New Scientist Magazine - 27 May 2017 (NS270517)


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No.3127 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Politicians must get a grip on tech if they want a great Britain Your mind as well as your senses deserves a place at mealtimes NEWS UPFRONT Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn Yemen Trump’s 2018 budget slashes funding from healthcare and science Google’s AlphaGo beats world’s best player in latest Go match Water enters the Doomsday vault which is now under repair Astronomers scramble as ‘alien megastructure’ star dims again Three amazing nature areas shortlisted for World Heritage status EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Our common ancestor with chimps may be from Europe, not Africa Robotic turtles can be used to detect landmines in the desert A classic quantum test could reveal the limits of the human mind The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities Bioelectric tweak makes flatworms grow a head instead of a tail Narwhals could help us measure melting glaciers underwater Human blood stem cells grown in the lab for the first time Rising seas could double the number of severe coastal floods LIGO could detect gravitational waves’ permanent space-time warp Mouse sperm sent into space produces healthy IVF babies Our brains prefer invented visual information to the real thing IN BRIEF Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility Dust reveals giant black holes merging in galactic collisions Mass landfills are saving endangered vultures from extinction AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers Titan’s riverbeds show a terrain built more like Mars than Earth Hopping miniature parrots suggest how birds first got airborne Bacteria engineered to produce living, full-colour photographs Beaver dams keep streams cool and protect sensitive fish ANALYSIS 6 technology pledges that should be in every political manifesto The three major UK parties respond to our technology manifesto Why doesn’t the UK government understand technology? APERTURE Nearly abandoned lab in Tanzanian mountains is 70s time capsule FEATURES The quantum leak that could give rise to dark energy Proof in the pudding: Myth-busting 15 common cooking tips Wake-up call: How turbulence could reveal secret nuclear subs PEOPLE The US inventors who helped the RAF win the Battle of Britain CULTURE A new history of cultural big ideas looks to the East for solace First mission to the moon: The real lesson More Skin care gets smart with AI Click your heels to get home with these Uber ruby slippers East Africa’s drought threatens iconic wildebeest migration Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 27 May 2017
Month May
Year 2017