The New Scientist is one of my favorite publications, delivering a daily stream of interesting and clever stories about technology, science and life. I haven’t called out any stories since the week before Julian’s birth. So today, I went through my accumulation of 169 New Scientist story feeds and am pleased to provide you the top headlines I thought were most interesting over the past three weeks:
- Did starving Neanderthals eat each other?
- What you speak may affect what you hear
- Can’t remember what you just read? Take a nap
- Why French red is best for the heart
- Invention: Body-wired headphones
- Think of a concept, taste it on your tongue
- Hens with bigger ‘hairdos’ get more sex
- ‘Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them’
- Gestures say so much, whatever your language
- Red wine compound boosts athletic endurance
These guys write great headlines and the stories are concise, digestible and addictive. Even stories about primary research are relevant and often applicable to everyday life. If I were a journalist, I think I’d want to work at The New Scientist.
In fact, the New Scientist Web site is cited and linked to in the blogosphere significantly more than most other science-oriented publications, including Popular Science (which partners with CNN) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science Now.