New Scientist

New Scientist

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New Scientist is the world’s most-read weekly popular science and technology magazine. Every week, New Scientist offers:
- Accurate, easy-to-understand coverage of the latest discoveries – and what they will mean for your life.
- A fresh, rational perspective on international news, from healthcare to energy.
- In-depth features that explore the big questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.

The New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue on your Android device, including in-depth articles, videos and links to references. Download the New Scientist app read sample issues for free, buy individual issues or buy a subscription.

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Details on subscription terms and conditions:
- Length: Subscriptions are available for a 1 month term (4 issues) or 1 year term (51 issues). Delivery is weekly.
- Payment will be charged through Google Play’s billing system at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Renewals are similarly available for 1 month or 1 year.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
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Recently changed in this version

New Scientist for Android is a major update to our beta version. This release expands the app beyond just news to include everything printed in the magazine, every week – including in-depth features and our much-loved Feedback and Last Word sections. The app includes some free trial issues. Further issues are available to buy one at a time or you can subscribe to receive them all. To continue reading only news for free, visit or the Google Currents app.

Comments and ratings for New Scientist
  • (62 stars)

    by Tulshiram khairwar on 11/04/2014

    Children knowledge

  • (62 stars)

    by Rainer Mauersberger on 09/04/2014

    The contents of New Scientist is great, but the app makes it no fun to browse since the possibilitites of multimedia are not fully used. Only few pictures are shown and if so, not as thumbnails. No possibility to annotate or highlight text, nor to use bo

  • (62 stars)

    by Jason Venner on 07/04/2014

    Constantly crashes. Takes a restart or two after a crash to let you see titles other than the title you had open when it last crashed. Takes minutes on fast broadband to download an issue. No ability to bookmark or restart where you left off reading. No

  • (62 stars)

    by Chris James on 06/04/2014

    Existing subscriber but the app does not recognise my login even after repeated password resets on the web interface. Disappointing.

  • (62 stars)

    by Daniel Jenkins on 28/03/2014

    For some reason, Lookout flags this as a security threat. Why? I would love to use the app, but not at the expense of privacy.

  • (62 stars)

    by ch28g09 on 23/03/2014

    Very good app but beyond the thumbnail next to the article titles no images or figures are supported by the app, which is very frustrating

  • (62 stars)

    by Roger Hyde on 17/03/2014

    A pretty good app overall. A useful improvement would be to make diagrams expandable as they are sometimes too small to read easily, and a nicer way to read the magazine would be to format the layout to match that of the print edition.