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Read the latest issues of New Scientist magazine for the best science news and analysis... [Read More]
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Netflix's delirious revisit of Norwegian TV hit Maniac, a screening of gun documentary Weapon Of Choice, and a podcast on Russian cyberbots fuelling disinformation... [Read More]
Searing bursts of radio waves first spotted a decade ago could come from bouncing black holes – and that suggests a universe might have existed before ours... [Read More]
Milks made from peas, nuts and more are taking supermarket shelves by storm. Here's what you should be drinking if you care about your health and the environment... [Read More]
Dysfunctional, or 'senescent', brain cells can drive brain degeneration – and killing them saved mice from further damage and memory loss... [Read More]
Medicines that record when they have been taken are already being prescribed. Ethical issues must be addressed, say I. Glenn Cohen and Alex Pearlman... [Read More]
A disciplined schedule may benefit some students, but there's more to success at school and in later life than turning up on time, says Michael Brooks... [Read More]
A faint afterglow in the sky tells of a universe that exploded into being 13.8 billion years ago. But we haven't got the full story of the big bang nailed yet... [Read More]
A group of people learnt how to pilot drones with their thoughts, using a headset that converts brain waves into flying instructions... [Read More]
It's usually males that go out of their way to attract a mate – but for dance flies it's the females that dress to impress... [Read More]
Aquatic mosquito larvae eat plastic in the water and retain it when they become flies – meaning the plastic ends up in the birds that eat mosquitoes... [Read More]
Standard quantum theory explains the behaviour of microscopic things like electrons and atoms. It should also, in principle apply to larger objects – but it might not... [Read More]
Your scalp can "smell" things - and when it detects synthetic sandalwood, the rate of hair growth increases... [Read More]
The first passengers to fly to the moon on SpaceX's BFR rocket will be artists, in an effort to widen the company's appeal beyond governments and satellite firms... [Read More]
The Arizona Sky village is a purpose-built community for star lovers. Most residents own telescopes and other stargazing gadgets... [Read More]
Two modified versions of DNA add different "letters" to life's genetic code but still work just as well as the original... [Read More]
The 2018 New Scientist Asks the Public survey reveals that people are well-informed about science and technology, but politicians are ignoring their hopes and fears... [Read More]
New Scientist Asks the Public has revealed that 40 per cent of men want to go to Mars, but new evidence suggests the lengthy trip may be bad for your brain... [Read More]
New Scientist Asks the Public has revealed that only 21 per cent of people would be keen to become immortal, should it ever become scientifically possible... [Read More]