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Here are today’s top science and technology stories from “New Scientist Magazine.”  Views expressed in this science and technology news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content provided by “New Scientist Magazine.”

Accessed on 12 May 2019, 1550 UTC.


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A simple experiment could help find alien life on Europa

Svalbard vault

Underland is a profound journey into the mirror world of the dead

Someone looking at an outfit

AI recommends ‘fashionable’ outfits to millions of people in China

A sponge

Artificial sponges could pull uranium from seawater for nuclear power

Night sky

The universe is 2.5 billion times less magnetic than a fridge magnet

An image in the bar

Directors are using virtual reality on set to find the perfect shot


CHIME telescope

Fast radio bursts: We’re finally decoding messages from deep space


The idea that there are only 100 harvests left is just a fantasy

blue sharks

Underwater tests reveal sharks may be smarter than you think

IQOS device

Are heat-not-burn tobacco products a safer alternative to cigarettes?

13 Reasons Why

Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why really increase suicide rates?

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy: How maths blows my mind – and how it will save us


Hannah Joshua

Want to build robots and invent stuff? Here’s where to start

Chernobyl disaster: how the Soviet Union's cover story was blown

Chernobyl disaster: how the Soviet Union’s cover story was blown

House of Parliament

UK government told to adopt world’s most ambitious climate target

The truth about the QWERTY keyboard

The truth about the QWERTY keyboard

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