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Sepsis treatments wrong, by definition, study finds

The notion that the killer condition is the same for everyone has to be abandoned, results reveal. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology


Ancient chewing gum provides DNA clues to early Scandinavians

Masticated birch bark points to two waves of hunter-gatherer migrations. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Neanderthals and modern humans parted company earlier than thought

Tooth study pushes back the last common ancestor by around 400,000 years. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Palaeontology, Andrew Masterson


Chinese lander offers clues to the inside of the moon

Chang’E-4 mission identifies possible rocks from deep below the surface. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Chang, Andrew Masterson


Definition of kilogram, amp, and kelvin set to change forever

A shift from physical artefact to natural constant marks a huge shake-up in how the world defines units of measurement. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Mathematics, Andrew Masterson


New water cycle discovered on Mars

 Modelling solves mystery of continuing vapour loss. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Physics, Mars, Andrew Masterson


Single gene controls snail shell coiling

Scientists close in on discovering the basis of left and right handedness. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Coral found growing at record depth

Discovery raises hopes for reef recovery strategies. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Millennials most likely to text and drive

US study finds younger parents often read and send texts from behind the wheel. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Technology, US, Andrew Masterson


Early universe much brighter than predicted

Space telescope observations reveal clues to a critical period. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Kissing may be a neglected route for passing on throat gonorrhoea

Australian study reveals risks for gay and bisexual men. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


The deepest cut of all: ancient Mayans self-mutilated to appease the gods

Blades recovered from caves indicate ritual genital cutting was common in the meso-American civilisation. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Archaeology, Andrew Masterson


Australopithecus species dismissed as human ancestor

Analysis dismisses claims that a distant cousin of ‘Lucy’ was the true progenitor of the Homo genus. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Lucy, Palaeontology, Andrew Masterson


ET might use gravitational waves to communicate, researchers suggest

A minor change to interferometer parameters might reveal the Earth is not alone. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Earth, Andrew Masterson


Scientists confirm ancient Chinese astronomical observations

Galaxy cluster nebula one of the earliest things recorded outside the solar system. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Grunt work: the psychological effect of loud tennis

Researchers find grunting tennis players lead opponents to over-estimate their strength. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Time and space, as never seen before

Hubble scientists produce mosaic showing more than a quarter of a million galaxies. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


The chick’s in the mail: postal marks used to trace salmonella sources

Live chickens can be a deadly proposition. A new scheme aims to cut the risk. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Multiple measurements close in on dark energy

A huge collaboration of scientists reports important new findings about the shape of the universe and the mysterious force that shapes it. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson


Unusual star hints at Milky Way’s cataclysmic past

Big Dipper star likely originated in a small galaxy, now merged. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Milky Way, Andrew Masterson


Ancient millipede found, trapped in amber

An exquisite, tiny fossil prompts a rethink on arthropod evolution. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Palaeontology, Andrew Masterson


Wolves care about their mates. Dogs, not so much

Touchscreen test shows wolves are far more cooperative that their domesticated relatives. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


‘Amber’ beads revealed as prehistoric fakes

Neolithic purchasers buying high status goods may have been ripped off by unscrupulous dealers. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Geoscience, Andrew Masterson


Hormone hope for autism management

Two studies point to vasopressin as potential tool to improve social skills for people with autism spectrum disorder. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Sex med looks promising as heart failure drug

At least in sheep, a drug allied to Viagra reverses the effects of heart failure. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Biology, Andrew Masterson


Mathematical analysis suggests new area for missing MH370 search

Modelling of buoy behaviour in ocean currents pushes likely crash site further north. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Mathematics, Andrew Masterson


Retrofit air-con to tackle climate change, researchers say

A simple tech fix could prompt radical environmental and economic overhaul. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson


NASA ponies up for next-gen solar sails

Diffraction-based sails could be propelling satellites within five years. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Technology, Nasa, Andrew Masterson


US measles cases spike, prompting anti-vax warning

Measles outbreaks reach record high in first four months of the year. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: US, Society, Andrew Masterson


Black hole shoots plasma every which way

‘Extraordinary’ behaviour recorded in misaligned hole system. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Space, Andrew Masterson