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Social failure, not lifestyle, has made Scots sick
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
Job loss and social breakdown, not smoking and bad diet, lie at the roots of Scotland''s infamously high rate of premature death, says a public health expert
Polar bear penis bone may be weakened by pollution
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
The baculum, a bone in the penis of polar bears, is losing density in areas where pollutant contamination is high – and that may spoil the bears'' sex life
Genome hunter: Rare diseases make people want to help
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
Clinical geneticist Maria Bitner-Glindzicz is helping to gather 100,000 genomes to gain insights into cancer and rare conditions
This baby coral will grow up to patch ailing reefs
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
Flanked by curious fish and tended by a diver, these coral nurseries off the coast of the Florida Keys are being grown as transplants for damaged reefs
Tape of life may not always be random
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
If we could turn back the clock millions of years, would animals evolve in the same way? Genome data suggests that their options would be limited
La Ni?as on the rise in climate change double whammy
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
A see-saw effect of warm water slushing in the equatorial Pacific may make extreme climate events El Ni?o and La Ni?a twice as frequent
How science tells us to ignore celebrity endorsements
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
Tim Caulfield''s Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? shows that celebrity advice, while difficult to ignore, is bunkum
Eco-city dreams vs real eco-activism
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
Utopian plans for green cities are blasted in Julie Sze''s Fantasy Islands, while Paul Steinberg holds out hope for the humble in Who Rules the Earth?
Shoes vs barefoot: The myth of the normal foot
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
The average Western foot is deformed by shoes. If you ditch them, will your feet bounce back or are you simply asking for trouble? (full text available to subscribers)
Ancient planets are almost as old as the universe
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 4 hours ago
The oldest rocky planets yet are 11.2 billion years old, just a little younger than the universe - meaning the galaxy made an early start on planet building
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