Science news

Born before 1985? Then youre a digital immigrant

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-11-16 05:59

Anyone born after 1985 is a digital native and cant imagine a time before the internet, when we werent constantly connected

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

It would be folly for the EU to turn its back on science

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-11-16 00:05
The scrapping of the role of European chief scientific adviser is a body blow, removing vital input from politicians and policymakers Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Philae: Im feeling a bit tired, did you get my data? I might take a nap

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-11-16 00:05

After a rollercoaster week, Philae sent a last tweet and shut down. Now the world waits to see if the comet probe can be revived

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

New to Nature No 135: Cycloseris boschmai

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-11-16 00:05
This new type of mushroom coral has been discovered among the specimens collected on a 1922 Dutch expedition Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

The Observer view on testing for bowel cancer

Guardian Science - Sun, 2014-11-16 00:03
Stephen Sutton was remarkable in life and this should be his lasting legacy Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

14 myths and maybes about burning fat

New Scientist - news - Sat, 2014-11-15 16:00
There's no end of pop wisdom about why we gain or lose weight, from "fast" metabolisms to what time of day you eat. Here's what science really says (full text available to subscribers)






Categories: Science news

Smokers learn to cut down while they sleep

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-11-15 13:55

A single session of aversive smell conditioning administered during sleep reduces smoking for several days.

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Rosetta mission's Philae lander powers down in comet's darkness

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-11-15 12:19

Final attempt to jolt space lander into sunlight to recharge batteries fails but officials still hope it could be revived in August 2015 when comet is closer to the sun

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Become a Bird Song Hero

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-11-15 11:00

Todays caturday video introduces the online game, Bird Song Hero. It uses audio and visual cues to help people learn birdsongs so they can identify wild birds by voice alone.

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Rosetta mission: Philae goes to sleep on comet as batteries run out

Guardian Science - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:09

Lander rotates into slightly sunnier position but apparently too late to charge batteries and keep systems running

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Rosetta scientist Dr Matt Taylor apologises for offensive shirt

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:42
Taylor breaks down during apology for sexist shirt as he delivers progress report on comet mission Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Rosetta and Philae: why this space story fills us with so much awe

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 19:47
The comet landing has given us a rare glimpse of the outer limits of human excellence and restored our faith in progress Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

This is your brain trying to be funny

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 18:42

While comedians think up jokes, activity rises in brain areas involved in reward and making links between opposing ideas

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Habitable exomoons born in cosmic collisions

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-11-14 18:00
Simulations suggest that moons that can hang on to an atmosphere only form in certain types of cosmic collisions






Categories: Science news

Rosetta mission team makes final plans to save Philae lander - as it happened

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:55

Time is running out for Philae as its original battery charge is exhausted and it receives insufficient sunlight on its solar arrays to carry on working. However, many of its scientific objectives have already been achieved

Continue reading...






Categories: Science news

Frigid matter powers first quantum circuits

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:48
A cloud of super-chilled atoms guided by lasers could form the circuits of the future, opening the door to applications like quantum navigation systems






Categories: Science news

Its wrong to sack a scientist for her opinions

Guardian Science - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:43
Anne Glover was appointed the EUs chief scientific officer for her judgment but lost the post apparently for exercising it in a manner disapproved of by Greenpeace Continue reading...
Categories: Science news

Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: Palaeolithic pop revival, cells made like analogue tape recorders, Philae's last night? Ebola drugs and more






Categories: Science news
Syndicate content