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1 Nov
The striking marine life starring on the latest collection of United Nation's postage stamps highlights species that need to be protected






1 Nov
Different stress levels will make wall lizards from a group of Aegean islands flee or drop their tails – and it all depends on who they grew up with






1 Nov
All the latest on newscientist.com: the truth about e-cigarettes, arachnophobia chopped out of a man's brain, Interstellar science and more
1 Nov
The rocket plane broke up over the California desert on Friday, throwing the future of private spaceflight into disarray
1 Nov
The huge US-European deal will have a major impact on health and the environment. New Scientist explains what it is – and what it means for ordinary people






1 Nov
An electrode-studded spoon can conjure salt, sweet and bitter tastes on the tip of your tongue with just a quick pulse of electricity






1 Nov
It will be the biggest trade deal the world has ever seen – and that means you'll see changes in health, the environment and even happiness






31 Oct
Irrational ideas on economic growth, no water, vanishing islands. Two new books and an exhibition ask how we can live in the Anthropocene without going crazy






31 Oct
Too much time in the sun would damage plants, as it does humans, so they use a chemical called sinapoyl malate to absorb ultraviolet rays for them






31 Oct
A man's lifelong fear of spiders vanished overnight with the removal of a part of his brain – it gives an insight into where and how our fears are stored






31 Oct
The pain that scratching causes soothes an itch – but only for a second. As soon as the brain's response to that pain kicks it, it ramps up the itch further






31 Oct
Advertising standards fail, decent desert dessert, pencils for the End Times and more (full text available to subscribers)






31 Oct
They've been called safe, dangerous, a way to quit smoking – and a way to start. New Scientist sifts through the evidence about e-cigarettes (full text available to subscribers)






31 Oct
By combining compounds in just the right mixture, researchers have worked out how to produce the olfactory equivalent of white noise






31 Oct
People sensitive to disgust are more likely to be conservative – so much so that their brain's response to a disgusting image can predict political leaning






31 Oct
China's Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft captures a stunning image of our planet hanging in space next to the looming moon as it heads back home






31 Oct
With physics grand-master Kip Thorne doing the science, Interstellar promises to be the most fact-packed blockbuster of the year. Time to brush up






30 Oct
We're beginning to understand how digital devices affect literacy – but don't assume that paper is always better than screens






30 Oct
When bird pairs break up females often lay more eggs with a new partner, but the split can be disastrous for the male of the species






30 Oct
A tiny tube with a blade at the end can enter your heart via your neck to fix defects without having to cut open your whole chest






30 Oct
A forest of mysterious radiation arcs seen across our view of the universe might be down to a supernova-powered bubble expanding towards our sun






30 Oct
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties around






30 Oct
Digital technology is transforming the way we read and write. Is it changing our minds too – and if so, for better or worse? (full text available to subscribers)






30 Oct
It is surprisingly difficult to build computers that can recognise the many different objects we see every day, but they are getting better all the time






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