New Scientist Magazine -22 October 2016 (NS221016)

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No.3096 NEWS Eggs made from skin cells in lab could herald end of infertility egg injection price tag FEATURES What are you worth? How we calculate the value of a life Each life is equally valuable. Until it’s not. From the cost of saving your life to your worth once you’re gone, there’s a price on all our heads red giant stars FEATURES Life’s subatomic secret: How we’re cracking the Hoyle state The cryptic carbon nucleus that gives rise to the heavy elements, and to life as we know it, is finally coming into focus FEATURES How beavers could help save the western US from a dry future Beavers aren’t just cute and damn clever. Innovative projects are trying to create human-rodent collaborations to stave off drought Chuck Hull FEATURES Don’t give up: The inventor of 3D printing tells his story How Chuck Hull invented 3D printing: a tale of persistence, ingenuity and winning when you didn’t come first TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders It’s fine to put a price on life, as long as it’s fair Lab-made eggs will help people have children when they choose to NEWS UPFRONT Whales' dung is the real reason we need to stop hunting them UK government taken to court over failure to cut air pollution Security agencies collected data unlawfully, UK court rules China launches two astronauts to stay on its new space station Ban for gases that saved the ozone layer but now warm the planet ExoMars spacecraft splits in two to explore Mars surface and air One in 20 European patients catch an infection while in hospital 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Eggs made from skin cells in lab could herald end of infertility Islands to lose fresh water as rising seas sink them from within Strange signals from 234 stars could be ET – or human error Cheese-making led to gene-swapping orgy of bacterial bestiality How will you look after Botox? 3D scans could give you a preview Proxima b's hyperactive star is more sun-like than thought Overweight mothers give birth to biologically ‘older’ babies IN BRIEF Frogfish turns itself white to blend in with bleached corals Quadriplegic man feels touch on robotic hand with brain implant First birds made honking sounds more than 66 million years ago Toddler stars’ baby fat kicks out almost all their exoplanets Spiders can hear you walking and talking from across the room Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time Uranus might have two dark moons we’ve never seen before These are the foods you should eat if you want less smelly farts ANALYSIS Is it right to kill millions of animals if it protects others? Kratom ban rethink is a hint of sanity in failed US war on drugs Exploding Samsung phone shows how risky lithium batteries can be Home abortions are safe – we should let women do it themselves APERTURE Dizzying view of orangutan hunting for figs wins photo prize FEATURES What are you worth? How we calculate the value of a life Life’s subatomic secret: How we’re cracking the Hoyle state How beavers could help save the western US from a dry future PEOPLE Don’t give up: The inventor of 3D printing tells his story CULTURE Who Owns the Dead? The atrocity of 9/11 casts a long shadow Golden oldies: The pudgy dad hypothesis and why older men matter An enormous shape-shifting artwork – run by bacteria Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 22 Oct 2016
Month October
Year 2016