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Keep your stuff under lock and RFID

No one has to know about your embarrassing celebrity crush: stash the evidence in a box where the key can be anything from an orange to an umbrella

Oily and Salty Trees

The Annonaceae is another one of those plant families like Acanthaceae that, despite containing a high diversity of speceis, tend to be overlooked because that diversity is mostly tropical. A number of species in the type genus Annona produce commercially significant fruits: custard apples, cherimoyas, soursops and the like. Show More Summary

Living with climate change: You can make a difference

With climate change, individual behaviour does matter. Here's how to influence the future through how you travel, where you get your electricity and what you eat

Bird eggs may be shaped by the way their mother flies

Huge survey reveals that bird species spending more time on the wing tend to have long or pointy eggs

Trump’s wise monkey environment plan: See no evil, hear no evil

If you don't measure the bad stuff, you don't have to do anything about it. That looks like the Trump philosophy, say Gretchen Goldman and Andrew Rosenberg

Special cells explain why cabbage and stress churn your guts

When a type of cell in the intestine detects dietary irritants and stress hormones, it sends distress signals to the brain, telling it to move things along

Google on track for quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017

The search giant is testing a 20-qubit processor, its most powerful quantum chip yet, and says it will be able to outperform ordinary computers by the end of the year

Italy’s drying lakes imperil rare shrimp species found only here

The survival of ancient and unique species thriving in mountain lakes in central Italy have been threatened by a double whammy of a quake and climate change

Weird amphibians found at record depth in dark underground lake

A new sighting of the olm, an amphibious salamander, in a Croatian cave extends our knowledge of this mysterious and vulnerable animal

Oil-exploration airguns punch 2-kilometre-wide holes in plankton

The seismic airguns used to look for undersea oil don’t just disrupt marine mammals, their shock waves also kill and disperse the plankton population

Living with climate change: Can we limit global warming to 2°C?

Current commitments from the world's nations mean we will overshoot the 2°C target agreed in Paris. More radical strategies are needed – and we need to work on them now

Escape to the future with virtual reality

Ahead of our Gamers' Club discussion at London's Barbican on 13 July, campaigning critic Pat Kane argues that play must transform politics

Don’t blame Instagram for the rise of botox and lip fillers

A new report rightly suggests that non-surgical cosmetic procedures need tighter regulation, but stumbles by blaming selfies and social media for their popularity

Weird orbits hint ‘Planet Ten’ might lurk at solar system edge

Astronomers studying icy objects in a distant region called the Kuiper belt say an unconfirmed planet with similar mass to Mars could be responsible for tugging them out of alignment

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen?

If Earth reaches dangerous tipping points like the Antarctic glaciers melting, we'll have to engineer our way out of the crisis. It's difficult to gauge how far we are from either of those things

UK foxes thankfully spared the baying pack, unlike Theresa May

One good outcome of the hung parliament chaos will be a Queen's speech devoid of an utterly unscientific vow to resume fox-hunting, says Stephen Harris

Living with climate change: Welcome to the new normal

The greenhouse gases we've been pumping into the atmosphere are already changing Earth's weather, ecosystems and even its tilt. Here's how

ESA approves gravitational-wave hunting spacecraft for 2034

The triplet LISA spacecraft, which will use powerful lasers to measure ripples in space-time from supermassive black holes, have been green-lit

Antibacterials in soap should be regulated globally, say experts

Two common compounds, triclosan and triclocarban, can no longer be added to some personal care products in the US, but some say this rule doesn’t go far enough

Smart doll fitted with AI chip can read your child’s emotions

A battery-powered chip inside a doll can run AI algorithms without needing to pass information to the cloud and so will help keep data private

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