New Scientist is a weekly international science magazine and website covering recent developments in science and technology for a general English-speaking audience. Founded in 1956, it is published by Reed Business Information Ltd, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier. New Scientist has maintained a website since 1996, publishing daily news. As well as covering current events and news from the scientific community, the magazine often features speculative articles, ranging from the technical to the philosophical.
In the issue:
- End the carnage decimating the natural world
The tide of toxic red mud that flooded from a Hungarian alumina plant last week could have been avoided
- NASA 'intrusions' may deter rocket scientists
Space researchers are at the heart of a legal battle over privacy. If they lose, NASA may have trouble attracting top talent
- People with ME banned from giving blood in UK
The UK's blood transfusion service last week became the latest to refuse donations from people who have had ME or chronic fatigue syndrome
- Phoenix delivers trapped miners to safety
It took just three days for a NASA engineer and his team to build the Phoenix capsule that has lifted 33 trapped Chilean miners to safety
- Five-year 'Jesus box' trial comes to an end
Provenance of an ossuary inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is about to be decided by an Israeli court
- How much would you pay for planet Earth?
Putting a cash value on nature may give officials heading to a biodiversity summit the jolt they need
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