New Scientist Magazine - 02 December 2017 (NS021217)

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No.3154 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Kids are alright whatever the family make-up, so let them be NEWS UPFRONT What to expect if Indonesia’s volcano erupts in a big way NHS turns to ethical hackers to defend it from malicious attacks Men in the UK have the highest obesity rates in Europe Cuts likely for one of NASA’s next big space-based telescopes Two UK cities hit by measles outbreaks as vaccination rates drop Madagascar’s lemurs close to extinction after population crash Good news: one form of air pollution may be falling in Europe 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Artificial embryonic stem cells tested in people for first time Mysterious gamma rays in Crab nebula traced to pulsar winds A bacterium has been engineered to make ‘unnatural’ proteins Politics chat on Reddit reads like it was written by 6 year olds Weird ‘underground’ flower has evolved to look like a mushroom We’ve found a bunch of dwarf galaxies we thought didn’t exist Putting a face on hallucinations aids symptoms of schizophrenia Morning sickness in pregnancy blamed on protein in the placenta Ocean-covered planets may not be the places to search for life An AI might help identify missing children when they’re older Secure phone uses sonar to watch your mouth saying a passphrase Lightning leaves clouds of radiation and antimatter in its wake IN BRIEF Strong bones may be vital for maintaining memory in old age App can tell you if a mosquito is about to give you malaria Magnetic cells could fix a broken heart after cardiac arrest Huge dose of brain chemical dopamine may have made us smart Birds have childhood sweethearts that they stay with as adults Signs of running water on Mars dunes are probably just dry sand Feather-light artificial muscles lift 1000 times own weight We got a good look at the interstellar asteroid and it’s weird ANALYSIS Fertility clinics are fudging IVF stats to look more successful The message we’re sending to nearby aliens is no threat to Earth The UK just missed a big chance to cut harmful diesel pollution No, the UK didn’t vote that animals can’t feel pain or emotion APERTURE Scorching hot springs house extreme life and a future ocean FEATURES How changing families are affecting our children’s well-being Does it matter if my child is not genetically related to me? We struggle with monogamy – is it time to abandon it altogether? Bitcoin in the balance: The troublesome quest to reinvent money PEOPLE Bustard or bust: The fractious battle to bring back a lost giant CULTURE Rediscover the gift of reading: Best books to buy this holiday How Japan got a fix on brain-teasing highs More Old Scientist: Age, autism and animal art Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 2 Dec 2017
Month December
Year 2017