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This mind-reading hearing aid knows who you’re listening to

New Scientist Headlines - 2 hours 6 min ago
An ear mounted device with a battery of brain-scanning electrodes knows which sounds you're paying attention to – it might also help you get a good night's sleep
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Giant sea spiders sit and wait for prey to knock themselves out

New Scientist Headlines - 3 hours 21 min ago
Huge sea spiders move excruciatingly slowly, but they can still catch prey animals that move much faster than them – because their prey sometimes crash into the seafloor
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We’ve mapped 90 per cent of the stars in our bit of the galaxy

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 17:47
We have plotted almost all the stars near Earth, and the majority are peaceful enough that life on the planets around them could be possible
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A male pill will be a breakthrough for science but not for women

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 17:25
Research is closing in on the elusive male contraceptive pill. But will it really lead to men taking more responsibility for birth control, wonders Lara Williams
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Laser-sticker contacts could let you shoot beams from your eyes

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 16:00
Flexible lasers you can stick to anything can embed a security tag onto banknotes or contact lenses, and emit lasers when light shines on them
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Smart people literally have bigger brain cells than the rest

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 15:05
For the first time, IQ has been linked to neuron size and performance. The breakthrough could lead to new ways to enhance human intelligence
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AI that deletes people from photos makes rewriting history easy

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 13:00
Ugly artefacts, photobombers, or people you’d rather forget can all effortlessly be removed from photos by AI, making it easy to rewrite history
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Lightning hit a woman’s home and switched off her brain implant

New Scientist Headlines - 1 May, 2018 - 05:00
Doctors are warning that some people should change the way they recharge their brain implants, after a lightning strike shut down a woman’s stimulation device
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Women who eat more pasta tend to get menopause earlier

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 23:30
Eating more white pasta and rice has been linked to reaching menopause a year or so earlier than average, while eating oily fish is linked to later menopause
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A mix-up means US air pollution is way worse than thought

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 20:00
Levels of nitrogen oxides in the air are still falling across the US, but satellite measurements show the reduction has slowed down unexpectedly since 2011
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3000 missing children identified with face recognition in India

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 17:07
Thousands of children go missing in India every year. Facial recognition software is now helping reunite some of them with their families
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To save the insect world we must go way beyond neonicotinoid ban

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 16:34
Europe's bold ban on bee-harming insecticides is a positive step, but much more is needed if we are to avoid ecological disaster, says Dave Goulson
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More education is what makes people live longer, not more money

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 16:16
As countries get richer, their citizens live longer. We’ve long thought that rising wealth was responsible for this, but it turns out education is the cause
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A fossil may rewrite the story of how plants first lived on land

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 16:00
A plant fossil that lay unnoticed for a century is unexpectedly large for something so old, and it could upend our ideas about the evolution of land plants
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How some resistant bacteria can even eat antibiotics as food

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 16:00
Hundreds of resistant bacteria are able to actively feed on antibiotics. Now we know how - and we may be able to use it to remove antibiotics from our water
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North Korea’s nuclear-free pledge comes with a massive catch

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 15:19
Last week saw a historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea, but the promise of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula may not be so easy
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Paint a touchpad on your wall to control lights with a swipe

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 11:00
Covering surfaces with a thin layer of conductive material lets you turn on lights and fast-forward films by touching the wall
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Our understanding of the universe’s expansion is really wrong

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 10:52
Last week, the Gaia spacecraft released the best 3D map of our galaxy, which revealed scars in the Milky Way and deepened confusion about how fast the cosmos is expanding
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Acid lakes may be a false alarm but we can’t afford complacency

New Scientist Headlines - 30 April, 2018 - 10:00
Freshwater acidification might turn out to be a trivial problem but we don’t know how much danger aquatic life is in unless we can track down more data
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Toughest ever heat shields made of springy sponge-like stuff

New Scientist Headlines - 27 April, 2018 - 19:00
Chinese scientists have developed a compressible aerogel that has shown in early heat shield tests to be 5 times more resilient than previous materials
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