New Scientist Magazine -28 January 2017 (NS280117)

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No.3110 NEWS Animals that grow designer organs for humans are a step closer transplants purpose artwork FEATURES A meaning to life: How a sense of purpose can keep you healthy It helps prevent heart attack and stroke, staves off dementia, enables people to sleep better, have better sex and live longer. Oh, and it’s free encryption artwork FEATURES Encryption wars: The privacy debate raging in your smartphone Who should be able to see the data stored on your phone? The obvious answer – no one but you – is turning into a security nightmare embryo FEATURES Embryonic education: How learning begins long before birth Animals developing inside eggs and uteruses glean so much about the outside world that we need to question behaviour we think of as instinctive Arguelles FEATURES I could speak a different language every week for a year Proficient in about 50 languages, Alexander Arguelles is among the most multilingual individuals of all time. Is his hyperpolyglot brain full yet? TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders We should have no beef with bureaucracy if it keeps food safe No room for complacency over threats from space NEWS UPFRONT Trump ditched Obama's climate and water policies on first day Abortion rate halves if women have to go extra 100 miles Are potatoes now a cancer risk? Here's what you need to know Samsung blames battery flaws for Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires 2016 confirmed as the hottest year on record A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war 60 Seconds IN BRIEF Spitting archerfish shoot at prey above and beneath the water Light-speed camera snaps light's “sonic boom” for the first time Recycled eggshells can be used for next-gen data storage Virtual out-of-body experience reduces your fear of death Foxes may confuse predators by rubbing themselves in puma scent Mysterious fairy circles in Namibian desert explained at last Intergalactic collision birthed a sparkling ring of young stars Stretchy robotic suit reduces energy used to walk by 23 per cent ANALYSIS The Alzheimer’s problem: Why we are struggling to find a cure Obama has finally done the right thing by freeing Manning early Should NHS limit spending on treatments for rare diseases? Flawed hunt for flight MH370 shows need for new tracking system APERTURE Village’s crane guests seen from a ‘grain’s point of view’ FEATURES A meaning to life: How a sense of purpose can keep you healthy Encryption wars: The privacy debate raging in your smartphone Embryonic education: How learning begins long before birth PEOPLE I could speak a different language every week for a year CULTURE How Moore’s microchip law is still shaping our world We need smarter ways to probe primate brains Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 28 Jan 2017
Month January
Year 2017