New Scientist

New Scientist

By New Scientist Ltd

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Current Version: 2.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 27.95 MB
  • Developer: New Scientist Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,112 Ratings


New Scientist is the world's number one science and technology magazine, and online we are the go-to site for breaking news, exclusive content and breakthroughs that will change your world. The New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue plus New Scientist: The Collection, watch videos, follow links to references and share articles. Download the app today and enjoy free sample issues, buy individual issues or buy a subscription. Our terms and conditions for subscriptions include: - Length: Subscriptions are available for three-month or one-year terms. You will receive a new issue of New Scientist each week. - Price: You can buy a subscription for $21.99 for three months or $84.99 for a year. Subscription renewals cost the same. All prices may change. - Payment will be charged to your App Store account when the purchase is confirmed. - You can purchase an auto-renewable subscription directly from the App Store. A subscription gives you access to all issues in the New Scientist app during the subscription period. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you turn off the auto-renew setting at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. - You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your App Store subscriptions management settings after purchase. - A subscription gives you access to all issues in the New Scientist app during the subscription period. Any issues that you have not downloaded during this period will not be downloadable later. But you can continue to read issues that you have downloaded to your device and not deleted. - If you are using the app as a free trial and buy a subscription before the end of the trial period, you will forfeit the unused portion of the free trial period. - Read our privacy policy at - Read our terms of use at - If you buy a subscription from the App Store, you do not get unlimited access to as part of the deal. - If you already have a subscription to New Scientist, please contact our customer service team to add app access to your subscription before logging in to the app. The team's details are at A single issue for $2.99 A rolling 3-monthly subscription for US$21.99 every 3 months. An annual subscription for US$84.99 Prices differ depending on your local currency. All prices may change. Payment will be charged to your App Store Account at confirmation of purchase. This subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period Having trouble? Email and we'll be happy to help



  • Love the content

    By designmonk
    Super relevant and engaging content.
  • No search feature and web version is a disaster

    By CaptainFlintZ
    If anyone knows how to log in AND be able to read the web version, I’d appreciate the help. Tried on safari, Firefox, chrome, everything, doesn’t work, keeps asking me to sign in while signed in -_-
  • Easy

    By Earls pearl
    This is a great app, easy to use and the content is saved on your device so you can view it off line. It will do its own housekeeping by automatically deleting old issues, or not, and you can easily browse through the older issues and download what interests you.
  • Just fascinating

    By Alexandra TFALP
    I was never any good at science at school - maybe it was the presentation? But I just love New Scientist. It’s ideal for picking up when you have a random 10 minutes, or sometimes I binge read several issues. The quirky British humor of the last couple of pages is worth it alone! It’s sort of the People Magazine in format, on a far more interesting level. Everyone who finds it at my house loves it. Totally worth the money.
  • Does not recognize my sign on

    By mtnbkrmrt77
    The app does not recognize my signs on so I can use it. I’ve called customer service and IT support and still does not work on my iPad .
  • Easy to read but would prefer to listen

    By RPChi
    I have a couple of apps for weekly publications. One of them includes and audio version which I can listen to on the move. This app would definitely benefit from a similar functionality.
  • Outstanding Science Journalism

    By Zoomey
    I am enjoying my subscription to the magazine. The articles are well-written and informative. The explanations provided in diagrams and side bars are done well too. I do have several requests. Please consider providing a highlighting feature in a future version of the application, and request the ability to view the pages as they appear in the original text version of the magazine. Thank you.
  • Great mag. Complete app failure.

    By JoelieJoelie
    Purchase via iTunes. Trouble logging in each and every time. Customer support was not helpful. Password issues, freezing-up, logging in over and over again. How does a magazine such as this have an app that performs so poorly? Truly disappointed.
  • What’s happening

    By jprTX
    If you want to know what’s happening in science, this is the magazine for you. Much theoretical and some practical information
  • Before you subscribe read this (I did and regret it)

    By eliax
    Before you subscribe to this App please be aware of the following serious issues it has: 1. You DO NOT get access to the latest content until a week later. So if you read a cool story on New Scientist’s twitter account for example and want to read it right away, tough luck, you have to wait a week. 2. If you subscribe through the App, you DO NOT get access to the web version which has the latest issues and is up-to-date. 3. While reading articles inside the App you often get links to previous articles, but you CAN NOT read those articles because they point to the web versions instead of the App version. 4. You CAN NOT search for anything across multiple magazines, you can only search inside the magazine you are reading. 5. Your bookmarks ARE NOT saved to iCloud, which means they do not carry over between your iPhones and iPads. It also means that if you need to reinstall the App (something you probably will do because of bugs in the App) you will lose all your precious bookmarked articles. 6. DO NOT believe the high rating of this App. What they do is that after they get a lot of bad ratings they release “a new version” of the App (really the same App with maybe a couple of bugs fixed) which clears all the bad ratings (Apple should fix this behavior). 7. The interface is among the worst interfaces you will ever use to navigate an App. Totally non-intuitive. 8. The only GOOD thing about this App is the quality of the articles themselves, but they are layered behind one of the worst App experiences I have ever used in my life.