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AI-powered robot learned to make letters out of Play-Doh on its own

A robot that learned to manipulate clay to make letters of the alphabet without any training could one day make dumplings for you Technology 24 June 2022 By Jeremy Hsu…

Antibubbles have been made to last a record-breaking 13 hours

Shaking antibubbles – droplets of liquid encased in a thin layer of air – prevents them from popping for several hours. These could be used in chemical engineering in the…

Hummingbirds may be the world’s most colourful birds

A study of 116 species of hummingbird suggests the group is collectively more colourful than any other type of bird Life 24 June 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu Two colourful…

How can the global monkeypox outbreak be controlled?

With the number of confirmed cases exceeding 3500, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee may declare it a public health emergency of international concern – its highest alert level –…

UK minister says EU is ‘weaponising science’ in Brexit deal row

The UK is making plans to launch its own science funding programme in September, science minister George Freeman tells New Scientist, if the EU refuses access to the Horizon scheme…

Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

Will Gardner OBE, chief executive of Childnet and director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, says the trial is encouraging: “The potential is there to try and help protect children…

Amazon reviews saying candles are scentless may signal covid-19 cases

A loss of smell is a key covid-19 symptom, with researchers finding a link between increasing coronavirus cases in the US and Amazon reviews complaining a scented candle is odourless…

Spray-On, Rinse-Off Food ‘Wrapper’ Can Cut Plastic Packaging

Packaging is essential for preserving and distributing many kinds of foods, but it often incorporates plastic—scraps of which already litter too much of the planet, posing a threat to wildlife…

Reddit moderators do $3.4 million worth of unpaid work each year

Volunteers who maintain the standard of content on Reddit’s forums do 466 hours of work every day – labour that would cost 2.8 per cent of the firm’s revenue Technology…

Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

Another Japanese car manufacturer, Subaru also said it was recalling 2,600 units of the Solterra, its first all-electric car jointly developed with Toyota, because of concerns over loose bolts. The…