New Scientist Magazine - 01 July 2017 (NS010717)


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No.3132 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Drone blowback: High-tech weapons come home to roost Dams can lead the way to a better relationship with nature NEWS UPFRONT Cyberattack on UK parliament exploited weak email passwords Google on track for quantum computer breakthrough by end of 2017 Senate bill could leave 22 million more without health insurance Research on male animals prevents women from getting best drugs Modified maize that kills with RNA is given go-ahead in the US Ozone layer recovery will be delayed by chemical leaks SpaceX has launched and landed two used rockets in one weekend 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Consciousness helps us learn quickly in a changing world Planets in other star systems fit a puzzling pattern Chimps are not as super-humanly strong as we thought they were LA’s endangered pumas to be saved by a $60m bridge over highway Peruvian monkey avoids stomach trouble by adding mud to its diet Oil-exploration airguns punch 2-kilometre-wide holes in plankton Amputees control avatar by imagining moving their missing limbs Traffic noise may delay pregnancy Synthetic iris could let cameras react to light like our eyes do Volunteers teach AI to spot slavery sites from satellite images Italy’s drying lakes imperil rare shrimp species found only here Google’s multitasking neural net can juggle eight things at once Bird eggs may be shaped by the way their mother flies IN BRIEF This handy robot will iron your clothes so you don’t have to Special cells explain why cabbage and stress churn your guts Walk really fast to stop a wobbly suitcase ruining your holiday Birds use cigarette butts for chemical warfare against ticks Weird amphibians found at record depth in dark underground lake Uranus’s crooky, messy magnetic field might open and shut daily Talk radio puts pumas off their meals so they may kill more deer Radio powered by your own sweat hints at future of wearables ANALYSIS ISIS is weaponising consumer drones and we can’t stop them – yet If you want to be a mega philanthropist Jeff Bezos, take note UK foxes thankfully spared the baying pack, unlike Theresa May Don’t blame Instagram for the rise of botox and lip fillers APERTURE The spongy fuel that’s made from trees FEATURES Why your real age may be older – or younger – than your years Find the flow: Harnessing the incredible power of living fluids Open the floodgates: Designer deluges could save dammed rivers PEOPLE Mary Somerville: Queen of 19th-century science CULTURE How to stay pro-tech when social media can eat young lives Tattoos: how the art gets under our skin More Old Scientist: Want something new to worry about? The greatest science show in the known universe Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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