The Guardian : science
07  décembre     14h35
Story of Stonehenge to be told in major British Museum exhibition
Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent    p Curator puts monument in context of era, with loaned objects including 3,600-year-old Nebra sky disc p p A bronze disc inlaid with gold symbols and two gold cone-shaped hats decorated with solar motifs are among objects from the Stonehenge era that will go on show for the first time in the UK...
08  décembre     09h14
Dream come true’: Japanese billionaire blasts off for ISS
Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies    p Yusaku Maezawa fulfils childhood ambition with 12-day trip to International Space Station p p A Japanese billionaire has fulfilled his childhood dream of travelling to space, as one of two passengers onboard a Russian rocket that blasted off towards the International Space Station. p p Yusaku...
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Whoops, purrs and grunts’: previously unheard fish sounds from restored reef - video
Sirin Kale    p From whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in a href https: viewer.gutools.co.uk world indonesia Indonesia a has returned rapidly to health. br p p Many of the noises had never been recorded...
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The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans
All photographs c/o Capture the Atlas    p They do what they want, all the time - and can teach us a lot about how to live in the present, be content and learn from our experience p p I wanted to know the exact amount of time I spend ruminating on the inner lives of my cats, so I did what most people do in times of doubt, and consulted...
07  décembre     14h00
Northern lights photographer of the year - in pictures
Dalya Alberge    p The travel photography blog Capture the Atlas has published its annual a href https: capturetheatlas.com northern-lights-photographer-of-the-year northern lights photographer of the year a collection with stunning images from 25 photographers. Coinciding with the northern lights season at...
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Antiquities for auction could be illicitly sourced, archaeologist claims
Hannah Devlin Science correspondent    p Etruscan bronze attachments in Sotheby’s sale and and Bonhams’ Sardinian lamp said to match items in convicted dealers’ archives p p The auction houses Sotheby’s and Bonhams are facing a call to withdraw two antiquities from sale in London today from an archaeologist who raised serious...
08  décembre     11h30
Omicron can partially evade Covid vaccine protection, study finds
Charlotte Summers    p Findings suggest boosting antibodies can compensate for jabs being less well matched than to earlier variants p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
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A booster may help protect you from Omicron - but it won’t end the pandemic Charlotte Summers
Rowena Mason    p It’s important to know how boosters work, but they must not impede the push towards worldwide vaccination p p First there was Alpha, then Beta, Gamma and Delta. Now, thanks to the tremendous efforts of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa, the world is getting to grips with the a href https: www...
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No 10 faces Tory and public backlash over Christmas party video
Archie Bland    p Sajid Javid pulls out of interviews amid anger over footage of aides joking about party during lockdown p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 08 covid-coronavirus-uk-boris-johnson-christmas-party-uk-politics-live Pressure on Johnson over No 10 Christmas party -...
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Omicron Covid cases doubling every two to three days’ in UK, says scientist
Sarah Marsh (now); Martin Belam and Martin Farrer (earlier)    p Prof Neil Ferguson says coronavirus variant likely to be dominant strain in the UK before Christmas p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus-outbreak See...
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Covid live: over-40s in England now eligible for booster after three months; South Korea surge sparks alarm
Jamie Grierson    p Millions of over-40s in England a href https: www.theguardian.com world live 2021 dec 08 covid-live-news-south-korea-surge-sparks-hospital-alarm-stealth-omicron-variant-found?filterKeyEvents false&page with:block-61b0470b8f08cfef2cf615c4#block-61b0470b8f08cfef2cf615c4 can book a top-up...
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Best physical evidence of Roman crucifixion found in Cambridgeshire
Damian Carrington Environment editor    p Near 1,900-year-old skeleton discovered with nail through heel bone during excavation in Fenstanton p p Found at the site of a future housing development in Cambridgeshire, the near 1,900-year-old skeleton at first did not seem particularly remarkable. p p Aged 25 to 35 at the time of death,...
07  décembre     13h00
Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety - UN
Agence France-Presse in Baikonur    p Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use p p The disastrous way in which plastic is used in farming across the world is threatening food safety and potentially human health, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization...
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Japanese fashion tycoon to blast off for ISS as Russia revives space tourism
David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters    p Yusaku Maezawa to become first space tourist sent to space station by Russia in more than a decade p p The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has said he can barely contain his excitement on the eve of blasting off to the International Space Station in a prelude to a more ambitious trip around...
05  décembre     10h00
Dealing with uncertainty about the Omicron variant David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Jeremy Farrar    Caution is sensible when so much is unknown p The race is on to understand the new variant identified by scientists in a href https: www.nature.com articles s41586-021-03402-9 title South Africa a and Botswana, dubbed a href https: www.who.int news item 26-11-2021-classification-of...
04  décembre     20h00
Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid - only global action can stop this pandemic
Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija    p If we keep allowing this virus to spread through unvaccinated populations, the next variant could be even more deadly p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world...
03  décembre     14h00
Africa alerted the world to Omicron. Why are we now the pariahs? Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija
Lucy Jones    p Rich nations are again raising barriers to ending the pandemic - politicians, globally, must follow the science and act together p ul li Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the co-chair of the African Union’s Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance li ul p The advent of the Omicron variant has given...
01  décembre     10h40
Beautiful, mysterious and misunderstood, mushrooms are finally having a moment Lucy Jones
Presented by Madeleine Finlay with Sirin Kale, produced by Anand Jagatia, sound design by Axel Kacoutié    p Fungi provide awe in abundance so get out there and forage in the mulch, while there’s still time p p Mushrooms are having a moment. Cultural depictions of fungi are proliferating: from Seana Gavin’s psychedelic mushroom collages shown at Somerset House last year; to the bestselling book...
02  décembre     05h00
Is TikTok giving people Tourette’s Syndrome?
Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Ian Sample and Anand Jagatia    p Clinicians around the world have noticed an increase in young adults, often women, developing tic-like behaviours’ - sudden movements or vocalisations similar to what’s seen in Tourette Syndrome. Except these tics come on much later in life, and escalate more rapidly. Some have blamed the...
30  novembre     05h00
Covid-19: how worried should we be about Omicron? podcast
Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay    p Last week, a new variant of Covid-19 was detected by scientists in South Africa. Since then, additional cases a href https: www.theguardian.com world 2021 nov 28 where-has-omicron-spread-and-why-are-scientists-so-concerned-covid-variant have been reported a beyond southern Africa, including...
25  novembre     07h37
Do lobsters have feelings? - podcast
Agence France-Presse in Paris    p Last week the UK government confirmed it would be extending its animal welfare (sentience) bill to include decapods (such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish), and cephalopods (such as octopuses, squid and cuttlefish). The move followed a government-commissioned review of the scientific evidence,...
23  novembre     19h07
Einstein’s notes on theory of relativity fetch record 11.6m at auction
Daniel M Davis    p Manuscript handwritten by physicist and a colleague in 1913-14 fetched nearly four times estimate p p Albert Einstein’s handwritten notes on the theory of relativity fetched a record 11.6m ( 9.7m) at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. p p The manuscript had been valued at about a quarter of the...
06  décembre     08h00
The big idea: how much do we really want to know about our genes?
Donna Lu    p Genetic data will soon be accessible like never before. The implications for our health are huge p p While at the till in a clothes shop, Ruby received a call. She recognised the woman’s voice as the genetic counsellor she had recently seen, and asked if she could try again in five minutes....
07  décembre     22h31
How Australian police will use DNA sequencing to predict what suspects look like
Susan Michie    p Technology a gamechanger’ for forensic science but raises privacy and racial profiling issues p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Get our free news app a ; a href https: www.theguardian.com world guardian...
06  décembre     12h50
Omicron wasn’t part of our festive plan, but here’s how we can stay safe this Christmas Susan Michie
Alex Bellos    p From ventilation to lateral flow testing, let’s try to minimise the risk of catching Covid p p br p p For months in the UK we have had 30,000-50,000 new Covid cases of the Delta variant a day and about 1,000 a href https: coronavirus.data.gov.uk details deaths dying a from the disease...
29  novembre     17h00
Did you solve it? Yule devour these festive treats
Alex Bellos    p The solutions to today’s puzzles p p a href https: www.theguardian.com science 2021 nov 29 can-you-solve-it-yule-devour-these-festive-treats Earlier today a I set you the following three problems, taken from this year’s a href https: mathigon.org puzzles Mathigon puzzle advent...
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Can you solve it? Yule devour these festive treats
Alex Bellos    p Advent(ures) in numberland p p a href https: www.theguardian.com science 2021 nov 29 did-you-solve-it-yule-devour-these-festive-treats UPDATE: The answers can be read here a p p Every year the remarkable maths website a href https: mathigon.org Mathigon a runs a puzzle advent...
15  novembre     17h00
Did you solve it? The man who changed the course of magic
Alex Bellos    p The solutions to today’s puzzles p p Professor Hoffman was the pen-name of Angelo Lewis, a Victorian barrister whose book em Modern Magic em , published in 1876, is considered one of the most important and influential magic books of all time. p p (I read about him recently in em David...
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Can you solve it? The man who changed the course of magic
Presented by Madeleine Finlay with Nicola Davis, produced by Anand Jagatia, sound design by Rudi Zygadlo    p Ten mind-bending riddles p p a href https: www.theguardian.com science 2021 nov 15 did-you-solve-it-the-man-who-changed-the-course-of-magic UPDATE: The solutions can be read here a p p em David Copperfield’s History of Magic em is a beautiful new book by the eponymous magician ...
07  décembre     05h00
Covid-19: How fast is the Omicron variant spreading? podcast
   p Over 40 countries have now confirmed the presence of Omicron. And, in the UK, scientists have been increasingly expressing their concern about the new variant. Some have speculated there could be more than 1,000 cases here already, and that it could become the dominant variant within weeks. p p...
26  novembre     19h00
Researchers hope to breed Great Barrier Reef corals more resilient to extreme heat events - video
   p Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are hoping to breed corals that are more resilient to extreme heat events. The researchers collected hundreds of coral samples from the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef that have survived three mass bleaching events since 2016....
24  novembre     08h08
Nasa animation shows how spacecraft could deflect asteroid - video
   p Nasa is preparing to launch a mission that could show us how to save the planet from an asteroid strike, similar to that seen in films such as Armageddon and Deep Impact. The Dart mission is the first dedicated to investigating and demonstrating a method of asteroid deflection by changing an...