New Scientist Magazine - 30 September 2017 (NS300917)


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No.3145 TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Life extension may prove to be a double-edged sword NEWS UPFRONT Thousands of Puerto Ricans evacuated as dam threatens to breach Hurricane Maria confirms dire warnings for 2017 hurricane season Hundreds of UK women are seeking illegal abortions online Uber loses its licence to operate in London Kidney donors swap organs for transplant vouchers for loved ones OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zooms by Earth on its way to an asteroid Health body warns many UK areas have high Lyme disease risk 60 Seconds NEWS & TECHNOLOGY Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative state New Zealand’s iconic kiwi birds may be losing their sight A cheap pollution sensor will keep you off the dirtiest roads Blockchain-like ID may mean end of paper birth certificates Super-Earths draw asteroids to other worlds, which may seed life See-through brains reveal how stroke damages vital blood vessels Huge space rocks could have helped start Earth’s plate tectonics Editing ‘bad’ gluten out of wheat makes it safer for coeliacs Genetically-modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly bread Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollution Infamous three-body problem has over a thousand new solutions Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at us AI could put a stop to electricity theft and meter misreadings IN BRIEF Two-colour pixels let you draw pair of images in the same space Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary children Dinosaurs that seemed veggie also ate the odd bit of shellfish 3D-printed alloys could lead to lighter planes that fly further Old fathers pass on more mutations to kids than old mothers Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your life There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of time ANALYSIS EU plan to erase digital borders will further isolate Brexit UK Another lost tribe feared massacred – how can we save the rest? Drone pilots deserve medals even without risking their lives Why court ruling on ending life support is the right decision APERTURE Backyard critters get celeb treatment with glam photo shoots FEATURES The brain’s 7D sandcastles could be the key to consciousness Fighting fakery: How to make products immune to counterfeiting Exclusive: Inside the clinic offering young blood to cure ageing PEOPLE The fossil finder extraordinaire who’s rewriting human evolution CULTURE Why do we have such a close relationship with animals? Rocket man: Willy Ley’s fervour helped put men on the moon More Supersonic car project aims to carry kids to a scientific future It takes 30 seconds for your fingerprint to grip your smartphone Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 30 Sep 2017
Month September
Year 2017