New Scientist: Today’s Top Science News. 21-22 December 2018.

New Scientist: Today’s Top Science News. 21-22 December 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top science news stories from “New Scientist.”  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Russ Roberts
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fire

2019 Preview: Renewable energy race to ramp up as oil use skyrockets

birch bark

Gel made from birch bark reduces skin scarring from cuts and burns

Little foot

Hominin v monkey deathmatch ended in a draw when they fell down a hole

Women are finally getting equal access to the Hubble Space Telescope

Women are finally getting equal access to the Hubble Space Telescope

A lizard underwater with a large air bubble over its nose

Scuba-diving lizard can stay underwater for at least 16 minutes

A sack of spuds

Starchy food may reduce autoimmune reactions in people with lupus

IN DEPTH

Cheers! Saying thanks is good for you and those around you

Cheers! Saying thanks is good for you and those around you

black hole

If you think black holes are strange, white holes will blow your mind

Earth day protest

How best to talk to your science-denying relatives this Christmas

snake oil cartoon

Snake-oil sellers must no longer be able to hide behind charity status

plane cockpit

Who do we trust when human and machine intelligence disagree

t-shirt sniffing

Computer chip will sniff your armpits and tell you when you have BO

EDITOR’S CHOICE

DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

Colour me scientific: Two free fun colour-me-in downloads

Colour me scientific: Two free fun colour-me-in downloads

People lifting weights

Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication

midges

A swarming asexual midge is island hopping towards Antarctica

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