New Scientist Magazine -22 April 2017 (NS220417)


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New Scientist Magazine issue NS220417 published by New Scientist

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No.3122 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Talk of a ‘localised nuclear conflict’ is ignorant and dangerous We should stand together on science, all over the world NEWS UPFRONT California’s wet year eases drought but many still lack water More than 8 million people in the US have mental health problems Distant DeeDee could be a new dwarf planet Drone footage of coal dust leak on beaches may be overblown Zika mosquito is spreading worldwide but WHO wants to stop it Satellites swarms could increase space junk risk by 50 per cent Environment agency chief says US should exit Paris climate deal 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Cassini finds final ingredient for alien life in Enceladus’s sea Psychedelic drug ayahuasca improves hard-to-treat depression Virtual syringe lets surgeons practise piercing skin and muscle Soldier ants carry comrades wounded in raids back to base Start-up uses biometrics to tailor music for good night’s sleep Odds that Tasmanian tigers are still alive are 1 in 1.6 trillion Quantum effects cloak impossible singularities with black holes Eve Online gamers will seek real exoplanets in virtual universe Entire nervous system of an animal recorded for the first time Gene editing opens doors to seedless fruit with no need for bees Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina Creative people physically see and process the world differently Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals IN BRIEF Physics of shoelaces shows why they come undone when you run Mars’s atmosphere hosts metal layers that shouldn’t exist 4D printing makes objects that assemble themselves when heated Robot volleyball machine helps Japan team practise attacks Sea urchin emits a cloud of venomous jaws to deter predators Fast CRISPR test easily detects Zika and antibiotic resistance Oldest tooth filling was made by an Ice Age dentist in Italy Water telescope uses gamma rays to track new kind of pulsar ANALYSIS Why a neonicotinoid ban isn’t enough to protect the environment Marchers, raise your banners for the tortoise pace of progress Simple equation shows how human activity is trashing the planet We can still save the Great Barrier Reef from politicians APERTURE Marine life is rubbish… at least in these pictures FEATURES Your true self: How your personality changes throughout life Your true self: Why it’s morals that make the human Your true self: The future is a foreign person Lazy fit animals: How some beasts get the gain without the pain Rocks of ages: How meteorites reveal the solar system’s history PEOPLE The heretical passion of the man who first described Parkinson’s CULTURE A population paradox could help us outrun our doom Love your anthropological collection? Then hand it back More Trouble brewing your tea? Not if you build a diligent Dunkbot

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 22 Apr 2017
Month April
Year 2017