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2019-03-02 12:06:00

Anchors away

Largeshipsdriftingclosetorocksneedtobeabletodroptheiranchorsintodeepwaterwithouttheneedforpower.SoconcludedtheBritishgovernment’sChiefInspectorofMarineAccidentsthisweek

2019-03-02 11:17:00

A lizard in the bush . . : The massive world trade in reptiles and amphibians threatens to drive some species to extinction. Biologists are now trying to protect the animals in the wild while still supplying the market

ByLEIGHDAYTONinSYDNEYIntheearlyhoursof3January

2019-03-02 11:09:00

Technology: Fusion hopes hang on refurbished JET

ByJEREMYWEBBThemissiontoharnessthereactionthatpowerstheSunentersanewphasethisweek.Thedoorsoftheworld’sbiggestfusionreactor

2019-03-02 11:07:00

Electronic news

Britain’sfirsttrialofanelectronicregionalnewspaperbeganthisweek.OverthenextthreemonthsWestminsterPressandDigithurst

2019-03-02 11:06:00

Science: Urine tests confirm fears about passive smoking

ByNIRIPATELRaisedlevelsofacarcinogenderivedfromtobaccohavebeenfoundintheurineofnonsmokersbyanAmericanteamofhealthresearchers.Thisaddsweighttothesuspicionthatpassivesmokingcancauselungcancer.StephenHec

2019-03-02 09:11:00

Electronic libel?

AphysicslecturerfromLondonhasissuedawritforlibelforaseriesofmessagessentovertheUsenetcomputernetwork

2019-03-02 08:06:00

Science: How disappearing lakes are swelling the oceans

ByFREDPEARCEGlobalwarmingisnottheonlywaypeoplearecausingthesealeveltorise

2019-03-02 08:03:00

Fear that vigilantes could wreck reef research

ByIANANDERSONinMELBOURNEMarinescientistsworkingonAustralia’sGreatBarrierReeffearthattheirexperimentsmaybetamperedwith

2019-03-02 07:19:00

Patents: Blast-proof data

ByBARRYFOXEvenanuclearattackwillnotthrowaBritishAerospaceaircraftoffcourse.Thecompany’sBritishpatentapplication(2265058)describesasystemformakingthecomputerintheinertialnavigationsystemofafly-by-wirea

2019-03-02 07:05:00

Patents: After-dinner squints

ByBARRYFOXWorriedbyunsightlyscrapsoffoodleftonyourfaceafterdinner?PhillipTurnerofManchesterhastheanswer.Hissimplesolution(Britishpatentapplication2266236)istoattachasmalldiscmirrortothecornerofaha

2019-03-02 07:03:00

Ozone warning

DestructionofozoneinthestratosphereovertheArcticandnorthernEuropethiswintercouldbeascatastrophicasithasbeenoverAntarctica–ifclimateconditionsareright.TheUKStratosphericOzoneReviewGroup

2019-03-02 05:14:00

Technology: No silver linings for CD's

ByBARRYFOXSomefull-lengthCDspackagedinplasticboxesarebeingtarnishedbyairbornesulphur.Theirmanufacturer

2019-03-02 05:13:00

How geneticiest bred failure form success

ByJEREMYWEBBBritain’sstagingofoneoftheworld’sleadingscienceconferenceshasendedinfinancialdisaster.Directorsofthecompanysetuptomanagethe17thInternationalCongressofGenetics

2019-03-02 05:12:00

Brinkmanship threatens JET

ByJEREMYWEBBHundredsofscientistsandengineersattheworld’sbiggestfusionreactor

2019-03-02 05:04:00

Great little pyramid

Smalleryes

2019-03-02 05:02:00

Russian trial

ThechemistVilMirzyanovgoesontrialinMoscowthisweekonchargesofrevealingstatesecrets.MirzyanovtoldjournaliststhatRussiahaddevelopedanewbinarynervegascalledNovichok

2019-03-02 04:19:00

Thorp review

BothsidesinthebattleoverthegiantThorpplantatSellafieldclaimedvictorylastweekafterJusticeLawssaidhewouldallowajudicialreviewofthegovernment’sdecisiontolicenseradioactivedischargesfromtheplant.Thelicenc

