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The Sirens of Mars review: Inside the hunt for life on the Red Planet

8 hours ago   |   New Scientist

We once thought Mars had canals built by an advanced society. We've come a long way since then, but there is still much to discover, finds Leah Crane
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Undergraduate Virtual Open Days allow visitors a taste of student life from a distance

23 hours ago   |   Oxford University

In other years, the city of Oxford would have been filled this week with thousands of prospective students and their families, visiting for the Oxford University Undergraduate...
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Seeing Social Science Bites Podcasts in a New Way​​

Seeing Social Science Bites Podcasts in a New Way​​

1 day ago   |   Social Science Space

Since its debut in 2012, the Social Science Bites podcast series every month has brought the voices of the world's top social and behavioral researchers to the wider world...
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A sugary diet changes gut bacteria and worsens brain function in rats

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Rats fed a sugar syrup early in life develop an unusual gut microbiome that seems to worsen the rodents' memories by changing the way their brains work
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How to live longer: Eat this 50p fruit three times a week to boost life expectancy

How to live longer: Eat this 50p fruit three times a week to boost life expectancy

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

HOW TO live longer: Thanks to science, longevity is no longer an impenetrable mystery but a readily achievable goal. Some of the most promising discoveries can be found in...
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Now you see it, now you don't; a massive star disappears

Now you see it, now you don't; a massive star disappears

1 day ago   |   Astronomy Now

An artist's impression of a luminous blue variable in a remote dwarf galaxy before its recently discovered disappearance. Image: ESO/L. Calçada Can a massive star at the end of...
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Listen: Remdesivir's controversial cost, early vaccine promise, and AI at the end of life

2 days ago   |   STAT

What's a fair price for remdesivir? How do we know whether vaccines work? And does AI have a place in end-of-life care? We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout...
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Horror movie fans are better at coping with the coronavirus pandemic

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

Good news for fans of zombie movies and people with an interest in the dark side of life: they may be more psychologically resilient to the covid-19 pandemic
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Opinion: Pharma companies need extra anti-corruption vigilance during a pandemic

2 days ago   |   STAT

Companies have made important efforts over the past two decades to combat the problem of transnational corruption. What was once a relatively obscure regulatory niche has...
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Antibiotics pollute many of the world's rivers

2 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Antibiotics pollute many of the world's rivers : Antibiotics taint two out of every three rivers sampled as part of a big new survey. Scientists made the finding while testing...
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Eclipse time: What time will the lunar eclipse be visible?

Eclipse time: What time will the lunar eclipse be visible?

AN ECLIPSE of the Moon occurs this Sunday will be visible from the UK - so what time is the eclipse and when should you look for it? Read more ...

Get ready to enjoy a tipple from an eco-friendly wine bottle made of paper

Get ready to enjoy a tipple from an eco-friendly wine bottle made of paper

It's genuinely mad what they can do with paper these days We know that our obsession with plastic is ruining the planet. Not enough of it is being recycled, too much of it is... Read more ...

How Trumps Insults The Declaration

How Trumps Insults The Declaration

David Armitage. 2020. “ How Trumps Insults The Declaration .” The New York Daily News , 102 , 9 , Pp. 18. Webpage PDF Read more ...

Fang-static: Biologists discover 'extraordinary' worm-like creature with...

Fang-static: Biologists discover 'extraordinary' worm-like creature with venomous FANGS

A BIZARRE species of fanged 'worm' resembling something from a horror film is the first known amphibian with toxic dental glands, biologists believe. Read more ...

Mars crater key to human colonisation in space captured in never-before-seen...

Mars crater key to human colonisation in space captured in never-before-seen video - WATCH

FOOTAGE of an icy Martian canyon - understood to be a likely source of water for future human colonists - has been unveiled in an incredible flyover video. Read more ...

Archaeology news: How extrabiblical sources could confirm Bible is...

Archaeology news: How extrabiblical sources could confirm Bible is 'historically accurate'

ARCHAEOLOGICAL sources outside of biblical accounts can confirm the Bible as "historically accurate", a scholar has astonishingly claimed. Read more ...

Is there a Full Moon tonight UK? Why is the Moon so big?

Is there a Full Moon tonight UK? Why is the Moon so big?

FULL MOON aficionados this weekend will see a huge orb loom over the horizon - so when is the July Full Moon and why is the Moon so big? Read more ...

Rocket Lab plans next launch Saturday, closes in on first mission from Virginia

Rocket Lab plans next launch Saturday, closes in on first mission from Virginia

The Electron rocket for Rocket Lab's next mission. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab is readying for a launch from its New Zealand spaceport Saturday with seven commercial... Read more ...

UK challenges Elon Musk in space with £400million investment in rival...

UK challenges Elon Musk in space with £400million investment in rival satellite company

BRITAIN has invested $500million as part of a bid to takeover satellite broadband operator OneWeb. Read more ...

Here's your Humble Choice bundle for July 2020 - Age of Wonders: Planetfall...

Here's your Humble Choice bundle for July 2020 - Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Void Bastards, and more

Welcome to July, the month named after Julius Caesar by the Roman Senate before they changed their minds about him the following March. What that means for us is a new Humble... Read more ...