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Extreme air pollution from US wildfires now affects millions of people

Me, 05/01/2022 - 20:00
The simultaneous occurence of extreme levels of ozone and particulate matter have increased significantly in the past decade due to wildfires in the western US

Winter is purple sprouting broccoli's time to shine

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
The brassica family boasts a dizzying variety of forms, but purple sprouting broccoli may be the best of them all, says Clare Wilson

Winter is purple spouting broccoli's time to shine

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
The brassica family boasts a dizzying variety of forms, but purple sprouting broccoli may be the best of them all, says Clare Wilson

Jurassic World Evolution 2 review: Let the dinosaurs unleash chaos

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
Raising dinosaur clones in Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a thrill, but it's more fun to let dinosaurs loose than run a good park, says Jacob Aron

A new way to solve paradoxes can help you think more clearly

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
We typically try to make sense of paradoxes using cold logic. But if we ask what they tell us about human intuition, we can improve the way we understand the world around us, says philosopher Margaret Cuonzo

Don't Miss: A deep dive into the science of why we love

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss

Electrifying image shows starfish spawning

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
This Leach's sea star was photographed spawning in synchronisation with other nearby individuals off the coast of Japan by Tony Wu

The Green Planet review: Plants as you have never seen them before

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
David Attenborough's latest BBC blockbuster, The Green Planet, reveals the surprisingly dramatic lives of plants

I bonded with a quirky robot after chatting to it about my fears

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
My new artificial friend, Woebot, helps me feel a little brighter – and evidence is mounting that it could lift your mood too, says Annalee Newitz

The metaverse: What is it, will it work, and does anyone want it?

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
Since its rebrand as “Meta”, Facebook has been throwing its considerable weight behind the idea of an immersive virtual reality world. Here’s everything you need to know

At your fingertips: The nail art that opens doors to the metaverse

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
Why the inventor of a futuristic beauty product was banned from Instagram, plus affirming birds’ existence and falling toast, in Feedback’s weekly round-up

Have we got the science of obesity back to front?

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
Putting on weight is often blamed on overeating, but new evidence is emerging that it is actually the other way round, says David S. Ludwig

Memoria review: A surreal and immersive journey into the human mind

Me, 05/01/2022 - 19:00
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest slow cinema offering, Memoria, ponders what we do and don't understand about the nature of reality

A type of MRSA evolved in hedgehogs long before the first antibiotics

Me, 05/01/2022 - 17:00
A strain of the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA seems to have colonised the skin of hedgehogs more than 200 years ago – and many other similarly evasive bugs might exist in nature

Samsung TV remote control charges itself by harvesting Wi-Fi signals

Me, 05/01/2022 - 14:45
The latest version of Samsung's Eco Remote gets energy from both spare Wi-Fi signals and solar power

Covid-19 news: New variant found in France doesn’t seem to have spread

Me, 05/01/2022 - 14:08
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

What the no-alcohol boom means for our drinking habits and health

Me, 05/01/2022 - 14:00
Low and no-alcohol drinks taste better than ever – but do they really help you cut down on boozing, and are they healthier than the real thing?

UK police forces have seized more than £300 million in bitcoin

Me, 05/01/2022 - 12:20
Figures gathered by New Scientist show that UK police forces have seized bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies worth more than £300 million during criminal investigations.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: How to alter the course of the pandemic

Ma, 04/01/2022 - 18:35
What will it take to bring the pandemic under control? Vaccine equality, social measures and supporting the health workforce, says the head of the World Health Organization

Covid-19: What can we expect from the pandemic in 2022?

Ma, 04/01/2022 - 18:22
In the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, expect more variants, lower death rates and some continuing restrictions