New Scientist Magazine - 18 November 2017 (NS181117)


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New Scientist Magazine - 18 November 2017 published by New Scientist

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No.3152 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Why the male infertility crisis could be good news for women NEWS UPFRONT NHS reforms have failed to boost community-based care in England Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again Digital drug tells your doctor when you’ve taken your medicine The ‘space nation’ Asgardia just launched its first satellite IBM has built two new quantum computers with 20 and 50 qubits Big aftershocks could well hit Iran and Iraq in next 48 hours 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Brain implant boosts human memory by mimicking how we learn Watch a monkey floss its teeth with a bird feather Ancient skull from China may rewrite the origins of our species Porpoises twist laws of physics to aim their focused sonar beams Should we seed life through the cosmos using laser-driven ships? Tinfoil hat for your router stops bad guys snooping your Wi-Fi How social stress makes your brain vulnerable to depression Giant coconut crab sneaks up on a sleeping bird and kills it Giant star smash-up may have made the biggest neutron star ever Why people ruin others’ lives by exposing all their data online Gluten-sensitive? It may actually be a carb making you ill Neptune’s other moons were normal until Triton crashed the party Charge your phone using ambient light and printed solar cells IN BRIEF Prairie vole partners split up if one drinks more than the other Tracking the first interstellar asteroid back to its home star Daytime injuries heal twice as fast as wounds sustained at night Grow fake versions of rare delicacies like sea urchin at home Facebook can make your profile pic wink and scowl Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths Plant-based diets and coffee linked to lower heart failure risk A ‘magic number’ of people walking across a bridge makes it sway ANALYSIS Biohackers are using CRISPR on their DNA and we can’t stop it Power really can corrupt people. Here’s what to do about it When it comes to climate, Donald Trump is in a club by himself Medical cannabis vendors must stop making bogus health claims APERTURE The exquisite marble that sculptor Michelangelo couldn’t use FEATURES We’re heading for a male fertility crisis and we’re not prepared Wrong division: How maths can save democracy from gerrymandering Grand delusions: Why we all believe the weirdest things PEOPLE The ingenious priest who discovered how bats ‘see’ in the dark CULTURE Cracking it: Enigma’s Alan Turing and Linear B’s Michael Ventris What makes you a psychopath or an extreme altruist? More Put your best foot forward to help animal conservation Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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