After the murder of yet another rationalist blogger, exiled author Sanal Edamaruku calls on governments to defend the free speech of those who stand for science (full text available to subscribers)
Tag Archives: New Scientist
The second-heaviest asteroid in the solar system has no orbiting companions, even though hundreds of smaller asteroids do. Where did they go?
It should be raptor egg blue instead of robin egg blue. Some modern birds lay colourful eggs, but now we know it’s a trick their dinosaur ancestors used too
Genes mapped from thousands of newly discovered plankton species show striking similarities between human and ocean microbiomes
Yesterday’s report into end-of-life care in the UK was a grim read. Many problems stem from doctors and relative not understanding how we die
Male “purring” wolf spiders are virtuosos when it comes to leaf tapping – making sounds that travels through air to another leaf where a female picks it up
From clever screens to super foods and computer games: the vision-boosting tricks your optician won’t tell you about
The wild idea that we’re about to experience a major US earthquake caused by planets aligning would have sunk if it hadn’t been reshared uncritically online
Soon, you’ll be able to make hard drugs using only simple brewing equipment. Is that cause for concern?
The first known leg break could only have happened on land, pushing back the transition of our four-legged ancestors from water to land by 2 million years