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2019-03-09 08:15:12

Wasp inspires brain-boring surgical robot

ByDavidRobsonABRAIN-boringrobotthatburrowsitswaythroughtissueinthesamewayawaspdigsthroughwoodcouldmakekeyholesurgerysafer.ThefemalewoodwaspsoftheSiricidaefamilyuseaneedle-likeovipositortodepositeggsin

2019-03-09 07:11:05

Solar-powered plane will gaze down on Mars

ByJessicaGriggsGREENtechnologyisnotsomethingusuallyassociatedwithspaceexploration

2019-03-09 07:02:02

Spinning black holes are ultimate cosmic batteries

ByDavidShigaYOUwouldn’twanttobenearbywhenaspinningblackholeletsrip.Itnowseemstheycanstoreandunleashtheenergyofbillionsofsupernovae

2019-03-09 06:15:08

Dark matter filaments stoked star birth in early galaxies

ByRachelCourtlandTendrilsofdarkmatterchannelledgasdeepintotheheartsofsomeoftheuniverse’searliestgalaxies

2019-03-09 06:15:05

‘Highwaymen’ beetles rob ants of the food in their stomachs

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2019-03-09 06:05:03

Did the Moon's far side once face Earth?

ByRichardFisherBILLIONSofyearsago

2019-03-09 05:19:12

Mars plane could be ideal methane 'sniffer dog'

ByJessicaGriggsWiththedemiseofthePhoenixLanderattheendoflastyear

2019-03-09 05:19:12

Magnetic 'fossils' may come from big bang

ByAnilAnanthaswamyTHEdiscoveryofmagnetic“fossils”aroundyoungstarsintheMilkyWayhasboostedthecasefortheexistenceofmagneticfieldsrightafterthebigbang.Ifprimordialmagneticfieldsexisted

2019-03-09 05:09:05

Antarctica is warming, satellites reveal

IT’Sofficial:allofAntarcticaiswarming.ThisoverturnsprevioussuggestionsthatonlytheAntarcticPeninsulaisheatingup

2019-03-09 04:17:11

Spy satellites turn their gaze onto each other

SPYsatelliteshaveanewrole:aswellaswatchingustheyarenowspyingoneachother.ThePentagonadmittedlastweekthatitisusingtwocovertinspectionsatellitesdevelopedfortheDefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAgencytoas

2019-03-09 04:16:06

Launch green economic revolution now, says Stern

ByCatherineBrahicNevermindthedownturn

2019-03-09 04:11:04

Holographic discs could soon make Blu-ray redundant

FORGETBlu-ray.Discswhichcanstore20timesasmuchdatain3Dhologramsjustmovedastepcloser

2019-03-09 04:10:13

Fallen leaves could be turned into devices that store energy

carterdayne/GettyByLeahCraneNorthernChinahasasmokyproblemcausedbyautumnleaves

2019-03-09 03:01:04

Holographic discs set to smash storage records

ByColinBarrasHowquicklythingschange.JustasBlu-rayisstartingtoreplacetheDVDsinourhomes

2019-03-09 02:20:05

Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

AndrzejBoczarowskiByColinBarrasAsetofancientfootprintshasbeenfoundonaGreekisland.Theyareextremelyold–5.7millionyears–yettheyseemtohavebeenmadebyoneofourhomininancestors.Atthattime

2019-03-09 02:14:09

Methane pockets may narrow search for life on Mars

CONTRARYtoafewmediareportslastweek

2019-03-09 02:12:04

Stem cell stroke trial brings hopes and challenges

APIONEERINGtrialtotestoneofthebigpromisesofstemcellscience–treatingthebraindamagecausedbystroke–posestechnicalchallenges

2019-03-09 02:10:13

Plant cells harnessed to build new drugs

STEPasidesyntheticchemists.Novelalkaloidmoleculesthatchemistscanonlydreamofsynthesisinginthelabhavebeenmadeusingthecellularmachineryoftheperiwinkleplant.Naturallyoccurringalkaloidssuchasmorphineandthe

