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World’s richest countries fall short on renewable energy targets

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 11:10
Eleven of the 20 largest economies got a C or worse on a renewable energy report card, which assessed their plans to reach net zero and their targets for producing and using renewable energy

Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw confront the black hole information paradox

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 11:00
The particle physicists explain the latest thinking on what happens to the stuff that falls into black holes – and what it reveals about the deepest structure of the universe

Ten must-see talks at this year's New Scientist Live

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 10:00
From conspiracy theories to black holes, ultra-processed foods to the great climate upheaval, these are the talks you don't want to miss at this year's New Scientist Live, says Rowan Hooper

NASA is ready to knock an asteroid off course with its DART spacecraft

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 04:57
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test is preparing to crash into the asteroid Dimorphos in an attempt to change its orbit

Plan to cut Ethereum energy use sees miners switch cryptocurrencies

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 04:42
The Merge, a long-awaited update which promised to slash Ethereum’s vast energy consumption, has instead pushed miners towards other cryptocurrencies

Face recognition technology for pigs could improve welfare on farms

Mar, 20/09/2022 - 03:00
Machine learning software can identify individual pigs based on their facial features with high accuracy, which could help farmers give animals individualised food and veterinary care

Most big coastal cities have areas sinking faster than sea level rise

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 17:25
44 of the 48 most populous coastal cities have areas sinking faster than the sea is rising, driven by groundwater pumping and compacted soil from heavy buildings

Umbilical cord 'milking' cuts brain injury risk for babies born limp

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 16:00
Squeezing nutrient-rich blood from the umbilical cord into babies who are born pale or struggling to breathe improves health outcomes

Ant-slayer spider catches prey with acrobatic leap to wrap it in silk

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 15:00
High-speed cameras have revealed the extraordinary hunting technique of the Australian ant-slayer spider, which is highly successful and thought to be unique

There are 20,000,000,000,000,000 ants crawling all over Earth

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 15:00
A new study estimates there are 20 quadrillion individual ants across the globe, which together weigh more than all wild birds and mammals combined

Vegan pet food: Can cats and dogs be happy and healthy without meat?

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 11:30
Emerging research suggests vegan pet food may be able to keep dogs and even cats healthy and happy, reducing the massive impact that traditional pet food has on the environment

Global warming could kill many of the tree species that cool cities

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 11:00
Around three-quarters of the tree and shrub species currently grown in cities worldwide are predicted to be at risk from hotter and drier conditions by 2050

Smart face mask could detect coronavirus on other people’s breath

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 11:00
A prototype N95 face mask with a sensor built into the breath valve appears to be highly sensitive to virus proteins in early-stage tests

Feeding farm by-products to livestock could boost our food supply

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 11:00
15 per cent of food currently given to livestock and farmed fish is suitable for human consumption. By replacing this with food system by-products, we could feed more people without needing more farmland

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first pictures of Mars

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 09:00
Infrared images of Mars taken by the James Webb Space Telescope could help us better understand its atmosphere

The omicron coronavirus variant may protect against flu

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 07:32
In a laboratory study, the H1N1 seasonal flu virus didn't take hold in bronchial cells containing the omicron coronavirus variant, but the flu virus did replicate in cells containing the delta variant

Plant-based hot foam kills weeds as effectively as chemical spray

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 04:00
A plant-based foam mixed with hot water has worked as well as glyphosate weedkiller at removing weeds from olive groves and has also been used successfully in urban areas

Brain scans reveal the areas that light up when we look at food

Lun, 19/09/2022 - 03:00
Two regions in the ventral visual cortex of the brain are selectively activated by images of food, reflecting the importance of food for human survival and culture

Covid-19 pandemic linked to early onset of puberty in some girls

Sáb, 17/09/2022 - 03:30
Several studies suggest that the number of girls starting puberty early has more than doubled amid the coronavirus outbreak - and experts are unsure exactly why

Liquid robot can split into tiny droplets and reform into a blob

Vie, 16/09/2022 - 14:00
A robot made from magnetic fluid can be made smaller, thinner, or directed to break up with special magnets, which could be useful for delivering drugs into the body