New Scientist: Science news and headlines, 04-05 Mar 2019

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Accessed on 05 March 2019, 0350 UTC.

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LATEST

Hacking just 1 in 10 cars could gridlock all of the roads in Manhattan

Hacking just 1 in 10 cars could gridlock all of the roads in Manhattan

How neuroscience is exploding the myth of male and female brains

How neuroscience is exploding the myth of male and female brains

Bill Gates’s pancake problem – and three more pancakes in science

Bill Gates’s pancake problem – and three more pancakes in science

A person looks at a computer

Wikipedia’s civil wars show how we can heal ideological divides online

Urine in a pot

A gel made from urea has molecules that resemble friendship bracelets

EU sued for making global warming worse by subsidising wood burning

EU sued for making global warming worse by subsidising wood burning

IN DEPTH

sunlight

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili: Why my debut sci-fi novel is true to science

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani

An AI has created music based on Bach – but will an audience notice?

lump of silicon

Here’s my favourite element – what’s yours?

new periodic table

Three reasons why the periodic table needs a redesign

Flerov lab

Inside the Russian factory making the heaviest atoms in the universe

face

Your genetic data can be exploited without you ever knowing about it

EDITOR’S CHOICE

person sleeping in

Weekend lie-in can’t undo the health damage caused by lack of sleep

A cup in two colours

Purple or brown? This 3D-printed cup changes colour in different light

Cannabis plants

Engineered yeast can brew up the active ingredients in cannabis plants

Clouds from space

Earth could warm by 14°C as growing emissions destroy crucial clouds

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