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New Scientist: Latest News, 02 Jan 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a Hawaii Island-based blog focusing on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  In today’s post, we’ll examine some of the top science stories published by the “New Scientist” Magazine.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 02 January 2019, 1525 UTC.


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Crashing tidal waves may lurk beneath the surface of icy moons

Is eating cheese as bad for animals and the planet as eating meat?

Black-haired monkeys in Costa Rica are suddenly turning blonde

Distant space rock Ultima Thule looks like a spinning bowling pin

Massive space rock smash-up with Uranus recreated in a riot of colour

Leafcutter ants have their own landfill sites that emit greenhouse gas


How to make even your toughest new year’s resolutions stick

Biggest archaeological dig in Europe will uncover UK’s buried history

It’s very bad news that common viruses are affected by climate change

Vaguer goals may help you stick to your new exercise routine

2019 Preview: Experimental vaccine could let coeliacs eat gluten

The animal economists that can wheel and deal as well as any human


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

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

Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication

A swarming asexual midge is island hopping towards Antarctica

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Russ Roberts