New Scientist Magazine -25 February 2017 (NS250217)

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No.3113 NEWS HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs HIV plague artwork FEATURES Plague! How to prepare for the next pandemic Globalisation makes the spread of a worldwide killer disease inevitable. The last Ebola outbreak nearly got out of control, but it showed what we need to do Concorde FEATURES Small bang theory: Supersonic flight without the din Aircraft designs that try to muffle the sonic boom could finally give us successors to Concorde great auk FEATURES Resurrecting nature: Extinct is not forever Dreams of Jurassic Park are so last century. Now biologists want to use de-extinction biotechnology for conservation. But is it a good idea? octopus FEATURES Mother of aquariums who cracked a 2000-year-old octopus mystery In the 1830s Jeanne Villepreux-Power discovered the secrets of the argonaut’s shell, but that was by no means her greatest contribution to science TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Does a networked world need a new approach to doing good? NEWS UPFRONT US scientists voice fears over how science will fare under Trump Worst-ever coral bleaching event continues into fourth year Twitter brings out new tools to beat the trolls New NASA teams will make human Mars missions light and efficient New species of bushbaby found in disappearing forests of Angola Bird flu strain hitting China may be getting more infectious 60 Seconds IN BRIEF Ant odd couple work together to build and keep a healthy nest Dormouse might be first tree-climbing mammal shown to echolocate Seagrass meadows help remove dangerous bacteria from ocean water Vitamin D supplements may prevent millions of winter infections Buttercups focus light to heat their flowers and attract insects ‘Meditating mice’ reveal secrets of mindfulness training Far-off asteroid caught cohabitating with Uranus around the sun Turn satellites into sparkling fireworks to burn up space junk ANALYSIS Effective altruism is re-inventing how we do good – can it work? Churchill’s lost essay on alien worlds has a message for us all Trump may be very flawed but that doesn’t make him mentally ill Antarctic sea ice is very low – but don’t jump to conclusions APERTURE Humans in panda suits try to track down bears in the woods FEATURES Plague! How to prepare for the next pandemic Small bang theory: Supersonic flight without the din Resurrecting nature: Extinct is not forever PEOPLE Mother of aquariums who cracked a 2000-year-old octopus mystery CULTURE Science Museum’s Robots: Who is really pulling the strings? Tweet me, I’m about to die in space

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 25 Feb 2017
Month February
Year 2017