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[Science] China confirmed as source of illegal ozone-destroying chemicals – AI

[Science] China confirmed as source of illegal ozone-destroying chemicals – AI

Fridge manufacturers in China seem to be using illegal CFCsVCG/VCG via Getty By Adam VaughanWho is destroying the ozone layer? In recent decades, concentrations of chlorofluorocarbon gases have been declining in the atmosphere, which is good news for the ozone layer’s recovery and action on climate change. But levels of the second most abundant of…
[Science] Giving fruit flies your cancer’s mutations could guide your treatment – AI

[Science] Giving fruit flies your cancer’s mutations could guide your treatment – AI

Drosophila could help personalise cancer treatmentsPASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SPL By Clare WilsonCancer is often said to be not one disease, but many. Each person’s tumour has a different set of mutations, so while a certain treatment might see off one person’s breast cancer, for instance, it may fail at treating someone else’s. The hard part is knowing…
[Science] Gut microbes may determine whether infants develop food allergies – AI

[Science] Gut microbes may determine whether infants develop food allergies – AI

Allergies are more common in young childrenlisegagne/Getty By Ruby Prosser ScullyYoung immune systems are sensitive to food allergens if they don’t have the right gut bacteria, a study in mice suggests. Sung-Wook Hong of the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and his colleagues have been investigating the effects of the microbiome on allergies…
[Science] The truth about lie detectors: They don’t work and never have – AI

[Science] The truth about lie detectors: They don’t work and never have – AI

Lie detectors, which track pulse, blood pressure and breathing, were often used on The Jeremy Kyle ShowAlamy By Joshua HowgegoTHE Jeremy Kyle Show, which has been broadcast in the UK since 2005, was axed by ITV last week. It featured people with troubled relationships arguing in front of a live audience, often spiced up with…
[Science] Drone can transform into a tiny car to slide under small gaps – AI

[Science] Drone can transform into a tiny car to slide under small gaps –...

The shape-shifting droneDavid Zarrouk/BGU By Yvaine YeA shape-shifting drone can transform into a car once it touches down. The drone, called FSTAR, can move through a variety of surfaces and environments, making it a potentially helpful tool in search and rescue missions. FSTAR has a wheel and a propeller on each of its four legs.…
[Science] Lyme disease is spreading across the US but your dog can help track it – AI

[Science] Lyme disease is spreading across the US but your dog can help track...

Many dogs in the US are screened annually for Lyme diseaseWavetop/Getty By Chelsea WhyteAs the climate warms, Lyme disease is spreading. To assess the risk of catching the infection in new areas, we need to be able to track the ticks that carry it. Now an analysis of veterinary records suggests dogs are the answer.…
[Science] Drone can transform into a tiny car to to slide under small gaps – AI

[Science] Drone can transform into a tiny car to to slide under small gaps...

The shape-shifting droneDavid Zarrouk/BGU By Yvaine YeA shape-shifting drone can transform into a car once it touches down. The drone, called FSTAR, can move through a variety of surfaces and environments, making it a potentially helpful tool in search and rescue missions. FSTAR has a wheel and a propeller on each of its four legs.…
[Science] The young sun spun slowly, which could explain why we are here – AI

[Science] The young sun spun slowly, which could explain why we are here –...

Taking time to twirlNASA/GSFC/SDO By Leah CraneMost sun-like stars rotate relatively quickly early in their history, spinning once every few days before slowing down as they age. But sodium and potassium on the moon show that our sun had a lazy start, which may explain why we are here today. The moon has surprisingly fewer…
[Science] Plastic straws will be banned in the UK from April 2020 – AI

[Science] Plastic straws will be banned in the UK from April 2020 – AI

The plastic straw ban will come into place next yearD. Callcut / Alamy By Adam VaughanThe billions of plastic straws consumed in the UK each year will be banned from April 2020 as part of government efforts to protect marine life. Drinks stirrers and cotton buds will also be banned. The ban was first floated…
[Science] Women who have cardiac arrests are more likely to die than men – AI

[Science] Women who have cardiac arrests are more likely to die than men –...

CPR makes someone more likely to survive cardiac arrestJan-Otto/Getty By New Scientist staff and Press AssociationWomen who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital are less likely to be resuscitated by a bystander and more likely to die than men. Hanno Tan at the University of Amsterdam and colleagues analysed data from all resuscitation attempts…

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Hubble spots pair of wild galaxies joining cosmic civilization

Baltimore (UPI) Aug 11, 2016 After billions of years wandering in the proverbial wilderness, two galaxies, Pisces A and B, are returning to cosmic civilization. Recently,...

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