New Scientist Magazine -17 September 2016 (NS170916)

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No. 3091 NEWS Bacteria lurking in blood could be culprit in countless diseases blood bacteria TECHNOLOGY Living a perfect Facebook life isn’t worth the real-world stress faces Utopia image FEATURES The real utopia: This ancient civilisation thrived without war The Indus civilisation seems to have flourished for 700 years without armour, weapons, inequality or royalty. Here’s how to build a paradise on Earth cold fusion 1 FEATURES Cold fusion: Science's most controversial technology is back The claim to have tamed the sun in the lab was debunked 25 years ago. So why are governments and investors now pouring money into it again? PTSD artwork FEATURES Why women are more at risk of PTSD – and how to prevent it It may make you think of male soldiers – but most people with PTSD are women. Discovering how memory, hormones and the brain interact is creating new treatments Wadhams 1 FEATURES Near death on a nuclear sub didn’t stop my work on Arctic ice The Arctic has given ocean physicist Peter Wadhams moments of heart-stopping danger and magnificent beauty. Now he is watching it disappear forever TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Utopia is unobtainable, but worth pursuing for all our sakes Cold fusion is better left out in the cold NEWS UPFRONT Rosetta set for a grand finale by diving into cometary cave Oil pipeline construction halted after Native American protests Blue Origin unveils big new rocket that will put humans in orbit Fear of vaccine safety is higher in Europe than in the US North Korea's largest nuclear test still lacks missile capacity Deaths from 9/11-related illness are set to exceed initial toll Oceans given boost as nations agree to protect a third worldwide 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Bacteria lurking in blood could be culprit in countless diseases First glimpse of a black hole being born from a star’s remains Full and new moons linked to timing of largest, deadliest quakes Human sperm grown in a lab for the first time, claims study Star arrangement that hid for a decade spotted at galaxy’s heart How forensic science can stop slaughter of endangered wildlife IN BRIEF White gulls dependent on ice are disappearing from the Arctic Tiny lightning bolt explosions can vaporise the moon's thin soil Doing exercise may counteract some of alcohol's deadly effects New Horizons discovery raises solar wind riddle around Pluto White killer whales were a legend – now they are everywhere Your distinctive hairprint can identify you even when DNA fails This fish has a love song and it sounds like a windshield wiper CSI Eta Carinae: Clouds suggest odd star's history of violence ANALYSIS Our water is full of drugs and we don’t know their effects Reform damaging prisons, or risk losing the fight against crime Kuwait's mass DNA database is a huge attack on genetic privacy Think gluten-free is just a fad? The science isn't settled yet TECHNOLOGY Living a perfect Facebook life isn’t worth the real-world stress One Per Cent APERTURE Upside-down clouds grow down and cascade across the Kansas sky FEATURES The real utopia: This ancient civilisation thrived without war Cold fusion: Science's most controversial technology is back Why women are more at risk of PTSD – and how to prevent it PEOPLE Near death on a nuclear sub didn’t stop my work on Arctic ice CULTURE Exhibition seeks to put utopia in its place Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 17 Sep 2016
Month September
Year 2016