Science

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Mathematicians discover music really can be infectious – like a virus
New music download patterns appear to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious disease, study finds

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Research suggests a diet rich in dairy fat may lower the risk of heart disease
Study’s lead author says evidence shows ‘type of dietary fat, or the source of dietary fat, is actually more important than the amount’

Donna Lu

21, Sep, 2021 @6:05 PM

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Did you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle
The answer to today’s teaser

Alex Bellos

20, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Too much of a good home is bad for panda mating, say scientists
Success of species tails off if more than 80% of an area is ideal habitat, in line with Goldilocks principle

Nicola Davis

20, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Can you solve it? Russia’s Prime Minister sets a geometry puzzle
The ruler with a ruler

Alex Bellos

20, Sep, 2021 @6:10 AM

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Starwatch: the arrival of autumn brings the lovely harvest moon
This is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the day when the lengths of day and night are equal

Stuart Clark

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity
Four-person crew asked for the public’s help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children’s charity St Jude

Richard Luscombe in Miami and agencies

19, Sep, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Readers reply: why do humans cry when they are sad?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Why does world’s tallest populace seem to be getting shorter?
Dutch people born in 2001 are not as tall as previous generation – is it genetics, migration or nutrition?

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope to launch in December
Successor to Hubble will be carried into space from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket

Stuart Clark

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth
Launch marks biggest advancement so far in space tourism as Elon Musk’s company conducts first chartered passenger flight

Alexandra Villarreal and agencies

16, Sep, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago
Tools and bones in Moroccan cave could be some of earliest evidence of the hallmark human behaviour

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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