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2019-03-08 10:14:08

Eye movements reveal processing of hidden memories

YOUcantellalotaboutapersonfromtheireyes–includinginformationaboutmemorieshiddenfromtheirconsciousawareness

2019-03-08 10:12:02

When opposite charges repel

OPPOSITESalwaysattract

2019-03-08 10:04:10

Smartphone lets you see round corners by light flicker on floor

AndreasReh/GettyByDouglasHeavenThewallsmaynothaveeyes–butyoucanturnthemintocamerasthatletyouseearoundcorners.Armedwithasmartphoneandsomestraightforwardopticalanalysis

2019-03-08 10:03:09

Mayans 'played' pyramids to make music for rain god

ByLindaGeddesSITonthestepsofMexico’sElCastillopyramidinChichenItzaandyoumayhearaconfusingsound.Asothervisitorsclimbthecolossalstaircasetheirfootstepsbegintosoundlikeraindropsfallingintoabucketofwatera

2019-03-08 09:12:02

Human hearts kept 'asleep' in a box can survive outside the body

Bettmann/GettyByClareWilsonAnewwayofkeepingheartsalivebut“asleep”inaboxoutsidethebodyforadayormorecouldbringanendtopeopledyingonthehearttransplantwaitinglist.ThesystemwastestedonthefirstpatientinAugus

2019-03-08 09:10:07

Most science papers turn out to be wrong. It’s time to fix that

SolStock/GettyInthesetimesoffakenews

2019-03-08 09:01:07

Mystery immunity could boost swine flu protection

ByDeboraMacKenzieVACCINATINGpeopleagainstswineflumaybealoteasierthananyonedaredhope

2019-03-08 08:17:08

Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found

AndreyKravtsov(TheUniversityofChicago)andAnatolyKlypin(NewMexicoStateUniversity).VisualisationbyAndreyKravtsovByLeahCraneThemissinglinksbetweengalaxieshavefinallybeenfound.Thisisthefirstdetectionofthe

2019-03-08 08:12:06

Polar bears run riot as ice melts

YOUcanalmosthearSarahPalincockingherrifle.Asclimatechangecausesseaicetoshrink

2019-03-08 06:07:10

Cold climate may have driven ancient humans’ move out of Africa

AntonPetrus/GettyByLakshmiSupriyaAncienthumansmayhavetrekkedoutofAfricatoescapearidclimes.ThisistheresultsuggestedbyarecordofclimateinEastAfricaspanningthepast200

2019-03-08 06:04:03

Installing a 3D-ready television might be premature

ByColinBarrasFINDINGinnovativewaystoentertainisanendlessquestforthetelevisionindustry.Oneapproachgettingtheexecutivesexcitedistoaddanextradimensiontoprogrammes.Butwill3DTVfindareceptiveaudience?These

2019-03-08 05:02:02

Father of 'nudge' psychology wins economics Nobel

KeithMorrisNews/AlamyStockPhotoByAndyCoghlanWeavingtheirrational“humanfactor”intoeconomicshasearnedRichardThaleroftheUniversityofChicagothisyear’sNobelPrizeinEconomicSciences.Thalerismostfamousfordesc

2019-03-08 04:10:02

Mystery of horned females solved

ITWASoneofthemanymysteriesponderedbyDarwin:whydosomefemaleanimalshavehorns?Hornsoncloven-hoovedmammalsarethoughttohaveevolvedforfightingeachother

2019-03-08 04:08:09

Unchecked healthcare costs will ruin America

ASTHEfightoverUShealthreformheatsup

2019-03-08 04:03:07

Don't blame it all on dad's absence

ByAlisonMotlukABSENTfatherscanalwaysexpecttogetalotofflak.They’vealreadybeenblamedfortheirkids’earlysexualmaturation

2019-03-08 03:19:09

Mouse takes off – thanks to magnets

ATLAST

2019-03-08 03:16:01

Exploding stars could have kick-started our ancestors’ evolution

FransLanting/MintImages/GettyByColinBarrasWastheriseofhumankindwritteninthestars?Anearbystarexploding8millionyearsagomighthavetriggeredmorefrequentlightningonEarth.Wildfiresignitedbythatlightningc

