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Thousands of coral larvae ‘planted’ under offshore wind turbine

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 12:18
For the first time, marine biologists have placed coral larvae at the base of offshore turbines in an attempt to grow new reefs. If the approach is successful, wind farms in tropical waters could provide safe haven for ocean wildlife

Pancreatic cancer vaccine: What to know about early promising results

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 12:14
A personalised mRNA vaccine for pancreatic cancer has produced promising results in a small initial trial involving people whose cancers were detected early enough to be operated on

Brain cells that control fever and other illness symptoms discovered

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 11:00
Fever, loss of appetite and seeking warmth are common responses to infections, and the discovery of the brain cells responsible for this behaviour in mice could help treat chronic illnesses

New test shows which bits of your DNA are from which biological parent

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 09:00
A test uses epigenetic marks on your DNA to determine which parts of your genome came from each biological parent

Batteries built with bumpy components work better in the freezing cold

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 08:00
Lithium-ion batteries often lose their charge at sub-zero temperatures, but a design incorporating bumps into one of the main components makes them work much better

We are finally starting to understand brain fog and how to treat it

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 07:00
Brain fog – which encompasses memory problems, lack of mental clarity and an inability to focus – had eluded scientific scrutiny until covid-19 thrust it into the spotlight. Now, we're starting to learn more about what exactly it is and how we can beat it

Slag heaps from steelmaking could absorb CO2 and fight climate change

Mié, 08/06/2022 - 03:00
Around 180 million tonnes of slag is buried in heaps around the UK, and researchers are investigating whether they could be tapped to remove CO2

The world's 1.5°C climate goal is slipping out of reach - so now what?

Mar, 07/06/2022 - 10:48
Scientists say it is still theoretically possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but realistically that now seems practically impossible. Should we admit our failure and double down on holding warming below 2°C?

Children with firm family ties more likely to feel happy and confident

Mar, 07/06/2022 - 10:00
We already knew that a nurturing family can reduce the chances of children developing depression or anxiety - now there's evidence that children from caring families are also more likely to feel happy and confident

Most English farmers willing to plant trees to combat climate change

Mar, 07/06/2022 - 07:00
Survey of 224 arable farmers across the south-east and east of England finds 60 per cent would consider small agroforestry plantations

Hepatitis: What could be causing the mysterious outbreak in children?

Mar, 07/06/2022 - 05:00
As of 26 May, the World Health Organization had received 650 reports of probable, sudden-onset hepatitis with no known cause in children across 33 countries

Cosmic dawn ended 200 million years later than cosmologists thought

Mar, 07/06/2022 - 04:00
Using the light from 67 extremely distant quasars, astronomers have calculated that cosmic dawn, the period in which the first stars began to form, ended 1.1 billion years ago

Medical cannabis eases chronic pain – but only if it has very high THC

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 17:00
Most prescribed cannabis products for chronic pain cause side effects like dizziness, but a new review has found that only those with very high THC, not CBD, actually provide pain relief

Popping a champagne cork fires gas at supersonic speeds

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 16:30
A computer simulation has revealed what happens in the microseconds after uncorking a bottle of champagne in full detail, uncovering how different types of shock waves form before the drink is ready to pour

We may now know when chickens were domesticated – but not why

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 15:00
Chickens were domesticated later than we thought, but probably not for their meat. Instead, they may have acted as early alarm systems or spiritual guides to the afterlife

Robotic peregrine falcon can scare birds away from crop fields

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 13:00
A flying robot inspired by peregrine falcons offers a non-lethal method for scaring flocks of birds from crop fields

Monkeypox DNA hints virus has been spreading in people for years

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 12:00
Genome sequencing confirms that monkeypox cases outside Africa are all related and suggests the virus responsible may have been circulating in people since 2017

Monkeypox DNA hints virus has been spreading outside Africa for years

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 12:00
Genome sequencing confirms that monkeypox cases outside Africa are all related and suggests the virus responsible may have been circulating in people since 2017

42% chance of breaching 1.5°C goal even if all carbon emissions cease

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 11:00
However, research shows that prospects for meeting the Paris Agreement’s backstop of 2°C is still well within reach, provided emissions are cut rapidly

Are the world's most powerful supercomputers operating in secret?

Lun, 06/06/2022 - 10:22
A supercomputer called Frontier has been officially crowned as the world's first exascale computer - one capable of a billion billion operations per second - but more powerful machines may be out there