The Telegraph
Saturday, February 17, 2018
 

Science

Cancer warrior

First published on 12-Feb-2018
Yes. Certainly. But then he points out a silver lining. "Science is always making important advances and nobody can say what the future will bring us."...   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 12-Feb-2018
Eight legs. Fangs. And a whip-like tail. Call it Chimerarachne yingi, a newly discovered arachnid that crawled around rainforests in what is now Southeast Asia more than 100 million years ago ......   | Read..
 

Cancer cocktail: hot tea plus twin sins

First published on 06-Feb-2018
Drinkers of hot tea do not face an increased risk of esophageal cancer, but those who also consume excessive alcohol and smoke have five times higher risk than people who have none of the......   | Read..
 

Imax effect

First published on 05-Feb-2018
One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. "Ten seconds of quiet in the room, please," said Dr David J. Langer, ......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 05-Feb-2018
A new paper in the journal Science estimates that reefs across the Asia-Pacific region are littered with more than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than 5 centimetres. ...   | Read..
 

Oh buoy! It's drowning

First published on 29-Jan-2018
When you are standing barefoot on a beach - even if it is one you visit every year - there is no way to understand whether the sea is higher than before. Yet, it is, because satellite measurements ......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 29-Jan-2018
The devastating earthquake on December 26, 2004 - that ruptured the ocean floor near Sumatra and resulted in a deadly tsunami - occurred during a full moon....   | Read..
 

Liquid. Gold. But oh Fish!

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Smoking chimneys spewing super hot (300°Celsius) fluids, goose barnacles and tube worms swimming in the shimmering water and delicate columnar structures swarming with copper, gold, zinc and ra......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not Nasa scientists to find: hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. ...   | Read..
 

Space jam

First published on 15-Jan-2018
Remember Vitalstatistix? The only thing the leader of the tiny Gaulish village in the Asterix comics was afraid of was the sky falling on his head. How we all laughed at that recurring joke!...   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 15-Jan-2018
A new study by scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that our oceans could lose stocks of commercial fish as rising sea temperatures affect their food source. ...   | Read..
 

Worried sick

First published on 08-Jan-2018
One of the most mystifying phenomena of medical science is the placebo effect. What exactly is it, you ask? Say someone gives you a pretty pill and tells you with a reassuring smile that it will cu......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 08-Jan-2018
The Millennium Bridge in London had to close for repairs when pedestrian traffic became too heavy, compromising the integrity of the structure. ...   | Read..
 

5 techs that will rock your world

First published on 01-Jan-2018
After the Russian hacking of the 2016 US election, many people worry that technology has gone too far. And yet it continues to evolve rapidly. There is reason for concern, but also for optimism. He......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 01-Jan-2018
Juno, the Nasa spacecraft studying Jupiter, has found that the storm on that planet, called the Great Red Spot, descends at least 322km beneath the clouds and possibly much deeper. ...   | Read..
 

Good Samaritans of the deep

First published on 25-Dec-2017
Anyone who’s ever browsed a menu card at an upscale seafood joint or strolled the food streets in Shanghai, Hong Kong or Tokyo has definitely encountered the haishen, or sea cucumber. ...   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 25-Dec-2017
In just over a year, a Nasa spacecraft will visit a tiny world at the edge of the solar system. That tiny astral body appears to have an even tinier moon. ...   | Read..
 

Quantum of solace

First published on 18-Dec-2017
Researchers at Princeton University in the US have taken a giant step towards building a quantum computer with easily available materials....   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 18-Dec-2017
How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? Nasa's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission helped answer this complex question. ...   | Read..
 

On a sweet note

First published on 11-Dec-2017
The term "epidemic" is used without much thought in common parlance, but when we are talking about Type 2 diabetes, it's perhaps not a term used in vain. The rise in prevalence has been a......   | Read..