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Limiting warming to 1.5°C may save billions from tropical storms

Lun, 27/09/2021 - 11:00
Between 2015 and 2100, if the world follows a 1.5°C global warming trajectory instead of a 3.1°C one it would mean 1.8 billion fewer people will experience a tropical storm in their lifetime

Children with more books at home have less mental decline when older

Lun, 27/09/2021 - 07:17
Older people who had large home libraries as children perform better in memory tests, possibly because early cognitive enrichment helps to buffer the brain

US army to 3D print concrete buildings and bridges in disaster areas

Lun, 27/09/2021 - 03:00
The US Army Corps of Engineers has developed technology that can 3D print buildings in disaster areas, and there are plans for the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle bridge

Ada Twist, Scientist review: Brilliant children's TV for the curious

Sáb, 25/09/2021 - 01:00
Netflix's adaptation of the bestselling picture book series Ada Twist, Scientist will be loved by children and provoke a smile from even the most jaded parents

Tomato is first CRISPR-edited food to go on sale in the world

Vie, 24/09/2021 - 12:21
A tomato with higher levels of a nutrient linked to reduced stress can now be bought in Japan – it is the first CRISPR-edited food in the world to be launched commercially

USB-C chargers: Will EU law cut down on e-waste or just anger Apple?

Vie, 24/09/2021 - 11:42
The European Union wants all smartphones and other portable devices to use USB-C chargers, but Apple says such a law would stifle innovation for its iPhones

How our ape ancestors suddenly lost their tails 25 million years ago

Vie, 24/09/2021 - 10:14
Why don't humans have tails? A comparison of the genomes of apes and monkeys has revealed the mutation that caused the ancestors of apes to lose these appendages, a change that did not happen gradually but all at once

Simple make-up tips can help you avoid face recognition software

Vie, 24/09/2021 - 06:00
AI software identifies which areas of your face you should subtly change with make-up to fool face recognition technology – and it works 98.8 per cent of the time

Foundation review: Isaac Asimov TV adaptation is imaginative reworking

Jue, 23/09/2021 - 21:00
Apple TV's adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series stays true to the big ideas, but sensibly nixes the 1940s sexism

Alok Sharma: COP26 is for ordinary people, not just climate warriors

Jue, 23/09/2021 - 09:47
Alok Sharma, president of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit due to start in November, says “ordinary people” now understand the need to tackle global warming, not just environmentalists

Hyenas make faces at each other when they want to play-fight

Jue, 23/09/2021 - 07:00
Hyenas play-fight with other members of their clan, and they have a clear way to let each other know the fight isn’t serious: they open their mouths and bob their heads

Birds flocked to North American cities during covid-19 lockdowns

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 14:00
Dozens of bird species became more abundant in 93 urban centres across the US and Canada when covid-19 restrictions cut noise and pollution from traffic

Dinosaurs may have waggled their tails to help walk more efficiently

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 14:00
A computer reconstruction of a small two-legged dinosaur suggests it ran more efficiently if it waggled its tail from side to side with every step

How can we prevent and reduce food waste?

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
Around one third of all food produced globally goes to waste, the vast majority being thrown into landfill sites where it is left to rot away

The UK energy crisis shows why it is time to look beyond fossil fuels

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
The gas crisis fatally undermines the argument that fossil fuels provide a stable, economically viable solution to satisfying our future energy needs

How to sous vide steak using a beer cooler box

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
Cooking sous vide offers a route to perfection via precisely controlled temperatures. Here's how to do it at home, no gadgets necessary

Psychonauts 2 review: A fun yet sensitive take on mental health

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
A perilous journey through the dark corners of the human mind, Psychonauts 2 somehow manages to be as entertaining as it is empowering, writes Jacob Aron

A third of the world's food goes to waste – here's how to stop the rot

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
Food waste isn't just morally objectionable; it also produces vast amounts of greenhouse gases. But this is one food fight we can win, with simple actions at home and new tech in industry

Everyday aches: Why it’s time to take minor ailments more seriously

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
There’s a lot that can go slightly wrong with the human body and most of the time science can’t explain why. But even our unremarkable illnesses deserve closer inspection

Fire and Ice review: A fascinating tour of weird space volcanoes

Mié, 22/09/2021 - 13:00
Natalie Starkey's new book will make you rethink what you thought you knew about how volcanoes around our solar system look, what they do and what comes out of them when they erupt