New Scientist Magazine -20 August 2016 (NS200816)

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No. 3087 NEWS Plunging deep beneath the sea in a tiny sub to map the ocean submersible TECHNOLOGY Autonomous AI guards to stalk the internet fighting hackers AI hacking duel life artwork FEATURES Life may have emerged not once, but many times on Earth Far from being a miracle that happened just once in 4 billion years, life’s beginnings could have been so commonplace that it began many times over poker FEATURES How winning at cards can help you win at life Life, like poker, is full of risk, chance and hidden information – which is why the most accomplished poker bots can teach us how to succeed planet FEATURES No-fly zone: Exploring the uncharted layers of our atmosphere In this forbidden region, planes can’t fly, balloons can’t float, and satellites struggle to orbit. A swarm of tiny probes is about to reveal its secrets Ronald Richter FEATURES President Perón, I’ll give you fusion in a bottle Ronald Richter promised Argentina limitless nuclear energy by controlling the process that powers the sun, and President Perón lapped it up TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders We must understand electroshock therapy’s unwanted side effects Inpired by the Olympic vibe? Get moving to save your life NEWS UPFRONT China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite NASA urged to rejoin the hunt for gravitational waves Newborn baby opioid addiction quadruples in US in 15 years Decline of wild bee species in England linked to pesticide use Scorchio! Earth’s surface is the hottest it has been in history Polio back in Nigeria two years after being wiped out in Africa Lead in Australia's drinking water is leaching from brass taps 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Mystery of déjà vu explained – it's how we check our memories Black hole made in the lab shows signs of quantum entanglement 104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete Mystery object in weird orbit beyond Neptune cannot be explained Does eating more salt prevent migraines and severe headaches? World’s oldest vertebrate is a shark that may live for 500 years IN BRIEF Selfish dogs would rather play with a toy than help a human How big is a proton? No one knows exactly, and that’s a problem Canadian meteorite may be first visitor from the Kuiper belt Virtual reality helps eight paralysed people feel their legs Wasps stitch up spiders in silk nests where they are eaten alive Cherry or rhubarb? Orangutan mixes tasty cocktails in its mind First wearable brain scanner to probe people with amazing gifts First real-time look at genes switching off in live human brains ANALYSIS Shock therapy to make a comeback as evidence grows that it works LHC-style supercolliders are entering a make or break phase Gluten-free water: surely that’s not a real thing is it? Human-animal chimeras may be key to us living healthier lives TECHNOLOGY Autonomous AI guards to stalk the internet fighting hackers US Air Force wants to plasma bomb the sky using tiny satellites Australian AI spots dodgy deals that look like money laundering APERTURE See the creepy-crawly stowaways in a 3000-year-old loaf of bread FEATURES Life may have emerged not once, but many times on Earth How winning at cards can help you win at life No-fly zone: Exploring the uncharted layers of our atmosphere PEOPLE President Perón, I’ll give you fusion in a bottle CULTURE The kids are alright – if you leave them alone Mall tales: an artist’s take on modern retail psychology How the cyber age gave peace a chance

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 20 Aug 2016
Month August
Year 2016