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A hat that zaps the scalp with electricity helps reverse male balding

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A scientist has designed an electric skin patch that stimulated fur growth in hairless mice and reversed his dad’s balding, and has now been made into a hat

Man sees the world in miniature after a stroke damages his brain

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A man perceives all objects and people as 30 per cent smaller after having a stroke, making it difficult to navigate doorways and judge his clothing size

Do dads matter? Anna Machin on the fascinating science of fatherhood

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At New Scientist Live next month, evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin will explain why dads are important for protecting children’s mental health

People like the idea of a carbon tax - if the money is put to good use

Me, 18/09/2019 - 20:00
Survey of people in the US suggests the public will support carbon taxes high enough to produce big emissions cuts - if they approve of how the revenue is used

Climate change will boost risk of extreme flooding in northern Europe

Me, 18/09/2019 - 20:00
Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts of northern Europe

Fast swimming fish robot could perform underwater surveillance

Me, 18/09/2019 - 20:00
Tunabot, a fish-inspired robot, can swim faster than most other swimming bots and could be used for underwater monitoring and surveillance

Ad Astra: Pirates and space monkeys can't save dull space psychodrama

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:04
Brad Pitt stars in thoughtful sci-fi Ad Astra, but even his strong performance can't plug the plot holes in this movie's melancholy heart

Meltwater from Greenland could raise sea level an extra 7 centimetres

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
Melting and refreezing is turning the absorbent surface snow of Greenland into solid ice, an effect that could contribute to sea level rises

C-section babies have a different microbiome - but not for long

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those born vaginally – but the differences largely disappear after six to nine months

Artificial intelligence can now predict El Niño 18 months in advance

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
An AI trained on 100 years of El Niño events can now more predict when one may occur with more accuracy than other approaches

Richard Dawkins: How we can outgrow God and religion

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
We met with the renowned evolutionary biologist and controversial atheist to hear about science and beauty, Twitter, vegetarianism, pernicious religions, and his cautious sense of optimism

A stargazer's guide to the equinox and how Earth moves around the sun

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
As the September equinox falls, we begin a new astronomy series with all you need to know about how Earth's orbit affects what we see in the night sky

The school climate strikes this Friday need the support of adults

Me, 18/09/2019 - 19:00
The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says Alice Bell

Saturn's moon Enceladus is having a snowball fight with other moons

Me, 18/09/2019 - 18:42
Three of Saturn’s icy moons are twice as shiny as we thought they were, and it’s partly because they are covered in a deep layer of snow from Enceladus’ geysers

Mathematicians find a completely new way to write the number 3

Me, 18/09/2019 - 16:23
Just weeks after solving the problem for 42, mathematicians have worked out another way of writing the number 3 as the sum of three cubes

Jeffrey Epstein scandal raises questions over who should fund science

Me, 18/09/2019 - 14:45
Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein donated huge sums of money to the MIT Media Lab. Is it time we had better ways to decide who can fund science?

Special report: How climate change is melting France’s largest glacier

Me, 18/09/2019 - 14:20
As the UN prepares its report on the fate of the world’s ice, Adam Vaughan visits the dramatically changing landscape of Mer de Glace near Mont Blanc

Frogs evolved to be more scared after mongooses came to their island

Me, 18/09/2019 - 13:00
The Amami tip-nosed frog may have evolved to be more skittish towards potential threats after mongooses were brought to its island

The most powerful volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to explode

Me, 18/09/2019 - 12:47
The largest and most powerful of the 400 volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io erupts on a regular schedule – and it looks like the next bang could come any day now

'What have insects ever done for us,' asks George McGavin

Me, 18/09/2019 - 12:26
Insects hold the key to our survival and we need to realise this before it’s too late, entomologist George McGavin will argue at New Scientist Live next month