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Transformers: 10 revolutions that made us human

Wed, 2014-10-22 20:00
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)






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Nonchalant night-time chimp crime caught on camera

Wed, 2014-10-22 19:00
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness






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Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals

Wed, 2014-10-22 18:00
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia






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Today on New Scientist

Wed, 2014-10-22 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum computer buyers' guide, life on Mars might be short, brain barrier opened to treat cancer and more






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Dark matter signal points to exotic black-hole origins

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:30
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






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To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them

Wed, 2014-10-22 14:11
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






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Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

Wed, 2014-10-22 12:43
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






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Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

Wed, 2014-10-22 11:53
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






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First Mars settlers may last only 68 days

Wed, 2014-10-22 09:00
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






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Could this bee love? Rekindling our affection for bees

Tue, 2014-10-21 20:00
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






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Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






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Today on New Scientist

Tue, 2014-10-21 17:45
Today on newscientist.com: Julian Assange on surveillance, shopping for quantum computers, bat's winter portrait ends in tragedy, number of eggs predicts women's heart attack risk, and more






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Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

Tue, 2014-10-21 17:30
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






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Quantum internet could cross seas by container ship

Tue, 2014-10-21 16:30
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






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Julian Assange: 'I hope there's much still to come'

Tue, 2014-10-21 15:00
The WikiLeaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia






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Why closing borders won't stop Ebola's rampage

Tue, 2014-10-21 13:30
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
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Bat dozes through the depths of a Polish winter

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:00
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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Quantum computers: The world's first buyers' guide

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:08
With the first quantum computer already on the market, and more in the offing, should you splash the cash? Here's our verdict on the best buys out there






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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Buy one today

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:00
Can't wait to get your hands on a shiny new quantum computer? The good news is that you can buy one today. The bad news is nobody knows if it actually is one
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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Apps

Mon, 2014-10-20 20:00
What will you be able to run on your quantum computer? Here's our pick of the best apps in the pipeline
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