New Scientist Magazine - 24 June 2017 (NS240617)


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No.3131 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders The death of King Coal hints we are at a climate turning point Why bird flu risk is like the Grenfell Tower tragedy NEWS UPFRONT Babies are dying during childbirth in the UK due to poor care NASA eyes Neptune and Uranus for missions in the 2030s Smoking is finally dying out among young people in the UK and US Bizarre new deep-sea creatures discovered off Australian coast Antibacterials in soap should be regulated globally, say experts Kepler finds 219 new exoplanets and 10 are rocky and Earth-like 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Weird orbits hint ‘Planet Ten’ might lurk at solar system edge Strange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UK DNA variants that are bad for health may also make you stupid Footballers move around pitch like chaotic particles in a fluid Maths website stops you being ripped off by your flatmates Best evidence yet that Parkinson’s could be autoimmune disease Smart doll fitted with AI chip can read your child’s emotions Chinese satellite beats distance record for quantum entanglement DeepMind now learns from human preferences – just like a toddler Phone metadata reveals where city migrants go and who they call Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them IN BRIEF Cool retreats are needed to save giant panda from warmer weather Anxiety drug may prevent common virus that causes birth defects Wise elk learn to outsmart hunters and tell apart their weapons 5 kilograms of broccoli in a pill slashes diabetics’ blood sugar Watch how spiders use sticky silk to win deadly wrestling match Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces Mistaken brown dwarf is actually two planets orbiting each other Mindfulness and meditation dampen down inflammation genes ANALYSIS A bird flu pandemic looms but the US is holding back the fight To steal an advantage in the Brexit talks try a Superman pose Time to embrace our odd place in the cosmos, inside a huge void? The bandwidth black hole that will kill Elon Musk’s Mars dream APERTURE Gorgeous rainbow frogs come in different colours on every island FEATURES Living with climate change: Welcome to the new normal Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen? Living with climate change: Can we limit global warming to 2°C? Living with climate change: Turning the corner Living with climate change: How to cope in a warmer world Living with climate change: Convincing the sceptics Living with climate change: You can make a difference Would you give one of your kidneys to a stranger? PEOPLE High-stakes hide and seek in the digital age CULTURE Can heightened empathy be a bad thing? Say it with feeling: The complex world of emojis This science fiction trip is delightful, confusing – and risky More My patrol with armed guards to protect Burmese star tortoises Keep your stuff under lock and RFID Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 24 Jun 2017
Month June
Year 2017