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28 Feb
Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links






28 Feb
Global intervention in tropical forests to combat climate change could sideline their most effective guardians, warns Fred Pearce






28 Feb
Satellite images of the Amazon show that deforestation in Brazil has, at points, risen to levels 467 per cent of last year's






28 Feb
As eight die in shootings in Missouri, US organisations have banded together against a law compelling psychiatrists to report patients with mental illness






28 Feb
All the latest on newscientist.com: how to do big science at home, programmable pop-up materials and the colour of that dress






28 Feb
Ever wondered why being stroked produces wildly different sensations depending on where you're being touched? We have the answers (full text available to subscribers)






28 Feb
Aerial footage reveals a unique green overpass designed to reconnect habitats sliced in two by an Argentinean road






28 Feb
It seems great white sharks exploit the glare of the sun to catch their prey unawares






27 Feb
Oceans and oceans of units, how large are your chips?, slither of a name challenge and more (full text available to subscribers)






27 Feb
Science explains why the internet is split over the colour of a dress – and what it could tell us about our internal biases






27 Feb
Experiments in mice suggest that treatment of haemophilia could be more successful if the baby's immune system is primed while in the womb






27 Feb
Sheets of programmable matter can be made to pop into complex 3D shapes 100 times taller than their original thickness when heated, and could find uses in medicine






27 Feb
Five groundbreaking experiments for a low-tech lab: from a solar storm detector in a jam jar to a Large Hadron Collider in your salad bowl (full text available to subscribers)






27 Feb
The discovery of DNA in the southern part of the UK from what appears to be ancient wheat flour hints at a trade in what would have been a prestigious food






27 Feb
Brain cells that help us predict the intentions of others before they've actively made a decision have been discovered in monkeys






27 Feb
A new play uses the idea of paedophilia in a simulated reality to raise tough questions about how we should behave in virtual spaces






27 Feb
Bumblebees can recall which flowers yield nectar, but like people they can get mixed up – leading them to home in on flowers they have no experience of






27 Feb
Transplanting living human heads onto new bodies raises extraordinary ethical questions. We'd better think about them before someone tries it
26 Feb
Read about the proposed head transplant surgery? Here are answers to questions on the tip of your tongue. And no, we can't defrost all the cryogenic heads






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