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Aujourd’hui — 23 octobre 2019New Scientist

Tech giants, states or trolls: Who will control tomorrow's internet?

Terrorists, trolls and hugely successful firms are threatening the internet’s “anything goes” ethos as countries clash over how to deal with them. Should we be worried?

Happy 50th birthday, internet: How it was born with an error message

Half a century ago a tiny military-funded experiment changed the world in ways we are only just coming to terms with - for good and bad

Distant galaxies moving in sync hint at cosmic web across the universe

Astronomers have found that galaxies separated by large distances appear to be linked with neighbouring galaxies, perhaps the result of a large-scale structure of the universe

Crabs can learn and remember their way through a complex maze

Shore crabs can learn to navigate their way through a complex, underwater maze and remember it two weeks later
Hier — 22 octobre 2019New Scientist

IBM says Google may not have reached quantum supremacy after all

A leaked paper from Google claimed to have made a quantum computing breakthrough, but new research from IBM says those claims don’t seem to hold up

Going fully organic would raise greenhouse gas emissions

Food yields would nearly halve if all farms in England and Wales went organic, meaning more land would have to be turned over to agriculture elsewhere

Blue Origin assembles space industry dream team to build moon lander

Jeff Bezos’ space flight company Blue Origin has announced three established companies from the space industry as partners for its 2024 lunar lander Blue Moon

Scientists have trained rats to drive tiny cars to collect food

Rats can learn to drive tiny cars around an arena in exchange for a food reward. Their hormone levels suggest they seem to find going for a drive relaxing

Abortion is now no longer illegal in Northern Ireland

Women and girls in Northern Ireland can now legally access abortions, seek medical aftercare and can get funding to travel to England for the procedure

Changing a child's route to school can halve exposure to air pollution

A study of five London schools found a clear difference in exposure to levels of harmful nitrogen dioxide when children travelled via quieter roads

Deepfakes are being used to dub adverts into different languages

Companies are using deepfakes that put words into actors’ mouths as a cheaper alternative to create videos in different languages
À partir d’avant-hierNew Scientist

Doctors could team up with AI to spot dangerous brain bleeds faster

A piece of software is capable of spotting a brain haemorrhage in X-ray images with similar accuracy to human radiologists

CRISPR upgrade could make genome editing better and safer

A new variant of CRISPR, dubbed prime editing, should make it even better at correcting disease-causing mutations

Thawing permafrost has turned the Arctic into a carbon emitter

Some sites in the Arctic had already flipped from carbon sinks into sources of emissions, but new research shows the phenomenon has happened across the region as a whole

World's loudest male bird bellows at females sitting right next to it

The loudest song of the white bellbird hits an average of 116 decibels, putting it on a par with a pile-driver and beating all previously documented birds

Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety

People are increasingly reporting anxiety about climate change. Psychotherapists met on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread over our impact on the planet

There is an answer to the world's deadliest human-elephant conflict

Sri Lanka has the world's highest rate of human-elephant conflict – last year alone, it killed 70 people and 300 elephants. A simple solution can make all the difference, if people are willing to try it

AI could help work out how many people are in large crowds

How many people really attend gatherings or protests, such as the recent Brexit march? Artificial intelligence may be able to figure it out

Why do Borderlands 3's treasure chests make me feel a dopamine rush?

The randomness of rewards in Borderlands 3's treasure chests blurs the boundaries between gaming and gambling for Jacob Aron. He asks where the line is and whether games are addictive

Worried about the future? The science behind coping with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty can be unnerving and anxiety-inducing, whether it’s climate change, Brexit, exam results or simply waiting for a call. Fortunately there are ways to build resilience

Giant toad looks and acts like a venomous snake to scare off predators

The Congolese giant toad looks like the head of a Gaboon viper, and it even hisses like a snake when approached – all to scare off potential predators

Tourists risk giving gorillas deadly diseases when they take selfies

Ecotourists are breaking rules on keeping their distance from mountain gorillas – social media and the quest for perfect selfies may be partly to blame

Stunning Tutankhamun show brings pharaoh's golden afterlife to London

From King Tutankhamun's golden slippers to a silver trumpet – plus 60 objects never seen outside Egypt – catch a global exhibition of the boy-king’s funerary objects

Man’s body brews its own beer after yeast take over his gut microbiome

One man in the US has started producing beer in his gut after a course of antibiotics allowed brewer’s yeast to outcompete the other microbes in his microbiome

Hunting facts in the classic tale Moby-Dick makes for a strange voyage

New book Ahab's Rolling Sea highlights our destructiveness as it teases fact from fiction in Moby-Dick, the obsessive hunt for a great white whale

Bacterial infections in pregnancy may make schizophrenia more likely

Children of mothers who had bacterial infections during pregnancy are more likely to develop mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Farmed bees are mating with native bees - and that could endanger them

Millions of colonies of farmed bees are used to help pollinate crops. It turns out they can escape and mate with local bees, producing offspring that may be vulnerable to climate change

Creepy human-like skin makes your phone ticklish and pinchable

A smartphone case made from artificial human-like skin responds to being pinched, tickled and stroked to add an extra layer of interactivity to the device

Moving to Mars – this show will help you become a real Martian

From memorious clothing to wasteless habitats, the reality of living on Mars is brought home at London's Design Museum with genuine optimism

Quiz: How well do you cope with uncertainty?

Complete this questionnaire to find out what your “intolerance of uncertainty” is, and what that means for how you can better cope with life’s limbos
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