New Scientist Magazine -01 April 2017 (NS010417)

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No.3119 NEWS Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs menopause pregnancy ANALYSIS Lyme disease is set to explode, and you can’t protect yourself Lyme shaving 1 FEATURES The secrets of shaving science: a cut above The science of shaving brings together dermatologists, engineers, materials scientists, ergonomicists and many more. And the undisputed masters of this science work at Gillette’s Innovation Centre outside London. epistemology artwoek FEATURES Inside knowledge: What separates fact from belief It’s midday, and you’re looking at a clock that says 12:00. But it’s not so easy to say whether you really know the time – or just believe it seeking FEATURES Knowledge: Why we like to know useless stuff Reading this won’t get you food or sex (if it does, it will do so only indirectly) – so why do our brains light up as if fun facts are essential to survival? stained glass FEATURES Inside knowledge: What makes scientific knowledge special There might be dragons and unicorns, a monster in Loch Ness, a God. Science can’t prove a negative – but that’s no reason to lose faith in it epistemology artwork 2 FEATURES Inside knowledge: What wisdom will live on once we’re gone It’s AD 3700, and Homo sapiens is no more than a memory. History suggests some of our knowledge will outlive us – but history may not be the best guide Trump dummy FEATURES Inside knowledge: How to tell truth from lies Fake news, dodgy experts, mendacious media: it’s more crucial than ever to work out what’s true ourselves. Doing that means first overcoming our own biases chimp FEATURES Inside knowledge: What’s really going on in the minds of animals Bright animals from chimps to crows know what they know and what others are thinking. But when it comes to abstract knowledge, the picture is more mixed epistemology artwork 3 FEATURES Inside knowledge: Why we’ll never know everything Our brains are a glorious, uproarious complex mess – and that’s just one reason why we’ll never achieve ultimate enlightenment about reality jet FEATURES Inside knowledge: The maximum any one person can ever know The brain is like a petabyte memory stick, and no one has ever managed to fill theirs up. There’s just one problem – our phenomenally low bandwidth self FEATURES Inside knowledge: Why knowing thyself is the hardest thing Your mind wanders in a meeting to your next vacation. Congratulations: in the moment you snap back to reality, you’ve fleetingly experienced a higher sense of self space FEATURES Inside knowledge: Is information the only thing that exists? Physics suggests information is more fundamental than matter, energy, space and time – the problems start when we try to work out what that means Aravind Chaturvedi FEATURES India’s poacher hunter on how he busts wildlife criminals Aravind Chaturvedi’s police team busted a gang of organised wildlife criminals and rescued more than 6,000 flapshell turtles – India’s largest ever wildlife haul. He explains how his unit tackles wildlife crime networks TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Philosophers of knowledge, your time has come You can’t legislate against mathematics NEWS UPFRONT Fight against patent for hepatitis C drug that can cost €55,000 Western demand for goods from China is killing 100,000 a year Why breaking encryption is a bad idea that could never work SpaceX test-fires engines ahead of rocket re-launch Trump signs executive order to reverse Obama’s climate policies US energy systems at the mercy of cyberattack, warns report Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs Mice lived with us 15,000 years ago even before farming took off The coldest place in the universe marks a double stellar grave Bias test to prevent algorithms discriminating unfairly Stray supermassive black hole flung away by gravitational waves Mini reproductive organs in a dish mimic 28-day menstrual cycle Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease MRI brain scans train machines to see the world more like us Oddball star could be home to long-sought superheavy elements Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking it Pay crash expected in online gig economy as millions seek work IN BRIEF Edited live vaccine could stop harmful polio outbreaks Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes Enigmatic plumes from Saturn’s moon caused by cosmic collision Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water Maths explains how pedestrians avoid bumping into one another Electrified sand could explain Titan’s odd backward-facing dunes Phone learns to send app notifications only when you want them Female fish with bigger brains choose better mates ANALYSIS Lyme disease is set to explode, and you can’t protect yourself What hope for a deal for UK-EU science in Brexit negotiations? Robots are stronger, faster, more durable… and hackable How free speech can become censorship – and how to solve it APERTURE NASA rockets leave blistering record of human space flight FEATURES The secrets of shaving science: a cut above Inside knowledge: What separates fact from belief Knowledge: Why we like to know useless stuff Inside knowledge: What makes scientific knowledge special Inside knowledge: What wisdom will live on once we’re gone Inside knowledge: How to tell truth from lies Inside knowledge: What’s really going on in the minds of animals Inside knowledge: Why we’ll never know everything Inside knowledge: The maximum any one person can ever know Inside knowledge: Why knowing thyself is the hardest thing Inside knowledge: Is information the only thing that exists? PEOPLE India’s poacher hunter on how he busts wildlife criminals CULTURE Pixel-perfect play confronts the reality of immersive therapy Exploring the hidden politics of the quest to live forever Space opera is taking humanity to its limits More Old Scientist: Future technology – when to believe the hype A nuclear ghost town in Japan welcomes back residents this week Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Apr 2017
Month April
Year 2017