New Scientist Magazine - 06 January 2018 (NS060118)


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New Scientist Magazine - 06 January 2018 published by New Scientist

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No.3159 Table of contents Leaders Aussie flu: Just what the doctor ordered? With political will, we can solve the global vision crisis News News & Technology Love at first sight is really just lust or even false memory Odd fossils hint first complex life hung on long after its time Human or robot? Google’s speech generator makes it hard to tell Our lust for tastier chocolate has transformed the cocoa tree Video gaming disorder to be officially recognised for first time Genital parasite crabs are struggling to find sex partners Booby-trapped obstacle course trains older people not to fall Parallel universes could solve a big problem with black holes 3D-printed implant mends broken legs by turning into real bone Your body fat may be protecting you against infections The universe may be full of ex-moons flung from their home worlds This Week Can listening to a low hum destroy Alzheimer’s brain plaques? Californians can now buy marijuana for recreational use China tackles climate change with world’s largest carbon market NASA plans a launch to Titan or a return to comet 67P in 2025 Research on short-fall injuries quashes ‘shaken baby’ verdict In Brief Hardy Antarctic tardigrades may be threatened by climate change One-off CRISPR treatment slows genetic hearing loss in mice Fooling AI can now be done a thousand times faster Earth was smashed by a rock the size of Mars to make the moon Plants use sand armour to break teeth of attacking caterpillars Mars rocks may have drunk up all the water and doomed life there The body’s killer immune cells also feed fetuses in the womb After crows fight they touch and preen each other to make up Analysis NHS is switching to cheaper mimics of expensive cancer drugs Why the internet’s CiCo calorie count diet won’t keep weight off Will supersonic air travel’s return be another white elephant? China’s plan to stop recycling the world’s rubbish may backfire Aperture Otherworldly ‘earth pyramids’ make the Alps look alien Features The epidemic on the way: Why winter flu is so bad this year Stopping the spread: What you can do to prevent flu Jab in the dark: Why we don’t have a universal flu vaccine Waiting for the big one: A new flu pandemic is a matter of time Cosmic couture: The urgent quest to redesign the spacesuit Luck of the devil: How a Tasmanian icon is outwitting cancer People Eye phone: The doctor using tech to restore the world’s sight Culture The books and ideas that will shape the year ahead Our pick of the best science shows to attend in 2018 You’ve just crossed over… The Twilight Zone takes to the stage More Old Scientist: Just like the movies Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 6 Jan 2018
Month January
Year 2018