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Renowned astrophysicist Alan Guth once had trouble holding down a job.
A look back at some of our most popular articles.
The crowning mathematical achievement of the Enlightenment.
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If life can exist in the oily seas of Saturn's largest moon, then perhaps we will find it all over the Universe.
The greatest and most popular puzzle of the 20th century began life as an artwork.
Don Ingber is a disruptive influence, which is what the Harvard-based Wyss Institute wants in a director.
A selection of science pictures from the past year.
Dating the ancient past in tiny bites.
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A gallery of Cosmos Magazine Snapshots from the last year.
The recommendation that men over 50 take statins has triggered a ferocious debate.
The daughter of Lord Byron was the first to grasp computer programming.
The signs are promising, but doctors warn there is no room for complacency.
Like humans, dolphins rely on their social connections. But the social habits of Risso’s dolphins set them apart.
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Readers name the science fiction robots they have liked the best.
Mechanical minds will enrich civilisation.
Ethics, love, the future of work. Will humans be superseded?
A look at four robots built to mimic human movement.
The sperm whale's head houses a massive organ used for echolocation.
Astounding images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 winners at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
A new breed of automatons will soon be among us.
Cars that drive themselves are safer than those driven by humans.
It's been an action-packed month for the Red Planet.
Is this really a milestone in artificial intelligence?
Some stunning images from the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography.
AI is already here and far from being terrified of it, we love it.
Hard-working field robots are paying their way in remote mines and city ports.