New Scientist Magazine - 16 September 2017 (NS160917)

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No.3143 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Science after Brexit will be weaker all round NEWS UPFRONT The Caribbean will be recovering from Hurricane Irma for years Equifax data breach hits nearly half of US – and isn’t over yet Extreme wildfires in the US could lead to long-term lung damage Death toll from Mexican earthquake climbs towards 100 The sun just belched out the strongest solar flare in 12 years 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY ‘Dark matter’ microbes add 20 new branches to the tree of life Siri and Alexa can be turned against you by ultrasound whispers Even a mask won’t hide you from the latest face recognition tech If NYC subways obeyed quantum maths trains wouldn’t be delayed The hottest place ever recorded on Earth’s surface was 2370°C Our sun probably didn’t steal Planet Nine from outer space Rat brains seen replaying scary memories as they sleep This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers Facebook AI learns human reactions after watching hours of Skype Ankle fossil suggests our ancient ancestors leapt like acrobats Eight low-lying Pacific islands swallowed whole by rising seas We seem to be getting stupider and population ageing may be why Box jellyfish will destroy future oceans by gobbling up the food Baffling ABC maths proof now has impenetrable 300-page ‘summary’ IN BRIEF Bats crash into windows because of a glitch with their ‘sonar’ Cancer pen could tell surgeons where they should cut in seconds Shoe sensor will protect your back from heavy lifting Gel-like ice is the lightest form of water ever discovered Meet the vampire ant from hell with huge jaws and a metal horn A type of sleep therapy reduces depression, anxiety and paranoia Need a creativity boost? Try listening to happy background music Jupiter’s powerful aurora is surprisingly different from Earth’s ANALYSIS Why China’s green ambitions will make it the next world leader Well done John Lewis, gender-free clothes are radical and valid Giant ocean fish farms to solve food security? There’s a catch Can the US really nuke North Korea without starting a world war? APERTURE Stunning shots capture how we interact with our natural world FEATURES The plan to reintroduce a big cat that might never have existed Cassini’s Grand Finale: The spacecraft that unveiled Saturn Cassini’s Grand Finale: The ups and downs of our 20-year mission Nine probes reached the outer solar system: Where are they now? Cassini’s Grand Finale: Where next in the search for alien life PEOPLE I found a way to communicate with people trapped in their bodies CULTURE Lost in meditation: Two books argue over mindfulness Hellblade, a game route into the world of psychosis Fear and trembling, from The Great Quake to Quakeland More Cloud-catching to bubble science Helping people walk again with donated prostheses in West Africa Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 16 Sep 2017
Month September
Year 2017