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25 Oct
Internet law needs reform, because criminalising online activism undermines democracy and freedom of speech, says media researcher Molly Sauter






25 Oct
Loggerhead turtles from Cape Verde complete an epic sprint before they turn into chilled-out turtle surfers, like the ones in Finding Nemo






25 Oct
Litmus paper embedded with DNA from jellyfish and other organisms has the potential to identify any biological molecule – changing how infections are diagnosed






25 Oct
Private company Planetary Resources, which one day hopes to mine asteroids, is preparing to launch a prototype of a telescope designed to find them






25 Oct
All the latest on newscientist.com: humanity's next 1000 years, future Ebola explosions, slumdog mapmakers, seeing brain chatter, Interstellar and more






25 Oct
Travel bans aren't the answer: distancing ourselves from countries and people afflicted with Ebola could prove tragic for the world






25 Oct
Australia's banded stilts sense distant rains and then fly more than 2000 kilometres to find a bonanza of freshly hatched shrimp






25 Oct
The Missing Maps initiative aims to chart slums around the world as a way of fighting disease outbreaks and hastening development






24 Oct
The first model to explore how healthcare efforts affect Ebola's final toll suggests cases could hit 700,000, but may reach many millions if efforts falter






24 Oct
Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveals that eau de comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful – but that's good news






24 Oct
Terms and conditions refused, I hereby assign my first-born, watch don't need no education and more (full text available to subscribers)






24 Oct
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that already






24 Oct
Ebola underlines the urgent need for a new way of responding to global epidemics, say Harvey Rubin and Nicholas Saidel






24 Oct
Eternal health, brain uploads, the end of privacy… with technological innovations coming at breakneck speed, how will they affect our evolution? (full text available to subscribers)






24 Oct
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar






24 Oct
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter






24 Oct
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last






23 Oct
The suburbs are where it's at – a baby boom on the outskirts of a distant galaxy is setting its swirly arms aflame






23 Oct
There were thought to be five mass extinctions in Earth history. Fossil evidence is now pointing to a sixth – and it's not the human-made Anthropocene






23 Oct
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways






23 Oct
Two million years ago we were just your average primate – then we started to have some revolutionary ideas and human evolution went into hyper-drive (full text available to subscribers)






23 Oct
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness






23 Oct
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia






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