New Scientist Magazine -18 March 2017 (NS180317)


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No.3117 Leaders Backyard gene editing risks creating a monster Keep an open mind on dark matter and rivals that do away with it NEWS UPFRONT A sixth of Americans to lack health insurance by 2026 Australia to ban unvaccinated children from preschool Web creator Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on fake news Swedish men set to be the first to completely stub out smoking EPA boss says carbon dioxide not primary cause of climate change NASA’s new budget is big on other worlds but ignores our own Indian Ocean version of El Niño behind drought in East Africa 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Mosaic problem stands in the way of gene editing embryos Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback whales Rear-view helmet vision may help avert motorbike accidents Cooling to absolute zero mathematically outlawed after a century Mystery brain particles may link head injuries to dementia Video game beta test reveals how we might act if the world ends Metabolism may be older than life itself and start spontaneously People with no mind’s eye may help us boost our creativity Dogs use deception to get what they want from humans (a sausage) Robot that shows pain could teach doctors to recognise it better TRAPPIST-1 worlds are close enough for life to hop between them Five designer chromosomes bring synthetic life a step closer Machine learning reveals lack of female screen time in top films IN BRIEF Your brain fills gaps in your hearing without you realising Discovery of tiny moon completes the set for worlds past Neptune What makes a good surgeon? Video analysis rates suturing skills Asteroid clay is a better space radiation shield than aluminium Sneaky beetles evolved disguise to look like ants, then eat them How to train your brain to be like a memory champion’s Special steel inspired by bone is more resistant to cracking Oldest plant-like fossils discovered are 1.6 billion years old ANALYSIS Should a child’s health concerns trump sperm donor privacy? Obamacare’s replacement a giant step backwards for US healthcare Subway chicken row shows faith in food is still a battleground Why overzealous breastfeeding advice can be bad for babies APERTURE Disappearing buildings in the desert aren’t all they seem FEATURES Rules of attraction: Why it’s time to rethink how gravity works Neuroleaks: The secret dialogue between brain and body How dogs are helping decode the genetic roots of personality PEOPLE How dark matter lost its shine for me CULTURE How did the zebra get its stripes? How we lost the world-changing power of useless knowledge The blue whale story: Meet the giant in all its glory

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 18 Mar 2017
Month March
Year 2017