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New Scientist International Edition

Aug 20 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

No time to waste • Sewer sludge is a valuable resource – but be careful how you use it

New Scientist International Edition

Nuclear plant in danger • Ukrainian officials warn that shelling near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant could cause a radiation leak, reports Matthew Sparkes

Worst drought in 500 years? • River flows across Europe are down by a third, exacerbating food and energy crises

US government wants to create ‘too-hot-to-work’ rules

Dry rivers and stressed plants hit wildlife hard

Analysis Water infrastructure • England faces a drier future As climate change brings more frequent droughts, major investments are needed to prepare for water shortages, says Adam Vaughan

Faint galaxies may be closer than they appear with JWST

People with half a brain recognise words and faces well

Record-breaking flight • A reconnaissance drone has remained in the air for more than two months

Huge increase in saiga antelope population

Fusion ignition confirmed • A 2021 experiment achieved the milestone of nuclear fusion ignition, but attempts to recreate it haven’t been successful, reports Karmela Padavic-Callaghan

Contaminated volcanic deposit exacerbated CO2 shortage in US

AI that recommends bespoke diets seems to ease constipation

Radiation threat to Mars astronauts • Simulated doses on a 1000-day mission exceed the safe limits set by space agencies

Cornea made from pig collagen may restore sight

No pregnancy complications with covid-19 vaccines

Nearby galaxies may lack dark matter to hold them together

Hunt for interstellar meteorite on sea floor

Losing parts of our voice box may have helped speech

Why thinking long and hard can leave you mentally exhausted

Robot submarine scans seabed and classifies rubbish

Battle over Virginia’s data centres • Big Tech and civil war enthusiasts are clashing over efforts to build new data centres near historic US battlefields, writes Jeremy Hsu

Veggie diet can raise risk of a hip fracture

Hibernation slows ageing in some bats

Sponges expel mucus with slow-motion ‘sneezes’

Really brief

Not such a class act • While addressing mental illness at school is well intentioned, it may not always have a positive effect, says Lucy Foulkes

This changes everything • Campsite coding Deerpunk costumes, tacos delivered by drones and a game called “Beerocracy” featured at this year’s ToorCamp for hackers – it was a blast, writes Annalee Newitz

Strange beauty

Conscious creatures • Evidence that some animals dream helps to make the case that they have a sense of self, of “animalhood”, finds Simon Ings

Smell the roses • From cacao to vanilla, an unusual history connects aromatic molecules to human culture, discovers Chris Stokel-Walker

Don’t miss

The games column • Live your best cat life Whether it’s meowing or cuddling up with your furry companions, Stray is a great game if you fancy spending time as a feline, and looks set to become a classic for cat lovers, says Jacob Aron

Editor’s pick

Reality’s hidden depths • Translating our theories of physics into an eight-dimensional number system might just give us a way to make sense of the laws of nature, says Michael Brooks

Secrets in...


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Frequency: Weekly Pages: 60 Publisher: New Scientist Ltd Edition: Aug 20 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

No time to waste • Sewer sludge is a valuable resource – but be careful how you use it

New Scientist International Edition

Nuclear plant in danger • Ukrainian officials warn that shelling near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant could cause a radiation leak, reports Matthew Sparkes

Worst drought in 500 years? • River flows across Europe are down by a third, exacerbating food and energy crises

US government wants to create ‘too-hot-to-work’ rules

Dry rivers and stressed plants hit wildlife hard

Analysis Water infrastructure • England faces a drier future As climate change brings more frequent droughts, major investments are needed to prepare for water shortages, says Adam Vaughan

Faint galaxies may be closer than they appear with JWST

People with half a brain recognise words and faces well

Record-breaking flight • A reconnaissance drone has remained in the air for more than two months

Huge increase in saiga antelope population

Fusion ignition confirmed • A 2021 experiment achieved the milestone of nuclear fusion ignition, but attempts to recreate it haven’t been successful, reports Karmela Padavic-Callaghan

Contaminated volcanic deposit exacerbated CO2 shortage in US

AI that recommends bespoke diets seems to ease constipation

Radiation threat to Mars astronauts • Simulated doses on a 1000-day mission exceed the safe limits set by space agencies

Cornea made from pig collagen may restore sight

No pregnancy complications with covid-19 vaccines

Nearby galaxies may lack dark matter to hold them together

Hunt for interstellar meteorite on sea floor

Losing parts of our voice box may have helped speech

Why thinking long and hard can leave you mentally exhausted

Robot submarine scans seabed and classifies rubbish

Battle over Virginia’s data centres • Big Tech and civil war enthusiasts are clashing over efforts to build new data centres near historic US battlefields, writes Jeremy Hsu

Veggie diet can raise risk of a hip fracture

Hibernation slows ageing in some bats

Sponges expel mucus with slow-motion ‘sneezes’

Really brief

Not such a class act • While addressing mental illness at school is well intentioned, it may not always have a positive effect, says Lucy Foulkes

This changes everything • Campsite coding Deerpunk costumes, tacos delivered by drones and a game called “Beerocracy” featured at this year’s ToorCamp for hackers – it was a blast, writes Annalee Newitz

Strange beauty

Conscious creatures • Evidence that some animals dream helps to make the case that they have a sense of self, of “animalhood”, finds Simon Ings

Smell the roses • From cacao to vanilla, an unusual history connects aromatic molecules to human culture, discovers Chris Stokel-Walker

Don’t miss

The games column • Live your best cat life Whether it’s meowing or cuddling up with your furry companions, Stray is a great game if you fancy spending time as a feline, and looks set to become a classic for cat lovers, says Jacob Aron

Editor’s pick

Reality’s hidden depths • Translating our theories of physics into an eight-dimensional number system might just give us a way to make sense of the laws of nature, says Michael Brooks

Secrets in...


Expand title description text