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2019-03-08 10:19:03

Monsters of the skies: giant beasts that ruled the air

ByAnnaDavisonRecently

2019-03-08 10:10:03

Whale forensics highlights threat to species

ByPeterAldhousAhighproportionofthewhalemeatonsaleinJapancomesfromapopulationofnorthPacificminkewhalesthatsomefearisunderseriousthreat.Thefinding

2019-03-08 09:17:03

T. rex: dead for want of a dentist

ATRIPtothedentistcouldperhapshavesavedthismightyTyrannosaurusrexandmanyofherpeers.Holesfoundinthejawbonesof10T.Rex–including“Sue”attheFieldMuseuminChicago(pictured)–maynotbebattlescarsfromfightingwith

2019-03-08 08:20:03

Rats learn to be once bitten, twice shy

ByPeterAldhousYoucannotgrowupwithoutleavingyourmother’sprotectionandlearningtomakeyourownwayintheworld.Nowforratpups

2019-03-08 08:19:02

Space radiation hits record high

ByDavidShigaLikeawoundedStarshipEnterprise

2019-03-08 08:16:02

Giant black hole seen flickering on and off after galaxy snack

NASA/GoddardSpaceFlightCenterConceptualImageLabByAdamMannAsupermassiveblackholehasbeenspottedsnacking–twice.Thisisthefirsttimeastronomershavecaughtoneintheactanditcouldhelpusbetterunderstandoddcosmico

2019-03-08 08:13:04

Open letter to the Nobel prize committee

ByLarryBrilliant

2019-03-08 08:04:03

Concepts are born in the hippocampus

ByNicFlemingAdiminutivechihuahuaandalumberingIrishwolfhoundlookcompletelydifferent

2019-03-08 07:19:03

Experts call for Nobel prizes to be revamped

ByJimGilesEditorial:Nobelprizesforthe21stcenturyTHENobelprizesystemneedsanoverhaul.That’stheconclusionofagroupofscientistsbroughttogetherbyNewScientisttodebatethefutureoftheprizes.InalettertotheNobel

2019-03-08 07:05:01

Cosmic rays reveal erupting volcano's guts

COSMICradiationhasbeenusedtopeerinsideaneruptingvolcano

2019-03-08 06:18:04

Virtual cop to run identity parades

ByPaulMarksAMAJORcauseofmiscarriagesofjusticecouldbeavoidedifcomputers

2019-03-08 06:17:02

Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's

LACKofsleepcouldacceleratetheonsetofAlzheimer’sdiseasebyencouragingtoxicplaquestodevelopinthebrain.Beta-amyloidproteinisfoundinthebrainsofmiceandhumans.Itcausesthebuild-upofplaques

2019-03-08 06:07:01

Moon-smashing probe aims for new target crater

ByRachelCourtlandNASA’sLCROSSspacecraft

2019-03-08 06:01:02

Advice on monogamy from the animal kingdom

ByAmandaGefterNewScientistcaughtupwithhusband-and-wifewritingteamDavidBarashandJudithEveLiptontodiscusstheirlatestbook

2019-03-08 04:18:02

'Time telescope' could boost fibre-optic communication

ByColinBarrasA“telescope”thatcanmagnifytimecoulddramaticallyincreasetheamountofdatathatcanbesentthroughfibreopticcables

2019-03-08 04:09:01

California’s wildfires powered by perfect storm of fire hazards

IrfanKhan/LosAngelesTimesviaGettyByAndyCoghlanFirehasdevastatedlargeareasofnorthernCalifornia

2019-03-08 04:07:03

Gamers are more aggressive to strangers

ByEwenCallawayVictoriousgamersenjoyasurgeoftestosterone–butonlyiftheirvanquishedfoeisastranger.Whenmalegamersbeatfriendsinashoot-em-upvideogame

2019-03-08 03:19:04

Computer detects abuse before doctors

ByEwenCallawayVictimsofdomesticabusecanhidethetruthfromdoctors

2019-03-08 03:08:01

Will Alphabet's internet balloons really help Puerto Rico?

StephenLam/ReutersGoogle’ssistercompanyXhasloftyambitionstobringwirelessinternettoremotepartsoftheworldbybeamingitdownfromballoons.Lastweek

2019-03-08 02:14:04

Today on New Scientist: 25 September 2009

Thisisadigestofthestoriespostedtonewscientist.comfrom6pmyesterdayuntil6pmtoday.We’rerunningitasanexperiment.Didyoufindituseful?Doyouhavesuggestionsabouthowwecanmakeitbetter?Letusknow.Youcannowsubs

2019-03-08 02:07:02

It was always crazy to shoot for Mars before colonising the moon

ESAInawelcomeoutbreakofrealism–underlinedbyUSvice-presidentMikePence’slatestcallforAmericanbootsonthemoon –spaceagenciesandrocketfirmshavebeenrampingupvisionsforlunarbases.Thegoodnewsisthatthisapparen

2019-03-08 01:15:03

Fabulous furry pterosaur unearthed in China

ByGrahamLawton

2019-03-08 01:14:02

60 Seconds

SenatetakesonclimateTheUSSenatewillbegintusslingovertheclimatethisweekinadditiontohealthcare.DemocraticsenatorsBarbaraBoxerandJohnKerrywereexpectedtounveiltheirlong-awaitedclimatebillonWednesday.Itist

2019-03-08 01:03:02

Mammoth black holes push universe to its doom

ByRachelCourtlandTHEmammothblackholesatthecentreofmostgalaxiesmaybepushingtheuniverseclosertoitsfinalfade-out.Anditisalldowntotheragingdisorderwithinthosedarkpowerhouses.Disorderismeasuredbyaquantityc

2019-03-07 10:12:04

Yosemite Rim Fire is taste of things to come

ByPeterAldhous(Image:APPhoto/PA/JaeC.Hong)SanFranciscoisinadeclaredstateofemergency

2019-03-07 09:16:02

China calls an end to harvesting organs from prisoners

IFYOUgotoChinaforanorgantransplant

2019-03-07 09:13:03

How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world?