2019-03-02 04:11:00

Neighbours sign deal to save Aral Sea

ByFREDPEARCEThestrickenAralSea

2019-03-02 04:08:00

Missing link with big feet

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONWhalesevolvedfromfour-leggedmammalsthatlivedonland.Buthowtheymadethetransitionfromlandtoseahasalwaysbeenoneofthemostpuzzlingquestionsinmammalianevolution.Palaeontologistshaveunearth

2019-03-02 04:04:00

Science: Surprise legacy of Germany's flying bombs

ByJOHNEMSLEYTwoofchemistry’smostcommonplaceelements

2019-03-02 04:03:00

Science: Old age is not a new problem

BySARAHBUNNEYNubianmenwhofarmed2000yearsagoinwhatisnownorthernSudansufferedspinalproblemsidenticaltothoseofmanyelderlymentoday–stiffnessofthespineandmildpaininthemiddleorlowerback.Thediscoveryseemstor

2019-03-02 02:13:00

Mackerel lured dolphins to certain death

ByJOHNBONNERMorethanahundreddeaddolphinsthatwasheduponthecoastofDevonandCornwallin1992werekilledbyfishingnets

2019-03-02 02:03:00

Science: A constant challenge to the Universe

ByJOHNGRIBBINRecentsuggestionsthattheUniverseis‘open’andwillexpandforeverarebeingchallengedbycosmologistTomShanksoftheUniversityofDurham.HearguesforasimplerinterpretationofthelatestfindingsfromX-raysf

2019-03-02 02:01:00

Italian ploy?

ItalyisthreateningtowithdrawfromtheEuropeanMolecularBiologyLaboratory(EMBL)

2019-03-02 01:07:00

Science: The giant crystal at the heart of the Earth

ByJEFFHECHTinBOSTONTheinnercoreoftheEarthisnotauniformsphereofdense

2019-03-01 12:11:00

Levy to conserve cash for health service R&D

ByPHYLIDABROWNPlanstocreateanationalfundtofinanceallresearchcarriedoutinBritain’shealthservicehavereceivedaguardedwelcomefrommedicalscientists.Buttheywarnthatcriticalquestionsremainabouthowtheschemewi

2019-03-01 12:09:00

Whose element is it anyway?

ByROSIEMESTELHEmayhavewontheNobelprizeinChemistrywaybackin1951

2019-03-01 12:07:00

Roll up for the flexible transistor

ByJULIANBROWNTVscreensthatrolluplikeblinds

2019-03-01 11:11:00

Oil spill damages set at billions

ByBOBHOLMESExxonmustpay$5billioninpunitivedamagestoagroupofnativeAlaskans

2019-03-01 10:11:00

Europe's research 'gold mine' is opened up

ByANDYCOGHLANinLUXEMBOURGBillionsofpoundsoftaxpayers’moneyspentonindustrialresearcharegoingdownthedrainbecausecompaniesarenotexploitingtheresults

2019-03-01 09:18:00

Technology: Namibians who live in glass houses . . .

ByDAVIDSPARKOvambofamiliesinnorthernNamibiatraditionallybuildahouseforeachchild

2019-03-01 09:15:00

Patents: High flyers

ByBARRYFOXTheoriginalpatentsontheHovercraftfiledbyChristopherCockerellinthe1950sarelongdead

2019-03-01 09:09:00

Science: Crystal clear way to better clotbusters

ByJOHNNEWELLThediscoveryoftheprecisestructureofhumantissuefactorshouldleadtobetteranticlottingdrugswithinafewyears.HumantissuefactoristheproteinreceptorwhichbindstoclottingFactor7tostartthecascadeofre

2019-03-01 09:08:00

Hard sell for particle physics?: The killing off the superconducting Supercollider sent shock waves through particle physicics. Now researchers face a dilemma: should they expect governments to give them money to answer the fundamental questions about th

ByJULIANBROWNImagineyoureceivedavisitfromanextraterrestrial.LongagohisraceworkedouttheanswerstothebigquestionsoftheUniverseandheofferstorevealoneinreturnforsomeofyourhard-earnedcash.Althoughheishasnou

