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 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.

  • (62 stars)

    by Charlie Brown on 14/03/2014

    Installed and then paid £2.99 for a magazine. Since then the app freezes every time I try to open it. Software on my phone is all up to date... EDIT... After u switched the phone off and back on it sorted the problem out. I'm happy with the magazine now.

  • (62 stars)

    by Paul Taylor on 14/03/2014

    Works fine although every now and again I get a Samsung blocked security message, it doesnt seem to effect the App

  • (62 stars)

    by Graham Webber on 12/03/2014

    Crashes on every open on my LG g2. The second time it opens is fine. When the device rotates, the app forgets where I was up to. It never remembers what article I was reading between sessions either. This is basic stuff that should be right in all readin

  • (62 stars)

    by Chris C on 11/03/2014

    Easy to read on the phone. My only gripes are not being able to zoom on pictures and graphs so they're likely illegible and lack of an in built memory of where you last read from. Otherwise great and the material is always gold