New Scientist: The bizarre universe lurking in the shadows
- This week's top stories from the web's No.1 science and technology news service4 March 2009Dear New Scientist Reader, welcome to the New Scientist newsletter. This week, we reveal new clues to the identity of dark matter, why Obama is taking the biggest science punt in history, and why we might all end up eating deep-fried jellyfish...Anil Ananthaswamy, New Scientist consultant
A Bizarre Universe May Be Lurking In The Shadows
A mysterious substance called dark matter has troubled cosmologists trying to understand the universe for years. Now there are tantalising signs that we know what it is - and it is turning out to be even weirder than anyone thought...MOREHow did whales and dolphins evolve their breathing holes? Find out, in this week's Last Word column...MORE
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Jellyfish sushi: Seafood's slimy future
With many commercial seafood species close to collapse, it's time to look for tasty alternatives, says Caroline Williams
The selfless gene: Rethinking Dawkins's doctrine
The idea that genes merely promote an individual's survival is under fire - they may work for the benefit of entire species too, says Bob Holmes
Beyond east and west: How the brain unites us all
The way we think may be shaped by the culture in which we grow up, but the similarities between groups are far greater than the differences, says Ed Yong
Why Facebook is good for you
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