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A challenge for citizen science is getting people to provide quality data. Another is to help ensure the sustainability of platforms used to collect this data. Technological services built by and for users should overcome these two major challenges.
The first emoticon was posted to a message board in September 1982.
New evidence points to slower continental plate movement as the cause of our planet’s largest volcanic events.
The time of day we eat may affect our mental health, says new study.
Suppose doctors could predict decades in advance if we are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) or cardiovascular disease (CVD). A new study on lipid profiling may have just found a way.
Armed with digital technologies, the EU-funded HyperCOG project is helping to create the factories of the future. Its smart system promises to increase production performance and reduce emissions and energy use in Europe’s process industries.
Can we really build computers as energy efficient as the human brain? New research that has succeeded in combining a memory function and a calculation function in one component brings us a step closer to making this a reality.
Mistrust in science is growing, and scientists want to do something about it.
As Europe sizzles, keeping cool in an ever-warming world will be a challenge.
Banking samples of your own stools could hold the secret to a healthy life in the future, suggest scientists.
All the key ingredients for life were brought to Earth by meteorites, claim scientists.
Scientists explored whether video calls are worse for generating creative ideas than in-person meetings.
Most people don’t want to be billionaires, new research finds.
Exercise doesn’t have to be regular to be beneficial, says large study.
Evolution happening quicker than what Darwin predicted, claims global study examining species’ rates of evolution.
Prolonged sitting linked to increased risk of early death, says large international study.
In a first, scientists grow plants in soil samples from the moon.
The reason other people don’t view the world the same way we do is because of the brain.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveal why the cream never separates evenly.
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