New Scientist Magazine -29 April 2017 (NS290417)


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No.3123 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Prognosis for dementia research uncertain in the Brexit election NEWS UPFRONT Thousands attend March for Science protests around the world NASA and ESA join forces to build life-seeking Europa lander Google’s new project will gather health data from 10,000 people UK does more to protect marine areas overseas than at home Facebook banks on virtual reality as the future of socialising Medical marijuana may be a salve for the US opioid epidemic 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Mystery human species, Homo naledi, had tiny but advanced brain Chlamydia vaccine for koalas slows spread of deadly disease We still haven’t heard from aliens – here’s why we might never Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells Plastic-munching caterpillars may show us how to dissolve waste Infrared telescope spots mystery flare-ups in distant galaxies Zika outbreak may have led to fewer births in Rio de Janeiro Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory Mystery human hobbit ancestor may have been first out of Africa AI learns to play video game from instructions in plain English The incredible naked mole rat can survive with hardly any oxygen Psychedelic drugs push the brain to a state never seen before Internal migration of millions as seas rise will rattle whole US IN BRIEF Male robins can guess and satisfy their partner’s food cravings Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secrets Venus hair bacteria colonised underwater volcano after eruption Three-atom molecule cooled to near absolute zero for first time New Super-Earth looks habitable and could reveal signs of life Mars Trojans may be part of a planet that was destroyed long ago Drunken crayfish show that loneliness raises alcohol tolerance Blood from human babies makes brains of elderly mice young again ANALYSIS Crunch time for bitcoin as it faces last chance to go mainstream Has the social media political bubble theory just been popped? Why better technology won’t stop violent videos going viral APERTURE Pink weevil spreads its wings to prepare for rainforest take-off FEATURES Defying dementia: It is not inevitable Defying dementia: How to keep your brain fighting fit Defying dementia: Live better for longer after a diagnosis Your inner hoarder: Why letting go is so hard to do New era of alchemy: Copying nature’s chemistry in a jiffy PEOPLE My vertical underwater farming can restore the seas CULTURE Deviate attempts to alter the way we perceive the world The continuing mystery behind the cuteness of tame animals Want to reinvent the future? Another economy is possible More Eyes on the skies: ensuring drones enhance city life I joined the wildlife police to save baby eels from poachers Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 29 Apr 2017
Month April
Year 2017