New Scientist Magazine -12 November 2016 (NS121116)


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No.3099 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders An excess of honour could help explain the appeal of Trump We must take the poison out of the ‘shaken baby syndrome’ debate NEWS UPFRONT Hundreds choked in Iraq as toxic smoke sweeps across Mosul Trials planned for GM superwheat that boosts harvest by 20% China’s Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket takes first flight Controversial India-Japan nuclear deal to be signed this week Ebola rapidly evolves to be more transmissible and deadlier Strict breastfeeding rules don’t work and can hurt young babies Court orders UK to take urgent action to reduce air pollution 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Evidence of ‘shaken baby’ questioned by controversial study Exoplanet hunters are missing 75 per cent of two-star worlds Huge lake discovered 15 kilometres under a volcano Implants hack reflexes to let paralysed monkeys move their legs Dark energy could force the universe to gradually unzip itself Islands in the sky used as Noah’s ark for threatened plants IN BRIEF Desert lizard can sip water from sand through its feet and back Every 50 cigarettes smoked cause one DNA mutation per lung cell Speedy bat flies at 160km/h, smashing bird speed record Laser probe lets brain surgeons identify cancer cells with sound Pasta spirals link neutron stars and the machinery of your cells Bees collect honeydew from bugs before spring blossoms arrive Mickey Mouse ears may explain universe' biggest explosions Sword-slashing sailfish hint at origins of cooperative hunting ANALYSIS Forget Trump and Brexit, let’s all go live in the internet Time to end the damaging battle over chronic fatigue syndrome Don’t let sugary science skew the battle to regulate junk food Could Facebook posts skew your life? It’s already happening APERTURE Dark waves tower during violent storm on Lake Erie FEATURES Beyond batteries: This technology could revolutionise energy Reputation is everything: Unearthing honour culture in America Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing PEOPLE Danger and drama on mountains of lava: Tales of a volcano chaser CULTURE What if we are victims of an AI’s singularity? The Electric Kool-Aid language test

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 12 Nov 2016
Month November
Year 2016