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Can a crowdsourced mega-forest offset Trump’s climate chaos?

It's an appealing idea, a vast forest to soak up the extra carbon released due to Trump's policies, but it may not be so easy in reality, says Olive Heffernan.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top7 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Great American Eclipse: Everything you need to know to get ready

The stage is set for the first total solar eclipse in the continental US since 1979. Here’s our guide to the best way to enjoy the spectacle.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top12 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

This self-healing robot can regenerate after being stabbed

Regenerating powers will be a crucial feature for robots that are both strong and soft. These jelly-like polymer muscles heal perfectly after damage – just add heat.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top13 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

Shutting down neo-Nazi Daily Stormer sets a dangerous precedent

The neo-Nazi website has been booted out by web services for crossing moral lines, but should tech firms decide what we see online?.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

A surveillance state is no fix for Brexit’s Irish border issue

The UK has called for "technology-based solutions" to manage the Irish border, but tracking the flow of goods and people could mean intrusive surveillance.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top14 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapy

Do you find yourself doing absolutely any task other than the one at the top of your to-do list? There might now be a way to treat procrastination.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top15 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends

Chimpanzees of all ages will comfort upset companions, but adult chimps do it less – perhaps because they are more selective about who they help.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top15 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them pain

Many people who take statins ditch them due to painful side effects. But genetic testing can help choose the right drug, minimising this risk.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: Top18 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

The 21 August solar eclipse gives scientists and the public alike a chance to observe the sun’s corona, a ring of plasma that stretches as far as Earth.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility

Men with extra sex chromosomes can have difficulty producing fertile sperm. Now researchers have got around this in mice by making stem cells from their skin.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Speedy white dwarf may have survived a rare type of supernova

Type Iax supernovae are weak enough that part of the exploding star may be able to survive. Now, we may have spotted the first star that lived to tell the tale.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Monkeys can be tricked into thinking all objects are familiar

There is a cluster of neurons in monkeys’ brains that decides whether or not they have seen objects before, and stimulating it makes them see everything as familiar.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Culture not biology is behind many differences between the sexes

It is becoming ever clearer that environment and culture may be determining traits we think are down to male or female biology, says neuroscientist Gina Rippon.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer

Many blood cancers are caused by mutations in the protective TET2 gene, but vitamin C may enhance drug treatments by helping to tell out-of-control cells to stop dividing.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Web firms shunning neo-Nazi site isn’t necessarily good news

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has been booted out by web services for crossing moral lines, but should tech firms decide what we see online?.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Why adding a drop of water can make whisky taste even better

Scotch aficionados know that adding a little water to their dram can bring out the flavours – now we have glimpsed more of the chemistry behind it.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 17th, 2017Related News

Self-healing jelly bot regenerates when stabbed – just add heat

Soft robots are perfect for delicate tasks, but their softness makes them too fragile to use. Now a regenerating robotic material could solve the problem.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 16th, 2017Related News

Weird creatures are spreading polluting plastic through the sea

Plastic particles sink to the seabed after being eaten and excreted by animals called larvaceans, which could be why we see less floating plastic than expected.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 16th, 2017Related News

Speedy test for Lyme disease could help us treat it in time

Lyme disease needs to be treated quickly, but it can be hard to tell it apart from other conditions. Now a test could help diagnose the infection.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 16th, 2017Related News

Banking a baby’s cord blood may save their life. Is it worth it?

Parents are paying huge sums to save umbilical cord blood for future medical treatments, but they may have to wait decades for the investment to pay off.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopAug 16th, 2017Related News