PROXIMA REVIEW: EVA GREEN SHINES AS A TROUBLED ASTRONAUT

Alice Winocour's new film Proxima shows the difficulties of balancing family life with a career as an astronaut, finds Simon Ings

GENETIC PRIVACY: WE MUST LEARN FROM THE STORY OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Henrietta Lacks's cells are used in experiments in laboratories around the world but were cultivated without her consent. The lessons...

 
 
 

CHANGING HOW WE MAKE SOLAR PANELS COULD REDUCE THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS

Although solar panels are a source of renewable energy, making them has an environmental impact. A new type of panel has a lower carbon...

SPERM HAVE A WEIRD WAY OF SWIMMING AND WE ONLY NOTICED AFTER 300 YEARS

For 300 years we've assumed sperm swim by beating their tails symmetrically, but in reality sperm rotate like a corkscrew while beating...

 
 
 

COVID-19 NEWS: RISING CASES IN ENGLAND DELAY EASING OF RESTRICTIONS

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist...

AUSTRALIA WILL USE ROBOT BOATS TO FIND ASYLUM SEEKERS AT SEA

Five-metre-long uncrewed vessels that look like miniature sailing boats will be able to operate at sea for extended periods of time,...

 
 
 

THE INVISIBLE SUPERPOWER THAT HELPED DINOSAURS CONQUER THE WORLD

From beginnings as skulking, cat-sized reptiles, dinosaurs came to rule Earth for 100 million years - but how? Their secret wasn't...

SINGLE PARTICLES OF LIGHT CAN BE USED FOR REMOTE 3D SURVEILLANCE

Researchers have taken 3D images by bouncing individual photons from a laser off a building 45 kilometres away, more than 4 times farther...

 
 
 

ELECTRONIC IS AN EPIC TRIP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

Electronic, an exhibition at London's Design Museum, evokes some of the experiences of being in a club. It is a trip through electronic...

LEONARDO DA VINCI SAW A WHALE FOSSIL THAT OPENED HIS MIND TO DEEP TIME

Renaissance-era polymath Leonardo da Vinci may have seen a whale fossil in his youth, prompting him to speculate that Earth was enormously...

 
 
 

DARK MATTER MAP HINTS AT CRACKS IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE

A new survey suggests dark matter is more evenly spread through space than we had thought, which might mean we don't fully understand...

UK TEMPERATURES BROKE RECORDS IN 2019 AS CLIMATE CHANGE TOOK HOLD

Last year saw the hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK at 38.7°C. All ten of the warmest years in the UK since records began...

 
 
 

WE CAN NOW PREDICT DANGEROUS SOLAR FLARES A DAY BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

Large solar flares can put astronauts' health at risk and damage satellites, but we haven't had an early warning system for them -...

DEEP-SEA ANGLERFISH FUSE BODIES TO MATE THANKS TO AN ODD IMMUNE SYSTEM

Some male anglerfish fuse to the much larger females to mate - they can do so because they don't recognise their partner's tissue as...

 
 
 

COVID-19 NEWS: 70 PER CENT OF PEOPLE WEARING FACE COVERINGS IN THE UK

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist...

SEAL LICE CAN SURVIVE THE PRESSURE FOUND 4000 METRES UNDER THE SEA

When elephant seals go on long dives, they can reach thousands of meters below the ocean's surface - and the lice they carry with them...

 
 
 

THESE ARE THE 12 WAYS YOU CAN DRASTICALLY CUT YOUR DEMENTIA RISK

Up to 40 per cent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed through lifestyle measures like exercising, socialising and not smoking,...

EXTREME RISING SEAS COULD WIPE OUT ASSETS WORTH $14 TRILLION BY 2100

Coastal floods wrought by rising seas could affect tens of millions more people and wipe out assets worth trillions of dollars by the...

 
 
 

A WEATHER FORECAST FOR FAKE NEWS OUTBREAKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS COMING

A social media weather report that predicts outbreaks of propaganda is on its way. It can't arrive soon enough, says Annalee Newitz

FINDING CORONAVIRUS SUPERSPREADERS MAY BE KEY TO HALTING A SECOND WAVE

The R number for coronavirus has had a lot of attention, but we also need to understand the K number - the variability in how many...

 
 
 



Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume has died, his family has said. Read more ...

Two new coronavirus tests deliver results in just 90 minutes

Two new coronavirus tests deliver results in just 90 minutes

The swab and DNA tests will differentiate between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the Department of Health said Two new tests which can detect coronavirus and flu - and... Read more ...

Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother dies in car crash - report

Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother dies in car crash - report

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Brit woman facing execution for fatally stabbing husband escapes death penalty

Brit woman facing execution for fatally stabbing husband escapes death penalty

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Jones, 54, broke down when she was told her charge of murder had been reduced to 'culpable homicide without intent' for the fatal stabbing of her husband... Read more ...

BUSINESS LIVE: HSBC profits plunge; Hammerson in sale talks; Purplebricks...

BUSINESS LIVE: HSBC profits plunge; Hammerson in sale talks; Purplebricks reports revenue slide

HSBC has reported a 65 per cent drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as the UK's largest bank was hit by interest rate cuts and the associated coronavirus... Read more ...

Caitlyn Jenner breaks silence on 'kind and loving' Kanye West

Caitlyn Jenner breaks silence on 'kind and loving' Kanye West

Caitlyn Jenner has spoken out on Kanye West after a month rife with bizarre Twitter meltdowns and his presential bid which has caused ructions in his marriage to Kim Kardashian. Read more ...

Arteta draws up list of six big-name targets as Aubameyang demands major...

Arteta draws up list of six big-name targets as Aubameyang demands major transfers to stay at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reportedly has a list of six big names he could try to bring to the club this summer as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang demands major transfers to stay... Read more ...

Chris Eubank Jr reveals he is sparring 'idol' Roy Jones Jr every day ahead...

Chris Eubank Jr reveals he is sparring 'idol' Roy Jones Jr every day ahead of Mike Tyson fight

Roy Jones Jr has drafted in Chris Eubank Jr to be his sparring partner as he prepares to face the frightening power of 'Iron Mike' Tyson on September 12 in California. Read more ...

Samantha Jones: British woman facing possible hanging goes on trial for...

Samantha Jones: British woman facing possible hanging goes on trial for husband's murder in Malaysia

A British woman accused of stabbing her husband to death in Malaysia has entered court for a murder trial that could result in her being hanged. Read more ...

Charlotte Dawson reveals she is expecting her first child with Matthew Sarsfield

Charlotte Dawson reveals she is expecting her first child with Matthew Sarsfield

The reality star, 27, said she's 'over the moon' to be pregnant with her partner of four years Matthew Sarsfield, 28. Read more ...