ByBobHolmes(Image:D.Cortijo/Survival)(Image:GabriellaGalli/Survival)Video:Firstclose-upvideoofMashco-PirotribeNewsemergedthisweekthatanindigenoustribeinthePeruvianAmazon

2019-03-07 09:12:03

Astrophile: The iron planet with a 4-hour year

ByLisaGrossman(Image:CristinaSanchisOjeda)Astrophileisourweeklycolumnoncuriouscosmicobjects

2019-03-07 09:12:01

X Prize for genomes cancelled before it begins

ByPeterAldhousItisananticlimax

2019-03-07 08:08:02

Spicy food on the menu 6000 years ago

ByColinBarras(Image:RexFeatures)EveninprehistoricDenmark

2019-03-07 06:10:03

Iraq offers grim lessons for Syrian gas survivors

ByMichaelBond(Image:Reuters)Editorial:“Syria:Dropmedicines

2019-03-07 06:04:02

What forensics can say about Syria chemical attack

ByDavidHambling

2019-03-07 05:04:03

Secret clean-up secures weapons-grade plutonium dump

ITISalwaysgoodtolearnthattheworldhasbecomeasaferplace–especiallywhenthedangerwasawarrenofunsecuredtunnelscontainingenoughplutoniumtomakedozensofnuclearbombs.TheradioactivematerialwasatSemipalatinskine

2019-03-07 04:17:01

India plans to subsidise food for 800 million

ByPaulMarks(Image:AmitDave/Reuters)MuchofIndiaisstarving.Sothegovernmenthascomeupwithanambitiousplantosupplycheapfoodto800millionofitspoorestcitizens.AspartoftheFoodSecurityBilltabledbySoniaGandhi

2019-03-07 04:07:04

Wind and rockets key clues in Syrian chemical puzzle

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:ErbinNews/NurPhoto/RexFeatures)Editorial:“Syria:Dropmedicines

2019-03-07 04:07:03

One Per Cent

You’llneverlookatatoiletrollinthesamewayagain.Lastweeka“cardboardcathedral”wasunveiledinChristchurch

2019-03-07 04:05:01

Twitter reveals the happiest spots in New York

ByAnilAnanthaswamy(Image:RichardLevine/Alamy)WanttovisitthehappiestplaceinNewYorkCity?Youmightsoonbeableto

2019-03-07 04:03:02

Dangerous biofilm bacteria evolve to be easy to treat

HYPERSWARMINGbugsarenotasscaryastheysound.Infact

2019-03-07 03:14:04

UK farmers start shooting badgers to prevent TB spread

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:REX/KevinJKeatley/NaturePictureLibrary)AcontroversialcullisunderwayintheUK

2019-03-07 03:13:02

Strike blinds the world's largest radio telescope

ByJacobAronBotheredbybadofficecoffeeandrush-hourtraffic?Tellittothepeoplewhostafftheworld’slargestradiotelescope

2019-03-07 03:11:04

NASA seeks takers for moon-mission launch pads

ByJacobAronWantaportablepieceofhistorythathelpedsendastronautstothemoon?Youbetterhaveapowerfulpickuptruck.NASAthisweekannouncedthatitisseekingbiddersforitsthreemobilelauncherplatforms.The3700-tonneh

2019-03-07 03:02:03

Acidifying oceans will heat the planet more

ByMichaelMarshall(Image:ESA)WHATgoesaroundcomesaround.Ourgreenhousegasemissionsdon’tjustwarmtheplanet

2019-03-07 02:17:03

Should Fukushima's radioactive water be dumped at sea?

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:Kyodo/Reuters)JAPAN’SbeleagueredFukushimaDaiichinuclearfacilitymadeheadlinesagainthisweek

2019-03-07 02:14:01

Birds aware of speed limits on roads

BIRDScannotreadroadsigns

2019-03-07 02:07:01

Basketball sleeve knows you've hit the perfect shot

ByMichaelReilly(Image:DanCarlson/SpiralMoonMedia)THINKyou’vegotgame?Trythisonforsize:asensor-ladensleevepromisestoimprovebasketballplayers’shootingskillsbytrackingtheirarmmovementsandcalculatin

2019-03-07 01:19:03

Most precise clock to watch tiniest ever time dilations

ByLisaGrossman(Image:Burrus/NIST)Timecannowbedividedintoslivershundredsoftrillionsoftimessmallerthanasecond

2019-03-07 01:16:04

Race against time to investigate Syria chemical attack

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:Reuters)Chemicalweaponsmayhavekilledbetween200and1400peopleinDamascus

2019-03-07 01:06:02

Black hole ejects 'space slinky' in Hubble movie

BySandrineCeurstemont(Image:NASA

2019-03-07 01:01:01

Japanese probe to sniff out why planets lose gases

ByMichaelSlezak(Image:NSSDCPhotoGallery)Update16September:Epsilontookoffat2pmlocaltimeon14September.Aboutanhourlater

2019-03-06 10:17:01

Gene variant role in Parkinson's uncovered

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