2019-03-09 02:07:14

Underground particle detector used to track weather

ByDavidShigaSpeedingparticlesfromspacehavebeenusedtomonitorweathereventsinEarth’supperatmosphereforthefirsttime.Thetechniquecouldleadtobetterweatherforecasts

2019-03-09 02:05:11

Tiny motor could power microbots

SWIMMINGmicrobotssmallenoughtomaketheirwaythrougharteriesareastepcloser

2019-03-09 02:02:12

60 Seconds

IllegalloggerscutoffTheDemocraticRepublicoftheCongohascancelledlogginginabout13millionhectaresofforest

2019-03-09 02:01:05

Charges against Iranian medics weaken global health battle

THEimprisonmentoftwoprominentIraniandoctorsonchargesofplottingtooverthrowtheirgovernmentcouldimpederelationsbetweenmedicsinthewestandIran

2019-03-09 01:18:03

Alarm-call chemical to speed muscle healing

INJECTIONSofanatural“SOS”chemicalhaveincreasedthebloodsupplytodamagedmuscleinrats.DamagedmammaliancellsproducesialylLewisx

2019-03-09 01:10:04

Frogs are being 'eaten into extinction'

PUTasideclimatechangeandhabitatdestructionforamoment.Frogsarefacingamoremundanethreat:ourinsatiableappetiteforthem.DavidBickfordoftheNationalUniversityofSingaporeandhisteamarecallingforgreaterregu

2019-03-08 08:15:11

2009 review: Sex at the noughties' end

ByNicFlemingInthelastyearofthenoughtiestherewasplentytoholdtheattentionofthosewithanacademicinterestinsexualattractionandreproduction.Maleengineersandcomputerprogrammerscouldtakeheartfrompsychologists

2019-03-08 08:08:01

New Scientist TV – March 2010

BySandrineCeurstemontInthelatestepisodeofourmonthlyvodcast,

2019-03-08 08:05:02

Total recall: The milestones of 2009

ByDavidStockIfyourmemorydoesn’tlastmuchlongerthanthehalf-lifeofcopernicium(lessthanamillisecond)

2019-03-08 08:03:12

2009 review: Top videos of the year

BySandrineCeurstemontThebestofNewScientist‘svideocoverage

2019-03-08 08:03:09

The US air force's holiday wish list: 2500 PlayStations

ByJeffHechtTheUSAirForceResearchLabrecentlyputoutarequestfor2200SonyPlayStation3gamesconsoles.Themilitaryresearcherswanttowiredthemupwiththe300orsotheyalreadyhavetomakeatypeofsupercomputerneverseenbef

2019-03-08 07:19:02

2009 review: In sickness and in health

ByCelesteBieverItwasayearashopefulinsomeareasasitwasscaryinothers.WegainedawholenewunderstandingofAlzheimer’sdisease

2019-03-08 07:18:02

UN climate events are a wasted opportunity for public engagement

WestEnd61/REX/ShutterstockThe23rdmeetingoftheUnitedNationsFrameworkConventiononClimateChange(COP23)beginssooninBonn

2019-03-08 07:16:08

Copenhagen chaos sets world on track for 3.5 ˚C

ByFredPearceinCopenhagenandCatherineBrahicinCopenhagenUpdateat10.30am

2019-03-08 07:12:07

2009 review: Most popular articles of the year

ByMichaelMarshall2009wasayearofeconomicausterity

2019-03-08 07:07:02

Single light wave flashes out from fibre laser

ByJeffHecht(Image:UniversityofKonstanz)Along-elusivegoalofphysicshasbeenreached–producingapulseoflightsoshortthatitcontainsjustasingleoscillationofalightwave.Theflashesarealmostasshortasalightpuls

2019-03-08 06:14:03

Are we looking in the wrong places for water on the moon?

