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Levitator suspends ball of liquid metal in space

3 hours 9 min ago
A device delivered to the International Space Station takes advantage of weightlessness to probe how metals solidify

Us vs universe: How to get below absolute zero

4 hours 9 min ago
There's a whole mirror world of negative temperatures reaching from minus infinity to absolute zero – now we're plumbing those depths for real (full text available to subscribers)

In need of seasonal gift-buying inspiration?

5 hours 9 min ago
From mouse taxidermy to chocolate body parts, CultureLab has all the wit and whimsy you could wish for the science fans in your life

Run your own experiment using CERN's public LHC data

5 hours 39 min ago
Want to try your hand at particle physics? The home of the Higgs boson discovery has released data from all its experiments online for anyone to use

Today on New Scientist

6 hours 39 min ago
All the latest stories on bending the rules of physics, a journey to China's biggest dam, eco-mayonnaise ditches the eggs, snowshoe hare races climate change, moustached spider's bristly kiss, and more

Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected

6 hours 53 min ago
Antarctic sea ice might be three times as thick as we thought, according to data that may help narrow down one of the biggest uncertainties in the global climate system

Opening the door to immigrants is good for the economy

7 hours 4 min ago
Empirical evidence consistently finds that migrants boost the prosperity of host countries

Simply the biggest: The great dam of China

10 hours 9 min ago
The superlatives fly when it comes to the Three Gorges, but is it delivering the promised benefits? New Scientist travelled down the Yangtze to find out (full text available to subscribers)

I'm cracking the future of food – no chickens required

11 hours 9 min ago
Egg-free mayonnaise is just the first in a line of eco-friendly products from Josh Tetrick's company, Hampton Creek. But what is the secret ingredient?

Us vs universe: Seeing smaller than the limit of light

14 hours 9 min ago
Stefan Hell's microscope sees things that light waves should be too clumsy to reveal – and it won him this year's chemistry Nobel (full text available to subscribers)

Violence ahead as tragedies of the commons spread

16 hours 9 min ago
The world risks heading the way of Easter Island – a spiral into conflict as depleted natural resources are plundered, warns Petros Sekeris

Total white out: Snowshoe hares vs global warming

November 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Removing their white winter coat once kept snowshoe hares hidden in spring, but as the snows melt earlier, they are increasingly exposed. Can they fight back? (full text available to subscribers)

Us vs universe: Adventures in breaking light speed

November 23, 2014 - 8:00am
It's the ultimate speed limit – but in some places, it seems the cosmic traffic cops are letting things slip (full text available to subscribers)

Us vs universe: Quantum dance enters forbidden zone

November 22, 2014 - 10:00am
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

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

What's behind the snowmageddon that hit the US?

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