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Bubbles in blood open the brain for world-first cancer treatment

Me, 13/10/2021 - 20:00
The blood-brain barrier prevents drugs from entering the brain, but now doctors have bypassed it to treat four women with cancer for the first time

The mRNA technology behind covid-19 vaccines can transform medicine

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
The success of coronavirus vaccines has been a rare bright spot in the devastation of the pandemic, and the mRNA technology behind some of them offers a way to revolutionise how we treat many illnesses

Look at fossils on your phone to help researchers uncover Earth’s past

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Fossilised plants tell stories of Earth’s capricious past. By participating in the Fossil Atmospheres project, you can help researchers uncover them, find Layal Liverpool

Ada Twist, Scientist review: Brilliant children's TV for the curious

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Netflix's adaptation of the bestselling picture book series Ada Twist, Scientist will be loved by children and provoke a smile from even the most jaded parents

T. rex with feathers: China’s fossils are rewriting the dinosaur story

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Twenty-five years ago, Chinese scientists revealed the first feathered dinosaur. Since then, they have unearthed a treasure trove of exquisitely preserved specimens that put dinosaurs in a whole new light

Don't Miss: Sonic Ray lights up London’s only lighthouse

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss

Cloud of eggs and sperm image wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Laurent Ballesta has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year for an image that captures groupers during their annual reproductive season

Escape from Extinction review: How crucial are zoos for conservation?

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
A one-sided documentary claims that zoos are essential to reversing the sixth mass extinction, skipping over many of the nuances of captive breeding

How the Hubble Telescope opened a new window on the cosmos

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
The Hubble Space Telescope's journey to the sky was a bumpy one, but it was well worth the effort, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Can Einstein’s forgotten theory of space solve the cosmology crisis?

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Decades ago, Einstein concocted a theory in which space doesn't just curve, but swirls like a cyclone. Now it is making a comeback because it could fix several of the biggest problems in cosmology

The race to make the first feature film in space is heating up

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
A new space race, plus Facebook feels a distubance in the Force and the reason why hippos make such great units, in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up

Why psychologists can't decide if moral disgust is even a thing

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Psychology is split on what exactly disgust is, but the evidence is starting to come in, says Ana Aznar

Why the ancestors of dogs were our colleagues not friends

Me, 13/10/2021 - 19:00
Pat Shipman’s book, Our Oldest Companions: the story of the first dogs, explores the surprising story of how humans and dogs came to join forces

Artificial insect-inspired ‘brain’ can guide robotic dog through maze

Me, 13/10/2021 - 17:26
UK start-up Opteran Technologies has demonstrated a system that can guide a robot through a maze using far less energy and weight than conventional approaches

Venus’s surface may have never been cool enough for oceans or life

Me, 13/10/2021 - 17:00
The surface of Venus may have remained extremely hot since its formation, meaning that water in the atmosphere never had a chance to fall to the surface

Jupiter-like planet survived the death of its star without harm

Me, 13/10/2021 - 17:00
Astronomers have spotted a Jupiter-like planet in its original orbit around a white dwarf for the first time

Poorer nations will be hit by rising energy costs from climate change

Me, 13/10/2021 - 17:00
Some countries will spend less on power by 2100, but middle-income countries in the tropics and subtropics will spend more to keep buildings cool

Ancient faeces show Iron Age miners ate blue cheese and drank beer

Me, 13/10/2021 - 17:00
Faeces samples from an Iron Age salt mine have been genetically sequenced, revealing traces of fungi found in blue cheese and beer

Covid-19 news: Conflicting results raise questions over PCR tests

Me, 13/10/2021 - 13:21
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

How mRNA is transforming the way we treat illnesses from flu to cancer

Me, 13/10/2021 - 13:00
The mRNA technique used in covid-19 vaccines recruits our bodies to make their own medicines. That could revolutionise treatments for all manner of conditions – and make personalised therapies cheaper and easier