ByDanaMackenzieinSanFrancisco(Image:NASA/GSFC/ArizonaStateUniversity)Wateristurningupinunexpectedplacesonthemoon

2019-03-08 06:08:13

Sceptical climate researcher won't divulge key program

ByMichaelLePageAphysicistwhoseworkisoftenhighlightedbyclimate-changescepticsisrefusingtoprovidethesoftwareheusedtootherclimateresearchersattemptingtoreplicatehisresults.NicolaScafetta

2019-03-08 05:18:10

Ducks fight the battle of the sexes in their genitals

ByJessicaHamzelou(Image:PatriciaBrennan)Ifevertherewasastorythatillustratedthelengthsamalewillgotohavesex

2019-03-08 05:13:07

2009 review: Favourite picture galleries

ByMichaelMarshallFromcarnivorousrobotstoexplodingstarsandbizarremedicaldevices

2019-03-08 05:11:13

Generosity is natural for kind-hearted people

ByAriaPearsonGettingintothespiritofgivingduringtheholidayseasonmayseemlikeastruggle

2019-03-08 05:10:11

Ancient clone saw out the last ice age

ByJessicaHamzelouClonesofanancientbushhavebeendiscoveredinCaliforniabybotanistswhoreckontheoriginalplantfirstgrewattheheightofthelasticeage

2019-03-08 05:10:10

Innovation: The sinister powers of crowdsourcing

ByMacGregorCampbellInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymayleadWhenanadhocteamof5000peoplewhoassembledinjusttwohoursfound10weatherballoonshiddenacrosstheUSby

2019-03-08 03:19:10

Engage the x drive: Ten ways to traverse deep space

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:NASA-MSFC)In1961

2019-03-08 03:14:09

Copenhagen diaries: Capitalist gods and socialist tantrums

ByFredPearceinCopenhagenandCatherineBrahicinCopenhagenGet115headsofstateandgovernmentintoonegiantconferencecentreandtheyallneedanequalshareofthelimelight.So

2019-03-08 03:08:14

The Royal Institution's festive feasts for the mind

ByJessGriggsFromMichaelFaradaytoDavidAttenboroughplusadorablelemur–manyeminentfigureshavedeliveredChristmassciencelecturesattheUK’sRoyalInstitution.Theorganisationhasputon180seriesofChristmaslecturess

2019-03-08 03:02:08

2009 review: Digging up prehistoric monsters

ByNicFlemingDinosaurhuntersandanyonewithaninterestinprehistoriccreaturesgreatandsmallwerenotdisappointedin2009.HolesfoundinT.rexjawboneswerefoundtobetheresultofparasiticinfectionsratherthanbattlescars

2019-03-08 03:02:07

2009 review: It's the environment, stupid

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:JessicaDeichmann)ItwastheyearoftheCopenhagenconferenceandthe“climategate”affair

2019-03-08 02:19:05

Narcissists aren’t very conservative but believe in inequality

AlexEdelman/AFP/GettyImagesByAliceKleinArenarcissistsmorelikelytoberight-wingconservativesorrebelliousliberals?Astudyofnarcissisticpersonalitiesrevealstheytypicallycombineelementsofboth

2019-03-08 02:08:06

2009 review: In green tech we must trust

ByColinBarrasAlthoughtheworld’sgovernmentsmeetinginCopenhagenstruggledtoagreeonaplanofactiontocurtailcarbondioxideemissions

2019-03-08 02:03:13

Marijuana compounds made in GM yeast could help epilepsy

JonPaciaroni/GettyByMalloryLocklearCell-sizedcannabisfactoriescouldsoonbeproducingmedicaltreatmentsforepilepsy.Anon-psychoactivecompoundfoundinmarijuanaplantscalledcannabidivarin(CBDV)hasshownpromisei

2019-03-07 08:11:10

Eased one-child policy won't lead to more girls – yet

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:MadsNissen/Panos)“JUSTtheoneforme