What''s war good for? It''s made a more peaceful world
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
For all the horror and brutality of battle, war has a surprising upside - it helps create larger and safer societies, argues historian Ian Morris (full text available to subscribers)
Protein that shrinks depressed brains identified
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
Why the connections between brain cells in depressed people are often shrivelled was a mystery – but a single protein could be to blame
Zoologger: Sailfish is lethal d''Artagnan of the deep
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
The Atlantic sailfish''s hunting strategy involves using its sword-like bill to slash its sardine prey so fast the "blade" becomes invisible to the eye
Game of primes ends as mathematics gets too difficult
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
There''s a ceasefire in an online race to solve the 165-year-old twin prime conjecture, but the game has brought us closer than ever to a proof
Build a stable wormhole with the help of dark aliens
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
An extension of Einstein''s gravity would let us build a wormhole – if we could send messages to invisible aliens via space-time ripples
Contemplating the power of war to end all wars
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
The threat of mutually assured destruction, military or economic, promotes peace in many places. If war has ultimately forged a safer world, what''s next?
Playing peek-a-boo in a colossal rocket box
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
We take a rocket''s-eye view of the monolithic gantry surrounding the European Space Agency''s latest launch vehicle, the Vega, as it prepares for take-off
Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
Russia is using gun-toting robot sentries to defend its army bases and shoot intruders
Deaf people get gene tweak to restore natural hearing
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
People who have lost their hearing will be injected with a harmless virus carrying a gene that should trigger the regrowth of their ears'' sensory receptors
Brazil approves use of genetically modified mosquitoes
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 16 hours ago
Mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus have been engineered to cause crashes in wild populations, and could soon be used in the US as well
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