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African baby turtles start life with a 24-hour swimathon

5 hours 18 min ago
Loggerhead turtles from Cape Verde complete an epic sprint before they turn into chilled-out turtle surfers, like the ones in Finding Nemo






Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains

6 hours 18 min ago
Litmus paper embedded with DNA from jellyfish and other organisms has the potential to identify any biological molecule – changing how infections are diagnosed






Asteroid miners to launch first private space telescope

6 hours 48 min ago
Private company Planetary Resources, which one day hopes to mine asteroids, is preparing to launch a prototype of a telescope designed to find them






Today on New Scientist

7 hours 18 min ago
All the latest on newscientist.com: humanity's next 1000 years, future Ebola explosions, slumdog mapmakers, seeing brain chatter, Interstellar and more






Cutting off the Ebola zone would be a mistake

7 hours 18 min ago
Travel bans aren't the answer: distancing ourselves from countries and people afflicted with Ebola could prove tragic for the world






Zoologger: Extreme nomad scrambles for shrimp bonanza

7 hours 48 min ago
Australia's banded stilts sense distant rains and then fly more than 2000 kilometres to find a bonanza of freshly hatched shrimp






Slumdog mapmakers fill in the urban blanks

8 hours 18 min ago
The Missing Maps initiative aims to chart slums around the world as a way of fighting disease outbreaks and hastening development






Future scenarios show how easily Ebola could explode

9 hours 24 min ago
The first model to explore how healthcare efforts affect Ebola's final toll suggests cases could hit 700,000, but may reach many millions if efforts falter






Comet stinks of rotten eggs and cat wee, finds Rosetta

10 hours 48 min ago
Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveals that eau de comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful – but that's good news






Feedback: Indemnifies and holds harmless

11 hours 18 min ago
Terms and conditions refused, I hereby assign my first-born, watch don't need no education and more (full text available to subscribers)






EU emissions target isn't as ambitious as it seems

11 hours 18 min ago
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that already






Global agency needed for battling infectious diseases

11 hours 58 min ago
Ebola underlines the urgent need for a new way of responding to global epidemics, say Harvey Rubin and Nicholas Saidel






Transformers: Humanity's next 1000 years

23 October 2014 - 3:00pm
Eternal health, brain uploads, the end of privacy… with technological innovations coming at breakneck speed, how will they affect our evolution? (full text available to subscribers)






Drop into the Interstellar wormhole with Oculus Rift

23 October 2014 - 1:00pm
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar






This is what brain cell conversations look like

23 October 2014 - 12:50pm
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter






Historic quantum software is run for the first time

23 October 2014 - 12:42pm
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last






Today on New Scientist

23 October 2014 - 12:30pm
All the latest on newscientist.com: 10 revolutions that made us human, personal helicopters on sale in two years, making babies with Neanderthals and more

Churning galaxy boasts a fiery halo of baby stars

23 October 2014 - 10:51am
The suburbs are where it's at – a baby boom on the outskirts of a distant galaxy is setting its swirly arms aflame






'Missing' disaster led to all-time worst extinction

23 October 2014 - 9:53am
There were thought to be five mass extinctions in Earth history. Fossil evidence is now pointing to a sixth – and it's not the human-made Anthropocene






Personal helicopter will be as easy to drive as a car

23 October 2014 - 7:30am
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways