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AI climate negotiators can debate 100 years worth of policy in seconds

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 17:00
A simulation consisting of 27 AIs representing different regions in climate negotiations is part of a competition to find out which policies and incentives could have the best chances of success

City life is giving male Australian cane toads longer legs

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 16:34
Invasive cane toads that live in Australia’s cities have developed different physical traits from those in the countryside, which may be due to rapid adaptation to urban environments

Streetlights in Europe are getting bluer – that may be bad for health

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 14:00
Street lights are getting gradually more blue-tinged as countries switch to energy-efficient LEDs

Hunter-gatherers kept animals for food before they farmed crops

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 14:00
Ancient dung hints that 12,000 years ago, a population of hunter-gatherers in what is now Syria kept animals like sheep or gazelles around – probably for food

Antimicrobial drug derived from tree sap could treat chronic wounds

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 14:00
A compound derived from the sap of the blushwood tree was found to improve wound healing in mice and dairy calves

Why we should go back to the moon – and this time to build a home

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Achieving a lunar outpost is important not as a means of escaping our home planet, but learning better ways to thrive on it

How to make leaf mould to nourish your garden

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Autumn leaves provide a free and easy way to make leaf mould, a useful growing medium and soil improver, says Clare Wilson

Future Stories review: Has thinking about the future got even harder?

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
In unstable times we need to think clearly about the future. There is a lot to learn from David Christian's Future Stories: A user's guide to the future, an ambitious book with a Big History approach

Don't Miss: Andor, prequel to the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss

Art of the ocean: How artists have depicted the marine world

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
From Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater statues, walking to oblivion, to Carl Chun's detailed illustration of an octopus, a new book explores how our oceans have inspired art through the centuries

Flush review: Stop letting human faeces go down the toilet

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Bryn Nelson's extraordinary book asks why we let a vital natural resource, human faeces, get flushed away when we could be using it to heal guts, improve soil and understand our past

Stop calling it social media - these firms don't care what we want

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and their ilk were meant to let us chat freely in a digital public square, but the firms running social media are just as corporate as old media, says Annalee Newitz

Cold water swimming should be introduced as a public health measure

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Outdoor swimming helps reduce inflammation, which is linked to health issues ranging from heart disease to depression. It should be widely adopted as a public health measure, says Mark Harper

Like, Comment, Subscribe review: Inside track on YouTube's success

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 13:00
Over 17 years, YouTube has transformed from a place to share home videos to a cultural juggernaut that helps elect presidents. A new book from Mark Bergen gives unparalleled insights into the platform's rise

Einstein's gravity principle still correct, finds most precise test

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 10:00
An experiment conducted on a satellite in orbit found that Albert Einstein's ideas about gravity are still correct, with measurements accurate to one part in a quadrillion

Lori Garver on why NASA is returning to the moon for the wrong reasons

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 08:00
Ex-NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver introduced far greater collaboration with private companies. She says this has allowed us to plan a return to the moon – but that doesn’t mean we are going back for the right reasons

The best kind of camouflage is pretending to be an inanimate object

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 07:01
Wildlife resembling natural objects like stones, sticks or leaves avoid predators nearly four times as long as undisguised animals

A daily multivitamin could keep your memory sharp as you age

Mié, 14/09/2022 - 07:00
Taking the supplement for three years led to people doing better in memory and cognitive tests compared with a placebo tablet

Why military forces see the moon as a new strategic priority

Mar, 13/09/2022 - 12:30
The US Space Force is already taking steps to protect future bases on the moon. Could this lead to other powers like China escalating their own military activities up there too?

NASA is planning a permanent moon base. What will it take to build it?

Mar, 13/09/2022 - 12:30
The US wants to build a long-term human outpost on the moon by around 2030. Here is all the tech that will be needed, from a space station in lunar orbit to a way to avoid 'space hay fever'