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If the article is from an issue between New Scientist‘s launch in 1956 and 1989, you may be able to find it in libraries or for free at Google Books.
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Why is Enigma no longer in the magazine?
Enigma, the weekly mathematical puzzle, was discontinued in December 2013. You can read more about the puzzle and why it was discontinued in this article
So tell me more about New Scientist magazine. What’s your circulation or readership?
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In the US and Canada, New Scientist can be found in selected outlets of:
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Unfortunately we do not accept people on work placements or work experience. Constraints on time and money prevent us from offering such opportunities. We receive many enquiries such as yours and have to respond to them all with the same bad news.
New Scientist Jobs is our searchable database of science jobs. See what it has to offer for you.
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What is “sponsored content”?
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Can I send in an article for publication in New Scientist?
The vast majority of the news section of New Scientist magazine is written by staffers but we do publish the occasional freelance piece. Most of our feature articles are written either by researchers (who usually give first hand accounts of work in which they are involved) or by science journalists, but we are open to anyone who can write in our style on topics which we find exciting. We don’t encourage people to send in full-length material out of the blue because we will often not have time to read it. If you have a good idea for a feature article, you should send a short synopsis – no more than 400 words – by email to the features editor. If you are a freelance journalist interested in pitching a news story, please check our Guide for Freelancers for further information. And everyone is welcome to send letters for publication, though you must include a postal address for your letter to be published.
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