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18 Apr
Flu cases across the US can be accurately estimated using Wikipedia searches, and fluey tweets from Twitter users also give the game away






18 Apr
Found by NASA's Kepler telescope, the world is slightly bigger than Earth and orbits an active red star that could drive dazzling sky shows






18 Apr
First maps of gene expression in Neanderthals and Denisovans could explain why they looked different from us – and why autism may be unique to humans






18 Apr
The longest-running experiment in the world has for the first time glimpsed a drop of viscous pitch fall – although the event comes too late for one man






18 Apr
Alien invaders in the EU cause damage to the tune of €12 billion a year – a new law will strengthen and coordinate efforts to keep the worst at bay






18 Apr
The Philippines and Malaysia have identified their first-ever MERS cases, while infections in Saudi Arabia surge, particularly among health workers






18 Apr
Four new species of carnivorous sponge discovered on the deep sea floor along the west coast of North America prefer scampi to fries, or other vegetables






17 Apr
Newly discovered insects called Neotrogla are anatomically reversed: males have a vagina and the females a penis






17 Apr
Enter our competition to get a chance to enjoy a private tour of the Unlocking Lovelock exhibition and a stay at a the four-star Hilton London Hyde Park






17 Apr
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and assailing






17 Apr
Shakespeare is known for being many things – but never a scientist. On the eve of his 450th birthday, we show how his imagination was fired by the natural world
17 Apr
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional






17 Apr
The last thing the first life needed was a wet environment – so did it even start here on Earth? (full text available to subscribers)






17 Apr
A new drug promises to stop the measles virus in its tracks after people have been infected. Will it help us eradicate measles?






17 Apr
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our ancestors






17 Apr
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum-coded texts, digital mirrors, a polypill for heart disease and more






17 Apr
Information about who suspects call and when is helping police work out who is linked to which crimes and even their place in the criminal hierarchy






17 Apr
A crucible of bright stars illuminates a nebula in glowing red hydrogen that would normally be too faint for the human eye to see






17 Apr
A new system allows you to carry a quantum cryptographical key generator in your cellphone – and has already been patented by phone-maker Nokia






17 Apr
Keeping up with algorithmic traders is tough – getting everyone off the starting line at the same time will help






16 Apr
Increasingly frequent slow-slip earthquakes, coupled with the after-effects of the 2011 Tōhoku megaquake, may be pushing the Tokyo area towards disaster






16 Apr
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can be






16 Apr
Step in front of a mirror and see your skin and flesh stripped away, revealing your organs below






16 Apr
Hyper-accurate time will soon get pumped into London's financial heart to prevent traders from exploiting tiny time differences for profit






16 Apr
The largest review yet of polypills, all-in-one pills for the different facets of heart disease, suggests they work as well as taking the drugs individually






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