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1 Sep
Relatives of the recently deceased are helping to pin down the causes of deaths in India, and boost public health, says epidemiologist Prabhat Jha (full text available to subscribers)






1 Sep
Enjoy the recent slowdown in global warming while it lasts, because it's probably the last one we will get this century






30 Aug
Distinguishing scientific papers known to be fraudulent from those that contain genuine results can be done simply by comparing the writing styles






30 Aug
We know little about the consequences of concussion and even heading the ball in soccer, but the sport's authorities are now taking the issue seriously






30 Aug
All the latest on newscientist.com: vitamins and minerals to take – and forget, cops with cameras, Nairobi's secret networks, beautiful cracks and more






30 Aug
Your canine companion can strut its stuff in this authentic Soviet spacesuit, worn by genuine doggy heroes of the space race Belka and Strelka






30 Aug
The odourless, colourless and mostly inert gas xenon has been used to ease painful memories in mice. It could help us to forget our own past traumas






30 Aug
The latest study suggests Earth's plates today move twice as fast as they did 2 billion years ago – maybe because the mantle has got more runny






29 Aug
There's reason to think Voyager 2's sensors will pick up changes that contrast with what Voyager 1 saw en route to the edge of interstellar space






29 Aug
By measuring the way you are typing, a computer program can detect how you are feeling with 80 per cent accuracy






29 Aug
Unusually uniform, watercolour-like fractures that form in high-tech materials could be used to manufacture micro-patterned surfaces






29 Aug
The appliance of science, fake delusions equal profit, sinister buttocks in essays and more (full text available to subscribers)






29 Aug
Explaining how climate change is affecting today's weather will be tricky, but it might bring home to the public the everyday reality of global warming






29 Aug
Children's classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar have come to life for visually impaired children thanks to 3D-printed Braille text and tactile pictures






29 Aug
Vitamins, minerals, fish oils… the list of nutritional supplements you can buy keeps growing. Some are worth it, some aren't. We sift the evidence for you (full text available to subscribers)






29 Aug
When rabbits were domesticated, around 100 regions of their genome changed to make them less fearful, but the variations are not fixed






29 Aug
Families have identifiable collections of microbes that travel with them. It can take just 24 hours for the microbes to take over a new house






29 Aug
Peter Guest discovers how studying the way diseases jump from animals to humans sometimes means wrestling pigs in a slum that doesn't officially exist






29 Aug
A crèche of 30 dinosaur infants looked over by an older animal shows that even terrible lizards needed a night away from the kids






29 Aug
Hunting bats don't just listen out for male frogs' mating calls: they can also use echolocation to detect when the frogs inflate their throat sacs






29 Aug
A new device searching for fundamental units of space and time has officially started taking data, and could reveal new features of the nature of reality






29 Aug
A new technique connecting individual weather events with the impact of greenhouse gas emissions could bring climate change into everyday weather reports






28 Aug
Identity, time of death, cause of death, even whether a corpse has been moved – the body's trillions of microbes could reveal it all






28 Aug
Two satellites destined for the Galileo global positioning network may have to burn most of their fuel to get back into formation, or be replaced






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