New Scientist: The Daily Newsletter, 15-16 Feb 2019

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Content provided by “New Scientist”, 15 February 2019.

Accessed on 16 February 2019, 0115 UTC.

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LATEST

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Fears of OpenAI’s super-trolling artificial intelligence are overblown

A dialect quiz shows we still cling to our regional identities

A dialect quiz shows we still cling to our regional identities

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Russia’s plan to unplug from the internet shows cyberwar is escalating

Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe

Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe

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Smugglers are profiting from our failure to define endangered species

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A gut bacteria toxin that damages DNA may be involved in bowel cancer

IN DEPTH

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Evidence of new physics could have been under our noses all along

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No plugs needed: How wireless charging could set electric cars free

The truth about cheese: The terrible costs of our favourite food

The truth about cheese: The terrible costs of our favourite food

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The US plans to launch swarms of attack drones from robo-submarines

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AI has helped rescue children trafficked for sexual exploitation

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Women in physics: Why there’s a problem and how we can solve it

EDITOR’S CHOICE

We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

Here's how we could turn an asteroid into a space station

Here’s how we could turn an asteroid into a space station

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Chasing the Sun review: Light’s power over life charted

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Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR

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