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From the archives: this is your brain on ecstasy, 30 years ago


From the archives: When Soviet tanks crushed Czech science

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From the archives: How LaserDiscs (almost) took the world by storm

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New Scientist 60 years ago: Exploding bombs to fix the climate

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How to solve the great global protein shortage that never was?


New Scientist 50 years ago: The first test-tube babies, sort of


Old Scientist: 1968 was the surprising year of space race gloom


Going Underground: British Rail’s 1970s plans for a channel tunnel

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A startling sexual side-effect to yawning – and other past stories


A trip into the past: Swiss watches, Korean ginseng and UK tea breaks


Time travel to Augusts past: cold cod, thawing mammoths, frozen nerves

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Remembering when unverifiable anecdotes first took over the internet