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AI can change a fashion model’s pose and alter their clothes to match

The technology used to create deepfake videos has been applied to fashion models, and can put them in a pose they never actually stood in

Covid-19 news: Pfizer trial finds booster vaccine over 95% effective

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

Astronomers left puzzled by the dimmest supernova ever seen

The dimmest supernova ever spotted is at least 100 times fainter than a normal explosion of its type, and astronomers aren’t sure why

Saturn’s moon Titan may be doomed to fly away or smash into the planet

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is slowly migrating away from the planet, which is tilting Saturn onto its side and may eventually doom the moon to orbital chaos

Children born without key immune cells saved with engineered organ

Children who would normally have died because they lack an important immune organ can now survive thanks to a special thigh implant that produces immune cells

Female African elephants evolved to lose tusks due to ivory poaching

Poaching in Mozambique triggered female elephants in the country to evolve and lose their tusks – but the genetic mutations that cause tusk loss seem to be lethal to male elephants

Gun violence rose 30 per cent in the US during the covid-19 pandemic

Gun violence rose overall in the US during the covid-19 pandemic. The highest increase was seen in Minnesota, while Alaska had a dip in gun violence cases

Sperm quality has been declining for 16 years among men in the US

Data from 170,000 semen analyses performed in the US between 2005 and 2021 reveals a worrying decline in sperm quality

Lab-grown human mini-brains kept alive for a year by slicing them up

Human mini-brains grown in the lab soon die because oxygen and nutrients can’t penetrate to their core, but if they are sliced thinly they survive for a year

Dinosaurs lived in herds 40 million years earlier than we thought

We thought large plant-eating dinosaurs began to herd about 150 million years ago, but now we know the behaviour goes back at least 193 million years

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