BLOOD TEST COULD REVEAL IF YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE PLACEBO EFFECT

People who respond to the placebo effect have proteins in their blood that are linked to controlling inflammation, which may help to...

ASTRONOMERS MAY HAVE FOUND THE FIRST PLANET IN ANOTHER GALAXY

The first planet found outside the Milky Way may be in the Whirlpool galaxy, 28 million light years away. If it is confirmed, it would...

 
 
 

A ROBOT CALLED CURLY BEAT TOP-RANKED ATHLETES AT CURLING

Curly is a robot with a camera arm and wheels that uses AI to assess the best strategy for playing the game of curling - and it beat...

COVID-19 NEWS: VOLUNTEERS TO BE INFECTED WITH VIRUS TO TEST VACCINES

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

 
 
 

DOCTOR'S DIARY: HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH THE LONG COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?

The coronavirus has handed doctors many challenges, writes Selma Stafford, the latest being previously healthy young people debilitated...

DEVICE CAN HARVEST WIND ENERGY FROM THE BREEZE MADE WHEN YOU WALK

A small device can harvest energy from the breeze generated as you walk and could potentially be used to power your gadgets

 
 
 

EVOLUTION IS EVOLVING: 13 WAYS WE MUST RETHINK THE THEORY OF NATURE

Do species really exist? Are genes destiny? Do only the fittest survive? Can we shape or stop evolution? New insights into nature are...

CHINA'S 2060 CARBON NEUTRAL PLEDGE IS A BIG DEAL BUT IS IT BIG ENOUGH?

China surprised the world yesterday when president Xi Jinping told the United Nations general assembly that the country would achieve...

 
 
 

YOUNG BATS ACCEPT REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE OLDER GENERATIONS

Bats that normally migrate more than 1500 kilometres in the winter are staying closer to home as the world warms, with young males...

SOME FROGS HAVE EVOLVED EYES THAT ARE FAR TOO BIG FOR THEIR BODIES

Certain frogs have some of the biggest eyes of all vertebrates, relative to their body size, which is a significant evolutionary investment...

 
 
 

US SCIENCE NEWS BIASED AGAINST PEOPLE WITH NAMES OF NON-BRITISH ORIGIN

Scientists with names that are not of British origin are less likely to feature in a US news story about their research, according...

INDIA ABOUT TO OVERTAKE THE US WITH HIGHEST COVID-19 CASELOAD GLOBALLY

With almost 100,000 new daily coronavirus cases, India is fast overtaking the US and the true number is likely to be much higher

 
 
 

COVID-19 NEWS: NEW RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND COULD LAST SIX MONTHS

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

AI CAMERA CAN TELL WHAT SURFACES FEEL LIKE WITH JUST A GLANCE

Artificially intelligent cameras are able to tell the physical properties of surfaces, such as texture or how well it conducts heat,...

 
 
 

BIRDS THAT 'SPEAK' WITH A FLAP OF THEIR WINGS HAVE REGIONAL DIALECTS

Male fork-tailed flycatchers have a notch in their wings that makes a high-pitched sound as they fly, and birds from different areas...

MEET NASA'S LATEST MARS ROVER: WILL PERSEVERANCE FIND LIFE IN 2021?

Perseverance is the first NASA mission to explicitly look for signs of ancient life. It will also test the first extraterrestrial helicopter...

 
 
 

PEOPLE IN CAPE VERDE EVOLVED BETTER MALARIA RESISTANCE IN 550 YEARS

A gene variant that protects against malaria has spread rapidly among people living on the island of Santiago off West Africa

GLITTERING IMAGE OF ANDROMEDA GALAXY TAKES TOP PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

This tantalising image of spiral galaxy Andromeda - our nearest big neighbour - won Nicolas Lefadeux top prize at the 2020 Insight...

 
 
 

COVID-19 NEWS: NEW RESTRICTIONS IN THE UK AS ALERT LEVEL RAISED TO 4

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

AIR POLLUTION IN CHINA MAY HAVE CAUSED MILLIONS OF DEATHS SINCE 2000

Air pollution is estimated to have caused 30.8 million premature deaths in China and Taiwan since 2000, according to an algorithm that...

 
 
 



Rishi Sunak Announces New Job Support Measures for Restaurant Workers

Rishi Sunak Announces New Job Support Measures for Restaurant Workers

Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images A new model styled on France and Germany's employment policy will see the government subsidise workers on reduced hours Chancellor Rishi Sunak's... Read more ...

Three years in the making - Inside story of Chelsea's Edouard Mendy transfer

Three years in the making - Inside story of Chelsea's Edouard Mendy transfer

The Senegalese international has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, after completing a £22million switch from French side Rennes, and will now look to usurp Kepa... Read more ...

Phillip Schofield says he has been to 'dark and scary places' with mental health

Phillip Schofield says he has been to 'dark and scary places' with mental health

This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Dr Chris Steele have discussed their experiences with depression. Read more ...

Jason Donovan confirmed as fifth Dancing On Ice 2021 celebrity

Jason Donovan confirmed as fifth Dancing On Ice 2021 celebrity

Australian actor and Broadway star Jason, 52, confirmed the news on This Morning today to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield Read more ...

Rishi Sunak announces ANOTHER coronavirus bailout for business

Rishi Sunak announces ANOTHER coronavirus bailout for business

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today unveiled his new Winter Economy Plan with a wage subsidy scheme to replace furlough as its centrepiece as he moved to try to stave off massive job... Read more ...

Brighton set up Manchester United clash in Carabao Cup fourth round with...

Brighton set up Manchester United clash in Carabao Cup fourth round with Fulham also through

Josh Brownhill's long-range strike shortly before half-time put Burnley ahead at Millwall before Matej Vydra sealed a 2-0 win. Sean Dyche's men will host the winner of Man City... Read more ...

Downton Abbey's Jim Carter confirms second movie set to film next year

Downton Abbey's Jim Carter confirms second movie set to film next year

Jim Carter has confirmed the return of Downton Abbey Downton Abbey's Jim Carter has confirmed that a second movie is in the works and is scheduled to film next year. The actor... Read more ...

The Bachelor's Bella unleashes her fury at Locky after being dumped

The Bachelor's Bella unleashes her fury at Locky after being dumped

Bachelor dumpee Bella Varelis has unleashed her fury on Locky Gilbert after he broke her heart in the grand finale on Thursday. Read more ...

Coronation Street star Faye Brookes confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2021

Coronation Street star Faye Brookes confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2021

Coronation Street's Faye Brookes has been confirmed as a Dancing on Ice contestant. The actress is best known for playing Kate Connor on the long-running soap, and broke the... Read more ...

Luis Suarez aims dig at Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu during...

Luis Suarez aims dig at Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu during farewell press conference

Luis Suarez aimed a parting shot at Barcelona's president during his farewell press conference Luis Suarez has aimed a parting shot at Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu... Read more ...