Research explores why daughters in Chinese families with a preference for sons fail to break from sustained exploitation
24 articles from SUNDAY 3.9.2023
Andrew Malkinson case shows importance of securely stored scientific evidence
New research from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) unveils the extent of sustained exploitation within many Chinese families that have a clear preference for sons over daughters—and why daughters can stay 'trapped' in this situation throughout their lives.
After studying more than 1,500 coastal ecosystems, researchers say they will drown if we let the world warm above 2C
DNA evidence examined three years after his false conviction for rape in 2004 was vital in exonerating himThe Andrew Malkinson case highlights egregious failings in the criminal justice system, but also the unique power of forensic scientific evidence to bring about redress.In 2007, three years after Malkinson’s conviction and after scientific advances, a new DNA profile was identified from the...
India’s Moon Rover Completes its Walk. Scientists Analyzing Data
Much of the world's natural coastline is protected by living habitats, most notably mangroves in warmer waters and tidal marshes closer to the poles. These ecosystems support fisheries and wildlife, absorb the impact of crashing waves and clean up pollutants. But these vital services are threatened by global warming and rising sea levels.
Using evidence from last Ice Age, scientists predict effects of rising seas on coastal habitats
NEW DELHI — India’s moon rover has completed its walk on the lunar surface and been put into sleep mode less than two weeks after its historic landing near the lunar south pole, India’s space mission said.
“The rover completes its assignments. It is now safely parked and set into sleep mode,” with daylight on that part of the moon coming to an end, the...
Study quantifies link between greenhouse gases, polar bear survival
The rapid sea level rise and resulting retreat of coastal habitat seen at the end of the last Ice Age could repeat itself if global average temperatures rise beyond certain levels, according to an analysis by an international team of scientists from more than a dozen institutions, including Rutgers.
NASA spots new Moon crater, likely caused by crashed Russian probe
Polar bears have long symbolized the dangers posed by climate change, as rising temperatures melt away the Arctic sea ice they depend upon for survival.
4.6-billion-year-old meteorite increases our understanding of the early solar system
NASA has spotted a small new crater on the Moon that was likely caused by a Russian probe crash landing on the surface around two weeks ago.
Is there such a thing as ‘the one’? And if so, might it be possible to conjure them into view?
An analysis of the approximately 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite Erg Chech 002, discovered in 2020 in the Erg Chech region of the Sahara Desert in Algeria, is presented in Nature Communications.
Minnows blamed for algae-filled French, Spanish lakes
The idea that you can ‘manifest’ your soulmate by ‘raising your vibration’, once the domain of New Age spirituality, is common among Gen Z social media users. Juliana Piskorz wonders whether to give it a goI’ve been through my fair share of breakups. In fact, my most recent one was last month. I’ll spare you the details but it left me thinking: is there such a thing as “the one”?...
India's moon rover completes its walk, scientists analyzing data looking for signs of frozen water.
Perched 1,800 meters (about 6,000 feet) near France's border with Spain lies the emerald Areau lake—whose color experts blame on minnows used by anglers as live bait.
Australian icebreaker heads to Antarctic station to rescue expeditioner suffering medical condition
India's moon rover has completed its walk on the lunar surface and been put into sleep mode less than two weeks after its historic landing near the lunar south pole, India's space mission said.
Typhoon Haikui makes landfall in Taiwan
An icebreaker is on its way from Australia to an Antarctic research station to rescue an expeditioner suffering from a medical condition, the government said on Saturday.
‘We can’t take any of this for granted’: Gaza’s fight to keep its treasures safe at home
Typhoon Haikui made landfall on eastern Taiwan Sunday, unleashing torrential downpours, whipping winds and plunging thousands of households into darkness as the first major storm to directly hit the island in four years.
As a new variant emerges, is Covid coming back?
Local archaeologists dedicate their lives to protect priceless artefacts from smugglers, Hamas and Israeli attacks in a land at history’s crossroadsThere is considerable debate over the origin of the name Gaza. Some etymologists trace it back to azaz, which means “strong” in Semitic languages; other accounts believe it derives from the Persian word ganj, which means “treasure”.It’s...
Vaccines, available only to high-risk groups, have been brought forward as cases begin to rise and winter loomsThe vaccine campaign against Covid-19 has just been brought forward by a month in the face of changes in the disease’s behaviour. The decision was made as the UK heads into autumn and has raised concerns that the nation faces a new wave of a disease that triggered a national lockdown...