New Scientist Magazine - 28 October 2017 (NS281017)


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No.3149 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Head transplant mavericks must be scrutinised, not ignored Trust nobody? No thanks NEWS UPFRONT WHO reverses decision to elect Robert Mugabe as ambassador Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girls Antivirus company counters spying claims by opening up its code Dawn spacecraft approved to spend another year studying Ceres Twitter is tightening its rules around online sexual harassment What the controversial ‘human’ teeth fossils really tell us New York should prepare for 15-metre storm surges by 2300 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Chronic back pain stem cell treatment could cut need for opioids Possible exomoon may be an ocean-covered world as big as Saturn A smart city in China tracks every citizen and yours could too Dogs really can smell your fear, and then they get scared too Marijuana compounds made in GM yeast could help epilepsy Geese-like birds seem to have survived the dinosaur extinction Your autopilot mode is real – now we know how the brain does it How we could make oxygen on Mars, plus fuel to get home Underwater robot miners could reopen drowned mines How we could make oxygen on Mars, plus fuel to get home The mass extinction that might never have happened Google’s quantum computing plans threatened by IBM curveball Dark energy survives neutron star crash test while rivals fail A home test kit may let you diagnose endometriosis years earlier IN BRIEF Hunger-blocking injection lets fat monkeys quickly lose weight A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations Volcanoes that spew stretchy ice could make dwarf planets bright Songbird gets angry when its rivals are brilliant at singing An AI has learned how to pick a single voice out of a crowd Astronaut wee could show us how the plumes on Enceladus work A gaggle of 7 moons keep Saturn’s rings from breaking apart Oysters can ‘hear’ the ocean even though they don’t have ears ANALYSIS We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes Scotland has banned smacking children – so should everyone else Why our ‘freakish’ galaxy has got cosmologists seriously worried Speaking up against sexual abuse is hard – #MeToo changes that APERTURE Pied tamarin doesn’t look too happy about its extreme close-up FEATURES Who can you trust? How tech is reshaping what we believe Luther’s legacy: Did a religious revolt create science? AI physicists: The machines cracking the quantum code PEOPLE Inside the mind of the man who wants to transplant human heads CULTURE Cataclysms: A life spent chasing planetary catastrophe Science fiction picks sound wedding bells and other alarms Illuminating India: The genius of making a little go a long way More Automate Halloween with a candy-dispensing jack-o’-lantern Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 28 Oct 2017
Month October
Year 2017