New Scientist Magazine -08 October 2016 (NS081016)

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No. 3094 DOWNLOADBUY IN PRINTFind back issuesSUBSCRIBE EDITOR'S PICK NEWS Children with fatal muscle disease walk after drug breakthrough MRI scan TECHNOLOGY North Korea’s nukes are nearly ready for launch. Now what? Kim Jong-un chemical flask FEATURES The reaction that would give us clean fossil fuels forever Crack natural gas into its constituent atoms and you can burn it without producing CO2 – giving us green energy without all the pain of renewables hands FEATURES Why we worry: Understanding anxiety and how to help it When do normal worries become an anxiety disorder? Test your anxiety levels, find out what causes them to spiral out of control, and discover how to tackle them Al-Sayyid village FEATURES A language is born – and now it is dying A remarkable language that emerged just 75 years ago now seems doomed. Can linguists decode its secrets before it disappears? Comte de Buffon portrait FEATURES The Enlightenment scientist who feared Earth's frozen future The Comte de Buffon’s lively writing transformed our ideas of Earth’s fauna and fired the public imagination. But his insights on climate were way off the mark TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Some languages die – get over it Politicians may push up violent crime by getting tough on it NEWS UPFRONT Physics and medicine Nobel prizes announced Rosetta lands on 67P in grand finale to two year comet mission Pangolins and parrots protected – lions and elephants lose out First ‘baby dragons’ hatched in captivity reach adolescence Blue Origins in-flight escape system set for test launch Endangered frog recovers thanks to resistance to deadly fungus Hurricane Matthew due to hit Haiti with 210kph winds today 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Children with fatal muscle disease walk after drug breakthrough Don’t worry, bee happy: Bees found to have emotions and moods 115 might be as old as we can get thanks to our bodies’ limits China plans world’s biggest space plane to carry 20 tourists Men are more violent when there are more women around Artificial killer cells mimic life as they wipe out opponents IN BRIEF Your boobs start to eat themselves after breastfeeding is over Giant hidden Jupiters may explain lonely planet systems Superfast spinning stars cause strangest weather in the universe Ancient bee fossil reveals secrets of human ancestor's habitat Bouncy bone can be 3D-printed to become a universal repair kit Milky Way’s baby brother caught copying its star shredding habit Sound blasts could keep whales away from wind farm construction Budgies reveal the rule that means birds never collide in flight ANALYSIS North Korea’s nukes are nearly ready for launch. Now what? Maths says delaying Article 50 could bring better Brexit deal Insects may have feelings, so do we need more humane fly spray? Elon Musk's spectacular plan to colonise Mars lacks substance TECHNOLOGY Basic common sense is key to building more intelligent machines Print stuff on the go with just your phone and a pen APERTURE Crimson streaks of industrial waste criss-cross the Mississippi FEATURES The reaction that would give us clean fossil fuels forever Why we worry: Understanding anxiety and how to help it A language is born – and now it is dying PEOPLE The Enlightenment scientist who feared Earth's frozen future CULTURE Cramped, unpleasant and vulgar: is this the internet we planned? Required: A moral vision for gene editing Complex cats: Let’s see our feline friends as they really are Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 8 Oct 2016
Month October
Year 2016