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People Have Committed More Than $300,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume That Smells Like Space

There are so many things ordinary folk, aka people who are not astronauts, want to know about space. Apparently, what space smells like is one of the burning questions thousands of people ask themselves. Since it’s probable that all those people won’t be able to travel to space in the near future, they’re doing the…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Perfume, Smells, Eau De Space


Security Concerns Fast Track Britain's 5G Ban on Huawei: Report

Based on a security reassessment, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson now has “sound technical reasons” to begin phasing out Huawei technology from Britain’s 5G networks, a former head of M16 said on Sunday per a Financial Times report.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Boris Johnson, Huawei, Financial Times, ZTE, 5g, Networks, M16


Coronavirus live news: record new cases in India as Australian state of Victoria closes border

New South Wales-Victoria border closed for first time in 100 years; Iran sees highest daily deaths; Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesIndia confirms record new casesTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USGlobal report: second local lockdown in Spain; second wave in IsraelSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22am BST Residents in nine housing towers now in hard lockdown in Melbourne say they have been forced to establish their own su...
Tags: Science, India, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Galicia, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, North Melbourne, New South Wales Victoria


Exotic frog found in bunch of bananas in Wales after 'remarkable' 5,000-mile trip

An exotic frog has been discovered in a bunch of bananas after making a 5,000-mile journey from Colombia to south Wales. Asda supermarket staff found the creature at the chain's branch in Murray Street, Llanelli, last Monday. Colombia is the UK's biggest supplier of bananas, with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the fruit making the journey each year.
Tags: UK, Science, News, Wales, Colombia, Wales Asda, Murray Street Llanelli


Researchers Claim Coronavirus Is Airborne in Letter to the WHO, Accuse It of Failing to Convey Risk

A group of scientists will publish an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the coming days with an alarming claim: The novel coronavirus is airborne, meaning that it can linger in the air long enough and in enough quantity to infect others.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: India sees record new cases as Texas warns of overwhelmed hospitals

Iran sees highest daily deaths; UK government injects £1.57bn into arts and heritage; Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USWHO reports record 200,000 cases in one day, amid surging outbreaksAustralia sends 500 police to contain virus in public housing high risesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.My name is Helen Sul...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, India, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Galicia, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, USWHO


Netflix's Into the Night Outruns the Sun Long Enough to Get a Second Season

Netflix’s Into the Night is a point of personal fascination for me, for the sole and entire reason that is absolutely bizarre. A thriller about literally outrunning the sun, it is a weird melange of influences and concepts, including being inspired by a novel (Jacek Dukaj’s The Old Axolotl) that it does not resemble…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Netflix, Sun, Into the Night, Jacek Dukaj


This Star Wars Concept Art Shows Off the Complex Stylings of Enfys Nest's Gang

When it comes to character designs, Star Wars gets criminals right. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Concept Art, Solo A Star Wars Story, Enfys Nest, Adam Brockbank


Nintendo Needs to Bring These Apps to Animal Crossing's Nook Phone Right Now

Animal Crossing: New Horizons may have outsold every other entry in the series and become the quarantine game du jour, but there’s always room for improvement. Because let’s face it, for every good design decision Nintendo makes, there are just as many questionable ones.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, New Horizons, Animal Crossing, Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing s Nook Phone Right Now


Sony's Still Not Sure a Silver and Black Movie Can Work Without Spider-Man

For a while, Sony’s been struggling to make a Silver and Black movie—that is, a movie starring the dynamic duo of Black Cat and Silver Sable, both supporting Spider-Man characters. According to Gina Prince-Bythewood, who was at one point attached to that film, the company is still struggling. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Silver and Black, Gina Prince Bythewood, Black Cat, Silver Sable, The Old Guard, Gina Prince Blythewood


Harper Collins Is Putting Out a New The Hobbit Audiobook With Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis made a name for himself as a motion capture actor, and the big franchise that truly proved his talent was Lord of the Rings, where he famously played Gollum. His face, and his voice, are inseparable from Tolkien’s story for fans of Peter Jackson’s films. And for those fans, it’s exciting to know that…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hobbit, Andy Serkis, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Gollum, Harper Collins


