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Stunning aftermath images reveal swirling clouds of blue dust caused by Nasa’s asteroid-knocking test. Dr Cyrielle Opitom, a comets specialist at the University of Edinburgh, discusses the challenges of tracking the rock called Dimorphos seven million miles away via mega-telescopes in Chile. United Nations warns of water crisis fuelled by H20 ‘vampires’. UK sending depleted uranium tank shells to Ukraine. Hormonal contraceptives link to ‘small increased risk of breast cancer’.
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- Google’s Bard ChatGPT rival launch - adults only
- AI biggest tech leap since PC, says Bill Gates
- The Roman mosaic buried under a vape shop
- Print your cheesecake and eat it...first DIY 3D treat
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Moon landing: Private spacecraft attempts to make history06:59A spacecraft is aiming to make history tonight by becoming the first private mission to land intact on the lunar surface - and be the first US Moon landing in 50 years since Apollo 17.We’ve got all the big announcements from Nintendo Direct February 2024.The five apps Android users are being told to delete immediately. Also in this episode:Alopecia: First ever treatment approved for NHS use marks 'monumental day’Study finds ADHD may have emerged in humans as an evolutionary advantageA dead satellite has crashed half a world away from where it should have landedScientists discover secret to how baleen whales sing underwaterChatGPT has a meltdown Your chance to travel to space by balloonFollow us on X or on Threads.
Trident nuclear missile test fails second time in a row06:22A test launch of the UK’s Trident nuclear missile has ended in failure for the second time in a row. We hear from one of the University of East London scientists behind a heart disease breakthrough - where they’ve grown a 'heart in a dish' using stem cells. Nasa seeks US volunteers for a paid one-year ‘mission to Mars’.Also in this episode:WikiLeaks: Julian Assange’s wife addresses crowds outside the Royal Court of Justice Elon Musk says human implanted with Neuralink brain chip 'can control computer mouse just by thinking'Biggest snake species in the world discovered in Amazon rainforestStudy suggests red light can reduce blood glucose levelsWhy using emojis or GIFs can help when delivering bad news at workFollow us on X or on Threads.
Possible location of ninth planet in Solar System discovered06:58Scientists have discovered the possible location of a ninth planet in our Solar System.Out-of-control satellite hurtling towards Earth due to hit our atmosphere on Wednesday morning.Freak winds in the Atlantic jet stream push commercial planes to supersonic speeds.Also in this episode:Study finds herpes infection may double dementia risk in older adultsScientists puzzled by birds scoring as high as primates in cognitive testsResearch shows women benefit more from regular exercise than men Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase announced for tomorrowNotorious cybercrime gang Lockbit disrupted by NCA, FBI and international coalitionResearch finds Brits have over 500 words for being drunk
The end of mobile phones in schools?06:14Teachers get new guidance as ministers ‘ban’ mobile phones in schools.New Airbnb rules to stop the ‘hollowing out’ of local communities.Reports that EU ‘poised to fine Apple about 500 million euros’.Also in this episode:Walkers forced to trespass onto open access countrysideTiny lab-made proteins ‘hold great promise’ to treat Alzheimer’sMushroom sprouting from live frog in India leaves scientists stunnedSacked Twitter staff in Ghana finally get pay-offNintendo shares slide on reports of delayed Switch successor releaseFollow us on X or on Threads.
David Nutt: The Psychedelic Renaissance (Brave New World Preview)17:57Could psychedelics be used to help tackle mental health issues like depression and addiction? In this preview episode of Brave New World, Evgeny Lebedev speaks to Professor David Nutt, one the leading researchers in this controversial field. He also speaks to Buzzfeed journalist Lara Parker who used ketamine assisted therapy to treat clinical depression.To hear the whole interview, including additional interviews with pioneers Robin Carhart-Harris and Amanda Feilding, search 'Brave New World Evening Standard' on your podcast provider.
OpenAI reveals Sora text-to-video AI tool07:00The company behind ChatGPT reveals convincing AI-generated footage. Why Apple fans are already returning their Vision Pros. Could ultrasound waves help boost fertility? How VR is being used to teach kids about ocean health. In this episode:Freddie Watson from the Blue Marine Foundation explains VR climate lessons for school childrenDr Mark R. Miller from the University of Edinburgh explains the use-cases for graphene after a study found it is not dangerous to human healthResearchers hail success of new treatment for hard-to-treat cancerSoil microbes may hold the secret to a better-tasting cup of teaRemains of ancient reptile found in Italian alps are mostly fakeFollow us on X or on Threads.
Odysseus Moon launch explained06:59Moon lander launches successfully on Space X Falcon 9 - but what will it do when it lands? Why scientists have grown beef inside rice. Sadiq Khan: deepfake audio clips nearly caused ‘serious disorder’. Sony: No PS5 price cuts or major game sequels any time soon. Also in this episode:OpenAI says GPT-5 is a ‘little bit smarter’Robot surgeon in space performs first simulated procedureWhy grey squirrels outcompete red rivalsWhy women interpret emojis differently to menFollow us on X or on Threads.
TikTok stars 'to warn migrants about crossing the Channel'06:50Reports suggest influencers could be paid £5,000 for their posts. How close are we to getting solar-panel windows? Joe Biden makes his TikTok debut. What’s next for the 1,700-year-old egg discovered intact? Also in this episode:Martin Deil, CEO of ClearVue Technologies explains the tech behind solar-windowsArchaeologist Brett Thorn explains more about the ancient Roman eggIntuitive Machines’ private Moon mission delayed due to fuel issuesApes like to playfully tease each other, scientists findSocial media helping young people read ‘proper’ books, says Waterstones chiefFollow us on X or on Threads.
Blood test predicts dementia ‘15 years before diagnosis’06:50Scientists discover 11 key proteins for predicting the degenerative condition. New NASA spacesuit passes microgravity test. Amazon Prime’s new paywall to access Dolby Vision and Atmos. The secrets of gold discovered in ‘ground-breaking’ experiments. Also in this episode:Professor Jianfeng Feng from Warwick University explains Dementia blood testWorld’s migratory species under threat - UN reportPlant-based diet ‘linked to better sexual health in men with prostate cancer’Researchers urged to take advantage of Horizon schemeScientists discover ancient egg dating back 1,700 years still has liquid insideFollow us on X or on Threads.