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Levitator suspends ball of liquid metal in space

Mon, 2014-11-24 21:00
A device delivered to the International Space Station takes advantage of weightlessness to probe how metals solidify






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Us vs universe: How to get below absolute zero

Mon, 2014-11-24 20:00
There's a whole mirror world of negative temperatures reaching from minus infinity to absolute zero – now we're plumbing those depths for real (full text available to subscribers)






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In need of seasonal gift-buying inspiration?

Mon, 2014-11-24 19:00
From mouse taxidermy to chocolate body parts, CultureLab has all the wit and whimsy you could wish for the science fans in your life






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Run your own experiment using CERN's public LHC data

Mon, 2014-11-24 18:30
Want to try your hand at particle physics? The home of the Higgs boson discovery has released data from all its experiments online for anyone to use






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Today on New Scientist

Mon, 2014-11-24 17:30
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: bending the rules of physics, a journey to China's biggest dam, eco-mayonnaise ditches the eggs, snowshoe hare races climate change, moustached spider's bristly kiss, and more






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Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected

Mon, 2014-11-24 17:16
Antarctic sea ice might be three times as thick as we thought, according to data that may help narrow down one of the biggest uncertainties in the global climate system






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Opening the door to immigrants is good for the economy

Mon, 2014-11-24 17:05
Empirical evidence consistently finds that migrants boost the prosperity of host countries






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Simply the biggest: The great dam of China

Mon, 2014-11-24 14:00
The superlatives fly when it comes to the Three Gorges, but is it delivering the promised benefits? New Scientist travelled down the Yangtze to find out (full text available to subscribers)






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I'm cracking the future of food – no chickens required

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:00
Egg-free mayonnaise is just the first in a line of eco-friendly products from Josh Tetrick's company, Hampton Creek. But what is the secret ingredient?






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Us vs universe: Seeing smaller than the limit of light

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:00
Stefan Hell's microscope sees things that light waves should be too clumsy to reveal – and it won him this year's chemistry Nobel (full text available to subscribers)






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Violence ahead as tragedies of the commons spread

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:00
The world risks heading the way of Easter Island – a spiral into conflict as depleted natural resources are plundered, warns Petros Sekeris






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Total white out: Snowshoe hares vs global warming

Sun, 2014-11-23 20:00
Removing their white winter coat once kept snowshoe hares hidden in spring, but as the snows melt earlier, they are increasingly exposed. Can they fight back? (full text available to subscribers)






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Us vs universe: Adventures in breaking light speed

Sun, 2014-11-23 16:00
It's the ultimate speed limit – but in some places, it seems the cosmic traffic cops are letting things slip (full text available to subscribers)






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Us vs universe: Quantum dance enters forbidden zone

Sat, 2014-11-22 18:00
Without the Pauli exclusion principle, matter as we know it would not exist. But at low, low temperatures, even this quantum law gives way (full text available to subscribers)






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Us vs universe: Hold still while the Earth trembles

Fri, 2014-11-21 19:00
In the hunt for gravitational waves, tiny tremors set a limit on how sensitive any ground-based detector can be – so we've just got to go off-world (full text available to subscribers)






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Zoologger: tickly kiss turns on hairy-mouthed spiders

Fri, 2014-11-21 18:30
The males of this spider species evolved a trick to make females more likely to let them father their offspring – tickling them with hairy mouthparts






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Today on New Scientist

Fri, 2014-11-21 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: how to hear yourself happy, tapeworm in the brain, crowdfunded charity, smartwatch predicts seizures and more






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What's behind the snowmageddon that hit the US?

Fri, 2014-11-21 17:25
A kink in the jet stream caused by a recent super typhoon over the Pacific is driving freezing temperatures and early snowfall in the US






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Saturn's calming nature keeps Earth friendly to life

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:56
Even slight tweaks to Saturn's orbital plane and distance could have put Earth on a comet-like path around the sun – and ejected Mars from the solar system






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Smartwatch detects skin's electricity to predict seizures

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:19
Embrace measures the skin's electrical activity to detect changes that foreshadow an epileptic seizure – and sends out a distress call






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