By Colin Barras Sauropod footprints found in a limestone quarry in TexasHeritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country Sauropod dinosaurs were immense and needed four strong pillar-like legs to support their bodies, which makes a discovery in Texas all the … Continue reading Dinosaur tracks seem to show giant sauropod wading on two front legs
By Adam Vaughan The Joint European Torus fusion reactorEUROfusion/CC BY 4.0 Within months researchers will attempt to create a ball of plasma hotter than the sun inside a doughnut-shaped machine in south-east England, in the country’s first nuclear fusion operation … Continue reading UK nuclear fusion reactor will fire up for the first time in 23 years
When asteroid Armageddon is upon us, we can’t just call Bruce Willis. Meet the people who really do watch the skies – and make detailed plans for our survival Life 22 January 2020 By Leah Crane IT IS just after … Continue reading Inside the mission to stop killer asteroids from smashing into Earth
By Jessica Hamzelou HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images At the end of 2019, health authorities in China alerted the world to a potentially new virus that had caused pneumonia in a handful of people in Wuhan since mid-December. The number … Continue reading What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus and how deadly is it?
By Alice Klein A quarter of emergency caesareans are performed because of reduced blood flow to the fetusstaticnak1983/Getty Images Taking Viagra during the very first stages of labour halves the need for an emergency caesarean, a clinical trial has found. … Continue reading Taking Viagra in early labour reduces the need for emergency caesarean
By Donna Lu India has 22 official languagesHelene Rogers/Art Directors & TRIP/Alamy Stock Photo Fake videos created by artificial intelligence may eventually help us communicate with people in other languages. Prajwal Renukanand at the International Institute of Information Technology in … Continue reading Deepfake software translates videos from one language to another
Patrick Stewart returns in triumphant new Star Trek spin-off Picard, but the Federation’s robots are missing, discontinued, and for a very good reason 24 January 2020 By Simon Ings Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc PicardCBS/PLANET PHOTOS Star Trek … Continue reading Star Trek: Picard explores what happens when robots go rogue
By Michael Le Page Atmospheric CO2 is forecast to rise more than usual due to extreme Australian wildfiresAndrew Murry/Getty Images The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is what matters when it comes to climate change – and the … Continue reading Australia’s fires may accelerate a jump in CO2 forecasted in 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have identified Earth’s oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods. FILE PHOTO: An illustration shows glaciers covering the planet … Continue reading Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient ‘snowball Earth’?
By Press Association and New Scientist staff Description:TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images Three people are being tested for a coronavirus in Edinburgh, and a fourth possible case is thought to be in Glasgow. If these are confirmed, they may become … Continue reading First suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the UK
By Leah Crane An artist’s impression of SN 2006gyNASA/CXC/M.Weiss The mystery of a strange exploding star spotted in 2006 may finally be solved. At the time it was discovered, the supernova SN 2006gy was the brightest we had seen, and … Continue reading Mysteriously bright supernova may have smashed up a huge gas cloud
By Clare Wilson Antibiotic resistant bacteria has previously been found in dustBasak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images Germophobes look away now. Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics have been found in dust in buildings in a form that could be passed … Continue reading Antibiotic resistance genes can be passed around by bacteria in dust