2019-03-08 03:07:08

Gene therapy cures colour-blind monkeys

ByAndyCoghlanTwocolour-blindmonkeysnicknamedDaltonandSamhavebeen“cured”throughgenetherapy.Thebreakthroughcouldbeapreludetonewgenetreatmentsforhumanvisiondisordersthatcurrentlyresultinblindness.Andbeca

2019-03-08 03:02:06

Anti-doping agency to ban all gene editing in sport from 2018

gilaxia/GettyByMichaelLePageThebattlebetweensportscheatsandtestersispoisedtoenterawholenewarena.TheWorldAnti-DopingAgencyhasextendedits2003banon“genedoping”toincludeallformsofgeneediting–butitisnotcle

2019-03-08 02:12:06

Buyer beware: Should genomic firms resell your data?

LaurenFleishman/TheNewYorkTimes/Redux/EyevineIFYOU’REnotpayingforit

2019-03-08 02:07:01

New Scientist: Flash fiction competition 2009

Thiscompetitionisnowclosed.Thankyouforyourentries–thewinnerwillbepublishedinNewScientist’slastissueoftheyear

2019-03-08 02:03:02

Too much radiation for astronauts to make it to Mars

ByDavidShigaFORGETtheriskofexplodingrocketsorgettingsideswipedbyawaywardbitofspacejunk.Radiationmaybethebiggesthurdletohumanexplorationbeyondlow-Earthorbitandcouldputadamperonarecentlyproposedmissiont

2019-03-08 01:15:05

Kuwait's plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled

YASSERAL-ZAYYAT/AFP/GettyImagesByAndyCoghlanKuwaithasrevokedtheworld’sfirstlawrequiringallcitizensandvisitorstosubmitsamplesoftheirDNA.Passedin2015

2019-03-08 01:03:05

Evolution’s rules mean life on Earth isn’t that varied after all

Michael&PatriciaFogden/MindenPictures/FLPAByBobHolmesManyseeminglydifferentspeciesactuallyliveverysimilarlives.Thisconvergencesuggeststhatitmaysomedaybepossibletopredicthowmanyspeciesliveinaparticular

2019-03-08 01:02:01

Nanoflares in the sun’s plasma may cause its scalding atmosphere

DRJUERGALEAN/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYPopcornblastsoffireinthesun’satmospheremaysolvealongstandingmystery.Newobservationsshowpartsofthesolarcoronaatscaldingtemperatureswithnovisibleheatsources–suggestingtha

2019-03-07 10:04:03

Future of money: A currency that's building community

BySamanthaMurphyReadmore:“Thefutureofmoneyinawebbed-upworld“THEtiesthatbindthe92

2019-03-07 08:19:05

Fishing has driven evolution of smaller Alaskan salmon

BySujataGuptaEvolutioninducedbyfishingmayexplainwhythebodiesofAlaska’ssockeyesalmonhaveshrunkby5 percentsincethe1940s.NealaKendallattheUniversityofWashingtoninSeattlesortedthroughdatafromcanneriesonth

2019-03-07 07:11:09

Mind-reading scan identifies simple thoughts

ByAndyCoghlanKEEPINGyourthoughtstoyourselfhasjustbecomeabitharderwiththedevelopmentofamethodforidentifyingwhatapersonisthinkingbyscanningtheirbrain.Inthefirstdemonstrationofthetechnique

2019-03-07 07:06:08

Quantum computer sold to high-profile client

IT’Sthehighestprofilesaleofaquantumcomputeryet

2019-03-07 07:03:09

New MRSA superbug discovered in cows' milk

ByCatherinedeLangeAnewstrainofMRSAhasbeenidentifiedincows’milkandinpeople

2019-03-07 07:03:06

June photo competition: Food

ByKatAustenFood

2019-03-07 06:12:03

German E. coli outbreak is a killer hybrid

ByDeboraMacKenzieThefood-poisoningoutbreakinGermany

2019-03-07 06:09:07

Sound waves can identify cancers that have spread

ADEVICEthatfilterscancercellsfromhumanbloodusingsoundcouldhelptoidentifytumourcellsthathavespread.Findingtumourcellsinthebloodindicatesacancerhasmetastasised–butthemolecularmarkersthatareusedtoidentif

