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28 Jan
Zoom in on a star's vibrations and, if they're related by the golden ratio, you might see fractals, like a coastline. This could tell us about what's going on inside






28 Jan
The Google-sponsored competition to land a spacecraft on the moon has awarded "milestone prizes" to five competing teams






28 Jan
What does such a gigantic animal have to be scared of? Spooked by the photographers, this sperm whale protected itself by enveloping them in a poonado






28 Jan
The extinctions we cause will kill us too, says the sociobiology pioneer – the best thing would be to eliminate religions, though not human spiritual yearning (full text available to subscribers)






28 Jan
From 16th-century colonisers of the Caribbean to Katrina's victims, Stuart Schwarz's Sea of Storms explores the long geopolitical shadow of tropical hurricanes






28 Jan
All the latest on newscientist.com: normal foot myth, eco-utopias vs eco-activism, planets almost as old as the universe and more






28 Jan
Volunteer-run services are plugging holes left by cutbacks in Greece and may have helped focus support for the radical Syriza party






27 Jan
Open Mind is an eclectic open-access website about cutting-edge consciousness and cognitive research






27 Jan
It's usually only possible to see the spot where a laser lands rather than its path, but now an ultrafast camera has caught those photons mid-flight






27 Jan
The oldest rocky planets yet are 11.2 billion years old, just a little younger than the universe – meaning the galaxy made an early start on planet building






27 Jan
The average Western foot is deformed by shoes. If you ditch them, will your feet bounce back or are you simply asking for trouble? (full text available to subscribers)






27 Jan
Utopian plans for green cities are blasted in Julie Sze's Fantasy Islands, while Paul Steinberg holds out hope for the humble in Who Rules the Earth?






27 Jan
Tim Caulfield's Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? shows that celebrity advice, while difficult to ignore, is bunkum






27 Jan
A see-saw effect of warm water slushing in the equatorial Pacific may make extreme climate events El Niño and La Niña twice as frequent






27 Jan
If we could turn back the clock millions of years, would animals evolve in the same way? Genome data suggests that their options would be limited






27 Jan
Flanked by curious fish and tended by a diver, these coral nurseries off the coast of the Florida Keys are being grown as transplants for damaged reefs






26 Jan
Clinical geneticist Maria Bitner-Glindzicz is helping to gather 100,000 genomes to gain insights into cancer and rare conditions






26 Jan
The baculum, a bone in the penis of polar bears, is losing density in areas where pollutant contamination is high – and that may spoil the bears' sex life






26 Jan
Job loss and social breakdown, not smoking and bad diet, lie at the roots of Scotland's infamously high rate of premature death, says a public health expert






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