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2019-03-04 12:06:00

US SPACE Act extends easy ride for commercial space ventures

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

2019-03-04 11:15:00

Satellite keeps its ear to the ground as Ariane sticks to the pad

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2019-03-04 11:10:00

Science: Fitness is no passport to survival

ByJEREMYCHERFASPREDATORSarecommonlythoughttobenature’scleanersbecausetheygetridofoldandsickindividuals.Butnowanewstudy

2019-03-04 11:06:00

Science: Gold atoms trap carbon in a gilded cage

AGROUPofWestGermanchemistshasdiscoveredacompoundinwhichsixgoldatomstrapalonecarbonatom.Thegoldatomsforcethecarbontobondinawaywhichseemstoviolatethebasiclawsofchemicalbonding.HubertSchmidbaurandhiscoll

2019-03-04 11:06:00

French add new polish to national research plan

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2019-03-04 10:10:00

Mystery disease claims half world population of saiga antelopes

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:REUTERS/KazakhstanMinistryofAgriculture)Update9June2015:Morethanhalftheworld’senigmaticsaigaantelopes–some134

2019-03-04 09:20:00

Technology: Pentagon joins the race to build a brain

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCTHEUSDepartmentofDefenseisabouttoaward$33milliontoresearcherswhoaretryingtoteachcomputerstothinklikethehumanbrain.Nextmonth

2019-03-04 09:19:00

Fetal cells injected into a man's brain to cure his Parkinson's

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:RainerUnkel)Amaninhismid-50swithParkinson’sdiseasehadfetalbraincellsinjectedintohisbrainlastweek.Heisthefirstpersoninnearly20yearstobetreatedthisway–andcouldrecoverfullcontrolofhi

2019-03-04 09:19:00

How economic growth can be greenhouse-friendly

ByFREDPEARCEBRITAINcouldmeettoughinternationaltargetsforcuttingitscontributiontothegreenhouseeffectwithoutsacrificingeconomicgrowthorgamblingonunproventechnology

2019-03-04 09:15:00

Mark of collaboration

WESTGERMANYandBritainhavechosen14collaborativeprojectsaspartofabilateralprogrammeofacademicresearchbetweenthetwonations.Theprogrammeincludesprojectsinsemiconductorphysics

2019-03-04 08:02:00

Nuclear reactor scheduled for Soviet earthquake zone

THESOVIETMinistryofAtomicEnergy

2019-03-04 07:20:00

Ocean's microbiome has incredible diversity – and human likeness

ByColinBarrasPlanktoncollectedbytheTaraexpeditioninthePacificOceanwitha0.1mmmeshnet:amixtureofmulticellularorganismsandsingle-cellprotists(Image:ChristianSardet/CNRS/TaraExpéditions)We’reastepclos

2019-03-04 07:15:00

Bowel screening to become less of a pain in the backside

ByBobRoehr

2019-03-04 06:18:00

Forget colour overlays – dyslexia is not a vision problem

ByClareWilsonAnewstudyhasdiscreditedthetheorythatdyslexiaiscausedbyvisualproblems.Sowhatdoescausetheconditionandhowcanitbetreated?Whatkindofvisualproblemsareclaimedtocausedyslexia?Ahugevariety.T

2019-03-04 05:20:00

Chemicals giant pledges to fight pollution

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2019-03-04 05:12:00

Haemophiliacs urged to sue

AHIGHCOURTjudgelastweekurgedhaemophiliacsinBritainwhowishtosuethegovernmentafterbecominginfectedwithHIVbycontaminatedclottingfactorstoactassoonaspossible.Of1200haemophiliacswithHIV

2019-03-04 05:10:00

Science: Hydrogen becomes a metal under pressure

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCPHYSICISTSattheCarnegieInstitutionofWashingtonhave