Met police urged to investigate Dominic Cummings' trip during Covid-19 lockdown

Exclusive: ex-chief prosecutor’s lawyers say behaviour of Boris Johnson’s adviser warrants ‘thorough investigation’The Metropolitan police have been urged to launch an immediate investigation into Dominic Cummings’ trip from London to Durham at the height of the coronavirus outbreak by the former chief prosecutor for north-west England.Lawyers for Nazir Afzal have written to the Met commissioner, Cressida Dick, arguing that the behaviour of Boris Johnson’s chief adviser during the lockdown warra...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, London, Police, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Metropolitan Police, Durham, Dominic Cummings, Cressida Dick, Nazir Afzal, Coronavirus outbreak


Fears of widespread disorder unfounded as English pubs reopen

Relief as concerns about overwhelmed emergency services fail to materialiseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFears that emergency services would be overwhelmed after pubs and restaurants reopened in England have not materialised, according to initial reports.Ahead of pubs opening for the first time since 23 March, NHS England told hospitals and ambulance services that demand for care was likely to reach “that of New Year’s Eve”. Police forces deployed extra patrols. Con...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, Pubs, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection is Already $40 on PS4 and Switch, So Add it To Your Kart

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection (PS4) | $40 | AmazonMortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection (Switch) | $40 | AmazonRead more...
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Save Up to 50% On Ghost of the Shell Manga for the Kindle

Up to 50% off Kodansha’s Ghost in the Shell (Digital) | AmazonRead more...
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The biology of aliens: How much do we know?

Ask someone what they think aliens look like and you'll probably get a description heavily informed by films and pop culture. The existence of life beyond our planet has yet to be confirmed, but there are clues as to the biology of extraterrestrials in science."Don't give them claws," says biologist E.O. Wilson. "Claws are for carnivores and you've got to be an omnivore to be an E.T. There just isn't enough energy available in the next trophic level down to maintain big populations and stable po...
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Hollywood, Science, Biology, Innovation, Aliens, Evolution, Extraterrestrial Life, Wilson, Astrobiology, Don, Michio Kaku Bill Nye, Jonathan B Losos


Risks, R numbers and raw data: how to interpret coronavirus statistics

Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than ever Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe’re finally over the first peak of the epidemic, but the numbers relating to the virus keep on spreading. Sometimes, however, things get lost in translation from the spreadsheet to the article, broadcast or tweet. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Office For National Statistics, Coronavirus outbreak


'It's a tsunami': pandemic leaves vulnerable Latin America reeling

Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest city piled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, responded with a shrug. “It’s obv...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Latin America, Manaus, Virgilio, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


‘It's a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence

Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest city piled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, responded with a shrug. “It’s ob...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Latin America, Manaus, Virgilio, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.
Tags: Science, News, New Zealand, North Island, Electron


A different slant of light

Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner.
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New guidelines for children and adolescents with T2D

A team of paediatric specialists, including an expert from the University of Adelaide, has produced new guidelines regarding assessment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Australian and New Zealand children and adolescents.
Tags: Science, New Zealand, University of Adelaide


Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays

Novel red LEDs are more temperature stable than those made using the conventional semiconductor of choice.
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Discovery of new disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome

An international research collaboration, including Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto et al. (of the Department of Pediatrics, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine) has revealed that NPHS1 is a disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome in children. The NPHS1 gene encodes nephrin, a component protein for the renal glomerulus slit diaphragm, which prevents protein from being passed in the urine. It is expected that these successful results will contribute towards understan...
Tags: Science, IIJIMA Kazumoto


A safe and powerful safeguard for your whole body against deadly radiation

IBS scientists have reported a highly effective and safe nanocrystal to combat dangers doses of radiation by growing manganese oxide (Mn3O4) nanocrystals on top of the Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanocrystals.
Tags: Science, IBS


Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children

Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, suggests research published in the journal Pediatric Research.
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Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late

Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research.
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'Biologically relevant' levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples

The prospect of a non-invasive test of ovarian reserve is a little closer following results from a study showing that measurement of a fertility hormone can be accurately taken from a sample of human hair.
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York study: European ancestry plays role in 'killer' honey bees' aggressiveness

What causes African hybrid honey bees (AHB) or killer bees to be highly defensive and aggressive? York University researchers found it was the mixing of African and European genetics that led to hyper-aggression in this invasive strain of honey bees. Researchers in Brazil imported a honey bee subspecies from South African in the 1950s and bred them with European-derived honey bees, but bees escaped and mated with the local bees - an experiment gone wrong.
Tags: Science, Brazil, York University


The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe

The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia, in December 2018.
Tags: Science, Arctic, Siberia, New Siberian Islands, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea



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