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Microplastics in the Arctic and the Alps may have blown in on the wind

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 20:00
Microplastics have been found in the snow in remote areas, and they may have drifted in on the wind, raising questions about how much plastic we are inhaling

Neanderthals spent a surprising amount of time underwater

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 20:00
Neanderthals’ bony ear growths – similar to “surfer’s ear” in modern water-loving humans – suggest they spent lots of time foraging in aquatic environments

A massive collision may have made Jupiter's core so weird

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
A few years ago we learned Jupiter’s core is much messier than expected. Now simulations suggest a huge collision with a planetary embryo could explain why

Chemist Lee Cronin is building an alien to work out why life exists

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Lee Cronin is making a vast chemical robot – and an alien – to find out why life exists and if we can detect it on other worlds

Netflix’s bizarre riff on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein oddly successful

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Stranger Things’ David Harbour stars in Netflix’s Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, which gives the first science fiction novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a run for its money

Fossils of the earliest animals seen outside China for the first time

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
How did animal life begin? A must-see exhibition in Oxford brings together the world's best fossils from the Cambrian explosion to tell the story

White nationalists are perverting environmentalism to smear migrants

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Right-wing figures blame environmental destruction on immigration and overpopulation. The political mainstream needs to confront this threat before it’s too late, says Graham Lawton

How walking helped humans take over the planet

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
We are all fitter for a good walk – and we become smarter just by standing up. In fact, says a new book, the act of walking helped humans colonise a whole planet

How killer bees evolved into chiller bees in just one decade

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
While killer bees terrorised the US, in Puerto Rico, an extraordinary accident of evolution has transformed them into a beacon of hope against the threat of insectogeddon

Biologists have a problem with homosexuality – they should get over it

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
Studies that reduce human sexuality to two neat categories – gay and straight – are bad science and stoke societal prejudice, says neuroethologist Andrew Barron

What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe?

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
There is no good evidence that our universe even had a beginning, a startling proposition that means the cosmos could collapse in about 100 billion years

How to make a BBQ thermometer with a BBC micro:bit

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 19:00
With a BBC micro:bit and a temperature sensor, you can make a device that tells you when your food is perfectly cooked

Radioactive dust in Antarctic ice could help map interstellar clouds

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 16:00
Interstellar dust has been found in Antarctic snow samples. The discovery could provide a way of mapping the clouds of dust Earth has passed through in space

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy

A variety of CBD health products are in the shops - do they work?

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims

Cannabis-based health products are going mainstream – do they work?

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 15:35
A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 13:00
The US Army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, raising concerns that the technology will be a form of lethal autonomous weapon

Military-grade jet fuel made cheaply from plant waste instead of coal

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 11:00
An expensive superfuel normally reserved for missiles and hypersonic jets can now be made from crop waste instead of fossil fuels - and more cheaply to boot

The misunderstood personality trait that is causing anxiety and stress

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 07:00
Perfectionism is a hidden epidemic, and its rise is damaging individuals and society. We investigate how to escape the cult of perfect

Need everything just right? How perfectionism is harming your health

New Scientist - Me, 14/08/2019 - 07:00
Being a perfectionist is not always a good thing. This misunderstood personality trait can undermine your mental and physical health – and it's on the rise
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