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Friday, November 16, 2018 9:25 am
Scientists from around the world have unanimously voted for a new definition of the kilogram - one based on fundamental constants instead of "Le Grand K"
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Friday, November 16, 2018 8:35 am
The Gaia satellite has spotted a ghost galaxy with a lower surface brightness than any stellar system we've ever seen - but the discovery is being questioned
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Friday, November 16, 2018 8:35 am
Water contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead, could be cleaned up by thousands of microbots built from mushroom spores
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Friday, November 16, 2018 3:00 am
Players of a video game must kill a virtual parasite by changing the temperature of their gut, which is measured by an ingestible sensor
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Friday, November 16, 2018 1:10 am
A new genetic test that enables people having IVF to screen out embryos likely to have a low IQ or high disease risk could soon become available in the US
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Moving backwards - or simply imagining doing it - can be enough to improve scores on memory tests, but we don't know why
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 am
Getting up early on weekdays and sleeping in on weekends to compensate may cause period pain by disrupting the circadian rhythms that control hormone cycles
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:00 am
This internet tracker can follow your browsing for months even if you use ad blockers, by measuring variations in the quartz crystals in your device's clock
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:16 am
The Union of Concerned Scientists has overturned its longstanding opposition to nuclear power. Other green groups should follow suit, says Mark Lynas
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:05 am
Radar surveys have revealed a crater left when a kilometre-wide asteroid hit Greenland - and the impact could explain a climate mystery
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 am
People with genes that make them taste caffeine more strongly tend to be coffee-drinkers, while tea-drinkers have genetic aversions to strongly bitter tastes
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 am
Genetics pioneer George Church's new company says it will sequence your genome for free and secure it on a blockchain, so that you can choose who uses your data
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 4:05 am
Crude proteins made of short chains of amino acids can form life-like "protocells" that host biological processes - hinting that life began with proteins
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:00 am
As tests that screen embryos for complex traits become available, it's time to decide how to use these ethically - and where to draw the line
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Antibiotic resistance has spread around the world - so much so that even penguins living near Antarctic research bases have resistant bacteria in their gut
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 pm
A lasting desire to find differences in how male and female brains work serves to affirm gender stereotypes, not explain them, says Dean Burnett
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 am
Tall buildings in Houston made hurricane Harvey dump more rain on the region, before the water ran straight off the city's hard surfaces causing epic flooding
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 am
Household heating systems are huge sources of carbon emissions, but many countries are showing how existing technologies can fix the problem
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 am
After years of searching, a planet several times larger than Earth has been discovered orbiting Barnard's star - the closest star to Earth after the Alpha Centauri system
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 am
A climate change denier is no longer to head House science committee, but Washington state voters reject carbon tax and Arizona blocks renewable energy boost
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