New Scientist Magazine -07 May 2016 (NS070516)


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No. 3072 Leaders If Google has nothing to hide about NHS data, why so secretive? Let’s hope crowdsourcing will reveal the truth about Gaza attack NEWS UPFRONT Try your hand at programming IBM’s online quantum computer Ebola virus does a total shutdown to hide before a fresh strike Japanese satellite’s death spiral linked to software malfunction Australian entrepreneur struggles to prove he is Bitcoin’s daddy Let people most affected by gene editing write CRISPR rules Beech marten halts LHC after chewing on a power cable Australia to destroy alien carp by releasing herpes into rivers 60 Seconds THIS WEEK Having an overactive immune system may prime you for depression Kingdom-busting volcanoes linked to the rise of the Roman Empire Was gravitational wave signal from a gravastar, not black holes? Rain spawns more rain when it falls on ploughed land Coma brain scans predict if a person will ever recover awareness Unexplained plume over Mars could be caused by the sun IN BRIEF Your choice of chocolate and contraceptive affect your gut bugs Map of the brain’s word filing system could help us read minds Sperm-binding beads could work as fertility aid or contraceptive Never-before-seen moon spotted around dwarf planet Makemake Trio of Earth-sized planets around nearby star could reveal life Lizard gets to grips with city life by evolving stickier feet Strange Manx comet is time capsule from the early solar system Recycled coffee grounds could make roads smoother and greener ANALYSIS SpaceX Mars mission is a chance to hunt for life on the planet An Earth made verdant by greenhouse gases brings its own dangers Equally long lives for rich and poor? This dream is in retreat Muscular dystrophy is tragic, but patients aren’t always right TECHNOLOGY Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data From autism to Chinese, a headset to help you with your language FEATURES Drowning in sound? The sad case of the baby beluga whales Last days of Earth: Life in 7 billion years AD Last days of Earth: Timeline to the end of everything How we found them: Inside a giant gravitational wave detector PEOPLE The walls have eyes: Buildings reveal the conflict they witness CULTURE Lovely bones: Fascinating skeletons of the past and present Can two new books save the internet from its own success? Follow the life of the last man on the moon Regulars LETTERS, FEEDBACK, THE LAST WORD

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 7 May 2016
Month May
Year 2016