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'Factorisation factory' smashes number-cracking record

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A series of huge numbers have been broken into their prime-number building blocks faster than ever before, with implications for online cryptography






Soviet-era hyperboloid tower saved from destruction

3 hours 49 min ago
Modern technology appears to have saved a Soviet relic, following a smartphone vote on the fate of Moscow's extraordinary Shukhov Tower






Major quarantine and experimental vaccines to curb Ebola

September 1, 2014 - 11:15am
With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa doubling by the month, the World Health Organization is pushing more extreme measures to contain the virus






First Neanderthal etching is a #stoneagehashtag

September 1, 2014 - 11:00am
More than 40,000 years ago, a Neanderthal scratched a pattern into the floor of a cave in Gibraltar. Is it a doodle, a message or a work of art?






Jennifer Lawrence photo hack highlights risks of cloud

September 1, 2014 - 10:31am
The Oscar-winning actress is one of many celebrities who had nude photos maliciously leaked on the internet last night – but how did it happen?






Nature and conservation from a perfect point of view

September 1, 2014 - 10:00am
An idyllic farmhouse, challenging thoughts on conservation, an author who sounds like a great guy. What's not to hate in A Buzz in the Meadow?






Boost for cancer therapy sought by Ashya King's family

September 1, 2014 - 9:51am
Ashya King was removed from a UK hospital so he could get proton beam therapy for his cancer. Two centres will make it more widely available in the UK from 2018






Otter snacking on a puffin wins photography prize

September 1, 2014 - 9:30am
When it comes to cuteness, the otter and puffin are neck and neck, but in a watery duel, the otter wins hands down






Today on New Scientist

September 1, 2014 - 9:30am
All the latest on newscientist.com: verbal autopsies, non-stop global warming from now on, football head injuries, telltale fraud language and more






Iron Age CSI finds gold thieves died in the act

September 1, 2014 - 8:44am
The "gold bowl of Hasanlu" and three skeletons were excavated from beneath a burned building in an ancient Iranian citadel – now we know the full story






My 'verbal autopsies' reveal what really killed people

September 1, 2014 - 3:22am
Relatives of the recently deceased are helping to pin down the causes of deaths in India, and boost public health, says epidemiologist Prabhat Jha (full text available to subscribers)






No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on

August 31, 2014 - 10:00am
Enjoy the recent slowdown in global warming while it lasts, because it's probably the last one we will get this century






Use of 'language of deceit' betrays scientific fraud

August 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Distinguishing scientific papers known to be fraudulent from those that contain genuine results can be done simply by comparing the writing styles






New push for better handling of football head injuries

August 29, 2014 - 9:44am
We know little about the consequences of concussion and even heading the ball in soccer, but the sport's authorities are now taking the issue seriously






Today on New Scientist

August 29, 2014 - 9:30am
All the latest on newscientist.com: vitamins and minerals to take – and forget, cops with cameras, Nairobi's secret networks, beautiful cracks and more






Soviet dog spacesuit for pooches with the right stuff

August 29, 2014 - 9:13am
Your canine companion can strut its stuff in this authentic Soviet spacesuit, worn by genuine doggy heroes of the space race Belka and Strelka






Painful memories eased by inhaling xenon gas

August 29, 2014 - 9:06am
The odourless, colourless and mostly inert gas xenon has been used to ease painful memories in mice. It could help us to forget our own past traumas






Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed

August 29, 2014 - 8:00am
The latest study suggests Earth's plates today move twice as fast as they did 2 billion years ago – maybe because the mantle has got more runny






Voyager 2's view of solar system's edge will be unique

August 29, 2014 - 7:21am
There's reason to think Voyager 2's sensors will pick up changes that contrast with what Voyager 1 saw en route to the edge of interstellar space






Emailing angry? Your keyboard feels your pain

August 29, 2014 - 6:30am
By measuring the way you are typing, a computer program can detect how you are feeling with 80 per cent accuracy