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Brain changes from covid-19 may impact consciousness and cognition

Mié, 30/06/2021 - 08:30
Studies show the impact of covid-19 on the brain, with the virus affecting consciousness, cognition and possibly even risk of dementia in later life

Israel used world's first AI-guided combat drone swarm in Gaza attacks

Mié, 30/06/2021 - 07:47
During operations in Gaza in mid-May, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used a swarm of small drones to locate, identify and attack Hamas militants. This is thought to be the first time a drone swarm has been used in combat

Rare supernova could help us understand the Milky Way’s ancient halo

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 13:00
An unusually large supernova remnant has been seen in the most ancient part of our galaxy, and it could help us study the gas that makes up the Milky Way’s halo

Steel foil coated with nanowires does backflips out of water

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 12:00
Extremely thin and water-repellent steel wafers not only float when submerged, they harvest power from surface tension and leap out of water

Covid-19 boosters work well but we don't need them yet

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 11:00
A third shot of coronavirus vaccine boosts the immune system, while "mix and match" jabs also work well, new data shows

Dinosaurs may have already been going extinct before the asteroid hit

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 11:00
The diversity of non-avian dinosaur species may have been declining 10 million years before they vanished in a mass extinction 66 million years ago

Compostable plastic cutlery can be recycled into home-insulating foam

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 11:00
Compostable plastic can be turned into a foam that functions as building insulation, creating a potential solution to difficulties in recycling the material

Earliest known bubonic plague strain found in 5000-year-old skull

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 11:00
The bacterium behind the Black Death, which wrought devastation in medieval times, has been found in the skull of a man living 5000 years ago in Latvia – it’s the earliest known plague strain

Voyagers review: Lord of the Flies in space is full of mystery

Mar, 29/06/2021 - 11:00
Voyagers follows a group of genetically engineered children on their way to a distant planet. It has some good acting, but the film doesn't quite live up to its promise