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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






23 Oct
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum computer buyers' guide, life on Mars might be short, brain barrier opened to treat cancer and more






23 Oct
If our best sign yet of dark matter is what it seems, then the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is a complex beast






22 Oct
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






22 Oct
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours – to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells






22 Oct
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk






22 Oct
The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet, but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them






22 Oct
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving






22 Oct
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






22 Oct
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






22 Oct
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






21 Oct
The WikiLeaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia






21 Oct
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
21 Oct
A trek deep into a Polish forest in winter resulted in this a marvellous image of a sleeping Daubenton's bat, but the trip had an unhappy ending






21 Oct
With the first quantum computer already on the market, and more in the offing, should you splash the cash? Here's our verdict on the best buys out there






21 Oct
Can't wait to get your hands on a shiny new quantum computer? The good news is that you can buy one today. The bad news is nobody knows if it actually is one
21 Oct
What will you be able to run on your quantum computer? Here's our pick of the best apps in the pipeline
21 Oct
Spin or superconductor? It's the "Apple vs Android" of the quantum computing world. Here's what you need to know to choose
21 Oct
Baffled by how a quantum computer is supposed to work? Some of the biggest brains in physics can't figure it out either. Here's a rundown of the basics (full text available to subscribers)
21 Oct
The ideas of Noam Chomsky, popularised by Steven Pinker, come under fire in Vyvyan Evans's book The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct






21 Oct
A comet making its first trip in from the Oort cloud was caught on camera before a near miss with four spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet






21 Oct
A woman's biological clock may also tell her cellular time. The number of eggs a woman has shows how fast her cells are ageing and predicts her heart disease risk






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