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Light therapy could break down Alzheimer’s brain deposits

4 hours 8 min ago
An hour a day of light therapy has been found to boost gamma brainwaves and break down brain deposits in mice with Alzheimer's-like symptoms

Galaxy’s rapid growth spurt may have spawned 3000 suns per year

4 hours 8 min ago
A distant, ancient galaxy far more massive than our own formed all its stars in less than half a billion years

Half surface water in some countries has been lost since 1980s

4 hours 8 min ago
Overall more land is covered by water now than three decades ago – but there have been huge losses in Central Asia and the Middle East

‘I feel young again’: Why a woman injects her ovaries with blood

4 hours 8 min ago
Private clinics are offering to reverse early menopause by injecting a woman’s ovaries with her own blood products, but the treatment hasn’t been through clinical trials

Jeremy Hunt's magical plan to block sexting is no help for teens

4 hours 9 min ago
Like most visions of technology as a magic wand, UK health secretary Hunt's proposals sound easy but offer as many problems as solutions

More at-risk people will get access to HIV preventive treatment

4 hours 9 min ago
NHS England has announced plans to expand access to PrEP to 10,000 people, but only as part of a three-year trial investigating how best to roll out the drug

Should fertility clinics offer experimental unproven treatments?

4 hours 9 min ago
Are clinicians that offer experimental menopause reversal and three-parent babies providing desperate patients with a last stab at parenthood, or offering false hope?

Quantum computers ditch all the lasers for easier engineering

4 hours 17 min ago
Some schemes for making quantum computers require millions of ions, each with their own laser - making them impractical. But it seems there is another way

First images from Cassini’s final dives over Saturn’s north pole

6 hours 28 min ago
The Cassini orbiter's penultimate mission around Saturn begins with a swoop over the planet's northern hemisphere - and gorgeous photos of the churning storm there

Skull casket holding human bones reveals weird burial rituals

7 hours 14 min ago
The first Brazilians seem to have been surprisingly sophisticated in how they buried their dead some 9600 years ago

Need your roof repaired? There’s a space-based app for that

9 hours 24 min ago
It’s like Uber for roofing: companies use Google Earth images to estimate how much repairs should cost and connect customers to competitive contractors

Fake news shapes our opinions even when we know it’s not true

10 hours 53 min ago
You might think you’re immune to post-fact politics and fake news, but you’re more susceptible than you think – especially if you hear something more than once

X-rays show how gas ‘pillows’ make lithium-ion batteries explode

10 hours 56 min ago
A build-up of gas between spiral layers of electrodes can make batteries “pillow” and even explode. X-rays reveal what’s happening inside when this occurs

Robotic hand exoskeleton lets quadriplegic people use cutlery

December 6, 2016 - 11:00am
A surgery-free system turns brain signals into movement to let people with paralysis eat with a knife and fork or sign their name

Cosmic dust grains found on city rooftops for the first time

December 6, 2016 - 10:07am
Sifting through muck trapped in roof gutters in Paris, Oslo and Berlin yielded 500 tiny particles from the birth of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago

How much do you know about alcohol?

December 6, 2016 - 3:25am
How much do you know about alcohol limits, how long it takes to break down your beers, and when people drink most? Identify the science in your bar-room banter

Quantum solar cells could explain why plants are green

December 6, 2016 - 3:05am
An attempt to make more efficient solar cells shows that green light might be the least useful hue – maybe that's why plants reflect it

Virgin Galactic takes first solo glide flight since 2014 crash

December 5, 2016 - 12:21pm
The commercial space flight company sent its space plane, VSS Unity, for its first untethered test flight in two years, a step towards space tourism

Ancient leftovers show the real Paleo diet was a veggie feast

December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
Early humans seem to have eaten a wide variety of vegetables and nuts, alongside delicacies such as elephant brain and fish

Are caesareans really making us evolve to have bigger babies?

December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
C-sections mean that babies whose heads are too big or whose mothers’ pelvises are too narrow, are able to survive – a fact that might be changing our species