New Scientist

New Scientist

By New Scientist Ltd

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Current Version: 4.0.7
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 26.85 MB
  • Developer: New Scientist Ltd
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.72
From 2,197 Ratings


In a world where true facts are in short supply, there has never been a greater need for a trusted, impartial source of information about what’s going on in the world – or a greater need for inspiration through great ideas. From artificial intelligence to climate change, from the latest innovations in health to the mysteries of quantum physics and the human mind, New Scientist covers the ideas and innovations that matter. Download the app for free today. NEW SCIENTIST SUBSCRIBERS New Scientist subscribers can access digital issues in the app as part of your existing subscription. However, if you have a print only subscription, you will be unable to access subscriber-only content for free. Once the app has downloaded, use your login details to log in to the app. If you haven’t set up an account, visit If you’re a subscriber and you’re having trouble logging in, please get in touch with customer service. The team's details can be found at


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Good but with glairing problem

The updated app is an all round massive improvement over the previous app. I have been reading NS back to back since I was a teenager, and after moving abroad I elected to skip the printed version in favour of the digital. This way it's always in my pocket and I evade the massive stack of finished editions. As happy I am with all the small improvements, one change from the old app, a reduction in usability is to me hard to forgive. The app does not support landscape on mobile phones. It does support landscape viewing on my iPad, so I can only assume it was a concious decision to restrict the switch to landscape on smaller devices. This seems to ignore the massive amount of phonecases that specifically make it easy to lay your phone down for reading hands free. I am now forced to prop my phone against objects just to be able to sip my coffee as I read. Thank god for my old iPad, but that doesn't travel with me and thus this oversight or uncomprehesable design decision takes away the only real advantage I saw to subscribing digitally. I guess I will be switching back to the printed subscribtion.
By objonsson

Mixed progress

Now more streamlined and less buggy; however, it defaults to a newsfeed instead of the library, and i can’t use it at night because there’s no dark mode support =_= I’m considering not renewing my subscription.
By ComradeCid

Dark mode makes some text illegible

Please improve dark mode readability. Dark mode is more comfortable on my eyes, but some text, hyperlinks, supplemental material sections, and even whole articles are impossible to read. Or at least make it easier to toggle dark mode on and off.
By Loomis Towcar

Always a pleasure to see a new issue.

Really enjoy seeing the new issue cover. Graphically a joy. Yet the science is first rate, detailed and well written. Editing is tops. The coverage is comprehensive, meets you with coverage you didn’t realize you were looking for. For the informed lay science reader, this is the weekly summary of your world, bring you the best of the moment as it is unfolding.
By kennedycny

Why I must sign in each time I use the cellphone app?

Everything works perfectly in my cellphone. The only huge inconvenience is to have to sign in each time I want to read articles in my cellphone and Web version also, but in this last one I can use the password saved option. The Web page remembers my username. None of this is possible in the cellphone app.
By RodolfoManuel

Can you add one more level of font size?

I am using iPhone 13. There are three levels of font size in this app. The first level is too small and the middle level is too big. Wondering can you add one more level which can bigger than first level? I am also a subscriber of the economists, their font size setting is perfect. They have much more convenient setting.
By 培根腽肭


Funny how I saw an article about making science free here. Maybe you should start by taking your own paywall down.
By NoMore42

New Scientist is great; the App Store is a failure

Made the mistake of renewing a subscription through Apple's App Store. It worked for a couple of weeks. Now the app is asking me to pay for issues I've sucribed to. This never happened when I subscribed directly through New Scientist.
By UsuallyContent

Individual issues are incomplete

UPDATE: After a few days I had to delete and re-download the individual issue and it seems like it was updated to include the cover story. I bought an individual issue for 6.99 (December 4th issue) specifically to read the cover story. After downloading the issue I realized it included all sections except the cover story which is the basically the only section you can’t read for free on their website. Very disappointed to find out I paid 6.99 for an organized version of their free content.
By figalex

One step forward, one step back, many steps to go

Sadly, this version again reverts to the “dump user into Home Screen” when you start the app, rather than straight back into the most-recent article being read. This is the single most important feature to add back (for like the third time?). I have no idea why this keeps disappearing and reappearing. :( There are some potentially nice audio features now. The navigation between audio and text is a mess and difficult to match up, but it’s a start at least. New Scientist could learn a lot from apps like The Economist in this regard. Typography is still weak. Font size can either be too tiny, too large, or billboard sized. It needs additional scales and a decent way to preview.
By rktca

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