New Scientist Magazine - 20 February 16(NS200216)

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No. 3061 NEWS What will gravitational waves tell us about the universe? black holes TECHNOLOGY Brain scan for artificial intelligence shows how software thinks brain scan image world sucking air FEATURES The big carbon clean-up: 2 steps to stop global warming at 1.5 °C World leaders say they want a strict limit on climate change. To hit it we have to suck a lot of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Here’s how we can do it Children shadow playground FEATURES Premature birth: How its effects can stay with you for life As more babies born early enter early adulthood, the lifelong effects are finally becoming clear. But there are ways to make up for that lost time hand holding smartphone FEATURES Web of lies: Is the internet making a world without truth? Everyone knows the web is full of hoaxers, but you’re not fooled, are you? Don’t be so sure – we’re seeing reality reshaped like never before. Here’s what to do Coral spawning FEATURES Playing Cupid to get reluctant corals in the mood for love A tropical sea, a sunset, a full moon – that’s what normally turns on exotic corals. So how do you get them spawning in a London aquarium? Abbas Edalat OPINION End of tough sanctions will mean the revival of Iranian science For decades, Iran’s researchers had to work largely cut off from the rest of the world. Now they can bring the nation’s science back to the international stage, says Abbas Edalat TABLE OF CONTENTS Leaders Aircraft and ships must not be exempt from emissions cuts Effects of being born prematurely shouldn’t have to last forever NEWS UPFRONT Death of Justice Antonin Scalia may shift US climate change laws UK task force hits out at mental health underspending Use vaccines as a weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria Tenth of AI money should go on discussing its dangers and impact $19 billion NASA budget for 2017 still not enough to get to Mars ‘No evidence’ women can pass on Zika virus via sex The ‘Pirate Bay’ of research is back online 60 Seconds THIS WEEK What will gravitational waves tell us about the universe? How to prove controversial consciousness theory? Ask a physicist Mind-reading tech helps beginners quickly learn to play Bach Bald ibis among wildlife driven to extinction in Syria and Libya Our first sex with Neanderthals happened 100,000 years ago Mammal brain frozen and thawed out perfectly for first time Sound wave therapy is first alternative to Viagra in 15 years IN BRIEF NASA spacecraft could plumb depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Your immune system becomes like your partner’s when you cohabit Earth’s rarest minerals could hint at life on other planets Long-lost stellar siblings probe the Milky Way’s violent history Beautiful amber fossil flower reveals plant history of New World Exercise slows growth of cancer in marathon mice Take exams early in the morning to get a higher score White shark’s diet may include biggest fish of all: whale shark TECHNOLOGY Brain scan for artificial intelligence shows how software thinks Test-driving the hydrogen car that makes a little go a long way One Per Cent OPINION In science, is honesty really always the best policy? Hey US science teachers, leave those climate myths alone End of tough sanctions will mean the revival of Iranian science FEATURES The big carbon clean-up: 2 steps to stop global warming at 1.5 °C Premature birth: How its effects can stay with you for life Web of lies: Is the internet making a world without truth? Playing Cupid to get reluctant corals in the mood for love CULTURELAB Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966): Backwards to the future Cheats and deceits: The story of how to stay alive

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Publisher New Scientist
Title New Scientist Magazine
Frequency Weekly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 20 Feb 2016
Month February
Year 2016