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  • How toxic is foam insulation?

    Scientists call for rigorous analysis of under-tested chemicals used to make buildings “green”.

    Since industrialisation, chemicals have been rolled out without sufficient testing, resulting in dire consequences fo...

    Materials February 24, 2021
  • Video

    Rover’s eye view

    NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.

    In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...

    Space Exploration February 23, 2021
  • Really ancient art

    A kangaroo painting is now Australia’s oldest known rock art.

    An image of a kangaroo has been identified as Australia’s oldest known rock painting, dated to over 17,000 years old....

    Archaeology February 23, 2021
  • Home gardens vital for pollinators

    They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.

    Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...

    Biology February 23, 2021
  • Medieval tipples

    New research finds evidence of winemaking in Islamic Sicily.

    Chemical residue from grapes has been found inside medieval containers from Islamic Sicily, suggesting there was wine...

    Culture February 23, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmic neutrino blast

    Tidal disruption event gives birth to travelling neutrino.

    A little bit more is now known about the cosmos, thanks to research involving a neutrino space odyssey, a black hole ...

    Astrophysics February 23, 2021
  • Root problem in compact soil

    Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers.

    When soil is tough and compact enough to make using a shovel difficult, roots are going to have trouble too, but not ...

    Agriculture February 22, 2021
  • The case for modest management

    Seems it’s best if bosses avoid the knuckle-dragging, silverback stuff.

    Leaders, if you want the best out of your teams, slices of humble pie might be just what you need to be serving – you...

    Behaviour February 22, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Please wear a mask when taking selfies with gorillas Gorillas can catch SARS-CoV-2 from humans: in January, it spr...

    Medicine February 22, 2021
  • Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Space Exploration February 22, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    The five things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    Neanderthal genes protect us from COVID-19 A group of genes that reduce by 20% a person’s risk of falling seriousl...

    Medicine February 20, 2021
  • Video: COVID-monitoring drones

    Australian researchers build drones to remotely monitor health signs.

    What do you get when you combine COVID-19, drones, cameras and AI? https://www.youtube.com/embed/eKSLs7lNl0Q Rese...

    AI February 20, 2021
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