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Community Level 6liz1102

liz1102

For New and Old Scientists alike

AdvantagesInformative, Interesting, Easy to read, appeals to wide group of people

DisadvantagesToo many ads and job ads, it is quite expensive as it's weekly.

"New Scientist is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary, so what better time to write a review of it. In 1956 a publisher by the name of Maxwell Raison realised that there was a 'hungry thirst amongst ordinary people to know more about science and technology'. The result was the first ever edition of New Scientist. In the past half-century New Scientist has covered stories from the Chernobyl disaster, to the 'baby computer' (which was as big as ..." Read review
24.11.2006

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Community Level 5C_W_Monkey

C_W_Monkey

Science, Technology and Engimas

AdvantagesEasy to read and up to date science issues

DisadvantagesThe Enigma is depressingly hard

"...a conversation came up about New scientist with a teacher of mine. She was quick to inform me that this magazine was beyond my level. She's the same teacher who didn't put me into the Level 10 SATS that year. I proceeded to get the highest results our school has had in science GCSEs and Physics A level. One can only postulate that she may have been wrong on many things. But I believed her. I didn't bother even looking at it. In year 10 I would ..." Read review
31.08.2004

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"News, Ideas, Innovation"

AdvantagesInteresting and often entertaining articles

DisadvantagesOccasionally becomes a little too technical

"...have included things regarding potential new treatments for cancer, articles about climate change and even new discoveries in the field of evolution. Generally speaking the writing style within the magazine is very readable and pitched at such a level that even if you're not familiar with the subject matter, you can still grasp the general meaning behind the theories or discoveries being discussed. I'll admit that occasionally I find myself a little ..." Read review
29.03.2007

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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

Educational and Very Readable

AdvantagesPublished weekly. Up to date. Topical

DisadvantagesA Load of Adverts for Research Posts

"...then the UK-based publication, The New Scientist could well be of considerable interest to you. The New Scientist is published weekly by IPC Magazines Ltd and was founded way back in 1956. Its current circulation is well in excess of 100,000 and it is read by academics, researchers, science students and laymen with an interest in scientific subjects. Each issue has half a dozen or so features usually amounting to around 3500 words and whilst they ..." Read review
24.12.2001

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Community Level 2monk13i

monk13i

Definatly a most interesing read

AdvantagesWell written articles on diverse topics

DisadvantagesNot for the average reader

"...they would change their minds. New scientist aims to imform people about the general scientific advances being made using a clear and interesting writing style. Describing advances in quantum string theory and evolutionary biology in easy to understand language would seem to be a difficult task. The writers manage this no mean feat week in week out though. Using the clear to understand diagrams and basic explantions I have been able to understand ..." Read review
21.02.2002

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Community Level 2JamieJCO

JamieJCO

Bringing the Scientist out in you.

AdvantagesGreat articles, thought provoking, impressing your friends with your knowledge.

DisadvantagesPrior knowledge of science sometimes required.

"...and well written, and often New Scientist is the first to hear about the latest developments. The magazine does require some prior scientific knowledge and there are some words that some readers may have to look up, and if you're looking for some celebrity gossip and crosswords this certainly isn't the magazine for you. --------------- Conclusion --------------- This magazine is great read and you will never find that you have nothing you're ..." Read review
21.10.2008

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Community Level 2rachvt

rachvt

I am not a scientist, but I love this magazine

Advantagesenlightening, quality journalism, keeps you at the forefront of the latest scientific advances

Disadvantagescan be quite costly, addictive reading which can take a good few hours to finish reading an issue

"...to many magazines before, but New Scientist is the only one I've had subscribed to for more than a year. The thought of cancelling the subscription had occurred before, usually if a particular issue didn't contain many articles which were interesting to me, but still somehow, the next issue to land on my door will entice me with some interesting article which will then once again make me change my mind about cancelling! The thing is, this isn't one ..." Read review
26.04.2009

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Community Level 2sporty

sporty

Expand your brainpower...

