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2019-03-08 10:12:01

A bridge too far

ByBarryFoxEverynowandthendriversofhighvehiclestakeawrongturnandsmashintolowoverheadbridges.In1994

2019-03-08 10:05:02

Steady as she goes

ByBarryFoxAscamcordersgetsmallerandlighter

2019-03-08 09:11:04

Digging for a workable watermark

ByBarryFoxRECORDcompanieshavebeenforcedbacktothedrawingboardintheirattemptstohideafoolproofcopyright“watermark”insidedigitalmusicrecordingsbecauseoftheveryhighsoundqualityofDigitalVersatileDiscscompar

2019-03-08 09:10:03

Clever kitty

ByDuncanGraham-RoweTHEmostambitiousartificialbrainyetdesignedistakingshapeinalaboratoryinColorado.Thebrain’sdevelopersaimtolinkittoarobotkittencalledRobokoneko

2019-03-08 09:02:04

HIV's subtle ways

ByMichaelDayTHEideathatHIVmakestheimmunesystem“wearitselfout”appearstohavesufferedafatalblow.Theeffectsofthevirusnowseemfarmoresubtle.Foryears

2019-03-08 08:11:01

Smoked out

ByBarryFoxBurglarswillmakeahastydeparturefromyourhomeifthealarminventedbyGillrange

2019-03-08 07:15:03

Log on to discover what's blowing in the wind

ByJonathanKnightRESIDENTSofthestorm-lashedsoutheastcoastoftheUSwillsoonbeabletogetprecisewindspeedforecastsfortheirneighbourhoodontheInternet

2019-03-08 07:01:02

Cloning's white elephant

ThaiembryologistsplantocloneaprizedwhiteelephantriddenbyKingRamaIII

2019-03-08 07:01:01

Chemical coup

ByAndyCoghlanONEofthebody’sgreatestblundersinthefightagainstcanceristorepairtumourcellsthatwouldotherwisesuccumbtochemotherapy.NowchemistsinVirginiahavediscoveredplantextractsthatcoulddeliverakillerbl

2019-03-08 06:01:02

Hands off our bones

ThenortheastChinesecityofBeipiaohastakencontrolofasitefamedforitsexquisitelypreservedbird

2019-03-08 05:17:04

Plough to plate

ByAndyCoghlanAFRENCHseedcompanyissettingupEurope’sfirstschemeforsegregatinggeneticallyengineeredandnaturalingredientsthroughoutthefoodchain.“Itisessentialtoimprovetransparencyandwintheconfidenceofcons

2019-03-08 05:15:01

Tangled websites

Somewebmastersseemtodelightindoinghalfajob

2019-03-08 05:04:03

Closing the Net on coral bleaching

ByLizTynaninSydneyTHEINTERNETmayhelpmarinescientistsfindwaystosavetheGreatBarrierReeffromdevastatingcoralbleachingattacksbygivingearlywarningsofthephenomenon.SatelliteimagesfromtheUSNationalOceanicand

2019-03-08 04:18:02

Double Whammy

AtechnicalblunderleftownersofSonyDVDplayersscratchingtheirheadsatChristmas.ThosegivenSony’sBestofGeorgeMichaeldoubleCDsetfoundthatoneofthetwodiscswouldnotplayontheirsupposedlyCD-compatibleDVDplayer.Th

2019-03-08 04:05:01

Tissue report pits privacy against pathology

ByPhilipCohenEFFORTStoprotectgeneticprivacycouldholdupcancerresearchintheUS

2019-03-08 03:20:01

Read the label

HealthministersinAustraliaandNewZealanddecidedinDecemberthatallgeneticallymodifiedfoodsoldinthetwocountriesmustbelabelledassuchfrom1Maythisyear.Thecountries’foodproducersareannoyedthatlabellingwillber

