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26 Nov
When it comes to conveying the wonder and scale of the brain, less is more






26 Nov
Science is plagued by bias, sloppy methods and dodgy statistics. John Ioannidis has dedicated his career to pointing out the flaws and getting rid of them (full text available to subscribers)






26 Nov
Treat your friends or family to a science page-turner this Christmas. These 10 titles are a good place to start, and are up for grabs in our competition






26 Nov
Its on-going mission, to explore the strange new comet, to seek out new plumes of dust and gas, spewing from the warming surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko






26 Nov
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: run your own supercollider experiments, El Niño children left short, Iran nuke deal on hold, seeing beyond the big bang, season gift guide, and more






26 Nov
An official reason for the talks' postponement hasn't been given, but Iran's refusal to allow inspectors into the Parchin military site will have been a stumbling block






26 Nov
The universe's dark age lasted for 380,000 years after the big bang. Now we've found ways to pierce the fog before light was set free (full text available to subscribers)






25 Nov
Hermit crabs upcycle shells from dead molluscs, hangers-on and all. This one is part of a huge collection of photos of invertebrates from the Pacific Ocean






25 Nov
Children born during or shortly after the 1997 El Niño, which saw 16 times more rain in northern Peru than usual, are shorter than they should be






25 Nov
A device delivered to the International Space Station takes advantage of weightlessness to probe how metals solidify






25 Nov
There's a whole mirror world of negative temperatures reaching from minus infinity to absolute zero – now we're plumbing those depths for real (full text available to subscribers)






25 Nov
From mouse taxidermy to chocolate body parts, CultureLab has all the wit and whimsy you could wish for the science fans in your life






25 Nov
Want to try your hand at particle physics? The home of the Higgs boson discovery has released data from all its experiments online for anyone to use






25 Nov
Antarctic sea ice might be three times as thick as we thought, according to data that may help narrow down one of the biggest uncertainties in the global climate system






25 Nov
Empirical evidence consistently finds that migrants boost the prosperity of host countries






24 Nov
The superlatives fly when it comes to the Three Gorges, but is it delivering the promised benefits? New Scientist travelled down the Yangtze to find out (full text available to subscribers)






24 Nov
Egg-free mayonnaise is just the first in a line of eco-friendly products from Josh Tetrick's company, Hampton Creek. But what is the secret ingredient?






24 Nov
Stefan Hell's microscope sees things that light waves should be too clumsy to reveal – and it won him this year's chemistry Nobel (full text available to subscribers)






24 Nov
The world risks heading the way of Easter Island – a spiral into conflict as depleted natural resources are plundered, warns Petros Sekeris






24 Nov
Removing their white winter coat once kept snowshoe hares hidden in spring, but as the snows melt earlier, they are increasingly exposed. Can they fight back? (full text available to subscribers)






24 Nov
It's the ultimate speed limit – but in some places, it seems the cosmic traffic cops are letting things slip (full text available to subscribers)






23 Nov
Without the Pauli exclusion principle, matter as we know it would not exist. But at low, low temperatures, even this quantum law gives way (full text available to subscribers)






22 Nov
In the hunt for gravitational waves, tiny tremors set a limit on how sensitive any ground-based detector can be – so we've just got to go off-world (full text available to subscribers)






22 Nov
The males of this spider species evolved a trick to make females more likely to let them father their offspring – tickling them with hairy mouthparts






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