New Scientist - News

New Scientist - News
New Scientist - News
  1. Elephant’s trunk may be one of most sensitive body parts of any animal
    The bundle of nerves that controls the elephant’s trunk contains 400,000 neurons – a lot more than we expected – suggesting the trunk is incredibly sensitive
  2. It’s official – we don’t know how fast the universe is expanding
    The Hubble constant describes how fast the universe is expanding, but our measurements won’t line up, which may mean our standard model of the universe is wrong
  3. Fix the Planet newsletter: The weird and wonderful rivals to batteries
    As Scotland announces the building of 17 enormous wind farms off its coast, we look at the novel solutions for storing the electricity they will produce
  4. Genetically modified pig kidneys transplanted into a brain-dead person
    In an experiment paving the way for clinical trials, two pig kidneys produced urine for 77 hours after transplantation into the body of a man who was brain dead
  5. Pristine coral reef discovered in deep water off the coast of Tahiti
    A spectacular coral reef has been found between 35 and 70 metres below sea level near Tahiti, and it seems to be in good health despite the global biodiversity crisis
  6. Antibiotic resistance killed more people than malaria or AIDS in 2019
    About 1.3 million deaths were directly caused by drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019, a global study estimates
  7. Gene-edited food is 5 years away in England, says government scientist
    The UK parliament passed a law to help researchers do trials of gene-edited crops in England, and the chief scientist at the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says it would take at least five years for a product to go from research trials to market
  8. Artificial pancreas is 'life-changing' for children with diabetes
    An app that wirelessly links to an implanted glucose sensor and insulin pump can automatically regulate blood sugar levels in children better than the current standard therapy
  9. Antibody imaging technique could make it faster to develop vaccines
    A new imaging approach monitors antibody responses to vaccines more quickly than current techniques, which could accelerate vaccine design
  10. Yutu-2 lunar rover finds sticky soil on the far side of the moon
    We haven’t been able to take a close-up look at the far side of the moon until now, and the discoveries being made by the Yutu-2 rover might prove important for future missions

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