We're not quite back to the pre-plane era, but air travel over and around the north Atlantic might get a lot more disrupted in the coming years.
There is something strange in the cosmic neighbourhood. An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before.
Some lizards escape predators by "dropping" their tail, but the experience appears to leave its mark. After losing their tail, lizards end up with damaging changes to their DNA.
The human family tree may be in for a dramatic rewrite. DNA collected from a fossilised finger bone from Siberia shows it belonged to a mysterious ancient hominid – perhaps a new species.
Does Schrödinger's cat really exist? You bet. The first ever quantum superposition in an object visible to the naked eye has been observed.
New Scientist is one of the best science magazines in the solar system, partly because its staff is packed with science fiction fans. That's why they're running a 'flash fiction' contest, where you submit your SF story about life 100 years from now - in 350 words or less. The panel of judges includes author Stephen…
Hope you saved your 3-D glasses from recent issues of Entertainment Weekly and People, because new images from Mars have been released in 3-D... It's just like being there! But more comfortable, and with air!
One hundred years ago today, June 30th, 1908, a great explosion rained Hell over Siberia, flattening 830 square miles of forest. Easily big enough to destroy a city, the 30-meter diameter space rock missed Moscow by about 4 hours. And it will happen again. But even as we track the objects headed our way in the next…