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The dawn of language

9 June 2022

How and why did we evolve from languageless apes to languaging humans? How did our ancestors become language-ready, and what triggered the dawn of language? Join Sverker Johansson as he reveals the first speakers, what they talked about and in what language. He will explore how we went from the early communication to the full diversity of modern languages. Sverker will explain how we can find evidence to go beyond mere speculation about the dawn of language.

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Being Human Series
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New Scientist: Being Human Series

9 June-8 September 2022

What makes us human? From language to love, this event series will take a deep dive into the origins of all the things that make us, us.

Save 25% off the standard ticket price by purchasing a series ticket to all four live online Being Human lectures (also available on-demand for 12 Months) or purchase single tickets for £13 per lecture (early booking rate).

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Being Human Series
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Big Thinkers Series 2022 - Online event series

16 June-10 November 2022

The 2022 Big Thinkers series frombetvictor是真的吗events features eight online talks streamed throughout 2022, covering a wide range of topics all brought to you by world-class scientist speakers and experts. If you are curious about your brain, your body, your planet or your universe, then this series is your place to hear the latest research.

Save £40 off the standard ticket price by purchasing a series ticket to all eight talks in the Big Thinkers series.

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Big Thinkers Series
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Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them

Thursday 23rd June 2022 | 6-7pm BST | On-demand

23 June 2022

In this talk, leading theoretical physicist and YouTube starTony Padillatakes us on an irreverent cosmic tour of the most extraordinary numbers in physics, using them to build a picture of how the universe works.

He will demonstrate how these numbers – from the brazenly big to the suspiciously small - are the key to unlocking such mind-bending phenomena as black holes, the holographic truth and the problem of the cosmological constant. Combining cutting-edge science with an entertaining cosmic quest, Tony will present an electrifying, head-twisting guide to the most fundamental truths of the universe.

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The evolution of childhood

7 July 2022

Compared to the rest of our primate relatives, humans have a uniquely long childhood. From picking a mate to having a baby – and raising it to make more babies – what are the evolutionary pressures that made us this way? When did we choose pair-bonding, why is pregnancy so dangerous, how did we evolve dads, and what is so suspicious about grandmas? More importantly – what have we evolved to use all this extra childhood for?

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The Origin of the Universe

14 July 2022

In the beginning was the Big Bang: an unimaginably hot fire almost fourteen billion years ago in which the first elements were forged. The physical theory of the hot nascent universe—the Big Bang—was one of the most consequential developments in twentieth-century science. And yet it leaves many questions unanswered: Why is the universe so big? Why is it so old? What is the origin of structure in the cosmos?

In this talk, physicistWill Kinneyexplains a more recent theory that may hold the answers to these questions and even explain the ultimate origins of the universe: cosmic inflation, before the primordial fire of the Big Bang.

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How to be a human

Online event | Thursday, 8 September 2022 | 18.00-19.00 BST

8 September 2022

Humans are weird creatures, with obscure social customs, complex interpersonal relationships and baffling unwritten rules. In this talk, champion of neurodiversity, Dr Camilla Pang, will help us understand the weird, wonderful and unique complexities of the human species.

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla created her own manual for understanding humans, which went on to win the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize in 2020.

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New Scientist Live London 2022

7-9 October 2022

Are you curious about our brains, our bodies, our planet and our universe? Do you want to know more about how to survive the climate crisis, how our ancestors lived or how researchers are discovering new forces of nature? Then New Scientist Live is for you!

Join us atExCeL Londonor online, for an incredible weekend of thought-provoking talks, ground-breaking discoveries, interactive experiences, hands-on activities, workshops and performances!

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Space, time and motion with Sean Carroll

Online | Thursday, 20 October 2022 | 18.00-19.00 BST

20 October 2022

Sean Carroll will explain the equations that revolutionised physics, leading to the theory of relativity and the prediction of black holes. ‘Where, when and how?’ are some of the most fundamental questions we can ask, and knowledge of space, time and motion has been central to the biggest discoveries in physics.

JoinSean Carrollas he explores deep questions about the nature of space, time and change, laying out the framework of classical physics from Galileo and Euclid to Newton and Einstein.

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Big Thinkers Series
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Memory, the brain and who we are

Online Event | Thursday, 10 November 2022 | 18.00-19.00 GMT

10 November 2022

PsychiatristVeronica O’Keanewill draw examples of the broken memories of psychosis to illuminate the integrated human brain.

