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Cassini takes last look at the ring patterns made by mini moons

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 17:49
These unusual patterns in Saturn's rings give us clues to what happens when planets are born, and may help us understand how our solar system formed

Facebook allowed adverts to be targeted at ‘Jew haters’

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 14:25
Facebook's ad-placing software allowed an investigative news site to target advertising at users who declared an interest in anti-Semitic topics

World hunger is on the rise again due to climate change and war

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 13:15
After falling for over a decade, the number of people going hungry has risen again - and climate change and war are to blame

There are hardly any old fish left in the ocean – and that’s bad

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 13:12
Industrial fishing has disproportionately removed older fish, which tend to be the most adaptable individuals that can best survive environmental change

A rushed response to Hurricane Irma could cause bigger disasters

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 12:44
We must prepare for the bigger storms to come,  but if planners get it wrong, their efforts to protect people could make future mega-disasters even worse

Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs

New Scientist - Ve, 15/09/2017 - 02:01
Exposure to smoke residue increases rodents’ stress hormones and puts them at higher risk of diabetes, as well as harming their livers and brains

Tumour bacteria sabotage chemotherapy by destroying cancer drugs

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 21:00
Giving antibiotics to people with cancer could improve treatment by stopping bacteria from degrading anticancer drugs

Plastic cubes injected into the body could replace booster shots

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 21:00
Microscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against all diseases

Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 21:00
Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time

Ultrafast lasers catch electrons relaxing after brief excitement

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 21:00
Pulses of light that last billionths of a billionth of a second have helped unravel a mystery inside solid objects and could help us build better X-ray lasers

Cassini’s 10 best pictures from its 13-year voyage around Saturn

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 18:20
On 15 September, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn, ending its mission with a bang. New Scientist looks back at 10 of its best images

Tears for Cassini: why it’s OK to well up over a lump of metal

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 18:19
Expect more of the modern phenomenon of mass mourning for a machine when the space probe Cassini makes its death dive into Saturn, says Joelle Renstrom

It’s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous research

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 18:00
The systems designed to stop potentially risky research being published and used to make weapons of terror have “multiple shortcomings”, warns US report

New £10 note suggests that a cashless society is a long way off

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 17:12
Even though cashless payments are more popular than ever, we probably won’t be saying bye to cash for a long time – and that’s a good thing

Christmas Island’s only echolocating bat has gone extinct

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 15:40
The Christmas Island pipistrelle is no more, and the world's largest antelope is at risk, according to the latest update to the Red List of Threatened Species

AI spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emerge

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 15:17
A machine-learning algorithm that examines MRI scans can identify alterations in how different regions of the brain are connected that indicate future disease

History of zero pushed back 500 years by ancient Indian text

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 15:02
Carbon dating has revealed that the Bakshali manuscript housed in Oxford contains the earliest known version of our modern zero symbol -- and it is nearly 2000 years old

Wolves and bears to be slaughtered in Romania once again

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 14:48
In 2016, Romania banned trophy hunting of wolves and bears, but now the government has angered conservationists by permitting hunters to target nuisance animals

Killing thousands more badgers won’t eradicate TB in cattle

New Scientist - Gi, 14/09/2017 - 13:13
An extended badger cull in England to try to curb bovine TB is a poor decision. It's time to call off the guns, says ecologist Rosie Woodroffe

Why China’s green ambitions will make it the next world leader

New Scientist - Me, 13/09/2017 - 20:00
As the US under Donald Trump turns its back on climate change, China's globalisation agenda could catalyse a green revolution that will make it a superpower
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