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The 5 roles you may have to affect climate change

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 12:00
Many people have a disproportionate impact on climate change – here’s how to harness that power for good, write Kimberly Nicholas and Kristian Steensen Nielsen

Female cleaner fish can judge when to cheat without getting caught

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 11:00
Female cleaner fish deceive their male partners when the pair are cleaning a client fish, but only if the male is out of sight, suggesting the females have theory of mind

Coming off antidepressants risks relapse – but so does staying on them

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 10:46
People who stop taking antidepressants have a higher chance of relapsing into depression than those who continue using the medicines – but the difference isn't large

Covid-19 news: Study finds benefits of teen vaccination outweigh risks

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 07:18
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Prioritising covid vaccines for people of colour may have saved lives

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 14:00
Black and Indigenous people and people of colour are more at risk from covid-19, and new modelling suggests that prioritising vaccines based on race or neighbourhood in addition to age could have led to fewer deaths

Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami linked to increased risk of dementia

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 14:00
People aged 65 years or over who lost their homes in the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami typically saw an increase in their rate of cognitive decline

Our cosmic neighbourhood has so many more secrets for us to reveal

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
An unusual meteorite seems to help explain why the planets are in their odd present positions, but plenty of other mysteries remain about our solar system

How to use the Cassiopeia constellation to spot Andromeda and Pegasus

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
With its bright stars and distinctive shape, Cassiopeia is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the night sky, says Abigail Beall

Several People Are Typing review: The horrors of Slack and modern work

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
What would happen if you could actually be sucked into Slack for good? Several People Are Typing is a Lovecraftian nightmare for the modern age, says Sally Adee

Gwen Adshead interview: Why ordinary people commit heinous crimes

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
Three decades spent working as a psychotherapist with the most violent offenders has convinced Gwen Adshead that they aren't the monsters we portray them as

Don't Miss: A live event on patterns that explain the universe

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss

Futuristic farm may use 250 times less water than normal

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
This vertical farm in Copenhagen uses robots to grow leafy vegetables under LED lights. The company behind it says this results in a reduction of water and energy use

Tomorrow Is Too Late review: Young activists speak out on the climate

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
A collection of passionate accounts of young people affected by climate change is as heartbreaking as it is empowering

Lunar craters could reveal past collisions with ancient black holes

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
Black holes born in the big bang could be the dark matter physicists have sought for decades – if they exist. Now there's an audacious plan to find the scars they would have left as they punched through the moon

The great land heist that helped form many US universities

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
Many US universities are built on land obtained via dubious means, which the digitisation of records now reveals in shocking detail, writes Annalee Newitz

Scientists have finally worked out the effects of consuming red wine

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
The strange effects of red wine, plus origami clothes that expand to fit children as they grow and a satellite the width of a vegemite sandwich, in Feedback’s weird weekly round-up

The stem cell revolution isn't what you think it is

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:00
There is a stem cell revolution on the way, but it isn't the regenerative medicine some people are pushing, say John E. J. Rasko and Carl Power

DeepMind AI can accurately predict if it will rain in next 90 minutes

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 11:00
AI software developed by DeepMind and the Met Office in the UK can predict whether it will rain within 90 minutes more accurately than current forecasting models

The deepest canyons on Mars were rapidly formed by devastating floods

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 11:00
While most riverbeds on Earth are formed via slow erosion by running water, many of Mars’s deepest canyons appear to have been carved by sudden, catastrophic floods

Will the US or China win the race for global quantum dominance?

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 08:30
Quantum computers are becoming a matter of national security, but is the US or China leading the race for global dominance?