New Scientist Magazine - 26 August 2017 (NS260817)


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New Scientist Magazine - 26 August 2017 published by New Scientist

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No.3140 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Make the military-industrial complex great again NEWS UPFRONT Tesla boss leads 116 experts calling for UN ban on killer robots US witnesses best solar eclipse in decades IBM to investigate role of microbiome in autoimmune disorders Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time UK seeks face recognition tech upgrade for ‘walking ID cards’ Plan to drill for oil near mouth of Amazon sparks controversy The push for UK fracking may be 55 million years too late 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Scanning your brain can predict what will happen in the future Bacterial optical fibre helps shine lasers through murky waters Inside the fighter jet of the future where AI is the pilot Magic mushroom chemical may be a hallucinogenic insect repellent ‘Alien megastructure’ star may host Saturn-like exoplanet China’s quantum submarine detector could seal South China Sea Newborn babies already have a sense of how numbers work Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends It could be snowing on Mars right now Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapy Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from Monkeys can be tricked into thinking all objects are familiar IN BRIEF Weird creatures are spreading polluting plastic through the sea Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility Solving how fish swim so well may help design underwater robots Why adding a drop of water can make whisky taste even better This self-healing robot can regenerate after being stabbed Speedy white dwarf may have survived a rare type of supernova Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer Speedy test for Lyme disease could help us treat it in time ANALYSIS NASA insists it is going to Mars, but it really can’t afford to Netflix vegan hit What the Health serves up bad science Can a crowdsourced mega-forest offset Trump’s climate chaos? Shutting down neo-Nazi Daily Stormer sets a dangerous precedent APERTURE The brothers who went missing on a glacier for almost 90 years FEATURES Who are you? How the story of human origins is being rewritten Authority figures: The numbers that rule them all Calming figures: The numbers that maintain harmony around us Figures of fun: The quirkiest numbers we know Fraudulent figures: The numbers that say when things are fishy PEOPLE The man who reads dog minds and personalities in a brain scanner CULTURE Al Gore: The return of climate science’s preacher man A tale of how imagination came to be loses sight of the evidence More Ingredient-swapping web browser is a recipe for disaster Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 26 Aug 2017
Month August
Year 2017