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Mice lived with us 15,000 years ago even before farming took off

House mice began to associate with humans when the Natufian people started settling in the eastern Mediterranean, before the advent of farming.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top10 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs

Two women thought to be infertile seem to have had their fertility restored using a technique to rejuvenate their ovaries, and one is now six months pregnant.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top13 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Putting bigger brains down to our social nature is half-baked

New work on primates bolsters the idea that diet – rather than social complexity – was key to evolution of our big brains, says chimp expert Richard Wrangham.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top13 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Electrified sand could explain Titan’s odd backward-facing dunes

Saturn’s largest moon is similar to Earth in many ways – but its dunes face the wrong direction. It could be because static electricity has greater clout there.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease

Rising obesity is leading to a boom in type 2 diabetes. A drug that reverses the condition in obese mice could make it much easier to control the disease.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Why breaking encryption is a bad idea that could never work

UK home secretary Amber Rudd says WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is "completely unacceptable" – but breaking encryption would be unhelpful and unworkable.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top15 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

Changing clocks twice a year is bad for health and energy use

Are you feeling tired today? Much of the UK got up an hour earlier this morning, a change that has been linked to heart attacks and strokes in some countries.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top15 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

A nuclear ghost town in Japan welcomes back residents this week

Namie was evacuated in the aftermath of the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station – six years later, people are being encouraged to return.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top16 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

It’s time new media companies admitted that that’s what they are

Social media titans like Facebook claim to exercise no control over their content. It’s time they dropped the pretence and picked up their responsibilities.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top17 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

Cleaner fish that keep farmed salmon healthy at risk of wipe-out

Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top17 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

Stray supermassive black hole flung away by gravitational waves

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a one-billion solar mass black hole fleeing its galaxy, showing supermassive black holes can probably merge.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water

A tumbler that makes water look and taste like lemonade using LED lights and electrodes could allow people to share drinks on social media.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Maths explains how pedestrians avoid bumping into one another

A model that takes into account sudden U-turns and other random behaviour by individuals in a crowd could be used to help prevent stampedes  .....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Enigmatic plumes from Saturn’s moon caused by cosmic collision

Saturn’s icy moon spews water and heat into space, but only from its south pole. A new model suggests that’s because it suffered a hit-and-run long ago.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Fish that keep salmon clean and healthy risk being wiped out

Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Is most cancer just random bad luck? No, lifestyle matters a lot

Many cancers are still preventable despite more research highlighting the role of unavoidable random DNA damage, says biologist Darren Saunders.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

Pay crash expected in online gig economy as millions seek work

Millions of people in South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa get income from online jobs. But as more get online, competition will spark a race to the bottom.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 24th, 2017Related News

How free speech can become censorship – and how to solve it

The more free speech, the better – or so we thought. But in a world of bots and misinformation, the online free-for-all is ruining debate.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 23rd, 2017Related News

Edited live vaccine could stop harmful polio outbreaks

We’re on the brink of eradicating polio, but the virus used as a vaccine can evolve to become dangerous. Now a team has figured out how, and plan to stop it.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 23rd, 2017Related News

Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes

At least 40 per cent of people with severe chronic pain develop depression. A mouse study has found changes in brain gene activity that may explain the link.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMar 23rd, 2017Related News