🔒
❌
Il y a de nouveaux articles disponibles, cliquez pour rafraîchir la page.
Hier — 1 juin 2020New Scientist

Covid-19 news: Health experts say UK contact tracing not robust enough

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

UK contact tracing plans criticised as lockdown begins to lift

As coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted in England, critics say the UK government is moving too quickly and that contact tracing systems designed to slow the spread of the virus aren't yet ready

People sleep better when their office lets in more natural light

When employees work in an office with more natural light they perform better in strategic thinking tests and sleep 37 minutes more per night on average

Coronavirus gives us a chance to transform our approach to the climate

Covid-19 has given us a glimpse of a world in which ways of life can be radically altered – it can be a turning point in our approach to the climate, if we choose to make it happen

Parkinson’s disease may spread from brain to gut and vice versa

Research in baboons suggests that misfolded proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease can travel from the brain to gut and vice versa – with both routes causing equal amounts of brain cell death
À partir d’avant-hierNew Scientist

No Signal review: Extreme track and trace pits liberty against society

When everything is recorded by an implant in the brain, people become paragons of moderation – but this societal bliss isn't all it's cracked up to be, finds Sally Adee

NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts into new era of private spaceflight

On 30 May, SpaceX and NASA pulled off a historic launch – the first private spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit, and the first crewed launch from US soil in 9 years

Simulating dead bodies could help calculate an accurate time of death

Forensic scientists currently use basic temperature measurements to determine time of death, but a 3D simulation of the entire body could give much more accurate estimates

Covid-19 news: One in seven people in the UK have had visitors at home

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Watch New Scientist Live talks for free on YouTube

Add some science to your lockdown living routine, as we make some incredible talks from our flagship science festival New Scientist Live available for free on YouTube over the coming weeks.

Climate chief: How coronavirus shows us we can beat global warming

Forget the naysayers: what we must do to combat climate change is far less drastic than coronavirus measures, says World Meteorological Organization head Petteri Taalas

Grey hairs sometimes regain their colour when we feel less stressed

Grey hairs sometimes naturally regain their old colour, typically when people experience reductions in stress. The finding hints that it may be possible to develop drugs to reverse greying

The Milky Way may have been shrunk down by ancient magnetic fields

Magnetic fields from the early universe may have compressed the Milky Way and other galaxies like it, which could have helped feed black holes at their centres

Ventilators may not be the best treatment for severe covid-19

Ventilators may not be the best treatment for covid-19 patients with severe breathing difficulties, as they can worsen lung damage in some cases

Cannabis was burned for religious rituals in Biblical-era Israel

Residues of cannabis found on stone altars from a shrine in what was once the Biblical Kingdom of Judah suggest the plant was burned for its psychoactive effects

First map of tumour microbiomes finds bacteria live in many cancers

More than 500 strains of bacteria have been found living in seven types of tumour. Understanding their behaviour may lead to new kinds of treatments

Covid-19 news: England test and trace system not 'fully operational'

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Why it's better to fall into a big black hole, and other bizarre facts

Black holes exert a powerful pull on our imagination, but their weirdness starts way before you cross the event horizon, says astrophysicist Chris Impey

Chimps have local culture differences when it comes to eating termites

Different groups of chimpanzees have their own distinct ways of fishing for termites, suggesting these techniques are passed on as a form of local culture

How a victory for a small bog could herald a new era for conservation

Against the odds, a tiny wildlife retreat has won the day in a battle with developers. It is a sign that attitudes may finally be changing for the better, says Graham Lawton

People who compare themselves with others spend longer on Facebook

People who are prone to comparing themselves with others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons

The amazing Antarctic discovery that could tell us how Earth was made

Explorers trawling the polar ice have finally unearthed a trove of precious, iron-rich space rocks that might help crack the puzzle of how our planet took shape

People who compare themselves to others spend longer on Facebook

People who are prone to comparing themselves to others spend more time on Facebook, and the social network is considering changes that might remind people to avoid such comparisons

BCG vaccine helps fight infections by boosting immune cell production

The BCG tuberculosis vaccine boosts the production of immune cells and this may explain how it protects newborns from dying of sepsis

Cannibal dinosaurs resorted to eating each other when food was scarce

Bite marks on a collection of Jurassic dinosaur bones show that allosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur, sometimes ate its own kind, possibly because environmental conditions made other food scarce

Covid-19 news: Boris Johnson admits UK was unprepared for pandemic

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Ultrasonic speakers let people who are blind read Braille in mid-air

People who are blind can read using a device that uses ultrasonic speakers to create points in mid-air similar to the dots that form Braille characters

We can see when your brain forms a memory by watching you move

Subtle patterns can be seen in people’s reaction times as their memories are recalled, and boosting these brainwaves could help treat Alzheimer’s disease

Strange radio signals reveal the matter hiding between galaxies

One space mystery has helped solve another, with the discovery that strange space signals called fast radio bursts can help pin down the universe’s missing matter

At work, school and seeing friends: How to lower your coronavirus risk

Many countries are relaxing coronavirus restrictions. If you’ve been asked to return to work or school, how can you reduce the risk of infection to yourself and your family?
❌