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How we get at the truth is a big deal for thinkers in a collection of essays, edited by a great popular science impresario... [Read More]
Cakebot will help keep all your dinner guests sweet by slicing up pudding with precision - but beware fat-finger errors... [Read More]
The internet poses an impossible paradox for digital artists: – the tech that delivers so much also filters out the context that allows art to really do its job... [Read More]
An ingredient in chocolate may actually be a more effective cough medicine than traditional remedies, researchers suggest... [Read More]
The clothes on your back are responsible for huge amounts of pollution – but lab-grown fabrics and changes to our fashion habits can make a big difference... [Read More]
Pions are particles that usually decay very quickly. But right after the big bang, they could have made stars that last long enough for us to detect now... [Read More]
A trick milk bottle reveals not all calves hold a positive mental attitude. Plus: the distance Vikings had to go before they had to go, remembering Sammy Jankis, and more... [Read More]
Since the end of the second world war a "long peace" has prevailed around the world, but far from being a new era in history it could just be a statistical fluke... [Read More]
Infants who eat fish are less likely to develop hay fever later on, a finding that suggests changing diets have played a role in rising allergy rates... [Read More]
Having a baby seems to be linked to shorter caps on the ends of a woman's chromosomes – a sign of ageing that has been linked to disease and a shorter lifespan... [Read More]
Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patient's own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use... [Read More]
We weren't the only ancient artists – the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw... [Read More]
If you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible from flowers into your mouth... [Read More]
Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating "innovative" services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride... [Read More]
Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses... [Read More]
An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language... [Read More]
A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe depression... [Read More]
Want to know if a dictator will be deposed? Or shares will crash? Intelligence agencies and firms are realising groups of everyday people can foresee what will happen... [Read More]
Riding a bike into your older years means stronger legs, better balance and a lower risk of falls that injure and kill millions of elderly people... [Read More]
The headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we can't be sure... [Read More]
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