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You can touch the heart of physics without doing the hard bits

Carlo Rovelli reflects on why time is fundamentally human, and how physics is like music – you don't have to be able to create it to appreciate it

Angry scientists must fight to pick up the pieces after Brexit

Brexit is the heartbreaking outcome of a misinformed debate. Scientists must fight to pick up the pieces, says Mike Galsworthy

People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain

A twist on the famous Libet free will experiments suggests that people who meditate have more access to the unconscious brain

How Brexit could lead the UK to a dirtier future

For the sake of our environment and the climate, the UK would be better off in the European Union than out, says Fiona Reynolds

One man’s little slice of nature is a historical microcosm

Richard Fortey bought 4 acres of wooded wonderland and treats us to a diary of its natural and local history, inhabitants and future – even a few recipes

Fat vs carbs: What’s really worse for your health?

The traditional balanced diet may be way out of whack. To fight obesity and diabetes, doctors and nutritionists are embracing diets that were once called fads

Feedback: Noel Edmonds zapped over electropad cancer claims

Plus aliens appear over tax office, the half-life of teaspoons, 131 flavours of frog, dining out of nappies, ancient bog butter, and more

Fixed by light: Flick a switch to banish pain and blindness

Parkinson's, blindness, chronic pain and more could all be cured using optogenetics – a revolutionary therapy that has just begun its first trial in humans

Is news of the US’s changing racial mix increasing racism?

In a few decades, most people in the US won't be white. That prediction is increasing tension, but there's more to this than racism, says Jennifer Richeson

Nano-camera lens reveals the hidden mirror world of molecules

Left- or right-handedness can be the difference between a medicine or poison. A camera lens made with nanotechnology may shed light on such mirror image molecules

Watch a baby sea turtle being hypnotised so we can weigh it

Baby sea turtles won’t stay still long enough for conservation biologists to weigh and measure them. Now we have a way to stop them squirming – hypnotise them

IKEA of energy delivers clean, green solar power-plant in a box

A start-up offering flat-packed solar generators is hoping to give a boost to poor villages off the grid

Elderly monkeys choose to have fewer friends – just like us

As we age, we choose to spend less time socialising, and only with our favourite people. Now we know that elderly Barbary macaques do the same – but why?

Male infertility cure will be gateway to editing our kids’ genes

The first use of germline genetic engineering could be to treat infertility in men, paving the way for its wider use, says Michael Le Page

Pluto must have liquid ocean or it’d look like an overripe peach

If Pluto’s inner sea froze recently, we should see ridges popping up in the dwarf planet's outer shell. Since we don’t, it's probably still liquid

Beware the Brexit bots: The Twitter spam out to swing your vote

Bots are flooding Twitter with messages promoting both camps in the EU referendum. But their potential to influence the way we vote reaches far beyond social media

China wants to share its new space station with the world

China is launching a rival to the International Space Station, and it's partnering with the UN to let other countries have a go

First step to reducing hate crimes? Enshrine equality in law

The Orlando shooting in a gay club was the latest and most violent hate crime against the LGBT community in the US. Better laws might reduce their frequency

Find exomoons by watching how they warp their planet’s light

A new way of detecting exomoons circling young giant planets could be possible with the next generation of telescopes

How an expert witness’s say-so can make you a murderer

An expert tells the court that the chances of an event being accidental are 1 in 73 million. Convinced, the jury convicts you. What's gone wrong?

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