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Stars sped up by black holes may outshine supernovae when they collide
26. julij 2021 (11:39)
Some stars orbiting supermassive black holes are expected to move close to the speed of light, and when they collide they may release more energy than the brightest supernovae (New Scientist)
Termite gut microbes can help turn toxic wood into biofuels
23. julij 2021 (20:57)
Microbes isolated from the stomachs of termites can decontaminate timber that's been treated with toxic preservatives, enabling it to be converted into biofuels more easily (New Scientist)
We thought our eyes turned off when moving quickly, but that's wrong
23. julij 2021 (19:00)
It’s sometimes been assumed that we experience brief periods without vision every time we shift our focus from one point to another – but now it turns out the assumption is wrong (New Scientist)
Covid-19 news: Longer gap between Pfizer shots may boost antibodies
23. julij 2021 (17:32)
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (New Scientist)
Vacuuming DNA from air can reveal which animals are present in an area
23. julij 2021 (16:56)
Detecting  DNA in air samples could make it much easier to monitor biodiversity around the world and also help in other fields such as atmospheric science (New Scientist)
Stopwatch errors could make race times wrong by a tenth of a second
23. julij 2021 (15:40)
Digital stopwatches can make rounding errors of up to 0.11 seconds, which could be enough to change the winner of close races. Although the devices record time extremely accurately internally, they often make errors when converting that raw data to human-readable values (New Scientist)
Essential oils help to stop invasive beetles from eating palm trees
23. julij 2021 (15:17)
Red palm weevils are invasive insects known for damaging palm trees – affecting date, coconut and palm oil industries – but a bit of clove or thyme oil reduced the amount of palm stems they ate by 35 per cent (New Scientist)
Who counts as an astronaut? Not Jeff Bezos, say new US rules
22. julij 2021 (21:45)
The US Federal Aviation Administration has updated its rules on who counts as a commercial astronaut, making it tougher for space tourists to earn official astronaut wings (New Scientist)
Cockatoos are figuring out how to open bins by copying each other
22. julij 2021 (19:00)
A few curious cockatoos learned how to open residential waste bins in Australia, and now other birds have started copying them, with incidences of bin-looting spreading across eastern Australia (New Scientist)
Covid-19 news: Weekly cases in England hit highest level since January
22. julij 2021 (16:47)
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (New Scientist)