2019-03-07 05:04:07

Early hominin women had wanderlust

ByFerrisJabrInthe21stcenturytrackingsomeone’smovementsisaseasyasaccessingafewfilesontheiriPhone.Scientistsinterestedinthemigrationsofourancienthuman-likeancestorsturntoamoreorganicformofGPS:fossil

2019-03-07 05:04:06

Common drug combo increases diabetes risk

ByPeterAldhousACOMBINATIONoftwocommondrugsmayputpeopleatriskofdevelopingdiabetes–oneisanantidepressant

2019-03-07 04:10:04

'Sustainable' timber is not always what it seems

ByFredPearceMostproductssourcedfromtropicaltimberdestroytheforest–andasustainabilitylogomaynotbeareliableguideforyourgreenconscience.Whileareportthisweekcelebratesa50percentincreaseintheareaoftropical

2019-03-07 04:09:01

Wave 'invisibility cloak' could shield coastlines

ByMacGregorCampbellHANDSupifyouthinkthe“invisibilitycloaks”producedrecentlylackacertainpracticality.Thenyoumightbepleasedtohearthatideasoriginallyappliedtocreatingthemcouldnowhaveamoredown-to-earthapp

2019-03-07 04:06:03

Mouse virus doesn't cause chronic fatigue syndrome

ByAndyCoghlanTwoyearsago

2019-03-07 04:04:09

Slow-moving Alzheimer's can buy people more time

ByCatherinedeLangePeoplewithAlzheimer’sdiseaseseemtolosetheircognitivefunctionseitherquicklyorslowlyandnotdeviatefromthispaththroughoutthewholeoftheirillness.Thefindingcouldhelppeopletounderstandhowqu

2019-03-07 03:17:07

Early Americans helped colonise Easter Island

ByMichaelMarshallSouthAmericanshelpedcoloniseEasterIslandcenturiesbeforeEuropeansreachedit.Cleargeneticevidencehas

2019-03-07 03:14:08

Farmers were genetic breeders 10,000 years ago

ByMichaelMarshallChinesericefarmers10

2019-03-07 03:11:11

Pacific shouldn't amplify climate change

THEElNiñoSouthernOscillation(ENSO)–aclimatemechanismthatbringsextremeweather–islikelytocontinueinawarmerworld.Thatcouldbegoodnews

2019-03-07 03:11:01

Gold-mine worm shows animals could be living on Mars

ByZenaIovino“It’slikefindingMobyDickinLakeOntario

2019-03-07 03:09:04

Asphalt may have poisoned ancient Americans

ByFerrisJabrONTHEbeachesofsouthernCaliforniayoucansometimesfindclumpsofastickyblacksubstancewithatexturehalfwaybetweenmolassesandrubber.Couldthesetarballs–collectedbyhumansforthousandsofyears–providee

2019-03-07 02:20:04

Erase entangled memory to cool a computer

ByAnilAnanthaswamyImaginecoolingasupercomputernotwithfansorfreezers

2019-03-07 02:16:05

See-saw logic gates make DNA computing easier

ByJacobAronComputersbuiltfromDNAwillbenefitfromadesignbreakthroughthathelpsthemperformcomplexcalculations

2019-03-07 02:12:05

On a diet? Try mind over milkshake

IFYOUwanttoloseweight

2019-03-07 02:11:03

Future of money: Virtual cash gets real

ByJacobAronReadmore:“Thefutureofmoneyinawebbed-upworld“Editorial:“Futureofmoney:Backtoanetworkedfuture“PEER-TO-PEERnetworkslikeNapsterandSkypehavealreadydisruptedthemusicandtelephoneindustries

2019-03-07 02:07:01

Heaviest elements yet join periodic table

ByDavidShigaElements114and116havebeenofficiallyaddedtotheperiodictable

2019-03-07 01:10:03

Fukushima fallout greater than thought

ByWendyZukermanThreemonthson