For robots, artificial intelligence gets physical

For robots, artificial intelligence gets physical..

Michael Adamson 02-Nov, 17:24 92 ScienceNews

In a high-ceilinged laboratory at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., a gleaming white robot stitches up pig intestines....


People settled Australia’s rugged interior surprisingly early

People settled Australia’s rugged interior surprisingly early..

Joseph Williams 02-Nov, 15:08 154 ScienceNews

Australia’s early settlers hit the ground running, or least walking with swift determination. After arriving on the continent’s northwest...


Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians..

Sophia Bell 02-Nov, 14:20 216 BBC

The speed at which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia has been underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter...


Gene gives mice and chipmunks their pinstripes

Gene gives mice and chipmunks their pinstripes..

Ella Flores 02-Nov, 14:08 83 ScienceNews

Chipmunks and other rodents’ light stripes are painted with a recycled brush, a new study suggests. A protein previously known to guide...


Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released

Tim Peake schools seed experiment results released..

William Jacobson 02-Nov, 14:04 90 BBC

On average 4% more Earth seeds germinated 10 days after the seeds were planted. Just over 70% of the plants grown from Earth seeds were...


DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes..

Lily Evans 02-Nov, 14:04 91 BBC

Its stripy back makes it one of the most recognisable of rodents - but until now it has been unclear exactly how the chipmunk earned its...


Units of measure are getting a fundamental upgrade

Units of measure are getting a fundamental upgrade..

Emily Kelly 02-Nov, 12:06 143 ScienceNews

If scientists had sacred objects, this would be one of them: a single, closely guarded 137-year-old cylinder of metal, housed in a vault...


Green group wins in air pollution court battle

Green group wins in air pollution court battle..

Cole Becker 02-Nov, 07:12 108 BBC

Campaigners have won the latest battle in a legal action against the UK Government over levels of air pollution. A judge at the High Court...


Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine..

Emily Kelly 01-Nov, 21:04 103 BBC

A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew has embarked on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal...


Eyes offer window into brain’s timekeepers

Eyes offer window into brain’s timekeepers..

Andrew Martin 01-Nov, 17:14 126 ScienceNews

The eyes may reveal whether the brain’s internal stopwatch runs fast or slow. Pupil size predicted whether a monkey would over- or...


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