养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Echinacea may halve the risk of catching cold

ByRoxanneKhamsiAwide-rangingsurveyofstudiesinvolvingechinaceasuggeststhattheherbalsupplementcanreducetheriskofcatchingacoldbyabout60%.Expertssaythatechinaceamightofferaparticularlybeneficialboosttopeo

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Weather observed on a star for the first time

ByJeffHechtWeather–causedbythesameforcesastheweatheronEarth–hasbeenseenonastarforthefirsttime

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Urban boom may improve health for billions

ByAndyCoghlanTomostofus

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Roll up for better hydrogen fuel storage

ByDuncanGraham-RoweThethornyproblemofhowtostorehydrogenfuelsafelyforfuturevehiclesandportablegadgetscouldbesolvedbysimplystoringitinnanoscopicscrollsofcarbon.ScientistsinGreecesaytheyhavefoundawaytoma

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Video game addiction 'not mental illness'

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersDoctorsbackedawayfromacontroversialproposaltodesignatevideo-gameaddictionasamentaldisorderakintoalcoholismonSunday

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

HRT may protect brain against effects of ageing

ByNewScientistandAFPHormonereplacementtherapy(HRT)mayprotectthebraincellsofpost-menopausalwomenfrommemorylossandothereffectsofageing–ifitisgivenearlyenough

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Mobile phones may soon be used on planes

ByNewScientistandAFPOneofthelasttelephone-freeenvironmentsontheplanet

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

China contemplates restarting tiger trade

Bringadogandcarryabigstick.That’sMonirulKhan’sadvicetopeopleventuringintotheSunderbansmangroveforest

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

When giant penguins roamed the tropics

ByJeffHecht(Image:DanielKsepka)Apenguinbigenoughtolookyouintheeyeishardlywhatyouwouldexpecttofindinthetropics.But36millionyearsago

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Moon-based lasers could uncover exotic physics

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA)NASAisfundingthedevelopmentoflasersthatcouldbeplacedontheMoontocheckforsubtledeviationsfromthestandardtheoryofgravity.LasershavebeenusedtomakeveryprecisemeasurementsoftheEar

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Artificial skin may reduce need for grafts

ByNewScientistandReutersAlong-lastingartificialskinwhichis“fullyandconsistentlyintegratedintothehumanbody”hasshownpromisingresultsinearlyclinicaltrials.Thetechnologycouldrevolutionisethetreatmentofbur

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

American Wi-Fi gets off to a bad start

PUBLICWi-FinetworksdesignedtoprovidecheapinternetaccessacrosscitiesandtownshavegotofftoabumpystartintheUS.Localgovernmentsaresettingupmunicipalwirelessnetworks

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Space shuttle lands safely in California

ByNewScientistSpace

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Few 'outsiders' sign on to use space station for research

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA)NASA’sinvitationtoothergovernmentagenciesandprivatecompaniestomakeuseoftheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)appearstohavegeneratedlittleinterest.Thehighcostofgettingpayloadstothe

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Virus 'hybrids' can act as nanoscale memory devices

ByBelleDuméAnewtypeofmemorydevicehasbeenmadebyresearchersintheUSandItalybyattachingindividualvirusestotinyspecksofsemiconductingmaterialcalledquantumdots.The“hybrid”materialcouldbeusedtodevelopbiocomp

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

'Altruistic' chimps act for the benefit of others

ByNoraSchultzChimpshappilyhelpoutunrelatedchimpsandunfamiliarhumans

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Invention: Human-like exoskeletons

ByJustinMullinsIfyouhaveeverwonderedwhywearenotallrunningroundinroboticexoskeletonsthatmassivelyincreaseourstrengthandendurance

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Astronomers look to quark stars for a fifth dimension

IFTHEuniversehasweirdextra-spatialdimensionsinparalleltothe3Dworldweseearoundus

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Vital satellites sitting ducks for missile attack

ByRobertAdlerVitalcommunicationsandnavigationsatellitescouldbemorevulnerabletomissileattackthanpreviouslythought.AfterChina’sdeliberatedestructionofoneofitsownsatellitesinJanuary2007(seeChinacomesclea

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Could gene therapy help alcoholics stay on the wagon?

STRUGGLINGtogiveupthedrink?Genetherapymightbetheanswer.Ratsbredtocravealcoholwilldrink50percentlessformorethanamonthafterbeinginjectedwithvirusesengineeredtodisruptthegeneforakeyenzymeinvolvedinal

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

NASA scrambles to launch Dawn asteroid mission

ByMaggieMcKeeManagersofNASA’sDawnmissiontotwolargeasteroidsarescramblingtosolvelast-minuteproblemsthathavecroppedupinthecountdowntothespacecraft’splannedlaunchon7July.Iftheycannotbesolved

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Virtual world sharpens mind-control

ByWillKnightVideo:Apartlyparalysedmannavigatesusingabrain-computerinterface.(Image:DoronFriedman/UCL)Asimulatedworldthatcanbeexploredsimplybythinkingaboutputtingonefootinfrontoftheothermightoff

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Rising sea levels could divide and conquer Antarctic ice

EARTH’Slargesticesheethastillnowseemedwellabletowithstandtheeffectsofclimatechange

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil

ByCatherineBrahic(Image:GlobalResourceCorporation)AUScompanyistakingplasticsrecyclingtoanotherlevel–turningthembackintotheoiltheyweremadefrom

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Hive beetle disarms bees with their own pheromones

Evenhoneybeesarevulnerabletohackers.Hivesnormallyrunatightsecuritydetail

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

Arterra/UIGviaGettyByFredPearceItlookslikegreenwash. Europeannationspubliclykeentoboosttheirclimatecredentialsbyswitchingto “green”biomassareaccusedofworkingbehindthescenestoexpungetheircarbonemission

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

DeepMind’s AI beats world's best Go player in latest face-off

WUHONG/EPA/REX/ShutterstockByMattReynoldsAlphaGoisatitagain.GoogleDeepMind’sGo-playingAIhasdefeatedKeJie

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

What caused Britain's 1607 tsunami?

