New Scientist: Latest News, 30 Dec 2018

Welcome to the Sunday, 30 December 2018, edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a Hawaii-based blog focusing on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  This post contains articles reviewed by “New Scientist” magazine.  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 30 December 2018, 1523 UTC.

Source:  https://www.newscientist.com

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gravitational wave detector

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Nature's Nation: Art benefits from getting its hands dirty

Nature’s Nation: Art benefits from getting its hands dirty

black hole

2019 Preview: We will see the first ever picture of a black hole

Droplets don't have to be round - here's one squished into a square

Droplets don’t have to be round – here’s one squished into a square

wildfire

The most eye-catching science and tech news stories of 2018

The Republican Reversal shows how the US party is like Soviet Russia

The Republican Reversal shows how the US party is like Soviet Russia

IN DEPTH

Dota 2 teams compete at ESL One Hamburg

2019 Preview: AI to best humans at one of world’s most complex games

A picture of Stork in the sky

UK army tests eagle-inspired paragliding drone for delivering supplies

Dream on: My year pursuing the third state of being

Dream on: My year pursuing the third state of being

quantum world artwork

The quantum trick that can help you live a better life – probably

ellipsograph

Quiz: What were these six bamboozling inventions designed to do?

Denisovan tooth

2019 Preview: Teeth will reveal our species’ deep evolutionary past

EDITOR’S CHOICE

DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

DNA from 6000-year-old chewing gum reveals how an ancient woman lived

Colour me scientific: Two free fun colour-me-in downloads

Colour me scientific: Two free fun colour-me-in downloads

People lifting weights

Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication

midges

A swarming asexual midge is island hopping towards Antarctica

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