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New Scientist
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  • Q & A
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Elizabeth SandelOur knowledge of brain injury and the long-term effects of concussion has changed dramatically in recent years, says Elizabeth Sandel, particularly when it comes to children's sports
       
  • Water effect
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Water usually reduces friction between two surfaces. So why is it more difficult to put on socks and gloves when your feet and hands are wet'
       
  • Seat of wisdom
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Have we always known that we think with our heads' Is it instinctive' Theo Rance, Beverley, Yorkshire, UK
       
  • Radio gaga
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): If I use my cellphone then put it next to my bedside radio, the radio starts to make odd sounds through the speaker. What's going on' Brian Davis, Toronto, Canada
       
  • Running on empty
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Many runners experience a “second wind”. Is this a real, measurable phenomenon or a psychological effect'
       
  • Feedback
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • Puzzle
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): set by Zoe Mensch
       
  • Quick crossword #51
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Set by Richard Smyth
       
  • Science of cooking Week 7: A taste sensation
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Sam WongYou've probably heard of umami, but what exactly is the “fifth taste”' Sam Wong explains, and shows you how to maximise it
       
  • Behind the smile
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Emma YoungOur grins and frowns may just be tools to manipulate others, discovers Emma Young
       
  • The curious case of the stolen dino-swan
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): John PickrellWhen a bizarre fossil smuggled out of Mongolia appeared for sale, dinosaur detectives launched an investigation to see if it was real, and what it might actually be. John Pickrell retraces their steps
       
  • Finding our place in the universe
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Richard WebbPhysicists are limbering up for their greatest trick yet – explaining how decision-making beings like you and me fit into the cosmic order, says Richard Webb
       
  • Radiant days
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Simon IngsColor Out of Space takes us on a Gothic sci-fi trip in rural New England as strange colours start spilling from a farmer's well. It all harks back to an earlier era when newly discovered rays dazzled science, says Simon Ings
       
  • Don't miss
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • Into the deep
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Anne Marie ConlonA scary sci-fi podcast about a mission to the ocean depths has Anne Marie Conlon hooked
       
  • Real-life love potions
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Lilian Anekwe
       
  • Fabulous fungi
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Gege Li
       
  • From the archives
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Simon Ings60 years ago, New Scientist celebrated the dawning of a new era for particle physics
       
  • Letters
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • Accidental tech dystopia
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Annalee NewitzConcerns about adversaries hacking US democracy abound, but it is sheer incompetence we should really be worried about, writes Annalee Newitz
       
  • Politics vs the climate
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Adam VaughanThe crucial COP26 climate talks are already becoming political. They will fail unless we put a stop to this now, says Adam Vaughan
       
  • Working hypothesis
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Sorting the week's supernovae from the absolute zeros
       
  • Global positioning
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): David HamblingA geopolitical battle is being played out in orbit as countries vie for the best navigation satellites. David Hambling reports
       
  • Fingerprint gives away cocaine use
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Donna Lu
       
  • Extinct date palms sprout again thanks to ancient seeds
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Alice Klein
       
  • Clues found to infant asthma risk
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Jessica Hamzelou
       
  • Jupiter's water is more plentiful
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • A decade of record warming to come
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • AI spots depression patterns in brain
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s):
       
  • Atmosphere flows wrong way on Pluto
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Leah Crane
       
  • Global warming raises risk of bumblebee extinctions
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Adam Vaughan
       
  • Thousands more viruses discovered
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Michael Marshall
       
  • Thread made with human cells may be used for body repairs
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): James Urquhart
       
  • Radio burst pattern discovered
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Leah CraneA repeating signal could shed light on mysterious radio bursts from space
       
  • The business of DNA analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Jessica HamzelouThe business of DNA analysis 23andMe and Ancestry are laying off staff as sales slump – but there's plenty of profit to be made from their huge DNA databases, says Jessica Hamzelou
       
  • UV-sensitive lenses could tell you when to find some shade
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Donna Lu
       
  • Botox jet spray may help extreme sweaters
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Alice Klein
       
  • World's largest firework
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Bethan AckerleyHeavyweight shell breaks world record in Colorado
       
  • Tree-climbing fish can also hop across water's surface
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): James Urquhart
       
  • CRISPR shows promise in cancer
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Michael Le PageFirst trial of this form of gene editing for people with tumours passes safety test
       
  • Photon trick bends rules of quantum mechanics
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Leah Crane
       
  • People are willing to sell their personal data for a pittance
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Chris Stokel-Walker
       
  • Teenager excels with half a brain
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Jessica Hamzelou18-year-old with extremely rare brain condition has above-average reading skills
       
  • Wuhan-like virus discovered seven years ago
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzie
       
  • African nations step up efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzie
       
  • Race to get ready
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Michael Le PageAs the coronavirus spreads in countries other than China, no nation is fully prepared for a pandemic, reports Michael Le Page
       
