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  1. IBM’s minuscule new computer chip could cut energy use by 75 per cent

    IBM’s minuscule new computer chip could cut energy use by 75 per cent

    IBM has built a working computer processor with 50 billion transistors in an area the size of a fingernail, which could slash computer power consumption by 75 per cent

  2. Older children in the year group are more popular than younger peers

    Older children in the year group are more popular than younger peers

    A survey of 14 and 15-year-olds in Sweden, England and the Netherlands shows that the most popular children tend to be those who are the oldest in the year group

  3. I lived under a glacier for two weeks looking for life

    I lived under a glacier for two weeks looking for life

    There are many methane-producing microbes that live under glaciers and we still have much to learn about their climate impact, says Jemma Wadham

  4. Blood test could predict when pregnant women will give birth

    Blood test could predict when pregnant women will give birth

    Current due date predictions are made by counting 40 weeks from a woman's last period, but a blood test looking at 45 biomarkers could predict when labour will actually begin

  5. Flat pasta that morphs into 3D shapes when cooked saves on packaging

    Flat pasta that morphs into 3D shapes when cooked saves on packaging

    A flat pasta has been created that swells into 3D shapes when cooked, and that can be packed efficiently in boxes in a way that traditional pasta shapes such as fusilli can't be

  6. Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first crewed space flight

    Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first crewed space flight

    Blue Origin has announced that the first crewed flight of its New Shepard rocket is scheduled for 20 July, and the company is selling a seat to the highest bidder

  7. Limiting fossil fuel use isn’t enough – we must stop extraction too

    Limiting fossil fuel use isn’t enough – we must stop extraction too

    To limit climate change and meet even the modest goals of the Paris Agreement, governments need to focus less on reducing demand for fossil fuels and more on cutting the supply

  8. Children are getting long covid and being left with lasting problems

    Children are getting long covid and being left with lasting problems

    UK officials have called the lack of support for children with long covid a “national scandal” and parents are raising alarms about the risks posed by school reopening

  9. First universal coronavirus vaccine will start human trials this year

    First universal coronavirus vaccine will start human trials this year

    The world is in urgent need of a vaccine that protects against all coronaviruses, even those we've not met yet, warn scientists, as plans for human trials of potential candidates ramp up

  10. Exclusive: On board the mission to one of the world’s largest icebergs

    Exclusive: On board the mission to one of the world’s largest icebergs

    A vast iceberg which separated from Antarctica in 2017 is now breaking up. Oceanographer Povl Abrahamsen reports from a unique mission to study the impact of its demise using underwater robotic gliders