New Scientist Magazine - 14 October 2017 (NS141017)

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No.3147 NEWS Human hearts kept ‘asleep’ in a box can survive outside the body heart surgery ANALYSIS The stock market is run by wild robots we don’t fully control empty seats sleep artwork FEATURES Wake-up call: How a lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer’s Even a single night of poor sleep can cause changes in the brain implicated in Alzheimer’s. Are you getting enough shut-eye, asks sleep scientist Matthew Walker globe FEATURES The next supercontinent: Four ways Earth could reshape itself Plate tectonics is a slow-grind drama with some dramatic plot twists – these scenarios show how Earth might look in 250 million AD Earth artwork FEATURES Is positive thinking the way to save the planet? Move over doom and gloom, there is a new environmental movement in town. Earth optimists say focusing on small successes is the way forward Penney FEATURES The blushing Englishman who stole nuclear secrets from the US William Penney planned the Nagasaki bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, and kept the UK in the nuclear race. But was he a master of bluffing or a master spy? TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try Sleeping too little is no badge of honour – it harms our brains NEWS UPFRONT Wildfires rage in California due to near-perfect conditions Anti-doping agency to ban all gene editing in sport from 2018 Father of ‘nudge’ psychology wins economics Nobel Will Alphabet’s internet balloons really help Puerto Rico? WHO launches bold plan to slash cholera deaths by 90 per cent Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your ear 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Human hearts kept ‘asleep’ in a box can survive outside the body Giant black hole seen flickering on and off after galaxy snack Exploding stars could have kick-started our ancestors’ evolution A house has been bought on the blockchain for the first time The sun’s energy could speed up dark matter so we can detect it Smartphone lets you peer round corners by light flicker on floor Evolution’s rules mean life on Earth isn’t that varied after all Little-known drug keeps climbers’ minds sharp at high altitude Light-filtering paint cools your home when exposed to hot sun This AI can tell true hate speech from harmless banter Early farmers may have polluted the sea 4000 years ago Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found Protein injection could prevent hair loss during chemotherapy IN BRIEF Neonicotinoid pesticides found in honey from every continent Side effects are worse when we think medication looks expensive This snake knows how toxic it is and fights only when armed We just found nineteen new species of gecko in one tiny area Drone designers accidentally explain colour of albatross wings Lunar volcanoes and lava lakes gave the early moon an atmosphere The most precise atomic clock ever made is a cube of quantum gas Different meditation types train distinct parts of your brain ANALYSIS The stock market is run by wild robots we don’t fully control Build an AI god? Beware the downsides of this weird tech plan Banning shark fin soup in the US is bad for shark conservation The US will not ban guns so must learn how to live with them APERTURE The strange beauty of piles of waste awaiting a brand new life FEATURES Wake-up call: How a lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer’s The next supercontinent: Four ways Earth could reshape itself Is positive thinking the way to save the planet? PEOPLE The blushing Englishman who stole nuclear secrets from the US CULTURE Time to get under-involved with the kids It’s time artists woke up to the power at their fingertips More Crossword #11 New Scientist Live: It’s show time! Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 14 Oct 2017
Month October
Year 2017