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Super

Informative, Interesting, Easy to read, appeals to...

Too many ads and job ads, it is quite expensive as...

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...

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Excellent

Easy to read and up to date science issues

The Enigma is depressingly hard

When I was in Year 9 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...

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Excellent

Well written articles on diverse topics

Not for the average reader

Most people would think a science magasine was boring. But if they read this magasine I'm betting 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...

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Excellent

enlightening, quality journalism, keeps you at the...

can be quite costly, addictive reading which can t...

I've subscribed 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...

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Excellent

Great articles, thought provoking, impressing your...

Prior knowledge of science sometimes required.

------------- What is it? ------------- New Scientist is a weekly magazine with all of the latest scientific developments, theory's and issues from a variety of subjects and there are dozens of articles on a variety of subjects, for example this week's issue was largely about the current economic...

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Excellent

Published weekly. Up to date. Topical

A Load of Adverts for Research Posts

Do you enjoy reading tightly-written, authoritative features on subjects such as Black Holes,Climate Change, Mad Cow Disease, DNA, Cloning and recent scientific developments in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Geology, Particle Physics and Organic Chemistry ? Do you avidly follow the debate on...

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Super

“"News, Ideas, Innovation"”

published 29/03/2007

Interesting and often entertaining articles

Occasionally becomes a little too technical

I'm sure everyone remembers their science lessons as a child - having to wear safety-glasses, learning the periodic table, using Bunsen burners to melt biros, (perhaps that was just my class?). For many, these are the first lessons that begin to answer many questions you have as a child about how...

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Excellent

“Expand your brainpower...”

published 14/11/2002

Diverse and something for all interests

Has the sterotype of not being for the general pub...

It is a common misconception that you have to fulfil three qualities in order to read the New Scientist. They are: 1. You are a nerd 2. You have super brain powers 3. You don’t 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...

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Super

Easy to read, consise

Expensive, so read the website instead

Tending to focus 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...

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Excellent

“Excellent journal”

published 15/12/2000

Excellent source of interesting up to date informa...

£2 every week may be too much for most people

Every large subject area had it’s own magazine. Some have many. But it’s 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...

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Excellent

“You Dont Need An Ology”

published 09/03/2001

Very well written magazine

Can 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...

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Excellent

Unrivalled articles in all areas of science

Fairly expensive without a subscription, Some of t...

Far from being 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...

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Excellent

“Not just for boffins”

published 22/01/2001

Informative, not advanced

I 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...

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Excellent

Despite what you may think...it's really easy to r...

Too many job ads at the end

I've always been interested in science right from a very young age, but it only really became apparent when deciding what A Levels I should do. I opted for Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Whoa! You might be thinking thats way too much science! I guess it was a bit, but I really enjoy the...

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Excellent

Its accessibility

Weekly 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...

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