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New treatments are emerging for type-1 diabetes

Science and technology | Sweet scienceThe trick is to outsmart the immune systemimage: Science Photo Library Feb 20th 2024“WHERE ARE the islets of Langerhans?” is a trick question that pops up from time to time in quizzes. The answer is to be found not in atlases of geography, but rather in those of anatomy, for the so-called islets are in fact clusters...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 19:00
For the perfect cup of tea, start with the right bacteria

Science and technology | Milk and two microbesThe organisms near a tea plant’s roots can influence the depth of flavour in its leavesimage: Alamy Feb 15th 2024For the perfect cup of tea, does one add milk to boiling water, or the reverse? Neither, if new research in the journal Current Biology is to be believed. What must be prepared first, instead,...

Thu Feb 15, 2024 18:47
What tennis reveals about AI’s impact on human behaviour

Science and technology | Shame, set and matchSince the introduction of Hawk-Eye, umpires have been biting their tongues image: Getty Images Feb 15th 2024Wimbledon’s centre court has seen its share of rivalries; think of McEnroe v Borg, or Williams v Williams. But for David Almog, a behavioural economist at Northwestern University, the match worth tuning...

Thu Feb 15, 2024 18:47
A private Moon mission hopes to succeed where others have failed

Science and technology | Lunar odysseyThe odds are stacked against itimage: Intuitive Machines Feb 15th 2024Editor’s note (February 15th 2024): This article has been updated.LANDING ON THE Moon is difficult. Of the five robotic landers that have made the attempt in the past year, only two succeeded. Both successful landers were sent by national space...

Tue Feb 13, 2024 19:52
A 40-year-old nuclear-fusion experiment bows out in style

Science and technology | JET offIts final run set a record for how much energy such reactions can produce image: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Feb 9th 2024THE HORSE archers of ancient Iran had a trick known as the Parthian shot. When retreating after a charge they were able to twist their bodies around in the saddle and loose a final salvo....

Sat Feb 10, 2024 00:28
A 40-year-old nuclear fusion experiment bows out in style

Science and technology | JET offIts final run set a record for how much energy such reactions can produce image: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Feb 9th 2024THE HORSE archers of ancient Iran had a trick known as the Parthian shot. When retreating after a charge they were able to twist their bodies around in the saddle and loose a final salvo....

Fri Feb 9, 2024 22:27

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