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Dreamachine preview: A drug-free hallucinogenic trip

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
A mind-bending light and sound extravaganza is coming to a town near you, and it could help unravel the mysteries of the brain

Russian tanks are devastating an idyllic Ukrainian wetland wilderness

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
The invasion of Ukraine is first and foremost a humanitarian catastrophe, but the environmental consequences of Putin's war will also be dire, writes Graham Lawton

Academics discover we find boring people boring and don’t like them

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
A scintillating piece of research into the traits we associate with boring people, plus Feedback’s take on whether there are more doors or wheels in the world, and an asteroid half the size of a giraffe

Why everyone needs to give their pelvic floor a workout

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
A vital part of our bodies is often ignored by exercise regimes. But we can all benefit from taking better care of our pelvic floors - here's how

We must recognise science’s unsung global pioneers to alter its future

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
Modern science wasn’t invented in Europe but came about as part of a global exchange. Addressing this can help improve the current lack of diversity, says James Poskett

Bug Out review: A $50,000 insect heist gets the Tiger King treatment

Me, 23/03/2022 - 20:00
A true-crime series on IMDb TV takes a slightly too po-faced look into a theft from an invertebrate zoo where things weren't quite as they seemed

Stretchy light-emitting plastic could be used in wearable screens

Me, 23/03/2022 - 18:00
Existing flexible screens are either too power-hungry, fragile or expensive to be used in most electronic devices, but a new material could enable more practical versions

Covid-19 news: Study reveals social changes, 2 years on from lockdown

Me, 23/03/2022 - 16:03
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

How language evolved: A new idea suggests it’s all just a game

Me, 23/03/2022 - 15:30
Our mastery of language presents many mysteries, not least where grammar comes from and how children learn to speak so effortlessly. Now researchers argue that it all makes sense if you think of language as a game of charades

Strange swirls on the moon may be created by dips in the surface

Me, 23/03/2022 - 13:52
We don’t know what causes strange bright features on the moon called lunar swirls, but a new analysis has discovered surprising hints that they are found where the ground is lower

Mathematician wins Abel prize for research on transforming shapes

Me, 23/03/2022 - 13:00
Dennis Sullivan, an influential mathematician who helped found rational homotopy theory, has been recognised by the Abel prize committee

Male contraceptive pill is safe and effective in tests in mice

Me, 23/03/2022 - 11:00
A daily pill drastically reduced sperm counts in mice with no side effects, but many male contraceptives have previously failed in human trials

Humans have spread diseases to other animals many times

Me, 23/03/2022 - 07:00
A review has found plenty of evidence of wild and captive animals contracting diseases from close contact with humans

Another global wave of covid-19 is beginning before the last one ended

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 20:08
Global cases of covid-19 are climbing sharply again, and China in particular faces a potential disaster if it fails to contain its biggest outbreak since 2020

Odd radio circles in space may come from black holes at their centres

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 19:45
Astronomers have taken the clearest images yet of "odd radio circles" – mysterious radio waves a million light years across – and they all seem to have central galaxies containing active supermassive black holes

Seabird discovered by science this year may be critically endangered

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 19:23
Scientists estimate there are just 100 to 1000 breeding pairs of New Caledonia storm petrels, which have been identified on the South Pacific Ocean

Is Russia getting ready to use chemical weapons in Ukraine?

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 17:25
An attack on a Ukrainian chemical plant released toxic ammonia, forcing locals to stay indoors. Analysts suggest Russia may carry out more such attacks as a form of chemical warfare, and could escalate to deploying chemical weapons

Covid-19 news: Infection linked to higher risk of developing diabetes

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 15:15
A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic

How the war in Ukraine will change the way the world uses energy

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 15:09
With Russian oil and gas politically toxic, Western nations are scrambling for replacement sources of energy. The immediate future will be difficult, but the crisis could accelerate the transition to clean energy

Wild Wild Life newsletter: The world’s most controversial animals

Ma, 22/03/2022 - 14:12
Around the world, human-animal conflict is rife in our cities. Yet despite the problems some animals cause, we can't help but love them.