A jet has flown an 800-kilometre round trip in civilian airspace, controlled entirely from the ground, as the on-board pilot took it easy
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A heap of new evidence from space telescopes and underground detectors could be pointing the way to the first solid sign of dark matter
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The universe is strangely magnetic – and a process of runaway expansion at its birth can now explain why
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All the latest stories on newscientist.com, including: hunting car bombs, secret lives of bubbles, the ex-con who became a painter via a stroke, and more
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A synthetic antivenom may one day lead to a vaccine against the bites of deadly spiders
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Once a hardened criminal, Tommy McHugh had a stroke that gave him a compulsive urge to paint and talk in rhyme – and unable to hurt a fly
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The WHO is beginning what it hopes will be its final push to eradicate polio, involving the fastest, largest roll-out of a vaccine in history
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A good year for crops has a cruel twist as billions of insects devour harvests, threatening more than half the country with hunger
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We may soon reap the benefits of quantum computing now that a D-Wave quantum device has beaten a regular PC in a number-crunching face-off
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