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Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patient's own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on... [Read More]
We weren't the only ancient artists – the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw... [Read More]
If you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible... [Read More]
Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating "innovative" services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride... [Read More]
Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given... [Read More]
An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful... [Read More]
A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe... [Read More]
Want to know if a dictator will be deposed? Or shares will crash? Intelligence agencies and firms are realising groups of everyday people can foresee... [Read More]
Join us for  thought-provoking talks, groundbreaking discoveries and interactive experiences at New Scientist Live in London this September... [Read More]
Riding a bike into your older years means stronger legs, better balance and a lower risk of falls that injure and kill millions of elderly... [Read More]
The headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we... [Read More]
Deep inside our genome are bits of DNA we share only with animals such as dogs and cattle. Our self-domestication may have been a pivotal... [Read More]
If a sea urchin can't find a suitable pit to live in, it makes one – even if it has to spend months gnawing away... [Read More]
We can't wait for the next generation to solve the problem of climate change but today's kids can still be a big force for change,... [Read More]
The headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we... [Read More]
Talk of trigger warnings and microaggressions are sweeping through university campuses, but some researchers question whether they have any psychological basis... [Read More]
The number of wolves in France will be allowed to increase by 40 per cent, as wilderness continues its return to Europe... [Read More]
We can now precisely tweak molecular structures just by squeezing them - a technique that could let us efficiently build custom drug compounds on the... [Read More]
Crushed basalt applied to agricultural land could soak up billions of tons of carbon dioxide and boost crops. Let's put it to the test, says... [Read More]
Layers of ooze in the seabed may be responsible for submarine "megaslides" that dwarf ordinary landslides and can cause tsunamis... [Read More]
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