2019-03-08 03:17:02

Hello, Dave

ByBarryFoxTHOSEall-too-vulnerableoldpasswordscouldbeonthewayoutin1999asthecomputerindustryintroducesaclutchofcheaptechnologiesthatconfirmtheidentityofacomputeruserbycheckingtheirfingerprint

2019-03-08 03:08:04

All change

UpheavalscouldbeinstorefortheexpertswhoadvisetheBritishgovernmentonbiotechnologyandgenetics.JackCunningham

2019-03-08 02:16:02

A runt for life

ByJonCopleyHORSESmayholdthesecretofhoweventsinthewombcanaffecttheriskofheartdiseaseandotherproblemsinoldage.Bytransplantingracehorseembryosintonormalmares

2019-03-08 02:15:04

Warm giants

ByBobHolmesTHEbulkybodiesoflargedinosaursmayhaveallowedthemtomaintainahighandstablebodytemperaturewithoutusingmetabolicenergytokeepwarmasbirdsandmammalsmust.SosayAustralianzoologistswhohaveobservedthe

2019-03-08 02:02:04

False start

ByMickHamerBRITAINcouldhaveledtheworldindevelopingtheInternetandcomputergamesifthegovernmenthadlistenedtotheadviceofaformereditorofNewScientistthreedecadesago.Buthisvisionwastoofar-sightedevenforHarol

2019-03-08 01:19:02

You don't look a day over 3000

EGYPTIANmummiesagesurprisinglygracefully

2019-03-08 01:13:01

Smart home

MatsushitaofJapanhasbuiltaprototypeintelligenthousethatcanbeusedasatestbedforfuturehomeautomationtechnologies.Eachroomhasatleastonecomputerlinkedbyopticalfibretoacentralserverthatisconnectedtotheoutsi

2019-03-08 01:04:03

Truth games

ByCharliePye-SmithGOVERNMENTscientistsapparentlycannotbetrusted.Opinionpollsconsistentlysuggestthatthepublichasfargreaterfaithinnongovernmentalpressuregroupsthanintheonestheirtaxesarepayingfor.Butwhen

2019-03-08 01:02:02

Above it all

ByRachelNowakinMelbourneTWOballoonistsareplanningtotakeoffthisweekfromAliceSpringsinAustraliainauniqueattempttocircumnavigatetheglobebyridingstratosphericaircurrentswayabovethejetstreaminwhichotherlon

2019-03-07 10:20:01

Crisis, what crisis?

ByMarcusChownTHEfearthata“superflare”fromtheSunwillannihilatealllifeonEarthhassuddenlyreceded.“Wethinksuchflaresaretriggeredbygiantplanetsorbitingclosetoastar

2019-03-07 10:12:04

Space weather

ByStuartClarkThefirstdatafromaformation-flyingquartetofsatelliteshasrevealedthebuffetingthattheEarth’smagneticfieldreceivesfromthesolarwindinunprecedenteddetail.TheClustersatellites

2019-03-07 10:10:03

Drowning in data

ByClaireAinsworthTHE24chromosomesthatmakeupourgenomeweighinat3billionbasepairsofDNA.That’s25timeslargerthananyothergenomethathasbeensequencedandeighttimesthetotalsizeofalltheothergenomespublishedsofar

2019-03-07 09:11:04

Sealing the cracks

Bigcracksinpolymerscanhavefatalconsequences

2019-03-07 09:02:04

It's good not to talk

Sickoflisteningtootherpeopletalkingontheircellphones?FXPAL

2019-03-07 08:14:04

Checklist of worst-case scenarios could help prepare for evil AI

ErikTham/GettyByChrisBaraniukArtificialintelligence–what’stheworstthatcanhappen?ForRomanYampolskiy

2019-03-07 07:19:03

Into space on thin air

ByKurtKleinerLATERthisyear

2019-03-07 07:12:04

World War Zero brought down mystery civilisation of 'sea people'

