Feed aggregator

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:21
Leading scientist speaks of cultural ‘Chernobyl’ after blaze ravages 2,000 sq metres of Moscow institute holding papers dating to 16th century Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Scientists strike back at Church of England over DNA transfer trials

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 22:21
MPs’ vote this week is ‘last chance’ for UK to pioneer mitochondrial gene therapy, warns scientist Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Why GM is the natural solution for future farming

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 19:30
A new failsafe promises to prevent leakage of GMOs – but will it appease the sceptics? Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Nasa's climate change satellite blasts off - video

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:19
An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifts off carrying a Nasa satellite that will measure the Earth's soil moisture for the next three years in order to map climate change. The launch of the 127-foot rocket took place in California on Saturday morning, two days later than planned due to high winds and minor repairs. The launch and the three years of operations is costing Nasa around £608 million Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Nasa rocket launches as three-year soil moisture tracking mission begins

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:06

Scientists will collect observations of the amount of water locked in soil. Data will be used to improve global flood forecasts and drought monitoring

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Comet scientists torn over hunt for lander as next stage of mission nears

Guardian Science - Sat, 2015-01-31 13:59
The location of Philae is key to understanding vital data – but the Rosetta mothership now has conflicting duties Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Tributes to Martin du Sautoy who wanted to make Derby a better place - Derby Telegraph

Marcus du Sautoy news - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:05

Derby Telegraph

Tributes to Martin du Sautoy who wanted to make Derby a better place
Derby Telegraph
Mr du Sautoy was elected councillor for Spondon ward in May 1982 and served there until 1990, at which point he moved to Allestree, which he served until 2002. He was deputy mayor for Derby in 1993 and was chairman of the planning committee when the ...

Categories: Marcus du Sautoy

Benedict Cumberbatch: broaden Turing’s pardon to other gay men

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:52
The Imitation Game actor signs open letter calling for convictions of all 49,000 men found guilty of indecency to be wiped from the record Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

What lies beneath: Sydney gets the southern hemisphere's first 'body farm'

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 23:48

Knowledge of how human bodies decay is mostly based on US experiments, far from Australia’s unique climate and creatures. One university has found a way to tackle that. Welcome to Yarramundi

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Climate change is lifting Iceland – and it could mean more volcanic eruptions

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 22:34

Land moving upward faster than researchers expected at 1.4in every year, allowing ‘hot potato’ rocks to rise

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Philae is hibernating, says European Space Agency as it calls off searches

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 19:23
Probe that touched down on comet in November is expected to ‘wake up’ and signal location when its solar panels re-activate in summer Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-01-30 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: pioneers of the bitcoin rush, big bang leak, how metadata reveals your secrets, Möbius strips of light and more






Categories: Science news

Obama's precision medicine plan seeks $215m for genetics-based treatments

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:40

White House calls on Congress to fund data-driven initiative focused on individual makeup rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of care

Barack Obama on Friday unveiled details of a major research initiative that would invest $215m in the development of medical treatments tailored to a person’s genetics, as part of a wider effort to fund science and research.

The centerpiece of the president’s Precision Medicine Initiative is a research consortium containing the health data of a million volunteers, which researchers can use to develop new medicines and treat individuals.

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Sync your sport to your body clock for a personal best

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:21
Larks and night owls perform drastically better if a sporting event is timed to suit their circadian rhythm






Categories: Science news

Cancer-warped skeletons imagined for building design

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-01-30 15:00
The extreme deformities caused by bone cancer push the human body to its limits. Our amazing ability to adapt could inspire future architecture






Categories: Science news

UK urged to permit IVF procedure to prevent fatal genetic diseases

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 13:58

Top world scientists call on government to approve law allowing ‘three-person embryos’ which would remove faulty mitochondrial DNA

Families at risk of passing on devastating genetic diseases to their children should be allowed to have a ground-breaking but controversial IVF procedure involving biological material from three “parents” to prevent the illnesses, leading experts have said.

Related: Parliament should approve regulations for mitochondrial donation | Letter from Proessor John Carroll and 40 0thers

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

The world's wellness obsession has gone too far

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-01-30 13:46
Being urged to optimise every aspect of our lives to improve well-being is sometimes counterproductive, say André Spicer and Carl Cederström






Categories: Science news

Diplodocus starts a long goodbye

Guardian Science - Fri, 2015-01-30 13:39

The Natural History Museum has announced that their famous Diplodocus skeleton will be replaced with that of a blue whale, but is it the right move?

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Leak suggests big bang find was a dusty mistake

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2015-01-30 13:28
Details of a new analysis of last year's BICEP2 results have been accidentally leaked – and seem to show that claiming a gravitational wave discovery was jumping the gun






Categories: Science news
Syndicate content