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  1. Nearly a third of bites by malaria-carrying mosquitoes are in the day

    Nearly a third of bites by malaria-carrying mosquitoes are in the day

    Detailed analysis of mosquito bites in the Central African Republic found that, contrary to assumptions, many occur indoors during the daytime when people are not well protected by traditional anti-malaria defences

  2. Pairs of giant planets may make their star systems ultra-habitable

    Pairs of giant planets may make their star systems ultra-habitable

    Simulations of more than 140,000 possible planetary systems show that pairs of giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn may make their star systems more hospitable to habitable Earth-like worlds

  3. Two newly described Amazon fish species are on the brink of extinction

    Two newly described Amazon fish species are on the brink of extinction

    New varieties of South American darter fish were documented in Brazil’s Apuí region. But deforestation in the area means they may soon be extinct

  4. Plan to feed phone data of NHS mental health patients to AI mothballed

    Plan to feed phone data of NHS mental health patients to AI mothballed

    An AI was designed to predict when people are at risk of having a mental health crisis, based on their health records, but plans to extend the project with mobile phone data seem to have been scrapped

  5. Emphysema missed among Black men in US due to race-adjusted lung tests

    Emphysema missed among Black men in US due to race-adjusted lung tests

    Poorly supported assumptions about typical levels of lung function among Black men in the US are leading medics to miss cases of emphysema

  6. Irritable bowel syndrome may be caused by overreacting gut cells

    Irritable bowel syndrome may be caused by overreacting gut cells

    Epithelial cells in the gut remain active in mice even after an irritant clears, which may be the source of chronic gut pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome

  7. Europe must tackle its energy crisis now or face a very painful winter

    Europe must tackle its energy crisis now or face a very painful winter

    With energy prices set to rise, European governments must act immediately to reduce consumption and turbocharge renewables

  8. Zero-covid strategies are being ditched, but they were the best option

    Zero-covid strategies are being ditched, but they were the best option

    Several countries are now abandoning their goal of reducing the coronavirus's spread as much as possible, but the evidence shows this was the best route to have taken, says Michael Marshall

  9. We mustn’t let the billionaire rocket men decide what happens in space

    We mustn’t let the billionaire rocket men decide what happens in space

    Right now, very few of us have a say in how humans get to space or what we do there. That has to change, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

  10. Online Safety Bill: Will UK’s new law protect people from harm online?

    Online Safety Bill: Will UK’s new law protect people from harm online?

    The final draft of legislation designed to protect people from "harmful content" online goes before Parliament today, but critics warn it is likely to have unintended negative consequences