New Scientist Magazine - 22 July 2017 (NS220717)


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New Scientist Magazine issue NS220717 published by New Scientist

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No.3135 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Everyone gets lonely. We must admit it or bear the consequences NEWS UPFRONT Tanzanian volcano blast could destroy ancient hominin footprints Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever UK government wants only 12 per cent of adults to smoke by 2022 Robotic landers could start mining the moon as early as 2020 Hundreds charged in huge opioid and healthcare fraud crackdown First close-ups of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Juno flyby Rising life expectancy in England has slowed since recession 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY At least 75 per cent of our DNA really is useless junk after all First Australians may have arrived much earlier than we thought Buzz of drones is more annoying than any other kind of vehicle Find your next must-play game by flying through a virtual galaxy Prenatal test spots genetic anomalies linked to miscarriage Hot ice could have seeded life on Earth The best way to detect aliens may be by finding their footprints Ravens can plan for future as well as 4-year-old children can A type of bacteria might speed up the growth of colon cancer Swiss bank becomes first to offer bitcoin to its richest clients Rats can tell when they’ve forgotten something, just like us 150-year-old zombie plants revived after excavating ghost ponds AI coach will train hopeless chatbots to pass the Turing test IN BRIEF Polar bear attacks on people set to rise as climate changes Women with worse endometriosis pain have more fertility problems Galaxy supercluster is one of the biggest things in the universe Asteroids may have been giant mudballs in the early solar system Never-before-seen photos of leopard cub being raised by a lion Hairs use chemical signals to tell each other when to grow Breast implants can lessen gunshot injuries by slowing bullets Glove turns sign language into text for real-time translation ANALYSIS The death of smoking: how tobacco will be eradicated for good Experiences or stuff, what’s the best buy for a happiness boost? Backstreet fried chicken shops must stop using killer trans fat Why your favourite websites are protesting over the net’s future APERTURE See the ‘tuskers’ hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost FEATURES Feeling lonely? You’re not on your own The eyes have it: How spotting naive prey made fish walk on land Throwaway culture: The truth about recycling PEOPLE What will happen when machines can tell how you feel? CULTURE How music can shine a light on past worlds without words Arthur C. Clarke award makes science fiction a family affair Chinese dinosaurs make a historic trip to the UK More Towards the sound of silence Digital drinking buddy replaces ill-advised tweets with cat pics Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 22 Jul 2017
Month July
Year 2017