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Tue, 2014-09-30 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: what dolphins really think, being yourself online, how Hong Kong protesters network and more






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Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organise

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:30
To communicate with one another, activists on the city's streets are relying on the free FireChat app to send messages without any cell connection






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Rogue winds swept humans to last uninhabited islands

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:00
Shifting wind patterns could solve the mystery of how Polynesians colonised the most remote islands in the world






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Earth's navel: Stare into an eye-wateringly big hole

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:00
The Siberian mining town of Mirny is home to the second-largest hole ever dug in the world, which produced a monster diamond with a ghastly name






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Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water

Tue, 2014-09-30 11:34
An all-in-one, cheap, solar energy harvester can deliver power, clean water and heat to places that need it, quickly






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Strange rock formation was "fracked" by ancient quake

Tue, 2014-09-30 10:19
A group of rocks in Colorado's Front Range that seems to defy the rules of geology could be among the rarest of formations on Earth






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Behind the smile: What dolphins really think

Mon, 2014-09-29 20:00
They have been hailed as the second most intelligent animal on the planet, but could a soft spot for dolphins have led us to terribly misjudge them? (full text available to subscribers)






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How to be genuinely yourself when always online

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:00
If you want to be free in a digital age, must you switch off your computer, ask two new books, The End of Absence and The Glass Cage






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Today on New Scientist

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: electronics-frying space invaders, Japanese volcano, Arctic impact on jet stream, India's Mars triumph and more






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Japan eruption practically undetectable in advance

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:54
The type of eruption that left an ashen landscape at the peak of Mount Ontake could occur at many apparently sleeping volcanoes






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Chagos marine reserve polluted by politics

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:30
Exiled Chagossian islanders complain that a marine reserve gives fish more rights than them. They have a point, says Fred Pearce






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Why we weren't ready for Ebola

Mon, 2014-09-29 10:59
Peter Piot co-discovered the deadly virus nearly 40 years ago, but says it wasn't thought a major public health threat – until now






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Cosmic ray blitz: Space invaders that fry electronics

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:00
Intergalactic visitors threaten to bring chaos to our electronic world. Is there anything we can do? (full text available to subscribers)






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Crazy weather traced to Arctic's impact on jet stream

Fri, 2014-09-26 19:00
Evidence is mounting that melting of Arctic ice is weakening the jet stream, causing weeks of cold, hot or stormy weather in the northern hemisphere






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Oh give me a rainbow home where the buffalo roam

Fri, 2014-09-26 18:29
A vibrant photo captures bison ranging on the lurid and forbidding landscape of the largest hot spring in the US






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India's Mars triumph signals a rising space power

Fri, 2014-09-26 18:00
With a low-cost Mars mission in the win column, the Indian space programme is setting its sights on more ambitious goals elsewhere in the solar system






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-09-26 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: traps to arrest spreading cancer, cosmic inflation, water older than the sun, India's tiger-trading hotspots and more






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Kew's Intoxication season: live the high life

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:36
From blue lotus to kola nut, just what does it take to get off your face in London's Kew Gardens?






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Four ways you can see the multiverse

Thu, 2014-09-25 22:00
The multiverse, where every choice spawns many universes, sounds like a philosopher's fantasy, but these four experiments show it may be very real






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Spacecraft duo beam back their first Mars snaps

Thu, 2014-09-25 21:00
In their first images, India's orbiter tweets a top-down view of the Red Planet while NASA's spacecraft shows four faces of Mars






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