VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

VAR, urban mining and the world’s fastest web at New Scientist Live

With the programme for New Scientist Live really shaping up, here are five things you won’t want to miss out on at our award-winning show… Technology in sport is giving athletes the crucial edge over their rivals, helping umpires make difficult decisions and giving fans exciting new ways to experience the action. As we’ve seen […]

‘Beyond belief’: Scientist slams study identifying ‘oldest fossils ever discovered’

‘Beyond belief’: Scientist slams study identifying ‘oldest fossils ever discovered’

Researchers have identified a series of fossils which they believe are the oldest living organisms ever discovered on our planet, pre-dating their closest competitor for the title by approximately 1 billion years. Using recently-developed and extremely rare technology, known as a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS), the researchers spent over a decade painstakingly examining the […]

Senior Intel Corp. Scientist Predicted Bitcoin In Cryptography Manifesto—In 1994

Senior Intel Corp. Scientist Predicted Bitcoin In Cryptography Manifesto—In 1994

The world may never know the true identity (or identities) of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, but the idea of cryptocurrency has actually been popular among crypto-anarchists and privacy experts for decades. In fact, Timothy May, a senior scientist involved in the early years at the Intel corporation predicted the rise of cryptocurrencies […]

‘Man flu’ debate rages again, thank to this (male) scientist

‘Man flu’ debate rages again, thank to this (male) scientist

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:30 Men can wheeze a sigh of relief today, after a scientific review claimed that the phenomenon known as ‘man flu’ may well exist. The study argues that men really do have weaker immune response to respiratory viruses. After years of enduring the dual injustices of suffering through a bout […]

Old Scientist: Why aren’t there more British Nobels?

Old Scientist: Why aren’t there more British Nobels?

By Mick O’Hare “DOES epidemic disease come from space?” In the relatively sober 1970s, this headline must have been even more alarming than it would be in our present era of fake news. Especially atop an article by famous astronomer Fred Hoyle and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe, arguing that infamous epidemics like the deadly Spanish flu […]