Birds find a meal through thick and thin

2019-03-07 12:04:03
OYSTERCATCHERScantellwhichhalfoftheirprey’shingedshellisthinner.Butifindoubt
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They have a problem

2019-03-07 12:04:03
ByCharlesSeifeinPasadenaITSmissionshavegotfasterandcheaper—buttheydon’tseemtobegettinganybetter.AfterlosingtwospacecraftsinceSeptember
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Self-destruct button

2019-03-07 11:18:03
ANTIBIOTICSthatself-destructinsunlightwillstopbacteriadevelopingresistancesoquickly
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Net goes magnetic

2019-03-07 11:14:03
ByKurtKleinerITSOUNDSlikeagreatidea:usingordinarypowerlinestocarryInternettraffic.Butthespeedatwhichpowerlinescancarrydatahasbeenlimitedbecausethetransformersinsubstationscanmanglethesignal.NowaTex
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Don't touch

2019-03-07 11:11:01
Sadbuttrue:anewgunalarmissupposedtoletAmericanskeeploadedgunsbutstoptheirchildrenplayingwiththeweapons.ThestudentsatYaleUniversitywhoinventedthedevicehopeitwillreducetheannualtollof1300deathsinsho
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Do not adjust your set . . . we have assumed radio control

2019-03-07 11:06:03
ByBarryFoxPIRATEradiobroadcastsareusuallyeasytoignore—unlesstheyaresquattingonthefrequencyofyourfavouritestation.ButillegalradiooperatorsinBritainhavenowhitonawayofforcinghaplessmotoriststolistentothe
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In the abyss

2019-03-07 11:03:03
AJAPANESEexpeditionhasdiscoveredathrivingcolonyofshellfishlivingonchemicalsreleasedfromtheseaflooratadepthof7326metres.Itisthedeepestcolonyeverfound.KatsunoriFujikuraoftheJapanMarineScienceandTechnolo
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Bright spot

2019-03-07 10:15:01
AcuremaybeathandforunderexposedChristmasphotos.Standardfilmsneed10to30photonsofincidentlighttogenerateasingledarkspotonthenegative.Thelightproduceselectronswhenithitsthefilm’ssilverhalidecrystals
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Stuff the turkey

2019-03-07 10:10:03
ByAndyCoghlanBEWAREtheperilsonyourplatethisChristmas.Turkey
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Twin speeds

2019-03-07 09:16:03
FORthefirsttimeresearchershavefoundthattheendsofmatchingchromosomescanerodeatdifferentspeeds.Chromosomeends
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They can find you

2019-03-07 08:19:03
ByKurtKleinerATRACKINGdevicedesignedtobeinsertedundertheskincouldallowparentstokeeptabsontheirchildren
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Look how time flies . . .

2019-03-07 08:17:01
ByRobertAdlerTIMEreallydoeszippastfasterasyougetolder
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A kick from cud

2019-03-07 07:11:03
ByAndyCoghlanWHENcowschewthecud
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Painfully pongy

2019-03-07 07:10:03
STRONGsmellsaren’tjustrevolting
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Almost human

2019-03-07 07:08:01
THEhandsofAustralopithecus
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Engineering a cure

2019-03-07 06:20:02
ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCTHEfirsttrialtotestwhethergenetherapycanslowtheprogressofAlzheimer’sdiseasehasbeengiventhego-ahead.Intheorythesametechniquecouldbeusedtoenhancethecognitiveabilityofpeoplewhoar
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Slow burn

2019-03-07 06:20:02
ByPeterHadfieldinTokyoTHEMASSIVEforestfiresinIndonesiaareacceleratingglobalwarmingbyincreasingozonelevelsinthelowertroposphere
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Cool trick

2019-03-07 04:20:01
ByMarinaChicurelPARASITICwaspssiphonoffantifreezefromtheirflyhoststoprotectthemfromchillywinters—adiscoverywhichcouldimprovebiologicalcontrolofpestflies.Nasoniavitripenniswaspsdeposittheireggsinpupari
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Crushing resistance

2019-03-07 04:12:01
THEcommonestformofantibioticresistancecanbedefeatedbyasmallchangetothedrugmolecule
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Carry on kissing

2019-03-07 04:06:02
RevellersinBritaincankissbeneaththemistletoesafeintheknowledgethattheplantisthriving.PlantconservationistswereworriedthatViscumalbumwoulddeclinebecausemanyoftheorchardswhereitflourishedhavebeengrubbed
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Wolves or bears? Threatened caribou mothers' catch-22 dilemma

2019-03-07 03:06:03
MariaStenzel/NationalGeographicCreativeByBobHolmesOutofthefryingpan
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Ye olde pollution

2019-03-07 02:19:01
BLAMEforEurope’sleadpollutionliesasmuchwithmedievalmetalworkersaswith20th-centurypolluters
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Walk it off

2019-03-07 02:18:03
ByAndyCoghlanWHENitcomestowalkingoffthosemillennialexcesses
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Ready, steady, go

2019-03-07 02:14:01
ByDuncanGraham-RoweIT’SNOlaughingmatter:thousandsofelderlypeopleareinjuredinBritaineachyearasaresultofaccidentswithZimmerframes.AroboticZimmerthattalkscouldhelpsteerpeopleoutofdangerandstopthemfrombu
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Watching Gaia from above

2019-03-07 01:10:01
ByDuncanGraham-RoweTERRA
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Deadly combination

2019-03-06 12:18:03
ByNellBoyceinAtlantaBABIESwhosemothershavebothHIVandmalariaaremoreatriskfrommalariathaniftheirmotherhadmalariaalone.HIVseemstoweakentheprotectionagainstmalariathatmotherswouldotherwisetransfertotheirc
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Who needs cells?

