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Find all the latest science news on everything from medical breakthroughs to climate change.
12:22, 26 NOV 2020
Aliens are listening to us on Earth but won't say hello, says space boffin
The president of Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence Dr Douglas Vakoch is worried humans are not connecting with alien life forms because no-one dare break the ice
Life-saving magnetic spray that turns inanimate objects into robots created
Tech reminiscent of 'nanobots' from the Disney film Big Hero 6 binds on to tiny objects turning them into 'millirobots' that move within our bodies and lift 100 times their own weight
AI bot finds arthritis drug that slashes Covid death risk 'by 71% among elderly'
Researchers say Baricitnib slashes the risk of elderly people dying of coronavirus by 71%. The drug is used for arthritis and was flagged by an AI trawling through scientific databases
Hundreds of NHS staff form anti-vax group and label new Covid jabs 'poison'
NHS Workers for Choice, No Restrictions for Declining a Vaccine insist they are not an anti-vaccine group but fear a coronavirus vaccine is a new 'frozen virus'
Bombshell as scientists find material in rock ‘that may show origin of life’
Researchers at the Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering have been excited by the discovery of organic 'carbon-rich, fatty compounds' uncovered within a rock from the Pacific Ocean
Stephen Fry and Gary Lineker make cut for ideal fantasy pub quiz team, study says
If you've ever wondered what the perfect British pub quiz team would look like, researchers have provided the answer taking into account eight key knowledge categories
Packed football stadiums and gigs could return with 90-day Covid 'freedom pass'
Government adviser Sir John Bell has called for three-month freedom windows to allow people who have tested positive for coronavirus to get back to normal and re-open society
World's first video of creepy squid with eight arms captured 2,800ft below surface
The ram's horn squid has never been caught on camera in its natural habitat, until now. Scientists have been left stunned by two unique characteristics of the deep-sea creature
How humans could one day live on the Moon – with oxygen generators and space elevators
NASA has announced that more water than previously thought has been found on the Moon in a big boost to plans to build a lunar research centre in the future
AI robots will 'terminate' potholes for a fraction of the cost of human workers
A new scheme will harness the power of Artificial Intelligence to fix the age old problem of potholes that have blighted roads up and down the country for years
Ex-fighter pilots to fly drones carrying vital coronavirus kit between NHS hospitals
The medical drones are being piloted by former RAF and Royal Navy fighter pilots from the unmanned aircraft training company Flyby Technology which is based in York
Covid conspiracy theories lead one fifth of Brits to say they'll refuse vaccine
Nearly a quarter of us think Covid-19 was engineered in a secret Chinese bioweapons lab and nearly 10% are sure blasting themselves in the face with a hairdryer will see off the virus
Monkey fossil from 7million years ago shows how species 'tackled climate change'
Researchers who found three monkey fossils in a Chinese mine say the discovery reveals how the animal travelled across the world millions of years ago in a 'significant' finding
NASA signs 'historic agreement' to work with UK Space Agency on future missions
The UK will be involved on the construction of the Lunar Gateway, a planned staging post for long-term Moon exploration as well as missions to Mars and beyond
RAF pilot captures incredible moment rare weather phenomenon surrounds jet
Royal Air Force
The 99 Squadron crew members witnessed the rare St Elmo's Fire when the fighter jet flew through stormy weather on Monday. The streak of plasma lit up the sky momentarily
Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus 'can kill adults and children'
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 27 people in the UK and US have had the Kawasaki-like disease multi-system inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A)
NASA records supernova five billion times brighter than the sun as star explodes
The Hubble Space Telescope recorded the death throes of a star 70 million light-years away as it detonated in a titanic blast 'five billion times brighter than the sun'
NASA discovered evidence of life on Venus in 1978 but didn't realise, expert says
Biochemist Rakesh Mogul says the US space agency's archives reveal a probe picked up signs of phosphine - a gas produced by microbes - during the Pioneer 13 mission to the planet
Scientist says time travel 'is possible' after 'solving key paradox'
Germain Tobar and physicist Dr Fabio Costa have been pondering if time travel is mathematically possible. The pair think they may have found a way to combine two crucial theories
NASA's Moon astronauts will be 'exposed to radiation 200 times higher than on Earth'
NASA's Artemis missions, which are scheduled for 2024 onwards, face a new obstacle as measurements from China's Chang’e-4 claim the Moon is bombarded by much more radiation than previously thought
Dad sued IVF clinic for using 'super human sperm' to help gay couples and single mums
Neil Gaskell claims his stand against his "superman-strength" sperm being used had nothing to do with bigotry and everything to do with the clinic going against his wishes
Deepfakes to turn world into 'sci-fi dystopia' as humans 'won't tell difference'
Experts have warned that deepfake technology is rapidly advancing at a rate far faster than the technology used to detect it, with one believing it could be too smart for humans to figure out
Boris Johnson's 'tough' plan to 'save' Christmas amid pub curfew threat
The Prime Minister is urging people to obey the 'rule of six' and said family gatherings at Christmas could be possible if the R-rate falls
Coronavirus can hijack brain cells in deadly mind invasion, new study warns
Scientists in the USA have been studying the brains of dead Covid-19 victims and have discovered evidence the virus can hijack nurons in the brain to replicate itself – and may cause strokes and inflammation as a consequence