FloodsalongtheBristolChannelkillednearly2000peoplein1607

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

'Mini-cells' could stop side-effects of chemotherapy

ByLindaGeddes

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Green tea can be harmful in large quantities

Greenteaisgoodforyou

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Electric fields could give subs 'fish-like' sense

ByWillKnight(Image:MacIverLab)(Image:MacIverLab)Roboticanduncrewedsubmersiblescouldoperatemoreeffectivelybymimickingthewaysomefishprobetheirsurroundingswithelectricfields

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers

DoubleTruckImages/GettyByTimothyRevellArtificialintelligencecanputwordsrightintoyourmouth.Anewsystemtakesastillimageofapersonandanaudioclip

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn Yemen

KhaledAbdullah/ReutersByAliceKleinAcholeraoutbreakinYemenhaskilled332people

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility

DuCaneMedicalImagingLTD/SciencePhotoLibraryByClareWilsonAnold-fashionedmedicaltechniquehasturnedouttohelpwomengetpregnant.The100-year-oldmethodinvolvesinjectingpoppyseedoilthroughthefallopiantubesduri

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Bits of Halley's Comet to produce meteor shower

ByMaggieMcKee(Image:JimmyWestlake)BitsofHalley’sCometwillstreakintotheEarth’satmospherebeforedawnonSundayduringthepeakoftheetaAquaridmeteorshower.Althoughmoonlightwillmakeallbutthebrightestmeteorsi

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Mouse sperm sent into space produces healthy IVF babies

AlamyByAliceKleinWehavelift-off.Freeze-driedmousespermthatspentninemonthsinspacehassuccessfullyimpregnatedfemalemiceandcreatedhealthyoffspring.Wearestartingtoconsiderspacecolonisationmoreseriously

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Unimpeachable logic says Trump shouldn't quit Paris climate pact

MarkLyons/GettyImagesUSpresidentDonaldTrumpisreportedlygoingtodecidewithindayswhethertokeephiselectionpromisetoquittheParisclimateagreement.Leavingwouldbeanillogicalactofself-harm.Hisdecisionisdueafte

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

New spacesuit glove beats NASA's, hands down

ByDavidShiga(Image:NASA)NASAhasawarded$200

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

A classic quantum test could reveal the limits of the human mind

DominicLipinski/PAByAnilAnanthaswamyTheboundarybetweenmindandmattercouldbetestedusinganewtwistonawell-knownexperimentinquantumphysics.Overthepasttwodecades

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

US to outlaw corporate prejudice based on genes

SoonitwillbeillegaltodenyUScitizensjobsorinsurancesimplybecausetheyhaveaninheritedillness

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Nanoparticles 'safe for soil bugs'

Atlast

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Ducks' waterproofing wax may have a hidden cost

Ducks’backsarecelebratedfortheirwater-repellentproperties

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Bacteria engineered to produce living, full-colour photographs

FeliceFrankelByAndyCoghlanBlindgutbacteriahavereceivedthegiftofcolourvision–ofsorts.Thebugscanusetheirnewskilltomakelivingphotocopiesofcolourfulpicturesshoneontotheircolony.“Theseimageslastawhile

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

European Union may take over Galileo satnav system

ByNewScientistandAFPTheEuropeanUnionwilllikelytakeovertheGalileosatellitenavigationproject

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Astronomers scramble as ‘alien megastructure’ star dims again

NASAJPL/CaltechByLeahCraneThemostfamouslyweirdstarinourgalaxyisactingupagain.OnFriday

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

Nikada/GettyByMattReynoldsActivismhasneverbeensoeasy.Urbanresidentswillsoonbegivinguptheirpersonaldata–nottotheusualsocialmediagiants

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Native American fishing practices not 'unethical'

ThestartofthefishingseasonacrossNorthAmericaisoftenmarkedbyanotherspringtimeritual:grumblingbysportfishersoverthespecialfishingrightsofNativeAmericans.Complaintsthatthisleadstofishpopulationsbeingh

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Costs of stabilising global warming 'negligible'

ByCatherineBrahicClimatescientists

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Our common ancestor with chimps may be from Europe, not Africa

PaintingbyChicago-basedartistVelizarSimeonovskiaccordingtoscientificinstructionsofMadelaineBöhmeandNikolaiSpassovByColinBarrasThelastcommonancestorwesharedwithchimpsseemstohavelivedintheeasternMediter

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Japan to build world's largest offshore wind farm

IT’Sgoodbyenuclear

查看详细
养肝四部曲!大动肝火,说的就是这时候!

Why musical genius comes easier to early starters

ByAndyCoghlanGoodnewsforpushyparents.Ifyouwantyourchildtoexcelmusically

查看详细