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New Scientist

Apr 09 2022
Magazine

New Scientist covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world. New Scientist employs and commissions the best writers in their fields from all over the world. Our editorial team provide cutting-edge news, award-winning features and reports, written in concise and clear language that puts discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life today and in the future.

Elsewhere on New Scientist

A lasting imprint • Ancient footprints give a wonderful insight into our ancestors’ personal lives

New Scientist

Urgent climate warning • UN panel says the world must make rapid, deep cuts to emissions to hold off extreme climate change, reports Adam Vaughan

1.5°C goal is barely still in reach • The IPCC’s report shows we have the tools to make fast cuts in emissions. But there is little sign of the political will to act now, says Adam Vaughan

Genomes of extinct species revealed by massive analysis of living organisms

Could we bring back extinct species?

Songbirds living close to the equator are more colourful

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s could help estimate your risk

STEM pay gaps worsen • Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, STEM salaries are on the rise – but not for everyone

Bubbles give off weird light when popped because of quantum physics

Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of people

Infections strain UK hospitals • High numbers of patients with covid-19 in wards have a serious impact on health services, even if it they are in hospital for a different reason, reports Clare Wilson

Should we worry about different variants of the coronavirus merging? • “Deltacron” variants of coronavirus pose a threat, finds Michael Le Page, but they aren’t the worst-case scenario

EU’s net-zero plan has a huge flaw • The bloc’s proposals for reducing emissions could lead to more deforestation

Holograms could help spot urinary tract infections

Slug-like slime robot could crawl through your body

Bats can remember sounds they haven’t heard for years

Unpublished dig notes reveal mudflow that encased the Java Man fossils

Clever crows have a bumper count of certain brain cells

Lawlessness prevails in the Amazon • Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has systematically undermined institutions meant to protect the rainforest, fuelling a sharp increase in deforestation, reports Luke Taylor

Furthest star ever seen offers glimpse back in time

Beasts’ bodies grew faster than brains

Burning wood brings a hefty health bill

Really brief

‘People’ online mostly means men

Where you grew up affects where you navigate best

Pluto may have active ice volcanoes

Smart therapy? • Difficulties getting face-to-face psychiatric therapy have led to the rise of tech alternatives, but how helpful are they, asks Eleanor Morgan

Trees under fire • We don’t focus enough on the loss of plants in times of crisis, but our ability to recover is deeply affected by the plants sharing our communities, writes Beronda L. Montgomery

Earth’s arteries

Your letters

I should be so lucky • The experiences of a semi-professional gambler make an intriguing starting point to explore our belief in luck, says Simon Ings

Secrets of the Arctic • A portrait of three intrepid scientists brings the reality of glacial melting into sharp focus, finds Davide Abbatescianni

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When memes go bad • A growing micro-genre of sci-fi literature is exposing the power of infectious ideas and the horrors they can inflict on our perception of reality, says Sally Adee

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Frequency: Weekly Pages: 60 Publisher: New Scientist Ltd Edition: Apr 09 2022

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New Scientist covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world. New Scientist employs and commissions the best writers in their fields from all over the world. Our editorial team provide cutting-edge news, award-winning features and reports, written in concise and clear language that puts discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life today and in the future.

Elsewhere on New Scientist

A lasting imprint • Ancient footprints give a wonderful insight into our ancestors’ personal lives

New Scientist

Urgent climate warning • UN panel says the world must make rapid, deep cuts to emissions to hold off extreme climate change, reports Adam Vaughan

1.5°C goal is barely still in reach • The IPCC’s report shows we have the tools to make fast cuts in emissions. But there is little sign of the political will to act now, says Adam Vaughan

Genomes of extinct species revealed by massive analysis of living organisms

Could we bring back extinct species?

Songbirds living close to the equator are more colourful

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s could help estimate your risk

STEM pay gaps worsen • Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, STEM salaries are on the rise – but not for everyone

Bubbles give off weird light when popped because of quantum physics

Harmful air pollution now affects 99 per cent of people

Infections strain UK hospitals • High numbers of patients with covid-19 in wards have a serious impact on health services, even if it they are in hospital for a different reason, reports Clare Wilson

Should we worry about different variants of the coronavirus merging? • “Deltacron” variants of coronavirus pose a threat, finds Michael Le Page, but they aren’t the worst-case scenario

EU’s net-zero plan has a huge flaw • The bloc’s proposals for reducing emissions could lead to more deforestation

Holograms could help spot urinary tract infections

Slug-like slime robot could crawl through your body

Bats can remember sounds they haven’t heard for years

Unpublished dig notes reveal mudflow that encased the Java Man fossils

Clever crows have a bumper count of certain brain cells

Lawlessness prevails in the Amazon • Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has systematically undermined institutions meant to protect the rainforest, fuelling a sharp increase in deforestation, reports Luke Taylor

Furthest star ever seen offers glimpse back in time

Beasts’ bodies grew faster than brains

Burning wood brings a hefty health bill

Really brief

‘People’ online mostly means men

Where you grew up affects where you navigate best

Pluto may have active ice volcanoes

Smart therapy? • Difficulties getting face-to-face psychiatric therapy have led to the rise of tech alternatives, but how helpful are they, asks Eleanor Morgan

Trees under fire • We don’t focus enough on the loss of plants in times of crisis, but our ability to recover is deeply affected by the plants sharing our communities, writes Beronda L. Montgomery

Earth’s arteries

Your letters

I should be so lucky • The experiences of a semi-professional gambler make an intriguing starting point to explore our belief in luck, says Simon Ings

Secrets of the Arctic • A portrait of three intrepid scientists brings the reality of glacial melting into sharp focus, finds Davide Abbatescianni

Don’t miss

When memes go bad • A growing micro-genre of sci-fi literature is exposing the power of infectious ideas and the horrors they can inflict on our perception of reality, says Sally Adee

Extreme encryption • A clever form of cryptography allows us to see data without ever...


Expand title description text