Dinosaur ancestor of long-necked Diplodocus ran swiftly on two legs

The gigantic and slow sauropod dinosaurs like Diplodocus had small two-legged ancestors – and one, Thecodontosaurus, was quick and nimble

  New Scientist    19 Jan, 2022
Air pollution makes it harder for pollinators to find plants

Levels of nitrogen oxides and ozone on a par with average concentrations next to major UK roads led to a reduction in the number of pollinators counted on...

  New Scientist    19 Jan, 2022
New-to-science tarantula that lives inside bamboo found by YouTuber

A species of tarantula seems to live exclusively inside hollow bamboo stems, which no other tarantula is known to do

  New Scientist    18 Jan, 2022
Will 5G mobile networks in the US really interfere with aircraft?

AT&T and Verizon plan to turn on 5G networks across the US on 19 January, but airline bosses warn that potential interference with planes could cause a "catastrophic"...

  New Scientist    18 Jan, 2022
Phage therapies for superbug infections are being tested in Belgium

Bacteria-killing viruses can be used to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and the approach has been tried in more than 100 people in Belgium since a 2019 change in regulations

  New Scientist    18 Jan, 2022
Living with covid: How can the pandemic end and what will it be like?

For some, the phrase “living with covid” means removing all restrictions. But the actions we take now will determine how many more people die of covid – and...

  New Scientist    18 Jan, 2022
How bacteria-killing viruses are being used to keep food safe

Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages are increasingly being sprayed on food to keep them free of pathogens, and they could soon be put to work in healthcare

  New Scientist    12 Jan, 2022
2021 in review: Space tourism begins – for billionaires, anyway

A flurry of short flights aboard privately funded craft saw space tourism begin with a bang for billionaires in 2021. Perhaps by the end of the decade, mere...

  New Scientist    15 Dec, 2021
2021 in review: AI firm DeepMind solves human protein structures

In July, DeepMind announced that its AlphaFold model had worked out how most of the proteins in our bodies fold. Pushmeet Kohli tells New Scientist that there is...

  New Scientist    15 Dec, 2021
Methane is much worse than CO2 – here’s what we should do about it

Methane is an underappreciated but potent greenhouse gas. How we deal with it will have a massive impact on averting the worst consequences of climate change

  New Scientist    01 Dec, 2021

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