New Scientist Magazine -27 August 2016 (NS270816)

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No. 3088 NEWS Proxima b: Closest Earth-like planet discovered right next door planet TECHNOLOGY Why quantum satellites will make it harder for states to snoop man/background Ghosts artwork FEATURES Shadow worlds: Have we seen our first glimpse of dark forces? The identity of the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together has long been a mystery. Now it might have been unmasked – and it’s not what we expected Nelson FEATURES Dark force hunter wants to make darkness from light Does dark matter have its very own dark forces? The only way to find out is to hunt them down, says Tim Nelson medicine artwork FEATURES The scary reality of medical U-turns, and how to stop them From peanut allergy to cancer, total reversals in medical advice are strikingly common. Why did it go so wrong, and how can we make sure we get it right next time? evolution artwork FEATURES Darwin and DNA: How genetics spurred the evolution of a theory Mendel and Darwin lived at the same time but never met – yet their ideas about of the natural world would unite into a single revolutionary discovery TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Getting to Proxima b might become an existential requirement Good medicine for society’s ills NEWS UPFRONT Second Snowden could be behind sale of NSA hacking tools Drug-free IVF could be cheaper and faster way to get pregnant First offshore wind farm in the US ready to power up soon NASA gets in touch with spacecraft two years after it vanished Why do women keep taking HRT despite breast cancer risks? US pregnancy-related deaths are rising and have doubled in Texas Arctic passage of huge cruise ship worries environmentalists 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Proxima b: Closest Earth-like planet discovered right next door Synthetic supermicrobe will be resistant to all known viruses Birds sing to their unborn chicks to warn them about hot weather Quantum trick sees two things happen before and after each other Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell IN BRIEF Completely see-through mice pave way to mapping human brain Iceman Ötzi rocks the bear-fur hat and goat-leather coat look A bad night’s sleep messes with your brain’s memory connections Marsupial lion’s primate-like forearms made it a unique predator Hyperactive galaxy could run out of gas in just 8 million years Fluorescent jellyfish proteins light up unconventional laser Giant ancient supervolcanoes threw rock right across Australia Bunnies helped a great civilisation in ancient Mexico thrive ANALYSIS Why quantum satellites will make it harder for states to snoop Meet the US presidential candidate campaigning for immortality If Earth-like planet Proxima b has life, what might it be like? Calcium dementia link is reminder of the dangers of supplements TECHNOLOGY Move over silicon: Machine learning boom means we need new chips Whisper tech turns secrets into normal speech APERTURE 6000 people cram into one pool in China to beat the heat FEATURES Shadow worlds: Have we seen our first glimpse of dark forces? The scary reality of medical U-turns, and how to stop them Darwin and DNA: How genetics spurred the evolution of a theory PEOPLE Dark force hunter wants to make darkness from light CULTURE We are gods of the future – but what will we do? Europe at Midnight: SF, with a very British take Money alone won’t turn us into unselfish citizens Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 27 Aug 2016
Month August
Year 2016