New Scientist Magazine -21 January 2017 (NS210117)

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No.3109 NEWS Poker AI competes to beat top players in no-limit game poker TECHNOLOGY How Trump’s erratic nuclear posture could spark a new arms race US submarine multiverse artwork FEATURES Mapping the multiverse: How far away is your parallel self? There seems to be an infinity of invisible worlds lurking out there. Now we’re starting to get a handle on where they are, and what it might take to reach them p343m1166966 FEATURES Breath of life: Did animals evolve without oxygen? By suffocating sponges and searching underwater lakes we’re overturning the story of how complex life began on Earth brain artwork FEATURES Cellular recovery: How self-help could aid the damaged brain Stem cells are already proving beneficial following a stroke, and soon we might not even need to use them, says neurobiologist Jack Price Katherine Johnson FEATURES Gifted and black: The brilliant woman who got the US into space In deeply divided 1950s America, how did Katherine Johnson become the one person astronauts would trust to get them into orbit? Discover her amazing story TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders We mustn’t let a superpower turn its back on rationality NEWS UPFRONT Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years Obamacare repeal begins in earnest, as Trump outlines his plans Antelope revived in Sahara years after going extinct in the wild SpaceX launches and lands first rocket since explosion Woman dies from infection resistant to all available antibiotics Global sea ice is at lowest level ever recorded Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years IN BRIEF Concussed athletes more likely to injure their legs months later Mice turn into killers when brain circuit is triggered by laser Mini fire extinguishers inside lithium batteries may stop blazes Binary stars shred up and shove off their newborn planets Molecules tied into beautiful ‘octofoil’ knot for the first time Fish lure snails to their nest to help camouflage their babies Harvester ants farm by planting seeds to eat once they germinate Army of 350,000 Star Wars bots found lurking on Twitter ANALYSIS Climate scientists brace themselves for a Trump-led witch-hunt Women’s access to birth control and abortion fading under Trump How Trump’s erratic nuclear posture could spark a new arms race How to protest against Trump in his expanded surveillance state APERTURE Early sketches of the brain show Ramón y Cajal's artistic genius FEATURES Mapping the multiverse: How far away is your parallel self? Breath of life: Did animals evolve without oxygen? Cellular recovery: How self-help could aid the damaged brain PEOPLE Gifted and black: The brilliant woman who got the US into space CULTURE Lost in space: Two books on the forgotten women of astroscience Cultural mathematics: solutions to our fiendish brain-teasers How art helps us work out our techno dreams and nightmares Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 21 Jan 2017
Month January
Year 2017