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No, climate science isn’t wrong, and yes, global warming is real

A study suggests we can emit three times more carbon than we thought and still avoid 1.5°C of global warming - but the results are not as straightforward as they seem.....»»

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How much carbon dioxide can we emit before global warming chaos?

A study suggests we can emit three times more carbon than we thought and still avoid 1.5°C of global warming - but the results are not as straightforward as they seem.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Sex and aggression linked in male mouse brains but not in female

In male mice, the same brain cells influence both aggressive and sexual behaviours, but for the first time we now know that's not the case for females.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Could we store carbon dioxide as liquid lakes under the sea?

We need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to slow down climate change, and perhaps deep-sea trenches would be a good place to put it.....»»

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Thousands likely to be killed by Hurricane Irma’s deadly legacy

Toxic chemicals released by floodwaters, stress, infection and dangerous working conditions will all contribute to hurricane death toll years after winds die.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Secrets of butterfly wing patterns revealed by gene hacking

Butterflies' wings have extraordinary patterns and colours, and it turns out they are controlled by a single "master gene" that performs many roles.....»»

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Liquid cats and arousing crocs bag Ig Nobel prizes

The Ig Nobels honor the most hilarious of serious scientific work. This year prizes went to cats that flow, clueless twins, and emotionally manipulative crocodiles.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top19 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions

A virtual assistant helps people who are terminally ill feel less anxious about death and more ready to complete their last will and testament.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top22 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language

For the first time, language processing has been detected in areas of the brain that usually process vision, highlighting the organ’s extraordinary flexibility.....»»

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Mysterious flashing star seems destined for an explosive end

A detective story that began in the 1950s when a star seemed to go supernova but survived ended this month when someone figured out what was going on.....»»

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Plastic cubes injected into the body could replace booster shots

Microscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against all diseases.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 18th, 2017Related News

A rushed response to Hurricane Irma could cause bigger disasters

We must prepare for the bigger storms to come,  but if planners get it wrong, their efforts to protect people could make future mega-disasters even worse.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 18th, 2017Related News

Science after Brexit will be weaker all round

The UK government’s position paper is long on lofty ambitions for future collaboration, but the gory details suggest they will be extremely difficult to achieve.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 18th, 2017Related News

The NHS is using a chatbot to do tedious corporate team-building

The UK's National Health Service and 10 big firms are experimenting with CoachBot, which replaces "coaching and development" staff with an automated chatbot.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 18th, 2017Related News

Sacrificial virgin spiders let their nieces eat them alive

In one species of spider, unmated females not only care for other spiders’ offspring, they allow the tiny spiderlings to devour their insides.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 18th, 2017Related News

Watching Cassini’s last moments from inside NASA mission control

The Cassini team was at once somber and excited as they watched the spacecraft’s radio heartbeat flicker out. Mika McKinnon joined them to say goodbye.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 15th, 2017Related News

Brown dwarfs have strong magnetic fields just like real stars

Failed stars called brown dwarfs straddle the line between big planets and small stars. An observation of a magnetic field puts another tick in the star column.....»»

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Cassini takes last look at the ring patterns made by mini moons

These unusual patterns in Saturn's rings give us clues to what happens when planets are born, and may help us understand how our solar system formed.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 15th, 2017Related News

Final pictures from Cassini as probe smashes into Saturn

Say goodbye to humanity’s outpost at Saturn with a look at Cassini’s final images before it was swallowed by Saturn’s atmosphere.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 15th, 2017Related News

Facebook allowed adverts to be targeted at ‘Jew haters’

Facebook's ad-placing software allowed an investigative news site to target advertising at users who declared an interest in anti-Semitic topics.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopSep 15th, 2017Related News