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Female monkeys call to males when they see a predator approaching

Female putty-nosed monkeys of West Africa will use calls to enlist the help of males when they see a leopard approach

Animals with weird neurons may rewrite the story of brain evolution

The neurons of comb jellies are a peculiar shape and use chemicals not found in the brains of other animals – hinting they might have evolved independently of other neurons

Basic income trial is testing how money affects child development

A pioneering trial is giving mothers in poverty either a large or small cash gift each month for several years to find out whether a basic income changes a baby's brain and development

Artificial nervous system senses light and learns to catch like humans

A simple artificial nervous system is able to mimic the way humans respond to light and learn to perform basic tasks. The principle could extend to creating more useful robots and prostheses

Covid-19 news: EU drugs regulator reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Mars swung between humid and arid conditions before it dried up

Images captured on the Martian surface by the Curiosity rover indicate that the planet fluctuated between arid and humid conditions in its ancient past

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

People expect chocolate to taste bitter if it is in black packaging

People expect dark and milk chocolate to be taste more bitter if it is in black packaging, while yellow and pink packaging is associated with sweeter-tasting chocolate

A third of Antarctic ice shelves risk collapsing due to climate change

Around a third of the ice shelves holding back huge glaciers in Antarctica are at risk of collapse if the world fails to take sufficient action on climate change

Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere by 1°C for six months

Smoke pollution from the 2019–2020 Australian bushfires warmed the stratosphere over the southern hemisphere by at least 1°C for six months after the fires

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