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Aphantasia explained: some people can’t form mental pictures

Shutterstock/VectorMine How many times have you watched a book adaptation on film or TV, and felt disappointed when a scene wasn’t quite how you’d pictured it? Or perhaps a character looked nothing like you’d imagined them to look? Most people, when asked to form an image of a person they’re…

'No evidence' UFOs are alien spacecraft, but they're not American, Pentagon says

In a new report, Pentagon officials claim they lack evidence that UFOs are from worlds other than Earth. Source: Space.com 'No evidence' UFOs are alien spacecraft, but they're not American, Pentagon says

Five ways ‘green’ carbon policies damage forests – and how we can fix the problem

Five ways ‘green’ carbon policies damage forests – and how we can fix the problem Forests are not just carbon 'warehouses' they are extraordinary ecosystems supporting a diverse range of birds, animals and plants. Jessica Vian, Author provided Off-setting our carbon footprint is a way for many of us to…

Fastly’s global internet meltdown could be a sign of things to come

For an hour on the morning of June 8, dozens of the world’s most-visited websites went offline. Among those affected were Amazon, Reddit, PayPal and Spotify, as well as the Guardian, the New York Times and the UK government website, gov.uk. Together, these websites handle hundreds of millions of users.…

The internet consumes extraordinary amounts of energy. Here’s how we can make it more sustainable

The internet consumes extraordinary amounts of energy. Here’s how we can make it more sustainable Could solar power provide an alternative energy source for the web? Wikimedia Commons, CC BY Around 4.6 billion people use the internet every day. In fact, 350,000 tweets have been sent in the past minute.…

NASA Is Returning to Venus, Where It’s 470°C. Will We Find Life When We Get There?

NASA Is Returning to Venus, Where It’s 470°C. Will We Find Life When We Get There? NASA has selected two missions, dubbed DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to study the “lost habitable” world of Venus. Each mission will receive approximately $500 million for development and both are expected to launch between 2028…

Bile duct cancer: existing leukaemia treatment could hold promise – mouse study

Bile duct cancer: existing leukaemia treatment could hold promise – mouse study This treatment could one day hold promise for those with this rare type of cancer. Monkey Business Images/ Shutterstock Bile duct cancer is a rare but aggressive form of cancer, affecting just over 2,000 people in the UK…

PMQs: Boris Johnson faces questions from Keir Starmer – politics live

Latest updates: prime minister faces questions in Commons from Labour leader Trade war threats will not wash with voters, Frost tells EU Covid contract for firm run by Cummings’ friends unlawful, judge rules Brexit: what is the Northern Ireland row about? Australia prepared to walk away from UK free trade…

Why standard ways of valuing health were set aside during the pandemic

Governments around the world initially responded to COVID-19 according to the single most important aim: saving lives. But as the pandemic continued, affecting both health and finances, questions started arising as to what the right focus should be: protecting health or protecting the economy – or both. Implicitly, governments across…

Why standard ways of valuing health were set aside during the pandemic

Governments around the world initially responded to COVID-19 according to the single most important aim: saving lives. But as the pandemic continued, affecting both health and finances, questions started arising as to what the right focus should be: protecting health or protecting the economy – or both. Implicitly, governments across…

UK to trial ‘highly protected marine areas’ in win for ocean campaigners

‘Historic’ move to ban destructive fishing methods in five habitats welcomed, but conservationists say change must come fasterThe UK government has announced plans to increase protection of wildlife and habitats by banning fishing and other damaging activities from a handful of selected marine sites off the coast of England.More than…

The Milky Way’s ‘yellowballs’ are clusters of baby stars

Astronomers have cracked a curious cosmic case: What are “yellowballs”? These mysterious space objects were first thought to be signs of young, supermassive stars. Scientists now have confirmed that they do mark stellar nurseries. But these birthplaces for stars can host many types of stars with a wide range of…

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