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Reading on screens is different – does it matter?

New Scientist - Gi, 30/10/2014 - 14:30
We're beginning to understand how digital devices affect literacy – but don't assume that paper is always better than screens

Why bird divorces are good news for the females

New Scientist - Gi, 30/10/2014 - 14:00
When bird pairs break up females often lay more eggs with a new partner, but the split can be disastrous for the male of the species

Heart ops shrink thanks to surgeon in your vein

New Scientist - Gi, 30/10/2014 - 13:42
A tiny tube with a blade at the end can enter your heart via your neck to fix defects without having to cut open your whole chest

Supernova shock waves create glowing arcs across sky

New Scientist - Gi, 30/10/2014 - 13:00
A forest of mysterious radiation arcs seen across our view of the universe might be down to a supernova-powered bubble expanding towards our sun

Gold origami exerts strange power over light

New Scientist - Gi, 30/10/2014 - 12:55
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties around

Goodbye, paper: What we miss when we read on screen

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 21:00
Digital technology is transforming the way we read and write. Is it changing our minds too – and if so, for better or worse? (full text available to subscribers)

Computers are learning to see the world like we do

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 20:12
It is surprisingly difficult to build computers that can recognise the many different objects we see every day, but they are getting better all the time

TTIP: The science of the US-European trade megadeal

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 19:24
It will be the biggest trade deal the world has ever seen – and that means you'll see changes in health, the environment and even happiness

Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 19:00
As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head

Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 18:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: the great sea otter comeback, cold moon with a warm heart, milk and broken bones, tribal lessons, overpopulation and more

Seabed feeding frenzy proves dead jellyfish get eaten

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 18:30
Time-lapse imagery of scavengers tucking in proves that dead jellyfish aren't unpalatable after all, so can return nutrients to the sea's food webs

Computer with human-like learning will program itself

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 18:09
The Neural Turing Machine will combine the best of number-crunching with the human-like adaptability of neural networks – so it can invent its own programs

Cargo rocket explosion is a blow for commercial space

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 18:05
No one was hurt when the uncrewed Orbital Sciences spacecraft blew up seconds after take-off – but has the reputation of private shuttles been injured?

Cellular alchemy turns skin cells into brain cells

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 18:00
To turn one cell into another you usually need to first rewind them into embryonic-like stem cells. But there is another, potentially safer, way

Trap cells in sound to create strong cartilage

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 17:23
Ultrasound waves can be used to trap cartilage cells and bind them into sheets that can be easily grafted on to damaged tissue

Number of disease outbreaks jumps fourfold since 1980

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 14:41
In the past 30 years, the number of disease outbreaks has increased, as has the number of diseases causing them – infections from animals are a big cause

A killer plague wouldn't save the planet from us

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 13:30
One-child policies and plagues that cut the population won't be enough to fix our ecological problems, models suggest. Only changes in consumption will do that

Coming face to face with a shy thresher shark

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 13:00
Meeting sharks can be a moving experience, says photographer Jean-Marie Ghislain, who works to educate people on the plight of sharks around the world

What one Amazonian tribe teaches us

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 11:00
From female suicide to the nature of being civilised, probing tribal life in the 21st century needs an unflinching, critical eye

Guzzling milk might boost your risk of breaking bones

New Scientist - Me, 29/10/2014 - 00:30
A study of more than 100,000 Swedes has revealed that drinking a lot of milk is associated with an increased risk of bone fractures and death

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