Finding aliens harder now we know DNA survives space
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
A rocket painted with DNA flew to the upper atmosphere and back. The DNA still worked - but this means contamination of other planets by robot explorers is a serious problem
Bubble physics explains beer''s own anti-spill mechanism
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
Time in the pub led to the realisation that beer spills less easily than coffee, and time in the lab helped explain why
Is it harmful for children to watch 3D movies and games?
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
France''s health watchdog wants to ban pre-school children from 3D technology. A vision expert looks at the evidence
Super-safe iodide may save millions from heart disease
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
In mice, iodide injections drastically reduced tissue damage following heart attacks. If it works in humans, it could save millions by preventing future heart problems
Geoengineering the planet: first experiments take shape
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
Proposals for the first trials to cool the planet include cloud brightening and spraying aerosols into the ozone layer. They might start in just two years
1004 travellers screened for Ebola on entry to the UK
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
The low figures of people screened at the five main entry points into the UK raises questions over the need for such measures
Zoologger: The rodent with a taste for spines
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
For the white-throated woodrat, a spiny cactus poses no challenge. In fact, the spines are the equivalent of a neon sign pointing to an all-you-can-eat buffet
Invisible hissing doughnut is Earth''s radiation shield
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
Hissing static just beneath Earth''s protective plasma layer has been found to limit how close radiation can get to the planet
Bulletproof graphene makes ultra-strong body armour
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
Sheets of single-atom thick carbon absorb the impact of bullets more efficiently than steel, paving the way for lightweight, super-strong bulletproof vests
Lucky strike in search for Earth''s most common mineral
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 6 hours ago
Rare sample of a deep Earth mineral that makes up more than a third of our planet''s volume means it can officially be named bridgmanite
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