New Scientist: Science News, 17 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Thursday edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a Hawaii Island blog focusing on science, technology, medicine, health, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics outlined in this post come from the current issue of “New Scientist.”

Accessed on 17 January 2019, 2107 UTC.

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LATEST

Asteroid smash-up may have rained down on Earth 290 million years ago

Asteroid smash-up may have rained down on Earth 290 million years ago

A head

Silencing brain cells in mice can make them no longer care about pain

Saturn

Saturn’s rings formed in a smash-up less than 100 million years ago

Could a diet save the planet? Only if we pay the real cost of food

Could a diet save the planet? Only if we pay the real cost of food

AI chemist figures out how to legally clone expensive patented drugs

AI chemist figures out how to legally clone expensive patented drugs

Global leaders are worried about environmental issues

Global leaders warn of ecological collapse and technological meltdown

IN DEPTH

diabetes test

Type 2 diabetes may not be a lifelong condition

Petri dish

The war against antibiotic resistance is finally turning in our favour

cuttlefish embryo

Cuttlefish embryos can see and recognise predators before they hatch

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players embark on epic space voyage

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players embark on epic space voyage

We all love Marie Kondo. So why is tidying up so hard?

We all love Marie Kondo. So why is tidying up so hard?

A person wearing the headset stares at their teacher

Brain-reading headsets trialled on 10,000 schoolchildren in China

EDITOR’S CHOICE

China's moon garden is dead as the craft is plunged into lunar night

China’s moon garden is dead as the craft is plunged into lunar night

(Coenobita compressus) walking in sand. San Cristobal island, Galapagos.

Long penises help hermit crabs avoid being robbed during sex

Astronauts travelling to the moon and Mars risk dying from superbugs

Astronauts travelling to the moon and Mars risk dying from superbugs

A black hole the size of Jupiter is just wandering around the galaxy

A black hole the size of Jupiter is just wandering around the galaxy

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Russ Roberts

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