New Scientist Magazine - 09 December 2017 (NS091217)

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No.3155 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Environmentalism: mission impossible, or just improbable? NEWS UPFRONT Victoria is first state in Australia to legalise euthanasia Sumatran tigers fall 17 per cent and have just two strongholds NASA fires Voyager 1’s engines for the first time in 37 years Japan’s refusal to stop ivory trade undermines bans elsewhere North Korea launches another long-range missile toward Japan Why it’s good that NHS England is cutting back on prescriptions World’s richest science prize hands out $22 million for research 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Welcome to the limb lab where organs are kept alive on shelves Moon’s explosive birth drove iron deep into Earth’s core Earth’s climate will warm 15 per cent more than we thought Want to be the boss? How to signal your leadership potential Extreme radiation around small stars may not doom life nearby Artificial ovary may fine-tune treatment for menopause symptoms Lizards re-evolved eggs after 2 million years of live births A shipwreck has been found from the time of Alexander the Great Macho, macho monkey: female monkeys gaze more at masculine faces Destruction of war-torn Syria brought to London by AI Best-yet quantum simulator with 53 qubits could really be useful Addicted to tech? A brain chemical imbalance may be to blame The usual way of hunting dark matter may be all wrong IN BRIEF Hummingbirds have massive hearts to power their hovering flight Weird tiny galaxies found hiding in Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field Exercise hormone protects against bad complications in surgery Migraine drug makes people have fewer ‘migraine days’ Baby pterosaurs were cute, defenceless and unable to fly Weird magnets could make computers that work 1000 times faster Robofish floats about tracking antibiotics in the Great Lakes Would you let a company see your text messages to get a loan? ANALYSIS US cyberweapons have been stolen and there’s nothing we can do Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work No, aliens aren’t lurking on the International Space Station Tasty tomatoes could be sacrificed in drive to cut food waste APERTURE The sparkling ice hummocks of the world’s biggest lake FEATURES Dark energy is mutating, with grave consequences for the cosmos Wildebeest no more: The death of Africa’s great migrations Night exercises: The intense workout we all do in our sleep PEOPLE The Soviet genius who tried to beat capitalism at its own game CULTURE Waterworlds: How should we protect our most precious resource? Science Fiction: slavery stereotypes, and a new M. John Harrison More Crossword #13 Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 9 Dec 2017
Month December
Year 2017