New Scientist Magazine - 15 July 2017 (NS150717)


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No.3134 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders AI doctors should improve healthcare, but not at any cost NEWS UPFRONT Meningitis B vaccines may fight the rise of super-gonorrhoea Online harassment on the rise – but no one can agree what it is LHC pops out a new particle that could test the strong force Tesla to build world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia France plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 CRISPR gene editing technique is probably safe, study confirms Large carnivores have lost more than 90 per cent of their range 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY People are hacking antidepressant doses to avoid withdrawal Melting ice may be making mountains collapse in Greenland Titan’s conditions could be just right to power US-sized colony Quantum cheques could be a forgery-free way to move money Video stored in live bacterial genome using CRISPR gene editing Swinging birds play with rhythm like jazz musicians Even toddlers expect bullies to get more than their fair share Invisibility cloak makes solar panels work more efficiently Neural network poetry is so bad we think it’s written by humans Climate change lets invaders beat Alpine plants in mountain race Child tooth is fourth fossil clue to mysterious Denisovan humans AI photo check exposes scale of diversity problem at top firms IN BRIEF Sunflowers cooperate with their neighbours to avoid overcrowding Serious head injuries nearly double your risk of dementia Tiny laser inside your body could detect cancer, then dissolve Frogs may have evolved the first kneecaps on Earth Transformer robots can be printed on demand in just 13 minutes Bad eczema flare-ups may be caused by strains of bacteria Next-gen drones will fly and dive into the sea like pelicans Spiders lure bees for dinner by making flowers look flashier ANALYSIS Battle lines are being drawn on the best way for babies to sleep Real reform must follow ruling on flawed NHS-DeepMind data deal Blood doping: Was Lance Armstrong just wasting his time? North Korean missiles could soon reach the US. Can we stop them? APERTURE Bioluminescent termite mounds lure insects to their death FEATURES When is a black hole not a black hole? When it’s a boson star Smart but dumb: probing the mysteries of brainless intelligence Artificial Intelligence ushers in the era of superhuman doctors PEOPLE Why help a torturer come to terms with their past? CULTURE To understand why we behave the way we do, we need to zoom out A mouthful of history: How teeth reveal our evolutionary past More In search of a treatment for a devastating genetic disease Sleeping less in old age may be adaptation to survive in wild Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 15 Jul 2017
Month July
Year 2017