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Lubricating arthritic knees with synthetic fluid may help tissue heal

Lun, 04/10/2021 - 11:00
Painful knee arthritis may occur when cartilage breaks down and increases friction in joints, but tests in rats suggest a synthetic lubricating fluid helps cartilage regenerate

Quantum computers can now fix their own mistakes without making more

Lun, 04/10/2021 - 11:00
The first demonstration of error correction on a quantum computer that doesn't lead to more mistakes is a step towards genuinely useful computation

Medicine Nobel awarded for explaining how we sense heat and touch

Lun, 04/10/2021 - 06:53
The 2021 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine has been won by two researchers who discovered how our nerves detect temperature and touch

Marie Antoinette's censored love letters have been read using X-rays

Vie, 01/10/2021 - 14:00
Love letters that Marie Antoinette wrote to a Swedish count have been impossible to read because he added extra handwriting on top of hers – but now the original words have been deciphered with X-rays

Covid-19 news: Flu and covid vaccines can be given at the same time

Vie, 01/10/2021 - 06:46
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Other planets in our solar system can masquerade as Earth from afar

Vie, 01/10/2021 - 02:00
If aliens took a picture of our solar system from afar, they might find that 6 of the other 7 planets in our solar system sometimes appear exactly the same as Earth in a phenomenon called planet confusion

Norwegian reservoirs power homes in Great Britain via 724km cable

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 19:01
A subsea electricity cable in the North Sea will allow renewable electricity from Norwegian reservoirs to power 1.4 million homes in Great Britain

Some female butterflies can see an extra ultraviolet colour

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 19:01
The females of a Central American butterfly species can see UV colours that males can't, which hints the species divides labour by sex in a way that's similar to some monkeys

First map of proteins in tumour cells pinpoints cancer therapy targets

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 14:00
Treating cancer may one day be easier using a map that reveals how hundreds of proteins interact with one another in cancer cells

The 5 roles you may have to affect climate change

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 12:00
Many people have a disproportionate impact on climate change – here’s how to harness that power for good, write Kimberly Nicholas and Kristian Steensen Nielsen

Female cleaner fish can judge when to cheat without getting caught

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 11:00
Female cleaner fish deceive their male partners when the pair are cleaning a client fish, but only if the male is out of sight, suggesting the females have theory of mind

Coming off antidepressants risks relapse – but so does staying on them

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 10:46
People who stop taking antidepressants have a higher chance of relapsing into depression than those who continue using the medicines – but the difference isn't large

Covid-19 news: Study finds benefits of teen vaccination outweigh risks

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 07:18
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Prioritising covid vaccines for people of colour may have saved lives

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 14:00
Black and Indigenous people and people of colour are more at risk from covid-19, and new modelling suggests that prioritising vaccines based on race or neighbourhood in addition to age could have led to fewer deaths

Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami linked to increased risk of dementia

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 14:00
People aged 65 years or over who lost their homes in the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami typically saw an increase in their rate of cognitive decline

Our cosmic neighbourhood has so many more secrets for us to reveal

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
An unusual meteorite seems to help explain why the planets are in their odd present positions, but plenty of other mysteries remain about our solar system

How to use the Cassiopeia constellation to spot Andromeda and Pegasus

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
With its bright stars and distinctive shape, Cassiopeia is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the night sky, says Abigail Beall

Several People Are Typing review: The horrors of Slack and modern work

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
What would happen if you could actually be sucked into Slack for good? Several People Are Typing is a Lovecraftian nightmare for the modern age, says Sally Adee

Gwen Adshead interview: Why ordinary people commit heinous crimes

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
Three decades spent working as a psychotherapist with the most violent offenders has convinced Gwen Adshead that they aren't the monsters we portray them as

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Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
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