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

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

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

AI chemist figures out how to legally clone expensive patented drugs

Global leaders warn of ecological collapse and technological meltdown


Type 2 diabetes may not be a lifelong condition

The war against antibiotic resistance is finally turning in our favour

Cuttlefish embryos can see and recognise predators before they hatch

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players embark on epic space voyage

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

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


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

Long penises help hermit crabs avoid being robbed during sex

Astronauts travelling to the moon and Mars risk dying from superbugs

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

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