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Science/Tech / New Scientist

Tiny 2-billion-year-old fossil blobs may be the oldest complex cells

Fossils of single cells found in China are 2 billion years old, making them the oldest eukaryotic cells in the fossil record and possibly our distant relatives

15 Feb 2020 12:30 pm
75-million-year old eggshells suggest most dinosaurs were warm-blooded

An analysis of eggshells from three kinds of dinosaurs shows they were all warm-blooded, suggesting that dinosaurs ancestors were also warm-blooded

15 Feb 2020 12:30 am
Great ape brains have a feature that we thought was unique to humans

Our ape cousins have asymmetrical brains just like we do,which might require us to rethink ideas on the evolution of brain specialism in our hominin ancestors

15 Feb 2020 12:30 am
Babies are more likely to be conceived in autumn but we dont know why

In the northern hemisphere, babies are most likely to be conceived in winter and least likely to be conceived in spring, according to an analysis of 14,000 women

14 Feb 2020 9:53 pm
Astronomy group finds Starlink satellites will have 'negative impact'

The International Astronomical Union has concluded a review of satellite mega constellations such as SpaceX's Starlink satellites and found they will have a major impact on large telescopes, but not naked eye astronomy

14 Feb 2020 5:27 pm
Weather by Jenny Offill: How to cope with climate anxiety in a crisis

Jenny Offill’s sharp new novel Weather examines individual anxieties about the climate emergency and one person's journey to becoming a doomsday prepper 

14 Feb 2020 4:40 pm
Psychologists rank reasons why newly-wed heterosexual couples argue

An analysis of the topics that cause arguments between newly-wed heterosexual couples puts a lack of affection at the top of the list, with little concern about who sleeps on which side of the bed

14 Feb 2020 3:47 pm
Antarctic ice melt could push sea levels to rise 1.5 metres by 2100

If carbon emissions go largely unchecked until 2100, Antarctic ice melt could result in three times as much sea level rise as we saw from all sources in the 20th century

14 Feb 2020 4:35 am
NASA missions may go to Venus or our solar systems strangest moons

NASA has selected four potential future missions to visit Jupiters fiery moon Io, Neptunes icy moon Triton, or to explore the atmosphere of Venus

14 Feb 2020 3:25 am