UniversalHistoryArchive/UniversalImagesGroup/Superstock/GettyByColinBarrasTheTrojanWarwasagrandereventthanevenHomerwouldhaveusbelieve.Thefamousconflictmayhavebeenoneofthefinalactsinwhatonearchaeologis

2019-03-07 06:18:03

Put in our place

ByJoannaMarchantWEHAVEbeenhumbledasneverbeforethisweek.Whilewecongratulateourselvesonthemomentousachievementofsequencingthehumangenome

2019-03-07 06:04:01

Cranky young sun could have kickstarted life on Earth

ScienceVisualizationStudioatNASA/GoddardSpaceFlightCenterByJoshuaSokolGiantflare-upsfromtheyoungsunmighthavekeptearlyEarthwarm–andanylifenicelyfertilised.Bysplittinginertnitrogenmoleculesintheatmosphe

2019-03-07 05:19:01

Substandard model?

ByAdrianChoATINYdiscrepancyinthemagnetismofthemuon

2019-03-07 05:05:03

Tune in, tune out

ByDuncanGraham-RoweIT’Snofunyellingtomakeyourselfheardatapartyorinacrowdedbar.Andsportscoachesknowjusthowtoughitistotalktacticstoateamabovetheroarofacrowd.Whatyouneedinthesekindofnoisyenvironmentsisse

2019-03-07 04:16:04

Say hello to Allo – and the AI assistants set to run your life

DavidPaulMorris/BloombergviaGettyImagesByAvivaRutkinYOUmaynotknowityet

2019-03-07 04:09:01

Snotty nose

ByJoannaMarchantBabieswhogetfrequentrunnynosesmayhavelowerriskoflaterdevelopingasthmaandotherallergies

2019-03-07 04:08:03

A smile is just a smile

ByAlisonMotlukWOMENreallydoleadmenonforthefirstfewminutesaftertheymeetbutwithoutknowingit

2019-03-07 03:17:01

Play misty

Watersprinklersdon’tstarveflamesofoxygen—soCologne-basedFogtechasdevelopedanextinguisherthatmakesawatermistdothejob.Thefirm’sHighPressureWaterMistisproducedbypressurisingwaterto100atmospheresbeforepas

2019-03-07 03:07:04

Magic garlic

APROTEINfoundingarlickillstumourcellswhileleavinghealthycellsunharmed

2019-03-07 03:05:03

Green light found to ease the pain of migraine

GiuliaFioriPhotography/GettyByJessicaHamzelouPeoplewhoexperiencemigrainesthataremadeworsebylightmightbebetteroffseeingtheworldingreen.Whilewhite

2019-03-07 02:14:04

Babar fluffs first shot at universal mystery

ByAdrianChoTHEreasontheUniversecontainssomuchmorematterthanantimatterremainsasmysteriousasever

2019-03-07 02:14:01

Sight and sound

ByEmmaYoung

2019-03-07 01:17:04

Breaking bad sniffles: Crystal meth made cold medicine rubbish

LukeSharrett/BloombergviaGettyBySimonOxenhamColdmedicinedoinglittletorelieveyourbungedupnose?Thatcouldbebecauseacrack-downonchemicalsthatcanbeusedtomakecrystalmethhasmeantsomehigh-streetcoldmedicine

2019-03-07 01:16:03

Robot ranchers monitor animals on giant Australian farms

AustralianCentreforFieldRoboticsByAliceKleinFarmers

2019-03-07 01:15:02

Why baby turtles work together to dig themselves out of a nest

TuiDeRoy/MindenPictures/GettyByBrianOwensBabyseaturtlesworktogethertodigtheirwayoutofsandynests

2019-03-07 01:13:01

Hair hazard

USINGpermanenthairdyescanincreaseyourriskofdevelopingbladdercancer

2019-03-07 01:01:04

See the best new species discovered over the past year

BySandrineCeurstemontHowmanyspeciesarethereonEarth?Thebestguessis8.74millionbutestimatesvarywildlyandthereisstillnoconsensus.What’smore