AdvantagesDiverse and something for all interests

DisadvantagesHas the sterotype of not being for the general public

"...in order to read the New Scientist. They are: 1. You are a nerd 2. You have super brain powers 3. You donít get out much. Well, it is my opinion that all of the above are myths, and I am hopefully going to explain why! The New Scientist stylishly promotes a modern day approach to science and technology, encompassing diverse subjects such as complementary and alternative medicine, cloning, alternative energy source, robotics, modern medicine ..." Read review
14.11.2002

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Community Level 5polydeuces

polydeuces

You Dont Need An Ology

AdvantagesVery well written magazine

DisadvantagesCan be a little dry

"New Scientist is published each week and costs £2. This is a very low price for some of the best and clearest writing on contemporary issues concerning science on this planet. Many recent issues have particularly been covering the summit in The Hague about climate change. Articles on this subject have been balanced and are not written from either a green or a corporate perspective. The recent proliferation of BSE in those countries in Europe where ..." Read review
10.03.2001

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Community Level 5Saltire

Saltire

Not just for boffins

AdvantagesInformative, not advanced

DisadvantagesI haven't found a job through it yet!!

"New Scientist is a worldwide publication aimed at popularist science issues and explaining them in a non-scientific way. The main scientific disciplines such as physical sciences, biological and life sciences, computer technology and mathematics are covered, albeit not necessarily in every issue. As a scientist, I rate the content very highly. My area of interest is optical phenomena, but I find it easy to learn other disciplines and of current ..." Read review
22.01.2001

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Community Level 2Rixie

Rixie

A good quality, non-technical magazine

AdvantagesEasy to read, consise

DisadvantagesExpensive, so read the website instead

"...on topical aspects of biology, New Scientist is lively, easy to read and relevant to the general public, something which is rarely achived in the scientific press, and yet it doesnt shy away from the complex and difficult areas, and may go into particular detail when the subject has significant social impacts (at least in europe), e.g. it has recently covered foot and mouth and the debate over GM crops in great detail, in a far more factual manner ..." Read review
26.05.2001

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Community Level 6Excelle

Excelle

Excellent journal

AdvantagesExcellent source of interesting up to date information

Disadvantages£2 every week may be too much for most people

"Every large subject area had itís own magazine. Some have many. But itís not the quantity of magazines that you should be concerned about, but more the quality - one good magazine is a whole lot better than a load of rubbish ones. New Scientist is a weekly magazine produced to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the scientific world. It covers all scientific fields, including physics, biology, chemistry and all branches thereof, ..." Read review
15.12.2000

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Community Level 1PanTaLemon

PanTaLemon

News for Scientists.... and non-Scientists (New Scientist)

AdvantagesUnrivalled articles in all areas of science

DisadvantagesFairly expensive without a subscription, Some of the magazine taken up with ads

"...texts for the scientific elite, New Scientist offers the latest in cutting edge science in a concise and fully readable format, regardless of your scientific status. As a student I have been a subscriber to New Scientist for some time, yet the beauty of this unique periodical arises from the fact that you don't need a degree in Supervolcanics to understand this weeks article on Mount St Helens (for example). Indeed the only prerequisite to an enjoyable ..." Read review
16.06.2009

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Community Level 3Lowey

Lowey

A must read for any1 with a sci interest!

AdvantagesDespite what you may think...it's really easy to read

DisadvantagesToo many job ads at the end

"...all these years is reading New Scientist magazines occasionally. They are completely packed full of interesting science stories, things which are happening right now in the world, all the outbreaks in research. But not only is it so interesting, it is really easy to read, anyone with just a small interest in science can pick it up and flcik through and read those stories (of which I'm sure there will be many) which take your interest! If you are ..." Read review
01.09.2005

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Community Level 3Happymama

Happymama

Even the babysitter reads this!

AdvantagesIts accessibility

DisadvantagesWeekly edition raises costs!

"I first started reading New Scientist when I began an OU science-based degree course, and rapidly became hooked! I quickly took out a subscription, (40% off for new subscribers!) and every Thursday morning all thoughts of housework, study, childcare etc went out of the window as I opened that week's edition. A couple of years later I'm still a regular reader of this emminently sensible science-based nugget. There's something in every edition for ..." Read review
16.08.2004

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