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Eat yourself young • We are being promised a more appetising way to live longer – but will it work?
Roe v Wade is overturned • More than half of US states are now likely to ban abortion after the Supreme Court tore up a landmark ruling, reports Chelsea Whyte
Can monkeypox be controlled? • The ongoing outbreak is the biggest ever seen, but the UK has introduced a vaccination programme to help stem the spread among at-risk groups, reports Michael Le Page
UK could launch its own post-Brexit science programme in September
Accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report
Glycaemic index doesn’t reliably predict blood sugar
Reddit saves millions by relying on unpaid moderators
Artificially intelligent robot perpetuates racist and sexist prejudices
Rogue planets with weird atmospheres could host life
Did warfare give rise to complex civilisations?
UK’s largest carbon capture project gets up and running
Top websites allow bad passwords • Analysis of popular English-language sites finds many don’t follow best security practices
Crop-eating stink bugs could be kept at bay by wasps
Bad candle reviews could help track covid-19 cases
UK plans launch of spacecraft to grab two dead satellites
What’s next for the CRISPR babies? • Three children in China who underwent CRISPR gene editing as embryos may need more healthcare over their lifetimes, but shouldn’t become a science project, finds Nicolas Gutierrez C.
The next generation
Giant bacteria that are visible to the naked eye upend microbiology
Light delayed by seven years by galaxy cluster
Tiny hummingbirds top the chart for plumage colours
New sign of strange neutron material
Cancer cells spread more when sleeping
Protein in faux meat less easily absorbed
Stone axes turn out to be the oldest found in the UK
Chimps can find their way in a digital world
A lighter touch • New guidelines recommending abstinence from alcohol in pregnancy may do more harm than good, says Jules Montague
My botanical life • To market, to market Plant-ripened fruit and veg are packed with more nutrients than produce harvested early for bulk sales. Let’s celebrate farmers’ markets, says Beronda L. Montgomery
Bridging the great divide • The argument that it is possible to find common ground with those holding diametrically opposing views is a tonic, finds Chris Stokel-Walker
A very particular story • A brilliant book about the discovery of the Higgs boson isn’t for the faint-hearted, finds Simon Ings
The sci-fi column • Bring on the new What would the world be like if men suddenly disappeared? That is the premise of a new science-fiction novel from Sandra Newman that leaves us wondering what it really takes to change history, says Sally Adee
Age-defying food • There is no shortage of advice about healthy eating, but is there really a diet that can make you live longer? Graham Lawton reports
The longevity diet
Uncharted territory • Ten years after the discovery of the Higgs boson became front-page news, particle physics is shaking off a long malaise to begin a new age of exploration, finds Harry...