Regulars 14 December 2016

New Scientist 2016 holiday quiz

This year's questions are based on our new book The Origin of (almost) Everything. For a chance to win a copy, answer the last question correctly

Regulars 16 December 2014

New Scientist 2014 holiday quiz

Oops, we forgot to tell you there's an end-of-year exam. QI elf James Harkin will test you on Neanderthals, raindrops on the sun, Agatha Christie and more

Regulars 17 December 2013

New Scientist 2013 holiday quiz

Test your friends' and family's knowledge of Neanderthal shortcomings, offbeat IT, celestial portents, lurid headlines and more with our end-of-year quiz

Regulars 20 December 2003

You must remember this

IT WAS a year of high-flying anniversaries, and more or less fond farewells. On 17 December 1903 the first spluttering aircraft took off at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and flew for nearly 40 metres. The Wright brothers' airborne triumph was the beginning of flight as we know it. A hundred years later, the world's first …