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In April 1999, New Scientist decided to test 'radiation protection devices' against the harmful effects of mobile phones... [Read More]
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From the development of our remarkable brains to the geographic divides in the way we vote, our shape-shifting planet has guided the path of humanity... [Read More]
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In 2017 astronomers spotted the first interstellar object in our solar system, 'Oumuamua, but our planet may have been hit by a meteor from another... [Read More]
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An increasing number of countries are declaring plans to hit net zero carbon emissions, but doing so will require technology that doesn't yet exist... [Read More]
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Many have expressed dismay at the "loss" of Notre Dame following Monday's fire, but thankfully most of the building is still intact thanks to its... [Read More]
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Bacteriophage viruses target microbes and not human cells – but paradoxically, they make it harder to treat bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis... [Read More]
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When a violent world event occurs, you may want to find out as much about it as possible. But exposure to media coverage may cause... [Read More]
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From wormhole passages to white hole escape routes, no one knows for certain what lurks beyond a black hole's event horizon – so choose your... [Read More]
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Hot cups of tea, grapefruit and bacon sandwiches have all been alleged to cause cancer – better learn to read the risks right... [Read More]
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The stone vault in the roof of Notre Dame means it was more resilient to fire than many other cathedrals but heat may still have... [Read More]
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What would the 1980s have been like if Alan Turing had lived? Ian McEwan talks about his exploration of a speculative past for AI in... [Read More]
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A study of more than 165,000 people suggests that fewer than half of those who start taking statins reach cholesterol targets within two years... [Read More]
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A study of some 8-million-year-old teeth found in Greece suggests a controversial idea: that hominins arose in Europe and then moved into Africa later... [Read More]
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Tiny particles of plastic are being blown on the wind, ending up in remote areas over a hundred kilometres away from cities... [Read More]
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We already knew that climate change made the 2018 heatwave more likely, but now some researchers have said it wouldn't have been possible without it... [Read More]
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A part of the brain involved with self-awareness, called the insular cortex, appears to be linked to why a tender stroke on the skin can feel... [Read More]
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New evidence shows two thirds of urinary tract infections are treated wrongly. To fight back we must develop fast, accurate diagnostics, says Colin Garner... [Read More]
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A dead whale found in the Philippines with 40 kilograms of plastic inside its body is the latest example of the problem of plastic pollution... [Read More]
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