How realistic is Contagion? The movie doesn't skimp on science Contagion was a film released in 2011 about a fictional pandemic of a virus called MEV-1 which kills between 25 and 30 per cent of those it infected. Here is our review of the film originally published in September 2011, ...
An asteroid strike may have popped the surface of Mars An unusually round and symmetrical deposit on Mars may be the result of an impact that popped the surface of the planet, causing a volcanic eruption less than 200,000 years ago
Coronavirus latest: US braces for 'peak death week' The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Soil gets its smell from bacteria trying to attract invertebrates Soil’s earthy smell comes from chemicals produced by bacteria called Streptomyces, which use the odour to attract springtails to help disperse their spores
A repairable brain: cell reprogramming to halt neurodegenerative disease EU-funded researchers have developed innovative genetic reprogramming techniques to replace and repair brain cells, opening up novel therapeutic pathways to combat debilitating disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease.
Academics and industry unite to improve dementia patients' lives An EU-funded project has linked scientists with experts in industry to forge partnerships aimed at creating new products to improve the lives of people with dementia. The research is creating tools to help remind people with dementia to undertake the ...
Cultivating innovative techniques for sustainable water use An EU-funded project promoted the exchange, display and transfer of innovative fertigation technologies which combine fertilisation with irrigation. This approach will help farmers to use limited water resources more sustainably while reducing harmful nutrient losses to the environment.
Committee scrutinises UK response to COVID-19 outbreak Science and Technology Select Committee launches an inquiry into the UK's science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks
Science and Technology Committee membership agreed See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
Goodbye, Internet Explorer Microsoft's legendary browser is getting replaced. It's about time.
Internet Explorer 4, released by Microsoft in 1997.
Transparency data: Department for Exiting the European Union: business appointment rules advice, July to September 2019 Summaries of advice given under the business appointment rules to applicants at SCS2 and SCS1 level and equivalents.

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