It would be stupid to ignore a drop in human intellect
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
The long-term rise in IQ scores might be coming to a halt, but we should focus on improving social conditions rather than worrying about idiocracy
Race to electrify rural Africa could help the West too
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
Investments in mini grid systems aimed at powering up remote parts of Africa may provide a test bed for rural energy infrastructure elsewhere in the world
Swelling Australian cities harbour ever bigger spiders
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
Arachnophobes have more reason to steer clear of Australia: as its cities get more built-up, urban spiders are getting larger
More autopsies on a body don''t mean more answers
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
Medical examiner Judy Melinek says we shouldn''t expect extra autopsies to shed new light on what happened in the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri
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All the latest on newscientist.com: why are IQs falling? Google''s Knowledge Vault, last days of Neanderthals, ever-bigger spiders in Australia and more
Hummingbirds turned savoury into sweet to taste nectar
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
Birds lost the taste receptors for sugar, but hummingbirds clearly have a sweet tooth. Now we know how they regained it
Earliest stars lived short, fiery lives
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
The chemical fingerprint of an ancient star suggests its predecessors were more massive than thought, ending up as huge supernovae
China sting shows censors fear posts that incite unrest
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
Undercover look into the secrets of China''s online censorship system shows how anything that encourages collective action makes the authorities nervous
Trippy tots: How to see the world as a baby
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 10 hours ago
We''ve all been there, and none of us remembers. But psychedelic drugs, love and travel are just some of the ways we can roll parts of our brain back to infancy (full text available to subscribers)
Nearby galaxy may be victim of dark matter hit-and-run
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, August 20, 2014
A massive hole in a small spiral galaxy may have been punched by a huge "subhalo" of dark matter - and the same thing may have happened to the Milky Way
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