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Science & Environment / New Scientist

Coronavirus seems to reach the brain. What could this mean for us?

From loss of smell to stroke, people with covid-19 are reporting strange neurological issues that challenge our understanding of the disease and how to treat it

27 May 2020 11:30 am
Space Force review: The sitcom is almost as comical as the real thing

The newly created US Space Force has provided a lot of laughs since its inception. A TV satire about it is almost as funny as the original, says Simon Ings

26 May 2020 1:31 pm
The sun may have formed because a small galaxy passed by the Milky Way

A small galaxy called Sagittarius passed close to the Milky Way four times in the past 6 billion years, which may have caused periods of intense star formation

25 May 2020 9:30 pm
Behavioural science advisers express concern over Cummings crisis

Leading behavioural scientists have expressed concern that the Dominic Cummings scandal could encourage people to disregard the UKs coronavirus restrictions

25 May 2020 8:21 pm
A blood test could reveal how quickly or slowly you are ageing

A blood test that measures changes in gene expression to estimate a person's age can also help predict whether a person is more likely to develop a chronic disease

25 May 2020 11:30 am
Human-like cyborg eye could power itself using sunlight

A spherical, solar-powered artificial eye is able to distinguish between different letters and could eventually be used as a visual aid for people who cannot see

20 May 2020 9:30 pm
Virtual reality game lets you play with hypercubes in four dimensions

Imagining how four-dimensional objects would behave in our 3D world is hard, but an interactive simulation of how those objects move and interact could help

14 May 2020 5:11 pm
Bluetooth may not work well enough to trace coronavirus contacts

An experiment reveals how difficult it is to use Bluetooth on phones to determine if people have been in close enough contact to spread the coronavirus

12 May 2020 7:48 pm
US startup is testing drones in India to enforce social distancing

Police are using surveillance drones to enforce social distancing rules worldwide during the covid-19 pandemic, raising concerns about privacy violations

11 May 2020 5:50 pm