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Why you need to worry about the ‘wet-bulb temperature’
Scientists think we need to pay attention to a measure of heat and humidity – and it’s edging closer to the limits of human survivability

Jocelyn Timperley

31, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Can artificial intelligence really help us talk to the animals?
A California-based organisation wants to harness the power of machine learning to decode communication across the entire animal kingdom. But the project has its doubters

Zoë Corbyn

31, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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North holding its own against spread of southern English dialects, study finds
‘We won’t all be sounding the same,’ says researcher after comparison of extensive survey with findings from 70 years ago

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

31, Jul, 2022 @12:35 PM

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After 350 years, sea gives up lost jewels of Spanish shipwreck
Marine archaeologists stunned by priceless cache long hidden beneath the Bahamas’ shark-infested waters

Dalya Alberge

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Medieval pendant with Three Lions unveiled ahead of women’s football final
Detectorists uncover 12th century horse harness pendant with England’s heraldic emblem

Esther Addley

30, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Stick-on ultrasound patch hailed as revolution in medical imaging
Wearable technology can scan a person’s insides for up to 48 hours as they go about their daily life

Ian Sample Science editor

28, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Marburg virus disease: what is it, what are the symptoms and how worried should we be?
Ghana is working to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Marburg virus, or MVD, which has no treatment and can be fatal

Jordyn Beazley

28, Jul, 2022 @4:03 AM

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Modern herpes variants may be linked to bronze age kissing, study finds
Virus may have received a boost from rise of kissing that came with westward migrations 4,500 years ago

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Is Russia killing off the International Space Station?
Analysis: Fractures in the partnership have appeared before, but if Moscow exits, keeping the station in orbit would not be easy

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Jul, 2022 @12:40 PM

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Kew Gardens secures a multimillion-pound climate change investment
Greensphere Capital aims to invest up to £100m in research into some of world’s most pressing challenges

Joanna Partridge

27, Jul, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Terrawatch: how mass extinctions can spur on evolution
Evidence from 252m years ago shows surviving animals bounced back stronger, fitter, faster and smarter

Kate Ravilious

27, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Did you solve it? Blockbusters!
The answer to today’s puzzle

Alex Bellos

25, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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