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24 Oct
Eternal health, brain uploads, the end of privacy… with technological innovations coming at breakneck speed, how will they affect our evolution? (full text available to subscribers)






24 Oct
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar






24 Oct
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter






24 Oct
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last






24 Oct
All the latest on newscientist.com: 10 revolutions that made us human, personal helicopters on sale in two years, making babies with Neanderthals and more
23 Oct
The suburbs are where it's at – a baby boom on the outskirts of a distant galaxy is setting its swirly arms aflame






23 Oct
There were thought to be five mass extinctions in Earth history. Fossil evidence is now pointing to a sixth – and it's not the human-made Anthropocene






23 Oct
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways






23 Oct
Two million years ago we were just your average primate – then we started to have some revolutionary ideas and human evolution went into hyper-drive (full text available to subscribers)






23 Oct
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness






23 Oct
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia






23 Oct
If our best sign yet of dark matter is what it seems, then the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is a complex beast






22 Oct
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






22 Oct
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours – to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells






22 Oct
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk






22 Oct
The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet, but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them






22 Oct
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving






22 Oct
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






22 Oct
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






22 Oct
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






21 Oct
The WikiLeaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia






21 Oct
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
21 Oct
A trek deep into a Polish forest in winter resulted in this a marvellous image of a sleeping Daubenton's bat, but the trip had an unhappy ending






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