justafewthousandyearsafterhumansbegantodomesticatecrops

2019-03-05 01:19:00

Chance to bury your DNA on the moon in a time capsule

ByPaulMarksVideo:HowDNAanddatacouldbestoredonthemoonIt’slikesomethingoutof2001:ASpaceOdyssey.Anartefactburiedinthelunarsurfaceconcealsabigsecret.Onlythistime

2019-03-05 01:10:00

Challenges for US-Iran nuclear talks

IRANmaybeonthebrinkofahistoricdeal.ThecountryisenteringthefinalstageofnuclearnegotiationswiththeUSandfiveothercountries.In2002

2019-03-05 01:05:00

Cells act like old tape recorders to monitor health

BACTERIAhavehadtheirDNAhackedsotheycanstorememoriesoftheirenvironment

2019-03-05 01:01:00

Green fund pledges at G20 may herald climate consensus

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:AndrewTaylor/G20Australia)Twoweeksinarow.LastweektheUSandChinaagreedtocuttheiremissions.Thisweektheworld’sbigeconomieshavethrowntheirweightbehindtheGreenClimateFund–anothersh

2019-03-04 12:06:00

US SPACE Act extends easy ride for commercial space ventures

ByJacobAron(Image:SandyHuffaker/Getty)Shouldcommercialspaceflightbemorelikearun-of-the-millaeroplaneride