Mother’s attention may shape baby’s hormone system and temperament
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Mother’s attention may shape baby’s hormone system and temperament

By Jessica Hamzelou Interacting with a baby leads to changes on the insideJGI/Jamie Grill/Getty ImagesPlaying with a baby may help shape their hormone system for future social interactions.…

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Strange sand dunes on Titan could be made by cosmic rays hitting ice
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Strange sand dunes on Titan could be made by cosmic rays hitting ice

By Leah Crane Cosmic rays hitting ice on Titan could create its sand dunesNASA/ESA/IPGP/Labex UnivEarthS/University Paris DiderotTitan is the only other place in the solar system with liquid…

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Damping down brain cell activity may help us to live longer
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Damping down brain cell activity may help us to live longer

By Ruby Prosser Scully Controlling brain activity might help lengthen lifespanAmmentorp Photography / Alamy Stock PhotoPeople who live longer have a reduced level of neural activity – involved…

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Humans evolved to think faster by slowing down brain development
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Humans evolved to think faster by slowing down brain development

By Clare Wilson We’re getting a deeper understanding of how human and chimp brains differD. ROBERTS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYHow did humans get to be so much cleverer than other…

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Extinction Rebellion protests should be embraced, not banned
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Extinction Rebellion protests should be embraced, not banned

The move to haul protesters off London's streets reflects a scientifically and economically illiterate political and media elite in denial about the climate Environment | Comment 16 October…

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UK scraps plan to enforce age checks on pornography websites
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UK scraps plan to enforce age checks on pornography websites

Technology 16 October 2019 By New Scientist staff and Press Association The plans were designed to stop children from viewing pornography sitesPeopleImages/Getty ImagesThe UK government has dropped plans…

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These evidence-based strategies may turn the tide on domestic violence
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These evidence-based strategies may turn the tide on domestic violence

Deaths due to domestic violence have surged in the UK. Evidence suggests that a mixture of programmes to switch attitudes and help violent men change can help Humans…

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A curved invisibility screen could hide soldiers or buildings
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A curved invisibility screen could hide soldiers or buildings

Technology 16 October 2019 By David Hambling Soldiers could hide behind an invisibility screenZabelin/Getty ImagesAn invisibility screen has been developed that bends light to make objects disappear. It…

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Humpback whales use their flippers to swat salmon into their mouths
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Humpback whales use their flippers to swat salmon into their mouths

Environment 16 October 2019 By Layal Liverpool Humpback whales use a technique called pectoral herding to gather their foodKyle KosmaHumpback whales use their flippers to create a barrier…

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The best of the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winning photos
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The best of the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winning photos

By Donna Lu “Tapestry of life” by Zorica Kovacevic won the Plants and Fungi category of the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitionZorica Kovacevic / Wildlife Photographer…

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