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Today β€” 22 October 2021New Scientist - Home

AI can change a fashion model’s pose and alter their clothes to match

22 October 2021 at 06:00
The technology used to create deepfake videos has been applied to fashion models, and can put them in a pose they never actually stood in

Covid-19 news: Pfizer trial finds booster vaccine over 95% effective

22 October 2021 at 03:58
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Astronomers left puzzled by the dimmest supernova ever seen

22 October 2021 at 03:00
The dimmest supernova ever spotted is at least 100 times fainter than a normal explosion of its type, and astronomers aren’t sure why

Steve Chien interview: Why NASA is inventing curious AI for deep space

20 October 2021 at 11:00
Space probes will be the first to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond. To make discoveries like finding alien life, they will need to think more like humans, says NASA’s Steve Chien

Saturn’s moon Titan may be doomed to fly away or smash into the planet

22 October 2021 at 02:00
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is slowly migrating away from the planet, which is tilting Saturn onto its side and may eventually doom the moon to orbital chaos

Children born without key immune cells saved with engineered organ

22 October 2021 at 01:00
Children who would normally have died because they lack an important immune organ can now survive thanks to a special thigh implant that produces immune cells

Our web-slinging immune cells caught in action for photo contest

20 October 2021 at 11:00
A microscrope image showing how the body fights off tuberculosis bacteria has been shortlisted in the Royal Society of Biology's 2021 Photography Competition
Yesterday β€” 21 October 2021New Scientist - Home

Invasion review: A slow-moving, tedious disaster drama

21 October 2021 at 19:00
Apple TV’s InvasionΒ follows various characters as they pick up on hints of alien activity. But many of them regularly make reckless, nonsensical decisions that frustratingly lead to minimal payoff, says Josh Bell

Female African elephants evolved to lose tusks due to ivory poaching

21 October 2021 at 12:00
Poaching in Mozambique triggered female elephants in the country to evolve and lose their tusks – but the genetic mutations that cause tusk loss seem to be lethal to male elephants

Gun violence rose 30 per cent in the US during the covid-19 pandemic

21 October 2021 at 11:44
Gun violence rose overall in the US during the covid-19 pandemic. The highest increase was seen in Minnesota, while Alaska had a dip in gun violence cases

Sperm quality has been declining for 16 years among men in the US

21 October 2021 at 09:03
Data from 170,000 semen analyses performed in the US between 2005 and 2021 reveals a worrying decline in sperm quality

Dinosaurs lived in herds 40 million years earlier than we thought

21 October 2021 at 09:00
We thought large plant-eating dinosaurs began to herd about 150 million years ago, but now we know the behaviour goes back at least 193 million years

Lab-grown human mini-brains kept alive for a year by slicing them up

21 October 2021 at 09:00
Human mini-brains grown in the lab soon die because oxygen and nutrients can’t penetrate to their core, but if they are sliced thinly they survive for a year

How Finland plans to create a circular bioeconomy that runs on wood

21 October 2021 at 05:00
Finland wants to make everything from ceramics to medical devices and even satellites from wood, helping it to hit carbon neutrality by 2035

Covid-19 news: UK's inaction is β€˜wilfully negligent’, say doctors

21 October 2021 at 03:58
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Meet the key players and big names at the COP26 climate summit

21 October 2021 at 03:00
John Kerry and the Queen are some of the biggest names expected to attend the COP26 climate summit

Wolf cubs raised by humans become attached to us like puppies

21 October 2021 at 03:00
Wolf cubs raised by humans become attached to people like puppies, suggesting ancient wolves could have become attached to Stone Age humans too

Botox relieves endometriosis cramps when injected into pelvic muscles

21 October 2021 at 01:00
Injections of botulinum toxin help to reduce painful cramps associated with endometriosis by weakening muscles in the pelvis to stop them from spasming

Why hope and optimism are crucial for fighting climate change

20 October 2021 at 11:00
Doom-filled facts will never be enough to tackle climate change. Here is why hope is more important than ever, writes Katharine Hayhoe

Should everyone have their own personal carbon budget?

20 October 2021 at 11:00
Personal carbon allowances were once deemed to be too far ahead of the curve, but the time may finally be right for a revival, writes Graham Lawton

The controversial new clinical trials that promise faster results

20 October 2021 at 11:00
Standard clinical trials used to test new medicines are slow and cumbersome. The pandemic has shown that a new kind of trial is far quicker, but is it reliable enough?

Watch a wooden knife that is sharper than steel cut through steak

20 October 2021 at 09:00
Wood knives sharpened to be three times sharper than steel require less energy to produce than standard tableware
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Quick saliva test can reveal cannabis use over the past 12 hours

20 October 2021 at 12:00
A sample of saliva placed on a strip and analysed with a smartphone camera can reveal if a person has ingested cannabis in the past 12 hours

99-million-year-old crab discovered trapped inside amber

20 October 2021 at 12:00
A 99-million-year-old crab trapped in amber might show us when the shelled animals moved into freshwater

We now know Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1000 years ago

20 October 2021 at 09:00
Ancient wooden artefacts from Newfoundland cut using Viking tools have been dated to AD 1021, telling us that Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1000 years ago

Microplastics in the air have a small cooling effect on our climate

20 October 2021 at 09:00
Microplastics pollute the air, and now there is evidence that they have a cooling effect on climate – although it is far smaller than the cooling effect of other particulates

We've found the time and place that horses were first domesticated

20 October 2021 at 09:00
The domestication of horses revolutionised transport and warfare, and we finally know when and where it happened

Will London's expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone cut air pollution?

20 October 2021 at 07:10
Clean air zones across Europe, including in London, are really working to cut dangerous air pollutio

COP26: Your essential guide to the crucial climate conference

20 October 2021 at 05:00
The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is the world's last chance to spur real action on global warming. But what issues are at stake – and what does a good outcome look like?
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