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Us vs universe: Quantum dance enters forbidden zone

5 hours 23 min ago
Without the Pauli exclusion principle, matter as we know it would not exist. But at low, low temperatures, even this quantum law gives way (full text available to subscribers)






Us vs universe: Hold still while the Earth trembles

November 21, 2014 - 11:00am
In the hunt for gravitational waves, tiny tremors set a limit on how sensitive any ground-based detector can be – so we've just got to go off-world (full text available to subscribers)






Zoologger: tickly kiss turns on hairy-mouthed spiders

November 21, 2014 - 10:30am
The males of this spider species evolved a trick to make females more likely to let them father their offspring – tickling them with hairy mouthparts






Today on New Scientist

November 21, 2014 - 9:30am
All the latest on newscientist.com: how to hear yourself happy, tapeworm in the brain, crowdfunded charity, smartwatch predicts seizures and more






What's behind snowmageddon that hit the US this week?

November 21, 2014 - 9:25am
A kink in the jet stream caused by a recent super typhoon over the Pacific is driving freezing temperatures and early snowfall in the US






Saturn's calming nature keeps Earth friendly to life

November 21, 2014 - 8:56am
Even slight tweaks to Saturn's orbital plane and distance could have put Earth on a comet-like path around the sun – and ejected Mars from the solar system






Smartwatch detects skin's electricity to predict seizures

November 21, 2014 - 8:19am
Embrace measures the skin's electrical activity to detect changes that foreshadow an epileptic seizure – and sends out a distress call






Us vs universe: Taking the twinkle out of the stars

November 21, 2014 - 8:00am
That pretty twinkling is a blurry plague for astronomers – but we can cancel it out with artificial stars and shape-shifting mirrors (full text available to subscribers)






Feedback: When the web was in the egg

November 21, 2014 - 4:00am
We may think the machine stops, a world palace of knowledge, web arrives with woo-woo prose and more (full text available to subscribers)






Galaxies in filaments spaced like pearls on a necklace

November 21, 2014 - 2:59am
What began as a project looking at the statistics of galaxy distributions found an underlying pattern that could help astronomers learn how the universe evolved






Watch a tapeworm squirm through a living man's brain

November 20, 2014 - 4:01pm
A tapeworm that usually lives in frogs and dogs has been found crawling across a man's brain, most likely tucking into fatty acids from the cerebral tissue






Magic shoes: How to hear yourself instantly happy

November 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Perception-skewing shoes can make you feel slimmer, happier and full of energy by retuning your body's soundtrack






Crowdfunding donations reinvent what a charity is

November 20, 2014 - 11:30am
A growing number of non-profits are modelling themselves on technology start-ups rather than traditional charities, allowing donors to give direct to a cause






Humans needed barley to conquer Tibet's giddy heights

November 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Swapping millet for hardier crops from the west enabled permanent settlements to move up to the heady heights of Tibet 3600 years ago






Us vs universe: Unfuzzying the uncertainty principle

November 20, 2014 - 9:30am
There is a loophole in Heisenberg's quantum uncertainty principle – and we're squeezing light through it to detect gravitational waves (full text available to subscribers)






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November 20, 2014 - 9:30am
All the latest on newscientist.com: 8 ways we bend the laws of physics, hackathon vs Ebola, Philae's thumpdown, video contact lenses and more






Radar net protects tigers and keeps them neighbourly

November 20, 2014 - 8:36am
Wireless network of radars spots poachers who enter a reserve, or tigers leaving in search of cattle and alerts the wardens






Listen to the thump of Philae landing on comet 67P

November 20, 2014 - 6:53am
The sound the Philae probe made as it first made contact with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week has been released by the European Space Agency






Us vs the universe: 8 ways we bend the laws of physics

November 20, 2014 - 4:58am
Whether it's squeezing the uncertainty out of Heisenberg or busting the cosmic speed limit, we're outsmarting the universe to learn its secrets






Rainbow palette found in Brooklyn's contaminated water

November 20, 2014 - 4:00am
The Gowanus canal is one of the most polluted waterways in the US, but new species of microbe have evolved in these toxic but strangely beautiful waters