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So you think you can read body language?

It is a common perception that one’s body language can be read, but how true is this?

In a recent article in New Scientist Magazine the author Caroline Williams debunks some ideas, which are commonly held as true. 658 more words

Answering the unanswerable: An exclusive excerpt from Know It All

How large can raindrops get? Can the heart cramp up like any other muscle? Why do wet things smell more than dry ones? Every day, countless “un-Google-able” questions pour into the mailbox of New Scientist’s beloved “Last Word” column — a rare forum for unpredictable answers sourced from the combined brainpower of the magazine’s readership. 402 more words


'The Internet is wonderful, but how much of it do you believe?' New Scientist editor Mick O'Hare on answering the un-Google-able in Know It All

On On Feb. 24, the British magazine New Scientist will release the latest book in its “Last Word” column, which promises answers to hundreds of “un-Google-able” queries. 682 more words


Is Human Poop the Ultimate Rocket Fuel? : Discovery News


Is Human Poop the Ultimate Rocket Fuel?

DEC 8, 2014 04:33 PM ET // BY IAN O’NEILL.

New Scientist Magazine.

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Human waste has been a hassle for spaceflight since the dawn of the space age. 754 more words

Menthol increases nicotine addiction by tweaking brain - health - 05 December 2014 - New Scientist

Menthol increases nicotine addiction by tweaking brain, “New Scientist” magazine,

19:00 05 December 2014 by Viviane Callier

It’s a fresh problem. People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit – and it could be because fresh-tasting menthol is changing their brains to more sensitive to nicotine. 521 more words