2019-03-04 03:10:00

Science: Unstable asteroids

THEasteroidbeltbetweenMarsandJupitermaybeuniqueinthesolarsystem

2019-03-04 03:06:00

Science: Test detects cystic fibrosis in embryos

MOLECULARbiologistsinEastGermanyandBritain

2019-03-04 03:06:00

Science: Severe climate made central Pangaea uninhabitable

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONTHEclimateinthecentresoflargelandmassescanvarydramaticallybetweentheseasonsasinSiberiaandwesternChina

2019-03-04 02:12:00

Science: 'Photon accelerator' could boost laser light

ByPIYUSHOJHAEXPERIMENTALphysicistsoftenwishtoincreasethefrequencyofalaserpulsesothateachphotonismoreenergeticandpacksastrongerpunch.Butallthemethodscurrentlyavailableforalteringthefrequencyarelimitedi

2019-03-04 02:08:00

Wild weather across US and Mexico a sign of El Niño's return

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:APPhoto)WildweatherinMexico

2019-03-04 02:06:00

Mission to Europa will test Jupiter moon's friendliness to life

ByAvivaRutkinandLisaGrossman(Image:JPL/NASA)IsEuropahabitable?That’sthebigquestionthatNASAhopestoanswerinafuturemissiontotheicymoon

2019-03-04 01:19:00

Technology: US builds 'neuro chips'

THEAmericanelectronicscompanyIntelisenteringnewterritorywithachipdesignedforneuralnetworks.Thechip

2019-03-04 01:10:00

'Vaccine' stops mice feeling stress – but should people take it?

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:MichelleGibson/Plainpicture)IFYOUknewyouwereabouttogothroughastressfulexperience

2019-03-03 12:17:00

Science: Has the Milky Way formed stars in bursts?

ByKENCROSWELLinBOSTONAstronomershavelongbelievedthatourGalaxy

2019-03-03 12:06:00

Ozone cancer risk rises

Theozonelayeristhinningbetweentwoandfivetimesasfastaspredictedinthenorthernhemisphere.Andthatdepletionextendsfurthersouthandlastslongerthanpreviouslythought.Asaresult

2019-03-03 12:04:00

Boom or gloom in British science?

Forgettalesofscientificdecline–researchinBritain’suniversitiesisbooming.InitsannualStateoftheUniversitiesreport

2019-03-03 11:10:00

Disease strikes Canada's elk ranches

ByTONYIRWINinONTARIOElksonranchesinwesternCanadaarespreadingdiseaseamonglocalwildlifeandhumanpopulations.Theelks

2019-03-03 11:04:00

Volcanoes on Venus leave their mark

ByPRATAPCHATTERJEERadarimagesfromtheMagellanspacecrafthaveconfirmedtheexistenceofvolcanoesonVenus.Coronas

2019-03-03 09:15:00

NCC successor

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2019-03-03 09:05:00

Nasty things that live in the rubbish

ByTARYNTOROinBERLINAwhiffofrottingrubbishcannotonlyturnyourstomach

2019-03-03 09:01:00

French AIDS researcher cleared over vaccine trials

BySYLVIAHUGHESinPARISTrialsconductedinFrancebythecontroversialAIDSresearcherDanielZagurydidnotbreachethicalguidelines

2019-03-03 08:19:00

Hitch in Eurobank's green agenda

ByWILLIAMBOWNSewageplantsfortheVistulariverinPolandandacleanupofcoal-burningindustriesinSilesiawillbeamongthefirstprojectsfinancedbytheEuropeanBankforReconstructionandDevelopment

2019-03-03 08:15:00

Rainforests saved by satellite

SatellitephotographsarehelpingBrazilinitscrackdownonillegalburningoftheAmazonrainforest.PicturestakendailybytheAmericansatelliteNOAA9showexactlywherethefiresare

2019-03-03 07:20:00

Technology: Let them eat holograms

AnAmericanfoodmanufacturerhasdevelopedthenextsteponfromthetraditionalseasidestickofrock:sweetswithhologramsprintedonthem.Thethree-dimensionalimagesdonotcutoutanycaloriesbuttheydoprovidedecorationwith

