Science-and-nature posts
Bats Are Boiling Alive in Australia's Heat Wave
Thousands could die from the summer heat, wildlife conservation groups predict.
January 9th, 19:10h
Author: Sarah Gibbens
Why Do Penguins Lay Asymmetrical Eggs?
Scientists studied 50,000 bird eggs from 1,400 species to discover why egg shapes vary.
January 9th, 05:01h
Author: Hannah Lang
AI listens in on emergency calls to diagnose heart attacks
Identifying cardiac arrest over the phone is a tricky task, so in Denmark eaves-dropping artificial intelligence is lending a helping hand
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Timothy Revell
Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK
A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of products containing tiny pieces of plastic has come into force - but the ban on selling such products won't come in until July
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: New Scientist Staff and Press Association
Invasive toxic pufferfish causes havoc in European waters
A pufferfish that carries the lethal poison tetrodotoxin has entered Europe's seas, and local species are increasingly becoming poisonous as well
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Chris Baraniuk
Survey reveals extreme gender bias plagues STEM – it must change
A new snapshot of women working in science and technology in the US shows deep levels of discrimination against them. It must spark action, says Lara Williams
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Lara Williams
Extreme weather in US and Australia may be due to climate change
The eastern US has shivered through freezing temperatures while Australia has sweltered in a colossal heatwave, and both events may be linked to climate change
January 9th, 00:00h
AI listens in on emergency calls to diagnose cardiac arrest
Identifying cardiac arrest over the phone is a tricky task, so in Denmark eaves-dropping artificial intelligence is lending a helping hand
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Timothy Revell
Hiroshima: Ancient Works, Stunning Sights, Passion for Peace
This Japanese city is one of the country’s top destinations, for reasons that might surprise you.
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Nancy Gupton
Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK
A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of products containing tiny pieces of plastic has come into force - but the ban on selling such products won't come in until July
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: New Scientist Staff and Press Association
Extreme weather in US and Australia may be due to climate change
The eastern US has shivered through freezing temperatures while Australia has sweltered in a colossal heatwave, and both events may be linked to climate change
January 9th, 00:00h
People with diabetes seem to be protected against migraine
Doctors' hunches that people with diabetes get fewer migraines have finally been backed up by good evidence and it could help us treat migraines
January 9th, 00:00h
Author: Jessica Hamzelou
You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place
Yes, they are very real in Scotland.
January 8th, 21:08h
Author: Andrea Leitch
Oil and Gas Drilling Is Causing Birds to Have Fewer Chicks
A new study is the first in any animal to link noise pollution to stress and show that this connection can disrupt reproduction.
January 8th, 20:01h
Author: Jason Bittel
Why These Birds Carry Flames In Their Beaks
Australia's indigenous peoples have long observed "firehawks" spreading wildfires throughout the country's tropical savannas.
January 8th, 19:08h
Author: Michael Greshko
Why the Oil Tanker Explosion Would Be Such a Huge Disaster
The ship was carrying a form of oil called condensate—here's what it could mean for the environment.
January 8th, 17:30h
Author: Sarah Gibbens
99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why
At the Pacific Ocean's largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding, likely thanks to warming temperatures. Will this become a global problem?
January 8th, 17:01h
Author: Craig Welch
In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom
BRCK tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the Samburu tribe women and children in the Kenyan reserve.
January 8th, 17:01h
Author: Alexandra E. Petri
Ringless Saturn? The Planet's Famous Feature May Be Surprisingly Young.
The signature ring system may be no older than the age of dinosaurs.
January 8th, 16:47h
Author: Nadia Drake
We should teach kids how to use social media, not scare them off
A report into the social media habits of under 12s seems worrying, but children are unlikely to switch off, so they should learn how to safely navigate the online world
January 8th, 00:00h
Author: Nic Fleming