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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’

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Whether it is the director Marta Meszaros, or the artist Jackson Pollock, those in creative careers often experience a particular burst of success. Now researchers have used artificial intelligence to reveal such “hot...

UK scientists win £2.2m Breakthrough prize for DNA reading advances

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Two British researchers have won the most lucrative prize in science for work that dramatically improved the speed and reduced the cost of reading DNA, the molecular instructions for life. Sir Shankar Balasubramanian ...

Scientists must be protected from anti-vaxxer abuse

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Dr David Bauer reports that the anti-vaccination movement is distorting his scientific results (As a virologist I’m shocked my work has been hijacked by anti-vaxxers, 7 September). My Covid-19 research team is also ex...

Queensland scientists brave crocodiles and deadly jellyfish to regrow seagrass

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Researchers have been forced to avoid crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and even quicksand-like mud to replant seagrass beds south of Cairns as part of a project they hope to expand across tropical Australia. The underwate...

Freshers’ week parties could cause huge jump in Covid cases, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Government scientific advisers have warned universities about hosting freshers’ weeks next month, saying they could lead to “very large spikes” in coronavirus cases. Universities across the country are planning to hol...

Scientists discover ‘world’s northernmost island’ off Greenland’s coast

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Scientists have discovered a new island off the coast of Greenland, which they say is the world’s northernmost point of land and was revealed by shifting pack ice. “It was not our intention to discover a new island,” ...

UK scientists look at reducing boosters to save vaccine for rest of the world

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Scientists in Britain are examining whether smaller doses of Covid vaccine could be used as part of booster programmes, amid hopes that the approach could also increase the supply of jabs across the world. The use of ...

Scientists raise doubts over Leon’s ‘carbon-neutral’ burgers

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The environmental credentials of Leon’s “carbon-neutral” burgers have been questioned after it emerged the fast-food chain was using controversial carbon offsets to make the claim. In Januarie, Leon announced it would ...

Scientists issue a climate code red

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A major UN scientific report has concluded global heating is now irreversible and it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere How to listen to podcasts: ...

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned. Leading climate ...

Scientists discover Machu Picchu could be at least two decades older than thought

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A scientific discovery about Machu Picchu has cast doubt on the reliability of colonial records for modern western historians trying to piece together an understanding of the Inca people who built the site. For more t...

Jeremy Clarkson criticises Covid scientists, saying ‘if you die, you die’

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It is a long list that includes travellers, cyclists, animal rights activists, lorry drivers, George Michael and Liverpool. Now Jeremy Clarkson has opened himself up to more anger after he criticised “those communists...

Scientists warn of risks in easing UK controls for vaccinated arrivals

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Scientists have said that the lifting of restrictions for fully vaccinated arrivals to the UK from the EU and US, which begins from Monday, is not without risk. From 4am on Monday, those who have been fully vaccinated...

UK can expect thousands of Covid deaths every year, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Britain faces the prospect of thousands of annual Covid deaths for years to come, scientists have warned. They say waves of cases are likely to sweep the country every winter as Covid-19 joins other seasonal viruses, ...

England may have to reimpose Covid rules in August, waarsku wetenskaplikes

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Face masks and other Covid restrictions could be reintroduced in England in as little as three weeks if hospital admissions rise above anticipated levels, scientists advising the government have warned. Members of the...

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

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The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did not expect records to be broken this much, over such a wide area or this soon. After the deadly heatwave in the US an...

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