New Scientist Magazine - 07 October 2017 (NS071017)


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No.3146 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders We urgently need to broaden the conversation on AI Buyer beware: Should genomic firms resell your data? NEWS UPFRONT Gravitational wave discoverers win physics Nobel prize Why Puerto Rico still has no electrical power and how to fix it Latest gravitational wave isn’t from neutron stars after all Workplace robots have had little impact on jobs in Germany Elon Musk’s new plans for a moon base and Mars mission by 2022 Artificial organs used in operations without approval for humans Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY We’re nearly ready to use CRISPR to target far more diseases Methane burps on young Mars helped it keep its liquid water Dolphins that work with humans to catch fish have unique accent Biased policing is made worse by errors in pre-crime algorithms How a wave of your coffee cup or spoon could switch TV channels We’ve finally seen how the sleeping brain stores memories New York City mice are evolving, maybe to eat a ‘fast food’ diet Google quantum computer test shows breakthrough is within reach ‘Invasive’ snake is really a new species and should be protected Life may have begun millions of years earlier than we thought Flying and rolling drone will map underground mines on its own Extreme gusts of space gas made early black holes enormous IN BRIEF Packs of killer penguins herd fish into balls then pick them off Common antidepressant found to reduce belly fat in older mice Energy from evaporating water could rival wind and solar Hundreds of Japanese species floated to the US on tsunami debris A few cold drops falling through a cloud could create a downpour Plan to slash farm antibiotic use may stop spread of resistance Lab-grown cells make doping agent EPO and cure anaemia in mice Shape-shifting origami robot swaps bodies to roll, swim or walk ANALYSIS DNA testing firms are cashing in our genes. Should we get a cut? Uber’s major pile-up with London’s regulators is no big surprise What a surprise – the end of the world has been delayed, again Mexico City quake: A few seconds’ warning can still save lives APERTURE Snap decisions: Thomas Ruff’s show is, literally, off colour FEATURES How scaremongering stops us asking the right questions about AI Riddle of the primes: why do they come in pairs? Why are humans so hairy? PEOPLE I want to show the courts who’s to blame for climate change CULTURE The real roots of early city states may rip up the textbooks Graphic design can save your life – here’s how More Old Scientist: Tanks on the moon and other wolves we’ve cried Our braininess may have evolved thanks to less sticky neurons Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 7 Oct 2017
Month October
Year 2017