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New Scientist No. 3232(01.06.2019): Light Relief

AH, THE great indoors! Many of us treasure the time we spend in its narrow, enclosed spaces. The warming glow of screen light on our faces, the refreshing breeze of the air conditioning unit ruffling our hair. Perhaps not. Those of us in developed countries typically spend a whopping 90 per cent of our lives […]

New Scientist No. 3228 (04.05.2019): Conflict Amber

PALAEONTOLOGY often finds itself embroiled in debates about the buying and selling of fossils. The most notorious case was that of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton called Sue, which was the subject of a protracted ownership battle before being bought by the Field Museum in Chicago for $8.4 million. [irp] Such controversies are common. Last month, […]

New Scientist No. 3226 (20.04.2019): The Black Hole Wow Factor

WOW. That was what Katie Bouman’s face said, in an image widely shared on social media, as she saw what she and her colleagues had made: the first picture of a black hole (see page 6). If anyone wonders if science has anything to offer, or is for them, take a look at the joy, […]

New Scientist No.3219 (02.03.2019): The Most Beautiful Table

NAGAYASU NAWA describes himself as a schoolteacher and periodic table designer. He has created versions of the table that adorn everything from clocks to a traditional Japanese coat and even a school bus. This year, the 150th anniversary of the table’s invention by Dmitri Mendeleev (page 34), has been designated by the UN as the […]

New Scientist No. 3217 (16.02.2019): We Need to Talk About Cheese

AH, THE great indoors! Many of us treasure the time we spend in its narrow enclosed spaces. The warming glow of screen light on our faces, the refreshing breeze of the air conditioning unit ruffling our hair. Perhaps not. Those of us in developed countries typically spend a whopping 90 per cent of our lives […]

New Scientist (June 29,2019): The Forgotten Patients

THE faces of five people stare down at neurologist Nicholas Schiff from the wall of his office. These are pictures of people who appear to be in a vegetative state, but are in fact conscious. He stuck them up to remind him, he says, that they are still out there, and that doctors aren’t doing […]

BBC History: The Invasion of Tudor England

In a year’s time, a referendum is due to be held in Scotland on the subject of the country’s future within the UK. Back in the Tudor period, such matters tended to be settled in a far more violent fashion, as we are reminded this month with the 500th anniversary of the battle of Flodden. […]

Science (Vol 373 Issue 6553): Planetary Anatomy

WHAT IF BASEBALL WERE ORGANIZED LIKE SCIENCE? ASPIRING CATCHERS OR SHORTSTOPS, LIKE students of physics or molecular biology, would be trained by professional counterparts, and top prospects with dazzling skills would turn pro without learning that by combining their specialized talents, they could create an entirely different game. Managers, owners, and marketers would seek and […]