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Finding Philae doesn’t just provide a sense of closure for those who thought it would be lost forever, as knowing the landing site will help mission scientists fully understand the data gathered by the probe.


Posted: 9/5/2016 5:56:44 PM   Reads: 164   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Shell jewellery and ornaments up to 42,000 years old, discovered in East Timor, have overturned long-held assumptions that the first inhabitants of South-East Asia were culturally unsophisticated.


Posted: 8/18/2016 2:51:26 PM   Reads: 402   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Feel like you’ve read this before? Most of us have experienced the eerie familiarity of déjà vu, and now the first brain scans of this phenomenon have revealed why – it’s a sign of our brain checking its memory.


Posted: 8/16/2016 2:32:29 PM   Reads: 269   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

“I hope everyone has buckled their seatbelts because the outer solar system just got a lot weirder.” That’s what Michele Bannister, an astronomer at Queens University, Belfast tweeted on Monday. She was referring to the discovery of a TNO or trans-Neptunian object, something which sits beyond Neptune in the outer solar system.


Posted: 8/10/2016 4:56:52 PM   Reads: 335   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
For nearly eight months, physicists have been waiting for confirmation of a potential new particle that could change our entire view of physics. Now it seems the hinted particle was nothing more than a statistical blip.


Posted: 8/5/2016 1:00:18 PM   Reads: 521   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Legend has it that a great flood engulfed China 4000 years ago. Lasting for more than 20 years, it was finally tamed by the heroic efforts of Emperor Yu, whose Xia dynasty marked the birth of Chinese civilisation and its transition into the Bronze Age.


Posted: 8/4/2016 9:47:42 PM   Reads: 164   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Delicate space nets. Probes landing with the force of a bomb. Ice-burrowing tunnellers. These are a few of the robots poised to grab the baton from NASA’s Cassini orbiter in the search for alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.


Posted: 8/3/2016 11:43:15 AM   Reads: 110   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Four sheep cloned from the same animal as Dolly are all in good health, suggesting the original clone’s osteoarthritis may not have been a result of cloning.


Posted: 7/26/2016 6:27:07 PM   Reads: 350   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
For a number of years, this lab in a cavern has hosted the UK’s search for dark matter, along with super-sensitive radio-isotope testing equipment for environmental and climate studies, for example. But today I’m accompanying 20 scientists who are on a quest to find exotic signs of life.


Posted: 7/22/2016 3:41:16 PM   Reads: 361   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Today at the Identification of Dark Matter conference in Sheffield, UK, the LUX team announced their final 20-month run, from October 2014 to May this year, ended without a single dark matter detection. That means LUX has ruled out a large number of possible cross sections and masses for WIMPs – to the point where some physicists argue it might be time to abandon the idea all together.


Posted: 7/21/2016 10:35:23 AM   Reads: 385   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
A jealous Planet Nine may have shoved its siblings for attention. If a massive ninth planet exists in our solar system, it might explain why the planets are out of line with the sun.


Posted: 7/19/2016 9:36:57 PM   Reads: 184   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
It is one of life’s great enigmas: why do we sleep? Now we have the best evidence yet of what sleep is for – allowing housekeeping processes to take place that stop our brains becoming overloaded with new memories.


Posted: 7/13/2016 11:30:12 AM   Reads: 655   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Dream Research

Category: Dream Research
The discovery of mysterious lifeforms has stunned scientists during a series of dives into the Marianna trench — Earth’s deepest abyss.


Posted: 7/12/2016 8:41:06 PM   Reads: 241   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
Call it a crisis. Researchers are finding it harder to replicate each other’s findings, while the rate of retractions of published studies is rapidly rising. But why is this happening?


Posted: 7/11/2016 4:02:34 PM   Reads: 272   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Imagine if each of the words in this article had their own taste, or the music you’re listening to played out as visual scene in your mind. For synaesthetes – a small proportion of people whose senses intertwine – this is the stuff of the every day. “Most people describe it as a gift,” says Jamie Ward, a neuroscientist at the University of Sussex in the UK.


Posted: 7/1/2016 6:06:04 PM   Reads: 270   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
The discovery that many genes are still working up to 48 hours after death has implications for organ transplants, forensics and our very definition of death


Posted: 6/21/2016 6:21:53 PM   Reads: 312   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Afterlife

Category: Afterlife
Ever realised you were dreaming, but still didn’t wake up? Around half of people have experienced a lucid dream – a state so exciting that it has led to a flourishing online community eagerly exchanging tips for how to induce it. But do any of these techniques work?


Posted: 6/17/2016 5:05:51 PM   Reads: 757   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Dream Research

Category: Dream Research
The historic detection of gravitational waves, announced in February, left New Scientist with an unprecedented postbag of questions from readers. We didn't have space to answer them all, but we put a selection of them to gravitational wave expert Martin Hendry of the University of Glasgow, UK, who is a member of the LIGO collaboration that made the discovery.


Posted: 6/15/2016 3:14:53 PM   Reads: 149   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are famed for being a future wonder material that will enable a swathe of super-strong but light applications from racing bikes to computer components. But now it seems a single out-of-place atom is enough to cut their strength by more than half. That means one of the more outlandish applications for CNT fibres – a sci-fi space elevator – might never happen.


Posted: 6/13/2016 9:09:31 PM   Reads: 122   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
The Trojan War was a grander event than even Homer would have us believe. The famous conflict may have been one of the final acts in what one archaeologist has controversially dubbed “World War Zero” – an event he claims brought the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age world crashing down 3200 years ago.


Posted: 5/12/2016 6:54:49 PM   Reads: 377   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The oldest ever human nuclear DNA to be reconstructed and sequenced reveals Neanderthals in the making – and the need for a possible rewrite of our own origins.


Posted: 3/15/2016 12:51:50 AM   Reads: 426   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Known as KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, it has been baffling astronomers for the past few months after a team of researchers noticed its light seemed to be dipping in brightness in bizarre ways. Proposed explanations ranged from a cloud of comets to orbiting “alien megastructures”. Now an analysis of historical observations reveals the star has been gradually dimming for over a century, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to the cause.


Posted: 1/15/2016 9:12:55 PM   Reads: 276   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
Could time end and take us with it?


Posted: 10/2/2010 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 606   Submitted By: lomi   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

Category: Science
If this doesn’t blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab’s Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."


Posted: 1/15/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 717   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Alternative Spirituality



Posted: 2/14/2007 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 73   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Applying a gentle electric current to the brain during sleep can significantly boost memory, researchers report.


Posted: 11/12/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 525   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: General

Category: General
There may be no more commercial fish stocks left in the sea by 2050, according to a new study cataloguing the global collapse of marine ecosystems.


Posted: 11/4/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 510   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: General

Category: General
Swirling dust devils on Mars have given NASA scientists both a scientific treat and a very welcome power boost.


Posted: 3/16/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 484   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space

Category: Space
A group of engineers has offered a solution for people who want a direct line to aliens - by broadcasting their phone calls directly into space.


Posted: 3/12/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 433   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Oddball News

Category: Oddball News
Now, it turns out that the evidence for dark energy was there in our cosmic backyard all along, and that astronomers could have discovered it nearly 30 years ago.


Posted: 3/12/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 493   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science

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