Monday, June 29, 2020

Starwatch: the time of the scorpion

Starwatch chart 29 June 2020 constellation Scorpius As we head into summer in the northern hemisphere, we reach the time of the scorpion. The...

Beyond Pluto: the hunt for our solar system's new ninth planet

You’d think that if you found the first evidence that a planet larger than the Earth was lurking unseen in the furthest reaches...

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up...

1.05am BST01:05 Video appears to show Trump campaign removing social-distancing stickers in Tulsa Video has emerged of Trump campaign volunteers apparently removing social distancing stickers...

'Blown away’: Australian coronavirus researchers examine everything from breastfeeding to explosives technology

More than 200 Australian studies into Covid-19 are under way, extending far beyond the search for a vaccine.Almost every Covid-19 research project being...

‘Parents can look at their foetus in real time’: are artificial wombs the future?

The lamb is sleeping. It lies on its side, eyes shut, ears folded back and twitching. It swallows, wriggles and shuffles its gangly...

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports jump of 41 cases and sends emergency alerts to hotspots

Victoria has reported another Covid-19 jump with 41 new cases reported on Saturday as the Australian state was experiencing a potential second wave...

Boston becomes the second largest city in the US to ban facial recognition software 

Boston becomes the second largest city in the US to ban...

Leaked documents show evidence of cheaper and less powerful alternative to Xbox Series X

Microsoft is still working on a cheaper and less powerful alternative...

Student nurses will be paid until the end of their NHS frontline contracts

The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed an assurance that student nurses drafted into frontline NHS services battling coronavirus in England will have...

Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos 'copy cat' as Amazon buys Zoox

Elon Musk calls out Jeff Bezos for being a 'copy cat'...

Average UK adult has £598-worth of unused gadgets in home

The average British adult has around £598's worth of unused gadgets just gathering dust about their home — equal to some £16.5 billion of...

US honeybee population 22% winter decline is smallest in years

Beekeepers in the US lost more than 22% of their honeybee...

Managers who believe gender bias in the workplace no longer exists are more likely...

Managers who think gender bias no longer exists in the workplace are more likely to value male employees over women and give them...

British butterflies are at risk of being wiped out by farming as conservation measures fail

British butterflies are at risk of being wiped out by intensive farming as conservation measures are failing to protect some of the country's...

Scientists teach mice to smell an odour that doesn't exist

Scientists have taught mice to smell an odour that doesn't exist in a study to show how the brain identifies different scents.In experiments...

Children whose parents have degrees feel more stressed at university

Children whose parents have degrees feel more stressed when they start...

First orbital spaceflight from UK soil is a step closer after spaceport gets planning...

The first orbital space flight from UK soil is a step closer after the first spaceport - Space Hub Sutherland - was given...

'One in a 50m chance': woman with two wombs carrying a twin in each

The case of a woman who discovered she had two wombs and was pregnant with a twin in each has been described as...

NASA trains artificial intelligence systems to help in search for life on Mars and...

Artificial intelligence will help scientists search for signs of ancient life on Mars and other planets thanks to work by NASA scientists in...

YouTube tests new TikTok-like feature on mobile allowing 15-second clips

YouTube is testing a new feature for users of its mobile app that lets them record short multi-segment videos lasting no longer than...

What have I learned in lockdown? I have a burning need for small adventures...

A friend living in Belgium sent round a government leaflet on what the end of lockdown will look like: as of this week,...

NASA releases incredible 10-year time lapse of the Sun

NASA has released an incredible video showing a 10-year time-lapse of the Sun in glorious 4K.The video shows one photo of the Sun...

Air pollution in London rising to pre-pandemic levels 

EmissionsCarbon dioxideCarbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. After the gas is released into the atmosphere it stays...

'Baby brain' is only a blip and new mums regain full cognitive function within...

'Baby brain' after giving birth is only a blip — with new mothers regaining their full cognitive function within a year — a...

Leading climate scientist criticises UK over its record

Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, had a familiar reaction to the latest report from the government’s climate advisors, which...

Artificially intelligent humanoid robot 'Erica' nabs lead role in $70 million Hollywood sci-fi movie

The next Marilyn Monrobot? Artificially intelligent humanoid 'Erica' nabs the lead...

NASA outlines plan to use steam-powered robots to explore icy moons

A fleet of steam powered robots could one day be used to explore the moons of Jupiter and Saturn by 'taking giant leaps...