Science

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Is the body key to understanding consciousness?
A new understanding of the fundamental connection between mind and body explains phenomena such as phantom limbs, and has surprising implications

Mo Costandi

02, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Archaeologists hail ‘dream discovery’ as sarcophagus is unearthed near Cairo
The coffin of Ptah-em-wia has been found in its underground burial chamber at Saqqara, and features in a TV documentary

Dalya Alberge

02, Oct, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Anything but plain: inside the Australian push to grow vanilla outside the tropics
Synthetic vanilla now accounts for 99% of vanilla products, but demand for the real deal is high and growing

Celina Ribeiro

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Particle physics – a brief history of time-wasting? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article that argued that the field of physics is too obsessed with discovering new particles

Letters

30, Sep, 2022 @4:11 PM

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US to establish new rules on hazardous ‘space junk’
Rules will require operators to more quickly dispose of defunct satellites that are endangering spacecraft on active missions

Guardian staff and agency

30, Sep, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Nasa releases images of ‘planetary defense test’ as spacecraft crashed into asteroid
James Webb and Hubble space telescopes captured impact on Dimorphos, moon of the asteroid Didymos, 6.8m miles from Earth

Richard Luscombe in Miami

29, Sep, 2022 @5:05 PM

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Ruff day? Dogs can detect if people are stressed, research finds
Study finds stress response changes people’s ‘odour profile’ – which dogs can sniff out

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Terrawatch: why is sea level rising faster along China’s coast?
Study says possible causes could include faster warming in Chinese seas and lower air pressure

Kate Ravilious

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘This one’s for the dinosaurs’: how the world reacted to Nasa’s asteroid smashing success
Astrophiles and professionals celebrated humanity’s accomplishment at hitting a speeding space rock with a probe the size of a vending machine

Donna Lu

27, Sep, 2022 @10:11 PM

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‘Basically a bullseye’: Nasa crashes spacecraft into asteroid to test Earth’s defenses – as it happened
Space agency conducts Dart mission to learn whether asteroid’s trajectory can be diverted away from Earth

Richard Luscombe in Miami

27, Sep, 2022 @1:17 AM

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Nasa successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid in planetary defense test
Bid to change asteroid’s course marks ‘new era of humankind’ as agency seeks to protect Earth from future disaster

Richard Luscombe in Miami

27, Sep, 2022 @1:14 AM

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Why Nasa is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid – and how to watch it
The Dart mission’s ‘planetary defense’ experiment hopes to test whether an Armageddon-style impact could be averted

Richard Luscombe

26, Sep, 2022 @4:59 PM

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