New Scientist Magazine - 19 August 2017 (NS190817)

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No.3139 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders To tackle extremism, we need to know the enemy Atomic assembly lines are a small victory for chemists NEWS UPFRONT How US diplomats may have been attacked by sonic weapons in Cuba Choosing alternative cancer treatment doubles your risk of death Tethered satellites could see the moon’s weird swirls up close There are almost 100 new volcanoes hiding under Antarctic ice No, North Korea (probably) won’t nuke the US territory of Guam This year may be one of the worst ever for Atlantic hurricanes Trump says he’ll declare US opioid epidemic a national emergency 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good Activated charcoal drug can protect microbiome from antibiotics Ancient warriors killed and ate their dogs as rite of passage Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils Childhood exercise may protect against memory loss in old age Twitch gamers live-stream their vital signs to keep fans hooked Childhood exercise may protect against memory loss in old age Sea snakes are turning black in response to industrial pollution We can program robots not to get all up in our personal space Smart cameras spot when hospital staff don’t wash their hands AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories CRISPR makes piglets that may be better organ donors for humans IN BRIEF Primate brains react differently to faces of friends and VIPs Type 1 diabetes may be halted by experimental immunotherapy Mars’s surface hosts millions of towering dust devils every day DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos Moon’s magnetic field lasted twice as long as we thought it did Goldfish go months without oxygen by making alcohol inside cells Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological model Tottering piglets can’t walk at first but learn super-fast ANALYSIS Banking a baby’s cord blood may save their life. Is it worth it? Memo to all tech bros: Sexism, not biology, holds women back Are atheists really morally depraved? The idea defies logic Why UK midwives are back-pedalling on natural childbirth push APERTURE Gas-filled black balloons create eerie floating worlds FEATURES Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists? Atomic Legoland: How to build wonder stuff from the atom up PEOPLE Psychedelics pioneer keeps his inner hippy in check CULTURE America’s total eclipse: The best guides to how to prepare The porker paradox: a very human dilemma More The air we breathe Bringing the Royal Observatory at Greenwich back to life Fighting to breathe in the face of Canada’s wildfire emergency Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 19 Aug 2017
Month August
Year 2017