How do our brains store—and then conjure up—past experiences to make us who we are? Why can memories feel so real? Are there such things as ‘true’ and ‘false’ memories? These examples will offer a new way of thinking about our own personal experiences.

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Meet your brain

The Knowledge Centre, The British Library, London

19 November 2022

Your brain is the most complex organ in your body. It produces every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience of the world.

At this event, six expert speakers will guide you on a tour of the most fascinating object in the known universe. On the way you’ll learnhow our brains learn language, how theystore memoriesand why they need tosleep. You’ll look at the mystery ofconsciousnessand how our brains perceive our bodies.

Hosted by a New Scientist journalist, our one-day masterclass offers the chance to learn all about the brain directly from the experts.

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The UK’s nuclear waste and the geological solution

Online event: Wednesday 23 February 2022 | Now available to watch on-demand

1 January 2023

New Scientist Debate

Now available to watch on-demand

The UK Government has decided that higher activity nuclear waste should be disposed of in a deep underground facility where scientists believe it can remain safe for the long term. Numerous countries have come to the same conclusion and work has already begun to create safe, secure and permanent disposal facilities elsewhere in the world.

ThisNew Scientist Debatebrought together leading thinkers to explore the science behind the geological disposal of nuclear waste, examine the engineering, economic and social challenges at play and asked how similar projects elsewhere are faring.

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Future of Healthcare

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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the spotlight on the questions of human health and the role of science like never before. Hear what the future of healthcare will look like, and how science and technology is enabling it to happen.New Scientist’s Future of Healthcareis an online show for everyone who cares about maintaining a healthy body and mind. Join us for a day of inspiring talks and discussion with scientists at the forefront of research and experts on healthy living.

Three stages of incredible talks, discussion and debate

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Can Britain Become a New Space Pioneer?

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Next year, UK spaceports will become capable of hosting space launches from the UK for the first time. The development is part of an ambitious plan to make the UK a meaningful actor in space, both in military and civilian spheres, and to allow British industry to exploit new space-related technologies for smaller, cheaper and more effective satellites. To make this happen, the government recently set out its National Space Strategy and created the UK Space Command to defend British interests and guarantee secure communications in space; it also introduced the legal framework necessary to allow launches from British soil. But is Britain ready for the challenge?

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A rescue plan for nature

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What do we need to do to restore the planet’s biodiversity and prevent the next pandemic?

加入一个顶级的科学家小组,保护ists and policymakers as they discuss how our disregard for nature caused covid-19 – and how we can seize a unique opportunity to build back better.

This event accompanies our “Rescue Plan for Nature” feature series presented in association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and is free to watch on-demand

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基因治疗的医疗保健的革命

Free online event

On Demand Event

Gene therapyis set to revolutionise medicine. The ability to replace the function of a missing or faulty gene offers millions of people with life-threatening, rare conditions, the potential for longer, healthier lives. In some cases, a single one-time treatment can provide a lifetime of benefits. But gene therapies are expensive and this raises important questions about how we should value and pay for them.

Thisbetvictor是真的吗debate brings together leading thinkers in healthcare as we prepare for thisnew era of medicine.

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The secrets of living a healthy life

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Much of our thinking about health is based on wishful thinking. But science offers clear and simple advice for a healthy life.Graham Lawtonexplores the evidence.

Graham will explain the basic science, debunk common myths, give you the tools you need to critically evaluate claims and counterclaims, help you to see beyond the headlines, and empower you to eat healthily, lose weight, and sort the fads from science facts.

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Creating a Sustainable Future

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Global warming is the greatest existential challenge of our age, requiring massive societal changes to mitigate and adapt to it. Time is fast running out to do that. Hear what we must do to create a sustainable future and about the science and technology enabling it to happen. New Scientist’s Creating a Sustainable Future event is for everyone who cares about the planet and humanity’s future. Join us online for a day of inspiring talks and discussion with scientists and thinkers at the forefront of research.

Three stages of incredible talks, discussion and debate to watch now on-demand

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New Scientist Live Manchester 2022

On Demand Event

Catch NewScientist Live- a mind-blowing festival of ideas and discoveries for everyone curious about science and why it matters - on demand now. Watch over40 speakers and 30+ exhibitorsfor thought-provoking talks, ground-breaking discoveries. Fun, entertaining, informative and inspirational,New Scientist Livestimulates the mind and senses like no other event.

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