New Scientist Magazine - 13 May 2017 (NS130517)


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No.3125 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders You bet – an intellectual wager can focus our attention When it comes to work, we should value quality over quantity NEWS UPFRONT Minnesota measles outbreak follows anti-vaccination campaign Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment NASA rocket mission takes 1500 sun images in just 5 minutes Citymapper launches an experimental London bus route UK’s plan to clean up its air is still inadequate, critics say Industry experts may replace dismissed EPA advisory scientists UK government subsidises coal sector with £356 million a year 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY AI detective analyses police data to learn how to crack cases A little cannabis every day might keep brain ageing at bay Meet ‘Neo’, the most complete skeleton of Homo naledi ever found Fake football website reveals what makes us become nasty trolls Parasitic robot controls turtle it’s riding by giving it snacks Nanofridge could keep quantum computers cool enough to calculate Menopause-causing bait is curbing rat populations in New York First results from Jupiter probe show huge magnetism and storms Synthetic genes can make weird new proteins that actually work Lasers print ultra high-res images narrower than a human hair Map of the underworld may let us play plate tectonics in reverse Robot inspector helps check bridges for dangerous defects Man dreams in colour for first time during cancer radiotherapy IN BRIEF Snowball Earth melting led to freshwater oceans 2km deep Bionic hand that can see for itself makes things easy to grasp The energy generators inside our cells reach a sizzling 50°C Earth may have been born in a huge flare-up of the young sun Parasite living inside fish eyeball controls its behaviour Fukushima accident gave everyone an X-ray’s worth of radiation Martian life must be rare as free energy source remains untapped Electrode can tell you if a baby is really experiencing pain ANALYSIS Wish you had a shorter workday? Here’s why that’s a bad idea Let’s seek traces of ancient indigenous ETs in our own backyard Would a North Korean space nuke really lay waste to the US? A small class-action lawsuit could stop the US opioid epidemic APERTURE Wary blenny fish pokes its head out from a Caribbean reef FEATURES Why be conscious: The improbable origins of our unique mind Ready for anything: The best strategies to survive a disaster Odds on: 10 science breakthroughs you can bet on PEOPLE Fear is a killer: Nuclear expert reveals radiation’s real danger CULTURE Will technology help or hinder access to famous art? Borderwall as Architecture will polarise opinion on Trump’s wall More Crossword #6 Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 13 May 2017
Month May
Year 2017