2019-03-03 07:06:00

Technology: Computer pretends to pollute the sea

Britishresearcherslastweekunveiledanewweaponinthewaragainstpollution:acomputersoftwarepackagewhichmimicsthebehaviourofcontaminantsinanestuary.KnownasECoS–EstuarineContaminantSimulator–thesoftwareha

2019-03-03 06:04:00

Science: Mathematicians learn how to join the dots

ByARTUROSANGALLIinQUEBECJoiningupasetofnumbereddotstomakeapictureischild’splay.Butjoiningthedotssothattheresultingnetworkisasshortaspossiblehasdefeatedthebestmathematicians.Now

2019-03-03 05:15:00

Throw away the salt cellar

ByFRANKLESSERFoodmanufacturersshouldcutdowntheamountofsaltintheirproductsorclearlymarkthesaltcontent

2019-03-03 04:19:00

Technology: Bundle of tubes brings X-rays into focus

ByJONATHANBEARDinNEWYORKTwophysicists

2019-03-03 04:12:00

Japan rethinks curbs on transplant operations

ByPETERHADFIELDinTOKYOJapanesepatientsmaysoonbeabletohaveorgantransplantswithouthavingtotravelabroadfortheiroperations.UntilnowithasbeenvirtuallyimpossibletoobtainorgansfortransplantinJapan

2019-03-03 04:02:00

Outrage over live HIV treatment

ByPHYLLIDABROWNAPrivateresearchfoundationintheUShasstunnedthescientificcommunitybyinoculatingAIDSpatientswithbloodcontainingliveHIV.TheexperimentaltreatmentisintendedtothwartthecourseofAIDSbyintroduci

2019-03-03 03:19:00

Science: A triple helix to cripple viruses

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCAtechniquetoinsertathirdstrandofDNAintothedoublehelixofspecificgenescouldbeusedtothrowaspannerintotheworksofthecell’smachinery.TheAmericanscientistswhodevelopedthistripleheli

2019-03-03 03:12:00

Technology: Star wars gives a clear view of the sky

ByHELENGAVAGHANinWASHINGTONDCMilitarytechnologywhichwasmadepublicbytheStrategicDefenseInitiativeOffice(SDIO)lastweekwillgiveamajorboosttoastronomyintheUS.Ground-basedopticaltelescopesequippedwiththist

2019-03-03 03:10:00

'Performance' plan threatens Australia's academics

ByIANANDERSONinMELBOURNEWorldwidecriticismhasgreetedplanstodrasticallyalterthestructureoftheAustralianInstituteofAdvancedStudies

2019-03-03 02:19:00

Obstacle race to clear a path to well fires

ByDANCHARLESinWASHINGTONDCEngineerstryingtostopthehaemorrhageofoilinKuwaitaretryingoutnewwaystoclearminesanddebrisawayfromburningwells.Theyhopetousecompressedair

2019-03-03 02:17:00

Science: How straw in the pond keeps algal slime at bay

ByJANEBIRDRottingstrawreleasesachemicalwhichinhibitsthegrowthofalgae

2019-03-03 02:02:00

Sunken tanker fuels debate over dispersants

ByFREDPEARCEandDEBORAMacKENZIEAsablazingoiltankersanktotheseabedofftheItalianRivierathisweek

2019-03-03 01:15:00

Everything's coming up roses after scent gene is found

ByAvivaRutkinThesweetsmellofsuccess(Image:A.Cheziere/UniversitéJeanMonnet)Readmore:Clickheretoreadtheoriginal

2019-03-03 01:02:00

Technology: A distorted route to the perfect beam

BySUNNYBAINSinSEATTLEOpticalfibreshaverevolutionisedcommunicationsbymakingitpossibletosendlargeamountsofinformationovervastdistances.Butbecausefibresdodistortsomeoftheopticalcharacteristicsoflightsoth

2019-03-02 12:06:00

Anchors away

Largeshipsdriftingclosetorocksneedtobeabletodroptheiranchorsintodeepwaterwithouttheneedforpower.SoconcludedtheBritishgovernment’sChiefInspectorofMarineAccidentsthisweek