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22 Dec
A staggering number of people believe the unbelievable. How should we respond, ask political scientists Eric Oliver and Tom Wood






22 Dec
Peary or Cook? The bending of sunlight has helped to reveal who bent the truth in a century-old debate about which explorer was the first to the North Pole (full text available to subscribers)






20 Dec
Fungi, bacteria and yeasts are the unsung heroes of chocolate production. Managing these little helpers better could keep the future for chocoholics sweet (full text available to subscribers)






20 Dec
A watched pot never boils and the early bird does catch the worm, but you can teach old dogs new tricks (full text available to subscribers)






20 Dec
The FBI says North Korea forced Sony to cancel the release of Seth Rogan's film The Interview. But security experts are sceptical






20 Dec
Groups of common redpolls seem to be having fun while burrowing in the snow, but the behaviour may also help them survive in the Arctic






20 Dec
All the latest on newscientist.com: alien contact, weird sea ghost, Euro-GM rules, Antarctic tourism and more






20 Dec
The Antarctic's blossoming tourist industry and warming climate could be placing penguins at greater risk of infectious diseases






20 Dec
Haruko Obokata, at the Riken Institute in Kobe, Japan, admitted she could not reproduce evidence of the existence of STAP cells after an eight month investigation






19 Dec
Proposed new rules would let member states of the European Union ban genetically modified crops on their soil even if the EU has approved the crops






19 Dec
Prefiguration in Budapest, call us on the Telephonoscope, the round globe is a vast head and more (full text available to subscribers)






19 Dec
Plumes of water from Jupiter's moon Europa have not reappeared since their discovery – and evidence now suggests they may not have existed to begin with






19 Dec
A newly discovered species with a bizarre body has been spotted deeper down than any other living fish






19 Dec
First, try not to think about what alien life might be like. Then wonder whether we have any chance of finding it (full text available to subscribers)






19 Dec
This first photo by ESA's Philae lander after its touchdown on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a warning sign that things hadn't gone to plan






19 Dec
For decades, smokers in eastern Europe have used cytisine from laburnum trees to help them quit. Good results in a new trial could make cytisine much more popular






18 Dec
Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. We won't ever be silicon slaves, insists an AI expert






18 Dec
The molluscs provide homes, safety, privacy and food to many creatures, which makes it all the more important to stop their decline






18 Dec
Beyoncé's tweets as sacred text, error messages that tell a tragic tale and the looping program of a failing relationship: we parse a new literary phenomenon (full text available to subscribers)






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