New Scientist Magazine -25 March 2017 (NS250317)


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No.3118 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders It’s time new media companies admitted that that’s what they are NEWS UPFRONT UK government pulls ads from YouTube in extremist content row Electronic devices banned on US-bound flights from 8 countries ExoMars dips into the Martian atmosphere to sniff for life US climate science in the firing line for Trump’s first budget Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US Global warming worsened snowpack loss in California’s drought Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing First dinosaurs may have been omnivores in the north hemisphere Robots could help children give evidence in child abuse cases Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure Special glasses give people superhuman colour vision Recoded organism paves way to new genetic language of life Atomic clocks make best measurement yet of relativity of time Cosmological ruler could help us get the measure of dark energy Vision saved by first induced pluripotent stem cell treatment E-tattoos turn knuckles and freckles into smartphone controls Mysterious water-like streaks on Mars might be sand flows instead Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl IN BRIEF Parrots get high on contagious laughter and high-five in mid air Gentle breeze may help Venus’s atmosphere spin like crazy These fish are evolving right now to become land-dwellers 3D-printed bacteria could make bespoke graphene-like materials O my! Paper strip test determines blood type in just 30 seconds Robot eavesdrops on men and women to see how much they talk Chimp filmed cleaning a corpse’s teeth in a mortuary-like ritual Dark matter took its time to wrap around early galaxies ANALYSIS Can data save rhinos? How to attack wildlife crime at source A little less ET, a little more astrophysics, if you please Scott Pruitt’s climate denial may be Putin’s real prize New autism blood test likely to join ranks of also-rans APERTURE The beautiful bird corpses left by illegal Maltese sharpshooters FEATURES Mind the gaps: The holes in your brain that make you smart Tomorrow’s menu: Termites, grass and synthetic milk This bird has flown: Unravelling the mysteries of bird migration PEOPLE Beetroot for AIDS: Fighting denialism in Mbeki’s South Africa CULTURE War by any means: The story of DARPA Can a new history of vaccination silence doubters? More Thrills and spills: We built a sentry duck for our bath Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 25 Mar 2017
Month March
Year 2017