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Nightmare Fuel review: The psychology that underpins horror films

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 13:00
Scary movies really get under our skin, but why is this the case and how do film-makers know what will scare us? A new book has some interesting answers

Why general relativity is known as a background independent theory

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 13:00
Space-time isn't expanding into anything because general relativity is what we call a background independent theory. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein sets out to explain what this means

Pink Sauce provokes social media savaging

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 13:00
Feedback investigates the powerful reach of a proprietary condiment, while also looking into the chess robot that broke its opponent’s finger - and a disturbing update to the latest Sims video game

A public information campaign on the climate crisis is urgently needed

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 13:00
Never has the need for a public information campaign been so great, not only to educate people about the climate emergency, but also to flag what they can do to mitigate its impact, says Bill McGuire

Wilder review: A compelling look at how lost species are restored

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 13:00
The challenge of reintroducing near-extinct species to countries that have been affected by conflict adds complexity to Millie Kerr's rewilding story

Cold exposure stops tumour growth in mice by hijacking glucose stores

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 11:00
Being continuously exposed to 4°C (39°F) for 20 days inhibited tumour growth and improved the survival of mice with five different types of cancerous cells

Blood substitute repairs damaged organs hours after heart stops

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 11:00
Use of an artificial blood substitute can reverse cell damage caused by lack of oxygen and could make more organs available for transplants, treat heart attacks and strokes and even reverse death

Labrador dogs gene edited and cloned to prevent inherited hip disease

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 10:06
CRISPR gene editing has been used to try to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs for the first time, in this case a common condition called hip dysplasia

How the secrets of ancient cuneiform texts are being revealed by AI

Mié, 03/08/2022 - 10:00
Much of the world’s first writing, carved into clay tablets, remains undeciphered. Now AI is helping us piece together this ancient Mesopotamian script, revealing the incredible stories of men, women and children at the dawn of history

JWST captures the most distant star ever seen in incredible detail

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 17:03
Astronomers have used the James Webb Space Telescope to take the most detailed image yet of Earendel, the most distant individual star we have ever seen

Memory problems after covid-19 more common in people with smell loss

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 16:41
Regardless of disease severity, people who have lingering smell loss after covid-19 are more likely to have cognitive problems than those who regain or never lose their sense of smell  

JWST has released a striking new image of the strange Cartwheel galaxy

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 14:34
The James Webb Space Telescope has taken a picture of the Cartwheel galaxy, which got its weird wheel-like shape when a smaller galaxy crashed through it

Gamma ray bursts could help unravel how fast the universe is expanding

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 13:30
It may be possible to use the brightest events in the universe, gamma ray bursts, to measure cosmic distances – which could help researchers figure out the universe’s structure

Strange pentagon is the best shape for stirring two liquids together

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 11:00
The best way to mix together two liquids – like milk and coffee – is by moving two pentagonal stirrers in a jagged motion

How kids are winning the fight against dengue fever in a Rio favela

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 11:00
In one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas, local children raising mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria in margarine tubs are a key part of Brazil’s most successful ever initiative against infectious disease

Record weather conditions made the UK's destructive wildfires possible

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 10:25
A fire weather index, which estimates how conducive weather conditions are for wildfires, was at its highest ever level as grass fires raged on the UK's hottest day

The hunt for hidden impact craters that could reveal Earth’s deep past

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 10:00
Geologist Ludovic Ferrière travels the world in search of undiscovered impact craters left behind by asteroids and comets striking Earth. He tells us how he finds them

Robot unties knotted cables but can't pick them up off the floor

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 09:08
A robot that can untangle long cables with just two simple grippers may be useful in aircraft and car manufacturing or as a household assistant

RSV vaccine that may protect against bronchiolitis has promise in mice

Mar, 02/08/2022 - 05:00
An experimental vaccine warded off the respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause of the chest infection bronchiolitis, in newborn mice

Shape of human brain has barely changed in past 160,000 years

Lun, 01/08/2022 - 15:00
An analysis of fossils suggests changes in the shape of the braincase during human evolution were linked to alterations in the face, rather than changes in the brain itself

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