50% off New Scientist subscription
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50% off New Scientist subscription

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Found 13th Jul 2011
Did a bit of searching as I wanted to subscribe and found this deal.
50% off subscription and online access
£22.25 quarterly direct debit or £89 up front for a year

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good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the wealth of knowledge on the internet.

004800

good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the … good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the wealth of knowledge on the internet.



convenience

c4m1k4z3

convenience



Believe it or not, books (and magazines) have not been replaced by computers. It is still nice to read from paper

Don't like science, anyone found Razzle half price anywhere?

While I agree with the comment about the internet not replacing books and magazines, I dont feel the same can be said for the material within Razzle.
Edited by: "pukenukem" 13th Jul 2011

004800

good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the … good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the wealth of knowledge on the internet.



New Scientist publish some content exclusively in the magazine and on the website for only magazine subscribers.

As for the Razzle comment above - +1

when was the last time your magazine had a flat battery?

004800

good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the … good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the wealth of knowledge on the internet.



Delivery and relevance seals it for me. I like the idea of having everything presented to me in a handy, convenient format. I also like the idea of reading things that are new and current, whereas stuff on the internet tends to be pretty old. £90 for this seems a pretty good deal to me, so I'm voting hot, and taking the offer up. Cheers, CrazyMacaque.

dxx

Delivery and relevance seals it for me. I like the idea of having … Delivery and relevance seals it for me. I like the idea of having everything presented to me in a handy, convenient format. I also like the idea of reading things that are new and current, whereas stuff on the internet tends to be pretty old. £90 for this seems a pretty good deal to me, so I'm voting hot, and taking the offer up. Cheers, CrazyMacaque.



Stuff on the Internet tends to be pretty old? Did you really say that? Surely you didn't. I must have misread it. Nope I read it again and I'm pretty convinced you did actually say that. As far as I'm aware once a magazine has been printed that's it 'set in stone' where as last time I looked the Internet has a myriad of places where constant information updates are done. Don't get me wrong I agree it's nice to have a magazine but give me a second I'm just going to check that you actually did say "stuff on the Internet tends to be pretty old", yep you see here we go I actually do believe you said that, incredulous as it may seem you really did say it. I wish I could vote the deal hot and you freezing cold, maybe if stuff on the Internet wasn't pretty old I might be able to complete that action, anyway you'll be able to read this post in a month when the monthly Internet updates are done, this is the August 2011 edition of my post in case you're wondering.



Edited by: "fishmaster" 13th Jul 2011

^^

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Good deal, BTW.

Many reports similar to those in New Scientist can only be accessed on the internet if you have a subscription service, e.g. Athens, and I'm pretty sure that costs much more than £90 a year. So I'm voting hot, thanks OP.

paul.jacobs

Don't like science, anyone found Razzle half price anywhere?



I really don't understand the point of your post. Good deal mind

004800

good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the … good deal but don't understand why people subscribe to magazines with the wealth of knowledge on the internet.



the new scientist specifically publishes studies and new breakthroughs all the time

often thats the only way theyre seen to be credible, medical professionals cant be guessing on what they read on a blog somewhere regarding the latest ivf treatment or whatever

anyone at uni doing science will always have to cite their info source and internet is generally not allowed.

but i agree that with most OTHER magazines you could get away with going online (ie id never buy empire or whatever when worstpreviews has the latest movie news AS it breaks)

Handbags at dawn.

On another note - when did New Scientist get so expensive anyway! Went to the newsagent for a copy last week £3.50! Small magazine printed on low quality paper.

Always on the lookout for good value I picked up an Empire / FHM double pack for £4.50 and let my little grey cells melt away....

Ursine Android

Delivery and relevance seals it for me. I like the idea of having … Delivery and relevance seals it for me. I like the idea of having everything presented to me in a handy, convenient format. I also like the idea of reading things that are new and current, whereas stuff on the internet tends to be pretty old. £90 for this seems a pretty good deal to me, so I'm voting hot, and taking the offer up. Cheers, CrazyMacaque.The internet is easier to update etc, but a lot of stuff on the internet IS old. I highly doubt the internet more than doubles in information everyday....But anyway, it's much easier to find new information in a magazine (i.e. you pick it up and look) as opposed to on the internet (e.g. you search on google, but it turns out it's so new that it hasn't actually been entered into google or it's on page 200+ because it hasn't got enough hits). Unless you know which website to look on, it's unlikely you'll find the newest information...But that's just my opinion anyway, or whatever.So yeah, this is an awesome deal. Pity I already subscribed lol :P




Web sites are generally not particularly easy to update. IMO.
What are very up to date, are wikis of course. If you really want the latest information, that's where to go. Of course the information may not be accurate or correct.
Don't do a google search, search wikipedia directly, for instance. Or any of the other wiki sites.
Anyway, google is just one search engine, there are many many others for more specific information, I've got 28 listed.

Just subscribed for the year, love New Scientist

I'm in the convenience camp with this one. I don't doubt you could find all the information in this magazine online but you'd have to individually search for each article and taking into account the fact that a lot of the stuff they publish is pretty cutting edge then your unlikely to know about it until you read the magazine in the first place.

Bring on my first issue.

Good thing about magazines is they are less distracting to read than the web. These specialist titles also encourage you to read about obscure topics, whereas on the web you might gravitate towards the top ten most popular articles etc.

supermod

No more name calling please. healthy debate on a deal is fine but don't cross the line into code of conduct breaches, Relevant comments (including those quoting or referencing deleted posts) deleted, please keep it civil.
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