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24 Jul
The best way to protect forests, and the carbon they contain that could otherwise cause global warming, is to hand them over to local communities






24 Jul
Can you separate a bell from its ring? You can in the quantum world – the Cheshire cat experiment has shown neutrons splitting from their spins (full text available to subscribers)






24 Jul
A 2-billion-year-old rock has revealed the first evidence of the isolated pockets where oxygen-breathing life may have evolved
24 Jul
A robot designed to work alongside humans in factories is finding a range of unusual alternative applications – from treating patients to farming in space






24 Jul
A new way of turning vegetable waste directly into bioplastics could make such materials even more environmentally friendly






24 Jul
Hijacking how neurons of nematode worms are wired is the first step in an approach that could revolutionise our understanding of brains and consciousness






24 Jul
All the latest on newscientist.com: turning CO2 to stone, one woman and her hawk, alcohol sharpens smell, liquid computers and more






24 Jul
After the world's most expensive salvage operation, the ill-fated Costa Concordia is being floated back to Genoa, where it will be chopped up for scrap metal






24 Jul
Smart projector plots glowing climbing routes onto a wall and tracks the movement of climbers as they follow it, suggesting the next move as they go






23 Jul
A future form of computing could see information stored on clusters of microscopic particles suspended in liquid






23 Jul
Locally acquired cases of chikungunya virus have been identified in the US for the first time, while cases soar in Europe and Central America






23 Jul
The grasses that moose eat contain fungi that make powerful toxins, but the animals' saliva somehow turns off this defence response






23 Jul
Modified mozzies will be raised and released on a commercial scale for the first time, but critics warn that this biotech has not been sufficiently tested






23 Jul
How can we get rid of excess CO2? Geologist Juerg Matter knows how to stash it in rock so it can't leak out again – the next step is to go big (full text available to subscribers)






23 Jul
This pulse-quickening story of a woman's obsession with training a female goshawk makes H is for Hawk a modern classic in a nature-writing renaissance






23 Jul
Low levels of alcohol can improve your ability to discriminate between different odours, but be warned, the effect is reversed if you drink too much






23 Jul
Bone marrow grafts have helped both patients stay all but virus-free for three years. But the disease has come back before in others, and a simpler treatment is needed






22 Jul
Besides the death toll and obvious physical damage, Israel's attacks will leave many of Gaza's surviving children with post-traumatic stress disorder






22 Jul
Corralling light using laser-heated air can let you send signals vast distances without the light getting lost. It could be used to detect explosives at a distance






22 Jul
A hideously complex mass of equations can tell you about air flow over your boat, F1 car or bike – while also making the prettiest images in engineering






22 Jul
Edible seaweed is not only nutritional, it's delicious too – but don't take our word for it, try it for yourself






22 Jul
Seaweed from vast underwater farms could fill our tanks with biofuel, clean up pollution and even harvest uranium. Meet the vanguard of the marine revolution (full text available to subscribers)






22 Jul
The idea of human as networker is fast replacing the idea of human as toolmaker in the story of the human brain, claim two new books on our evolution






22 Jul
In its day, this CIAM-NASA HFL "Kholod" scramjet was the fastest thing in the air. Just the thing for your private museum






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