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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…

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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…

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Gravitational wave radar could probe deep space for tiny stellar objects

Theoretical physicists have hit on a new way to test Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, or general relativity, and—just maybe—probe…

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75 per cent of the world’s top websites allow bad passwords

An analysis of 120 of the world’s top-ranked English-language websites has found that many of them allow weak passwords, including…

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World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is…

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Some turtles that live longer have a lower chance of dying each year

In zoos and aquariums, some species of turtles and tortoises have a lower rate of ageing as they grow older…

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We must accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report

Social, political and technological inertia mean the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures is…

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News at a glance: An apology for ‘conversion therapies,’ Long Covid, and a narrowing racial gap in NIH grants

DIVERSITY Groups regret ‘homosexuality’ views Two scientific societies this month disavowed their past involvement in practices and public statements that…

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Polio: Should we be worried about virus found in London sewage?

By Jason Arunn Murugesu A microscopic view of poliovirus Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy Poliovirus has been detected in a number of…

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U.S. universities fight Senate innovation bill targeting foreign gifts to faculty

The shape of U.S. research is at stake as Congress tries to reconcile competing versions of a massive bill, 2…

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