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To defeat trolls, we need to do more than jail them

2 hours 12 min ago
Changing entrenched attitudes that trivialise cyber-harassment against women will take more than harsh sentences, says law professor Danielle Citron






Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

3 hours 40 min ago
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours – to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells






Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

4 hours 30 min ago
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk






First Mars settlers may last only 68 days

7 hours 23 min ago
The Mars One project aims to send people to the Red Planet, but a new analysis suggests oxygen poisoning from growing their own food could kill them






Could this bee love? Rekindling our affection for bees

October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving






Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

October 21, 2014 - 10:19am
An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions






Today on New Scientist

October 21, 2014 - 9:45am
Today on newscientist.com: Julian Assange on surveillance, shopping for quantum computers, bat's winter portrait ends in tragedy, number of eggs predicts women's heart attack risk, and more






Chaotic cosmic wombs may birth backwards planets

October 21, 2014 - 9:30am
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame






Quantum internet could cross seas by container ship

October 21, 2014 - 8:30am
Communication using quantum means is super secure, but sending it long distance is a problem. Perhaps container ships are the solution






Julian Assange: 'I hope there's much still to come'

October 21, 2014 - 7:00am
The WikiLeaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia






Why closing borders won't stop Ebola's rampage

October 21, 2014 - 5:30am
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences

Bat dozes through the depths of a Polish winter

October 21, 2014 - 4:00am
A trek deep into a Polish forest in winter resulted in this a marvellous image of a sleeping Daubenton's bat, but the trip had an unhappy ending






Quantum computers: The world's first buyers' guide

October 21, 2014 - 1:08am
With the first quantum computer already on the market, and more in the offing, should you splash the cash? Here's our verdict on the best buys out there






Quantum computer buyers' guide: Hardware

October 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Spin or superconductor? It's the "Apple vs Android" of the quantum computing world. Here's what you need to know to choose

Quantum computer buyers' guide: Getting started

October 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Baffled by how a quantum computer is supposed to work? Some of the biggest brains in physics can't figure it out either. Here's a rundown of the basics (full text available to subscribers)

Why language is neither an instinct nor innate

October 20, 2014 - 11:00am
The ideas of Noam Chomsky, popularised by Steven Pinker, come under fire in Vyvyan Evans's book The Language Myth: Why language is not an instinct






Comet immortalised before close call with spacecraft

October 20, 2014 - 10:33am
A comet making its first trip in from the Oort cloud was caught on camera before a near miss with four spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet






Number of eggs a woman has predicts heart attack risk

October 20, 2014 - 10:14am
A woman's biological clock may also tell her cellular time. The number of eggs a woman has shows how fast her cells are ageing and predicts her heart disease risk






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October 20, 2014 - 9:45am
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In defence of offering egg freezing to women workers

October 20, 2014 - 9:00am
The critics are wrong – offering egg freezing to female staff is a welcome boost to their family ambitions, says pregnancy expert Chavi Eve Karkowsky