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  1. Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility

    08.17 / 20:20 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Men with extra sex chromosomes can have difficulty producing fertile sperm. Now researchers have got around this in mice by making stem cells from their…
  2. Speedy white dwarf may have survived a rare type of supernova

    08.17 / 20:20 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Type Iax supernovae are weak enough that part of the exploding star may be able to survive. Now, we may have spotted the first star that lived to tell the…
  3. Monkeys can be tricked into thinking all objects are familiar

    08.17 / 20:20 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    There is a cluster of neurons in monkeys’ brains that decides whether or not they have seen objects before, and stimulating it makes them see everything as f…
  4. Culture not biology is behind many differences between the sexes

    08.17 / 18:16 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    It is becoming ever clearer that environment and culture may be determining traits we think are down to male or female biology, says neuroscientist Gina…
  5. Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer

    08.17 / 18:16 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Many blood cancers are caused by mutations in the protective TET2 gene, but vitamin C may enhance drug treatments by helping to tell out-of-control cells to stop d…
  6. Web firms shunning neo-Nazi site isn’t necessarily good news

    08.17 / 17:13 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has been booted out by web services for crossing moral lines, but should tech firms decide what we see…
  7. Why adding a drop of water can make whisky taste even better

    08.17 / 15:08 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Scotch aficionados know that adding a little water to their dram can bring out the flavours – now we have glimpsed more of the chemistry behind i…
  8. Self-healing jelly bot regenerates when stabbed – just add heat

    08.16 / 21:54 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Soft robots are perfect for delicate tasks, but their softness makes them too fragile to use. Now a regenerating robotic material could solve the…
  9. Weird creatures are spreading polluting plastic through the sea

    08.16 / 21:54 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Plastic particles sink to the seabed after being eaten and excreted by animals called larvaceans, which could be why we see less floating plastic than…
  10. Speedy test for Lyme disease could help us treat it in time

    08.16 / 21:54 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Lyme disease needs to be treated quickly, but it can be hard to tell it apart from other conditions. Now a test could help diagnose the…
  11. Banking a baby’s cord blood may save their life. Is it worth it?

    08.16 / 18:41 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Parents are paying huge sums to save umbilical cord blood for future medical treatments, but they may have to wait decades for the investment to pay…
  12. I paid £2000 to bank my son’s cord blood, but couldn’t use it

    08.16 / 18:41 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    An anonymous father says after storing the expensive cells, his son developed a condition that the blood could not…
  13. We can program robots not to get all up in our personal space

    08.16 / 18:41 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Predictive programming lets robots navigate tight hallways or wait at doorways without jostling passers-by or bumping into obstacles in their…
  14. Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

    08.16 / 18:41 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black…
  15. Can smart tech really solve Brexit’s UK-Ireland border problem?

    08.16 / 18:41 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    The UK government has called for "technology-based solutions" to manage the Irish border, but the means to track the flow of goods and people may not…
  16. Netflix vegan hit What the Health serves up lots of bad science

    08.16 / 17:33 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Campaigning vegans will change nothing if they embrace bad science and conspiracy theories when making the health case for their diet, says Anthony…
  17. Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers

    08.16 / 12:31 newscientist.com Newscientist.com - Science
    Bacterial infections in mice have been cleared up by bubble-propelled micromotors that swim through the stomach and release antibiotic payloads - and then dissolve in stomach …