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BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.
Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.
Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
 

Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish – male fish that produce eggs. The medication is found to be widespread in freshwater.
Chinese scientists say they've genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for beta-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. Gene editing is a recently developed type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed. Here, experts weigh-in with ethical questions and considerations.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown symptoms.
Researchers have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation. They demonstrate that an approach for generating terahertz waves using intense laser pulses in air can be done with much lower power lasers, a major challenge until now. They have exploited the underlying physics to reduce the necessary laser power for plasma generation.
A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.
 

Biology News Net


In May 2014, a group of recreational divers spotted an adult lionfish -- the voracious invader Pterois volitans -- in the rocky reefs of southeastern Brazil.
A single fish caught with a hand spear off the Brazilian coast is making big waves across the entire southwestern Atlantic. In May 2014, a group of recreational divers spotted an adult lionfish--the voracious invader Pterois volitans--in the rocky reefs of southeastern Brazil. A group of researchers, including scientists from the California Academy of Sciences, used genetic analysis to link the lionfish to the infamous Caribbean population of invaders. In light of a separate study detailing the lionfish penchant for eating critically endangered Caribbean reef fish, news of lionfish in Brazilian waters raises alarm for Atlantic reefs and the region's already-threatened marine life. The discovery is published this week in PLOS ONE.


This image shows a colony of Trichodesmium.
Scientists have found something they can't quite explain in one of the most barren environments on Earth: a bacterium whose DNA sequence contains elements usually only found in a much higher organism.

In the most comprehensive study ever on the impact of smoking on cardiovascular disease in older people, epidemiologist Dr. Ute Mons from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) analyzed 25 individual studies, compiling data from over half a million individuals age 60 and older.


Predatory fish are extremely important for maintaining a balanced ecosystem on the Great Barrier Reef.
New research shows that fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef.

New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor (TNF), an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste. The finding may provide a mechanism to explain the taste system abnormalities and decreased food intake that can be associated with infections, autoimmune disorders, and chronic inflammatory diseases.

 

New Scientist - Online news

Life was shaped by the very thing that fuelled it, linking questions about everything from our lifespan to the nature of alien life, argues a book by Nick Lane







Tax breaks for the wealthy were meant to trickle through society to benefit all. It didn't work and inequality just got worse, says economist Ha-Joon Chang







The two robots borrow techniques from both inchworms and geckos to climb up walls while carrying huge loads







Results suggest millions of cases globally could be averted with the vaccine, which may be approved for use by year end







Some crimes are left unsolved because police can't tell which identical twin DNA evidence has come from. Now there's a quick way to tell them apart







Food and drink for thought, we revisit magic DNA numbers, suspecting a subliminal message on education and more (full text available to subscribers)







The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some fabulous images over the past 25 years – and this is the mirror that made them all possible (eventually)







Digital tools haven't transformed politics as much as we expected. But that's about to change – and just in time







Online tools are revitalising old democratic practices – and might even mean the end for politicians. We look at the pros and cons of the new people power (full text available to subscribers)







A new interactive reconstruction allows visitors to explore the ever-evolving capital city







 
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