2019-03-01 08:18:00

Patents: Jelly bullets

ByBARRYFOXBatonrounds

2019-03-01 08:16:00

DNA-cutting enzymes could slice through gene editing patent spat

ByAnnaNowogrodzkiCRISPRinactionasenzymes(inblue)snipDNA(red)

2019-03-01 08:06:00

Americans make logs from a skip-full of dollars

ByROSIEMESTELinLOSANGELESAmericansmaysoonhavemoneytoburn–literallyaswellasfiguratively.Inanattempttocutdownwaste

2019-03-01 07:18:00

Seal breeding plan hits the rocks

ByTARAPATELinPARISDeepdivisionshaveemergedamongEuropeanscientistsoveraFrenchplantobreedMediterraneanmonksealsincaptivity.Theprojectwassupposedtobeginlastweek

2019-03-01 06:11:00

Multiverses-in-a-box let us simulate the cosmos before we see it

Howdidthisform?(Image:NASA

2019-03-01 06:10:00

Our knack for remembering faces is a highly evolved skill

ByClareWilsonFaceit

2019-03-01 06:09:00

Simple 'spelling error' to blame for dwarfism

Asingle‘letter’outofplaceinthegeneticcodeofchromosome4causesthemostcommonformofdwarfisminhumans

2019-03-01 05:17:00

Technology: Superconductors move into mobiles

ByCHARLESARTHURHigh-temperaturesuperconductorsaremovingoutofthelaboratoryandintooneofthefastest-growingcommercialsectors–mobilecommunications.Overthenexttwomonths

2019-03-01 05:15:00

TB exposure revealed in a blood test

ByTIMTHWAITESASKINtestthatmarkedtheforearmsofgenerationsofschoolchildrentoassesstheirexposuretotuberculosismaybeonthewayout.AnAustraliancompanycalledCSLaimstoreplacetheskintestwithabloodtestthatwouldb

2019-03-01 05:12:00

Zoologger: DJ frogs sing like birds, remixing tunes on the hop

ByRichaMalhotraMaleGracixalustreefrogswoofemaleswiththeiroriginalcompositions(Image:JodiRowley/AustralianMuseum)Zoologgerisourweeklycolumnhighlightingextraordinaryanimals–andoccasionallyotherorgan

2019-03-01 05:11:00

First digital map of ocean sediments reveals weaker carbon sink

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:AdrianaDutkiewiczetal./UniversityofSydney)Thefirstglobaldigitalmapoftheoceanfloorsediments(shownabove)showswehavelittleclueabouthowtheworld’sbiggestcarbonsinkworks.Abouthalft

2019-03-01 04:10:00

Torrid sex scenes puzzle octopus experts

ByROSIEMESTELRAUNCHYvideofootagefromthedepthsofthePacificOceanhasgotmarinebiologistsexcited–andperplexed.Forthefirsttime

2019-03-01 04:02:00

Ocean convulsions

CLIMATEresearchersareforecastingthatElNin˜no

2019-03-01 03:15:00

Patents: Tune in, drive on

ByBARRYFOXSomanypeoplehavebecomeaddictedtoTV

2019-03-01 02:17:00

Physics of falling says professional athletes are running wrong

ByRebeccaBoyleEnoughangularmomentumtogoround?(Image:WalterIoossJr./SportsIllustrated/Getty)Runnersmaybedoingitallwrong.Aslightlydifferentposturecouldletrunnersandwalkersgetagravity-drivenboost–andp

2019-03-01 02:11:00

Patents: Hip replacement

ByBARRYFOXJapanesemanufacturingcompanyKyoceraisfilingpatentsaroundEurope(EP591976)foramaterialwhichitclaimswillimproveartificialhipjoints.Whensomeonewithastandardartificialhipstandsup

2019-02-28 12:20:00

Men's Y chromosome is not about to go extinct

ByJessicaHamzelouGOODnewsformen:theYchromosomewillnotmutateitselfoutofexistenceafewmillionyearsfromnow–confoundingexpectations.Onceuponatime