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1 Aug
NASA's Mars 2020 rover will be bristling with new gadgets, including a camera with zoom, an enhanced laser, and equipment for turning CO2 into oxygen






1 Aug
Jo Chandler enters Australia's lost world of species marooned by evolution to meet one of its rarest, a creature uniquely vulnerable to climate change (full text available to subscribers)






1 Aug
The meat-eating theropod dinosaurs shrank 12 times in a row, going from over 200 kilograms to less than a kilogram, until they were small enough to fly






1 Aug
As the Ebola virus death toll rises in West Africa, New Scientist rounds up the best contenders for treatments and vaccines






1 Aug
This wiry mass proves for the first time that we can predict the most likely way in which a quantum system will collapse – and perhaps, one day, control it






1 Aug
The European Space Agency should change tack and not sit on pictures from a pioneering mission to a comet, says space science writer Daniel Fischer






1 Aug
Using a combination of chemicals, researchers are able to look inside and through a whole animal for the first time






31 Jul
No one really knows exactly how Facebook decides what we see when we log in. Reverse-engineering the algorithm behind it could help us find out






31 Jul
The health of infants is being put at risk as anti-vaccine groups discourage uptake of vitamin K for newborns, says Amanda Marcott






31 Jul
A deep-sea octopus was seen brooding her eggs for four and a half years without a break to eat – the longest brooding period of any animal






31 Jul
Two simulated trips to space, on a Hawaiian volcano and underwater off Florida, have just ended. What do these fake expeditions help astronauts learn?






31 Jul
After decades of health warnings, the idea that steak, cheese and lard are bad for your heart is melting away. The truth is more complex – and delicious (full text available to subscribers)






31 Jul
The world's largest amphipod has been caught on film for the first time – and even if you love shrimp, this critter may give you nightmares






31 Jul
Business secretary Vince Cable announced today that the law is to be changed to allow self-piloting cars, like Google's, on Britain's roads by January 2015






31 Jul
The moon has odd lemon-like bulges on each side. A new model shows they were caused by the pull of Earth's gravity when the moon was young






31 Jul
A thought experiment has exposed a new kind of quantum link that could connect every particle in the universe, all the time






31 Jul
All the latest on newscientist.com: fracking in national parks, a search for genetic superheroes, rogue wave disasters, killer sperm and more






30 Jul
Iron supplements can play havoc with your gut. A small trial suggests that making the supplement out of nanoparticles relieves this problem






30 Jul
To catch piracatinga, fishermen cut up river dolphins for lures. Now the government has banned the fishery, turning to genetics to enforce the law






30 Jul
A novel computer model can predict how we will judge a person's character based on their looks. The work could help make avatars more human-like
30 Jul
The sperm of one nematode species harms the females of other species, perhaps explaining why the species remain distinct






30 Jul
Juhan Sonin is donating his DNA to the hunt for medical breakthroughs. He explains why he decided to share his genome, and why you might want to do the same






30 Jul
Huge waves out of nowhere were dismissed as legends of the deep, but they may have caused many grisly shipwrecks from seafaring history






30 Jul
Biologist Stephen Friend is searching for exceptional people who carry genes for serious childhood disease but have never got sick – are you one of them? (full text available to subscribers)






30 Jul
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ajar






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