New Scientist Magazine -24 September 2016 (NS240916)

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No. 3092 NEWS Head transplant team’s new animal tests fail to convince critics spine neck TECHNOLOGY Revealed: The renewable energy scam making global warming worse wood NewScientist_A1-Poster_Reality FEATURES Reality guide: A poster of how everything fits together Our ultimate user’s guide to fundamental physics – all on one spectacular poster for you to download for free A simulation of the structure of the galaxy FEATURES Reality guide: The essential laws of cosmology Our expanding universe began in a big bang 13.8 billion years ago. But what underlying laws of nature shape our vision of time and space? Ripples FEATURES Reality guide: The essential laws of quantum physics The theory that governs the workings of subatomic particles and forces is notoriously inscrutable – but what principles make it look like it does? A black hole swallowing a star FEATURES Reality guide: Six problems physics can’t explain From the dark energy ripping the cosmos apart to the part consciousness plays in creating reality, quantum physics and cosmology retain many mysteries A stream of information flowing down a screen FEATURES Reality guide: Six radical ideas to change physics Is all the universe vibrating strings? Or is information the most essential thing? All is up for grabs as we seek solutions for a fuller understanding of reality wall picture FEATURES Wistful thinking: Why we are wired to dwell on the past Nostalgia isn’t just a soppy emotion – it can amplify the best and worst in us evolution artwork FEATURES Evolution evolves: Beyond the selfish gene For more than 150 years it has been one of science’s most successful theories, but we need to rethink evolution for the 21st century Tejada FEATURES I slice up human brains for a living Understanding conditions like Alzheimer’s requires a steady supply of tissue. Jessica Hamzelou visited Jorge Tejada, who looks after the world’s largest brain bank TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders It’s time for a serious debate about head transplants NEWS UPFRONT Oil pipeline leak threatens Alabama river rich in unique species Travellers warned of fatal tick-borne disease in Western Europe China launches a space station and wants an even bigger one China’s fancy for ‘aquatic cocaine’ could wipe out rare porpoise New NASA budget could put asteroid-grabbing mission in jeopardy Gaia’s map of 1 billion stars is the clearest view of our galaxy Grand project to unify global efforts to understand the brain 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Head transplant team’s new animal tests fail to convince critics ‘Alien megastructure’ star may be explained by interstellar junk World’s hardiest animal has evolved radiation shield for its DNA Quantum teleportation over 7 kilometres of cables smashes record Arctic ice melt is killing birds and will leave caribou stranded IN BRIEF Snub-nosed monkeys are so inbred they may struggle to survive Asteroid assault on early planets was more like a gentle massage Kamikaze galaxy explodes after diving into the Milky Way Blind people use brain’s visual cortex to help do maths Hawaiian crows can use sticks as tools but are nearly extinct Building blocks of memories seen in brains for the first time Rattlesnakes silently shook their tails before evolving rattles Saturn’s rings may be from the whirl of a passing icy rock ANALYSIS Revealed: The renewable energy scam making global warming worse Farewell to Rosetta, the comet mission that captivated the world Don’t lose sleep over the claim that long naps may make you ill The US isn’t giving away the internet – it never had control TECHNOLOGY Gene-reading software to cut TB diagnosis from months to minutes Send secret messages hidden in the DNA of bacterial spores Germany to create world’s first highway code for driverless cars APERTURE Immortalising human brains at the world’s largest brain bank FEATURES Reality guide: A poster of how everything fits together Reality guide: The essential laws of cosmology Reality guide: The essential laws of quantum physics Reality guide: Six problems physics can’t explain Reality guide: Six radical ideas to change physics Wistful thinking: Why we are wired to dwell on the past Evolution evolves: Beyond the selfish gene I slice up human brains for a living CULTURE The Optic Cloak: Meet the chimney that isn’t there The paradox of play: Real fun should be terrifying Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 24 Sep 2016
Month September
Year 2016