New Scientist Magazine - 6 May 2017 (NS060517)

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No.3124 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders The UK government’s attitude to air pollution stinks NEWS UPFRONT Deadly infection spread by contaminated heart surgery machines Cassini takes first plunge between Saturn’s rings UK loses another court case over failure to tackle air pollution Climate march brings more than 200,000 activists together US science budget gets some breathing room ahead of Trump cuts Cancer Drug Fund didn’t deliver value ‘to patients or society’ NASA might run out of space suits before it quits the ISS 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Gravitational waves could show hints of extra dimensions Desk traffic lights show when you’re too busy for interruptions Immune war with donor cells after transplant may wipe out HIV Listening to your heartbeat helps you read other people’s minds Chimps pass on sponge drinking trick like a family tradition We could detect alien life by finding complex molecules Chatbot challenges will make AIs discuss the latest news Did Goya get an autoimmune disease before his art went scary? Electric shocks could help you perfect your running technique First Americans may have been Neanderthals 130,000 years ago Strange mantle plume under Iceland helps keep Scotland afloat Most mammals big or small take about 12 seconds to defecate IN BRIEF Seabed images show the scars icebergs carve into polar sea floor Addicted to love? Craving comes in two forms, and both can hurt Moth’s disguise is so good, spiders love it instead of eating it Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons Wild bears do the twist to communicate through smelly footprints Robots taught how to work alongside humans by giving high fives Neutron stars that slow down could be eating ‘backwards’ gas Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease ANALYSIS DIY gun control: The people taking matters into their own hands Arkansas should have halted executions and let its drugs expire How to usher in an AI future with gain rather than pain Liberals are no strangers to confirmation bias after all APERTURE Pink mountains light up in otherworldly view of fjord FEATURES 5 impossible things the laws of physics might actually allow Time crystals: A new state of matter that outlasts the universe Sweet salvation: Stopping orchids from being eaten to extinction Cutting through the smog: How air pollution shortens your life Cutting through the smog: Is pollution getting worse? Cutting through the smog: What to do to fight air pollution Cutting through the smog: 5 ways to slash your pollution intake Risking it all in a last-ditch search for Australia’s lost tiger CULTURE How number words may have changed us from zeroes to heroes We may have the evolution of beauty completely wrong More Old Scientist: Useless stuff we old folks know Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 6 May 2017
Month May
Year 2017