  • How bad will it get'
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): Debora MacKenzieWhile the coronavirus death rate may be lower than some estimates, case numbers may be far higher, reports Debora MacKenzie
       
  • Our malleable minds
    • Abstract: Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3269Author(s): A teenager with half a typical brain offers more proof of the organ's amazing plasticity
       
  • Q & A
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Suzi GageThere is a lot of misinformation and ignorance about drugs, says psychologist Suzi Gage. She is out to change that with a podcast and book called Say Why to Drugs
       
  • The nose knows
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Rust doesn't appear to release molecules into the air' So how does it have a smell' Hugh Cartwright, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
       
  • Awful eaters
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Foxes have the most repulsive smell, alive or dead. We often see dead foxes on our farm and they just decompose in situ. So, does anything eat foxes' Anna Butcher, Brookton, Western Australia
       
  • Going viral
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): I had my flu vaccination, then promptly came down with a really bad case of flu three weeks later. How can that happen'
       
  • Feedback
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • Puzzle
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): set by Rob Eastaway
       
  • Cryptic crossword #24
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Set by Wingding
       
  • Science of cooking Week 6:Chocolate magic
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Sam WongUnderstanding the structure of chocolate will give you mastery over it, says Sam Wong
       
  • Making history
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Joshua HowgegoThe most widely used encyclopedia on the planet has huge gaps when it comes to influential women or people of colour in science. Physicist Jess Wade is trying to fill them, she tells Joshua Howgego
       
  • Spider smarts
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): David RobsonArachnid intelligence is challenging our ideas about brains and consciousness – and their minds may even stretch into their webs, finds David Robson
       
  • “Insane places”
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Susannah CahalanAn iconic experiment devastated the field of psychiatry – and has lingering effects today. But it wasn't all it seemed, says Susannah Cahalan
       
  • Who invented the ABCs'
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Colin BarrasIt has long been assumed that Egyptian scribes created the first alphabet. That's not the whole story, finds Colin Barras
       
  • Swipe left or right for everything
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Sally Adee
       
  • Don't miss
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • Robots going rogue
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Simon IngsStar Trek's new spin-off explores what happens when tech backfires, finds Simon Ings
       
  • Play the realism card on race
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Layal Liverpool
       
  • Swarm of death
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Chris Simms
       
  • Letters
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • Time for action
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Graham LawtonNet zero is the new buzzword in climate circles. Though it has its problems, this goal could finally start to galvanise countries into serious carbon cutting, writes Graham Lawton
       
  • Same-sex attraction isn't an evolutionary paradox – our explanations for
           how it came to be are just wrong, says
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Andrew Barron
       
  • Working hypothesis
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Sorting the week's supernovae from the absolute zeros
       
  • Nuclear winter
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Adam VaughanThe rise of renewable energy means nuclear power is on the decline. Is it about to go extinct, asks Adam Vaughan
       
  • Two stars have a strange jiggly orbit
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): LC
       
  • Vegetarians may have a lower risk of getting UTIs
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Adam Vaughan
       
  • Lots of us are a bit more Neanderthal
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Alison George
       
  • Fatal accidents rise after clock change
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • Cyborg jellyfish swim a lot faster
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • Microbiome change counters bee virus
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s):
       
  • A tablet that could replace injections
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): MLP
       
  • Modified moths head into the field
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Michael Le Page
       
  • Sun's surface revealed in all its glorious detail
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Leah Crane
       
  • Nanoparticle quantum chilled to near absolute zero
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Leah Crane
       
  • AI attempts to pick embryos with the best chance of IVF success
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Donna Lu
       
  • The teenage epidemic that wasn't
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Clare WilsonVaping is supposedly sweeping US schools, but it is actually fairly rare among teenagers who have never smoked, says Clare Wilson
       
  • World's hottest year yet likely to happen before 2025
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Adam Vaughan
       
  • 3D-printed robots can sweat to cool themselves down
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Donna Lu
       
  • Astronomers want to halt Starlink
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Jonathan O'CallaghanLegal action may be pursued to stop thousands of satellites clogging up the sky
       
  • The seabed is slowly sinking but it won't stop sea level rise
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Michael Marshall
       
  • Privacy of genetic research volunteers may be at risk
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Becca Muir
       
  • The race for treatments
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Michael Le PageIt will take time to develop a coronavirus vaccine, but some existing drugs may help save lives before then, says Michael Le Page
       
  • Viruses from animals
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Michael Le PageInfections that cross over from other species are a deadly problem
       
  • What happens next'
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Debora MacKenzieThe novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan has exploded worldwide. What happens if it goes pandemic' Debora MacKenzie reports
       
  • Inside Wuhan's lockdown
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): Donna LuHubei residents are trying to stay positive as hospitals attempt to treat thousands infected by the new coronavirus, reports Donna Lu
       
  • Deadly unknowns
    • Abstract: Publication date: 8 February 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3268Author(s): We are still scrambling to understand how dangerous the Wuhan coronavirus is
       
 
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