2019-03-06 11:20:02
ByAndyCoghlanIT’Snowpossibletomakeproteinsfromgeneswithoutusinglivingcells.RocheMolecularBiochemicalsofPenzberg
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Part of the gang

2019-03-06 11:13:03
ByClaireAinsworthASEToftechniquesdevelopedinCaliforniacouldbetheRosettaStonethatletsustranslatethehumangenome’shieroglyphics.Thetechniquescouldshowwhatthethousandsofnewgenesrevealedbythesequencingofth
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Spy on board

2019-03-06 11:08:03
ByMickHamerBLACKboxrecordersshouldbefittedtoallexistingcargoships—includingoiltankers—aninfluentialgroupofshippingcompaniesandportauthoritiestoldtheEuropeanParliamentinmid-July.From2002
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Sink or swim

2019-03-06 11:08:02
ByFredPearceINARCTICVILLAGE
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Proof at last

2019-03-06 10:18:05
ByPhilipCoheninSanFranciscoTHREEyearsafterStanleyPrusinerwonaNobelprizeforhispriontheory
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Allergy test is good news for mice

2019-03-06 10:17:04
ByAndyCoghlanIMMUNEcellstakenfromhumanscouldsoonreplaceanimalsinteststoidentifychemicalsthatcauseskinallergy.Today
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Greased lightning

2019-03-06 09:14:02
ByJustinMullinsSomuchfortheultimatespeedlimit.ScientistsinSwitzerlandhavemeasuredhowfastinformationcanflowinthequantumworldandhaveclockedittravelling1500timesfasterthanlight.TheSwissspeedtrapinvolvedp
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Viral orgy

2019-03-06 09:10:01
ByClaireAinsworthDESIGNERvirusescannowbebredespeciallyforgenetherapy.ACalifornianbiotechcompanyhasdevelopedawayof“evolving”virusestotargetspecifictypesofcells.Tailor-madevirusescouldmakegenetherapysaf
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The supernova fuse is lit

2019-03-06 08:14:03
ByAdrianChoFIREWORKSfanstakenote:astronomershavespiedapairofagedstarslockedinadanceofdeaththatwillleadinevitablytoaspectacularsupernova.Andyou’llonlyhavetowait200millionyearstoseeit.Astrophysicistsh
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Going to the dogs

2019-03-06 08:11:04
ByNellBoyceinAtlantaAFATALtropicaldiseasehasinfectedlargenumbersoffoxhoundsintheUS.Publichealthofficialsfearthathumansmaycontractthediseaseifthedogscomeintocontactwithsandflies
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Sent naked into battle

2019-03-06 08:01:02
ByDeboraMacKenziePLANStovaccinateall2.4millionUSmilitarypersonnelagainstanthraxareinfreshtrouble.Researchnotesfromacrucialtestofthevaccineinmonkeyssuggestthat
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Hold your breath

2019-03-06 07:14:05
ByNellBoyceinWashingtonDCAFRESHanalysisofaclassicpollutionstudyhasvindicateditsconclusionthatcity-dwellersinEuropeandtheUSaredyingyoungbecauseofmicroscopicparticlesintheair.Mostoftheconcernaboutpartic
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Dry floods on Mars

2019-03-06 06:19:01
ByRachelNowakinMelbourneTHEgiantcanyonsonMarswerecarvednotbywaterbutbyanicyequivalentoftheriversofashthathelpedtodestroyPompeii
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Memory trick

2019-03-06 04:14:04
ByBarryFoxVideosurveillancetapesrunformanyhours
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Save the Vermont 376!

2019-03-06 04:04:01
The376VermontsheepsuspectedbytheUSDepartmentofAgricultureofharbouringaBSE-likediseaseweregivenatemporarystayofexecutionon21July.OwnersoftwoflocksarechallengingtheUSDA’sWesternblotteststhatfoundevidenc
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Could sticky stucco quash quake damage?

2019-03-06 03:16:02
ByDianeMartindaleSCIENTISTShaveoftenwonderedwhysomanyhousesinCaliforniaremainstandingafteranearthquake.Butnowtheythinktheyknowwhy:stuccohelpsthebuildingssticktogether.Andthisweather-resistantcoatin
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Tunnel vision

2019-03-06 03:13:02
ByBarryFoxSonysaysithasfinallycrackedtheproblemofdisplayingmovingpictureadvertstotrainpassengerstravellingthroughatunnel(EP989535/752).Previousattemptsweredisappointing
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Dance drug linked to drain on the brain

2019-03-06 03:05:04
ECSTASYcanseriouslyrundownthebrain’ssupplyofserotonin
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Reservoir sheep

2019-03-06 02:17:05
ByAndyCoghlanSHEEPmayharbourthetwistedproteinscalledprionsthatcauseBSEincows
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Smallpox attack

2019-03-06 02:16:04
ByNellBoyceinAtlantaTHEUSalreadyhasenoughsmallpoxvaccinetodefeatmostbioterroristattackswiththisvirus
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Molecular movies

2019-03-06 02:14:05
ByDianeMartindaleWITHtherightlightingandatmosphere
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Safer swimming

2019-03-06 01:12:03
ByRachelNowakinMelbourneFORthousandsofswimmerseachyear
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Fractal music

2019-03-06 01:06:02
CLASSIFYINGmusicusingfractalscouldmakeitmucheasierforInternetsearchenginestopickoutthekindofmusicpeoplearelookingfor
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Masters of disguise

2019-03-06 01:01:01
ByAlexanderHellemansFORmorethanthreedecades
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