New Scientist Magazine - 21 October 2017 (NS211017)


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No.3148 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders A world where cameras are always on may make us less human NEWS UPFRONT Trump’s U-turn may see Iran join North Korea as a nuclear state Air pollution blamed for 500,000 early deaths in Europe in 2014 US Affordable Care Act dealt two blows by President Trump Huge Piccadilly Circus screen will target ads at certain cars How to clean up the dirty water Puerto Ricans are drinking Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future Google and Apple yet to fix Wi-Fi hole in a billion devices 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Gravitational waves have let us see huge neutron stars colliding AlphaGo’s AI upgrade gets round the need for human input Online dating may be breaking down society’s racial divisions Roadside barrier that folds like origami blocks traffic noise Four brain genes help explain obsessive compulsive disorder Driverless cars could let you choose who survives in a crash Women don’t need to ‘switch off’ to climax, orgasm study shows Gene study shows human skin tone has varied for 900,000 years Blind cave fish lost eyes by unexpected evolutionary process A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years How to beat the bookies by turning their odds against them Sperm age calculator tells men how decrepit their sperm are IN BRIEF Caesarean sections cause obesity and microbiome changes in mice We can finally map the spiral arm on the far side of the galaxy Female dolphins have weaponised their vaginas to fend off males Skin-tight exoskeleton is worn like Spanx and lets you turn left We’ve drawn iconic sail-wearing Dimetrodon wrong for 100 years Most versatile stem cell ever may help us understand miscarriage Male chimpanzee seen snatching seconds-old chimp and eating it Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected ANALYSIS Police body cams were meant to keep us safer. Are they working? It was always crazy to shoot for Mars before colonising the moon Hoovering up immigrants’ social media data won’t make US safer Sex addiction isn’t an illness, treating it as one is a bad idea APERTURE Butchery of a black rhino wins Wildlife Photographer award FEATURES Hiding in plain sight: The mystery of the sun’s missing matter Getting on cancer’s nerves: A surprising way to thwart tumours Museum safari: The myriad unknown species lost in dusty drawers PEOPLE The bourgeois biologist who sparked Russia’s genetics revolution CULTURE Too much information? The data-driven future of health The Farthest: How the Voyager story keeps on giving Is evolution about chance or fate? Well, it depends More Broken faces of the Great War Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 21 Oct 2017
Month October
Year 2017