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22 May
No, carrots can't help you see in the dark. But some other veggies might (full text available to subscribers)







22 May
Scepticism on a school standard, the wonderful power of neuroscience, pretty persuasive pictures and more (full text available to subscribers)







22 May
A day-long course of specially prepared foods could give people taking colonoscopies a squeaky-clean colon without the discomfort







22 May
Uncorrected eyesight is one of the biggest – and most overlooked – health issues. Fortunately, creative new remedies are bringing clearer vision to everyone







22 May
After the murder of yet another rationalist blogger, exiled author Sanal Edamaruku calls on governments to defend the free speech of those who stand for science (full text available to subscribers)







22 May
The second-heaviest asteroid in the solar system has no orbiting companions, even though hundreds of smaller asteroids do. Where did they go?







22 May
It should be raptor egg blue instead of robin egg blue. Some modern birds lay colourful eggs, but now we know it's a trick their dinosaur ancestors used too







22 May
A brain implant that decodes intention to move has allowed a man paralysed from the neck down to control a robotic arm with unprecedented fluidity - and enjoy a beer







22 May
Genes mapped from thousands of newly discovered plankton species show striking similarities between human and ocean microbiomes







22 May
Yesterday's report into end-of-life care in the UK was a grim read. Many problems stem from doctors and relatives not understanding how we die







22 May
An extinct wolf's DNA has pushed back the origin of dogs by more than 10,000 years, but when humans domesticated them is still lost in the mists of time







22 May
Male "purring" wolf spiders are virtuosos when it comes to leaf tapping – making sounds that travels through air to another leaf where a female picks it up







22 May
From clever screens to super foods and computer games: the vision-boosting tricks your optician won't tell you about







21 May
Octopuses are good at changing colour, but for the first time it's been shown that one species' skin reacts directly to light to cover it in camouflage







21 May
The wild idea that we're about to experience a major US earthquake caused by planets aligning would have sunk if it hadn't been reshared uncritically online







21 May
Soon, you'll be able to make hard drugs using only simple brewing equipment. Is that cause for concern?







21 May
The first known leg break could only have happened on land, pushing back the transition of our four-legged ancestors from water to land by 2 million years







21 May
Stellar explosions seed the universe with heavy elements, and they might have produced dense clouds of iron that went on to form other stars and planets







21 May
A bloom of bioluminescent plankton has wowed crowds along a river in Southern Tasmania this week, but it could be a warning sign of climate change







21 May
Matter and antimatter should have wiped each other out at the universe's birth. The upgraded Large Hadron Collider aims to find why matter alone survived (full text available to subscribers)







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