HOW MUCH OF A THREAT IS THE BRAZIL VARIANT OF CORONAVIRUS TO THE UK?

The P.1 variant from Brazil that has been detected in six people in the UK can partly evade existing antibodies, but vaccines should...

CONVERSATIONS GO ON TOO LONG BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TOO POLITE TO END THEM

People mask how they feel about an ongoing conversation and leave others unsure of whether to stop talking, so dialogues can carry...

 
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE IS LEADING TO PREMATURE BIRTHS IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON

Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest

NEANDERTHAL EARS WERE TUNED TO HEAR SPEECH JUST LIKE MODERN HUMANS

Virtual reconstructions of Neanderthal ears show that our extinct cousins had the same physical capacity for hearing as modern humans,...

 
 
 

WIKIPEDIA HAS SEEN A SPIKE IN PEOPLE EDITING PAGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

As Italy's coronavirus lockdown started, Wikipedia saw an 80 per cent increase in editors from that country - and edits to the English...

COVID-19 NEWS: ONE DOSE OF PFIZER VACCINE GREATLY REDUCED TRANSMISSION

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

 
 
 

WHAT YOU EAT IS INFLUENCED BY THE FOOD CHOICES OF PEOPLE YOU DINE WITH

You are more likely to eat healthy foods if your dining companions eat healthily, or vice versa, according to a study of 39,000 students...

WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR KEEPING WARMING BELOW 1.5°C DESPITE CLIMATE PLANS

The world is wildly off track meeting the Paris Agreement goal of holding temperature rises to 1.5ۜ°C, despite a recent series of more...

 
 
 

HOW TO SPEND A TRILLION DOLLARS TO FIX CLIMATE CHANGE AND END POVERTY

Let's imagine you have inherited a fortune and want to solve the world's most pressing problems. Here's the best way to spend your...

MOTOR INDUSTRY LOBBIED FOR A LOOPHOLE IN UK FOSSIL FUEL CAR BAN

The UK government plan announced in 2020 is to ban new petrol and diesel model cars by 2030, but some fossil-fuelled cars are to be...

 
 
 

THE PERSEVERANCE ROVER RUNS ON PROCESSORS USED IN IMACS IN THE 1990S

The processor in the Perseverance rover on Mars is similar to the one that powered the colourful iMacs from the late 1990s, with some...

AMAZING GECKO PHOTOS CAPTURED USING X-RAYS FROM A PARTICLE ACCELERATOR

Incredibly detailed images of the intricate insides of a gecko were created using high-energy X-rays emitted by a synchrotron particle...

 
 
 

THE ECHO WIFE REVIEW: A DARKLY COMEDIC LOOK AT THE RISKS OF CLONING

Cloning goes horribly wrong in The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey, a darkly funny debut science-fiction novel with just enough science to...

WE'VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHY THERE WERE NO MEDIUM-SIZED DINOSAURS

Fossil hunters struggle to find evidence of medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur species - perhaps because juvenile forms of giants like...

 
 
 

COVID-19 NEWS: 1.4M DOSES OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINE UNUSED IN GERMANY

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

MALE LYREBIRDS IMITATE A FLOCK OF BIRDS TO SCARE FEMALES INTO MATING

Birds threatened by a predator often call out to encourage other birds to make noise and fly about, repelling the attacker as part...

 
 
 

PLASTIC BOTTLES HOLDING 2.3 LITRES ARE LEAST HARMFUL TO THE PLANET

Plastic bottles with a capacity of 2.3 litres contain the most liquid for the lowest packaging weight and could reduce plastic waste...

IS MSG BAD FOR YOU OR IS MASS AVERSION TO IT JUST A CULTURAL ODDITY?

Monosodium glutamate is eaten without problems in many countries, yet in the West there is a strange cultural aversion to it. James...

 
 
 

THE 21 BEST SCIENCE DOCUMENTARIES YOU SHOULD WATCH RIGHT NOW

My Octopus Teacher, Feels Good Man, Spaceship Earth, and Icarus are all great science documentaries available to stream at the moment

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MYSTERIOUS CULTURE THAT INVENTED CIVILISATION

Proto-cities built from 6200 years ago in eastern Europe upend our ideas about when civilisation began and why people made the move...

 
 
 



Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway receives Ofcom complaints after Gordon...

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway receives Ofcom complaints after Gordon Ramsay incident

The celebrity chef, 54, was making a guest appearance on the variety show and taking part in a game of Read My Lips when he made the nasty comment Read more ...

Una Healy reveals she's looking for love again after her 'traumatic' split...

Una Healy reveals she's looking for love again after her 'traumatic' split from Ben Foden

Talking in a new candid interview, the former Saturdays singer, 39, admitted that she has 'healed' and had time to 'recover' since their shock divorce. Read more ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends decision to leave Amad Diallo and Shola...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends decision to leave Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire on the bench in Manchester United's draw vs Crystal Palace

Amad Diallo was left on the bench as Manchester United drew with Crystal Palace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his decision to leave Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire on the... Read more ...

SpaceX Starship launch: SN10 explodes in ball of flames after acing first...

SpaceX Starship launch: SN10 explodes in ball of flames after acing first landing

SPACEX'S Starship SN10 prototype nailed its first launch and landing attempt today, just hours after the flight was aborted on the launch pad at Boca Chica, South Texas... Read more ...

Tommy Fury comes for ‘p***y' Jake Paul in blonde hair extensions as bizarre...

Tommy Fury comes for ‘p***y' Jake Paul in blonde hair extensions as bizarre boxing beef escalates

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been calling each other out Tommy Fury and Jake Paul have provided the celebrity beef we never knew we needed, with the former Love Islander... Read more ...

British nursing hopefuls are turned away as NHS recruits migrants...

British nursing hopefuls are turned away as NHS recruits migrants, think-tank claims 

During the pandemic last year, 23,000 UK applicants for nursing courses were turned down. And since 2010, more than half of 650,000 UK applicants were turned away. Read more ...

Restaurant Hunter Rob Petrone, 41, almost died from heart attack due to rich...

Restaurant Hunter Rob Petrone, 41, almost died from heart attack due to rich food eaten for the show

Six-time Emmy winner Rob Petrone ate for a living, but last year his hereditary high cholesterol caught up with him and he was rushed to hospital, with 95 per cent of his main... Read more ...

Roman Abramovich's £430m buoy's toy! A yacht with eight decks and...

Roman Abramovich's £430m buoy's toy! A yacht with eight decks and anti-paparazzi lasers

Solaris is not the largest or the most expensive yacht in Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's fleet but with a price tag of £430m, it is the most costly custom-made... Read more ...

Sofia Vergara gets cozy in an off-the-shoulder sweater and matching sweats...

Sofia Vergara gets cozy in an off-the-shoulder sweater and matching sweats from her line

The 48-year-old actress looked cozy as she lounged in her own designs after confirming her return to the judges panel of America's Got Talent. Read more ...

Watch First Teaser of Chris Harrison's Good Morning America Interview: "I'm...

Watch First Teaser of Chris Harrison's Good Morning America Interview: "I'm an Imperfect Man"

In the words of Hannah Montana, nobody's perfect-and that includes Chris Harrison too. On Wednesday, March 3, Good Morning America released a preview of Michael Strahan's... Read more ...