Research: New Scientist Magazine – January 7, 2023

ISSUE 3420 | MAGAZINE COVER DATE: 7 January 2023 | New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine – January 7, 2023 issue:

The 12 innovations we need to save humanity and the planet

Which inventions should we prioritize to safeguard the environment and human health and happiness? From better batteries and photovoltaic paint to a universal vaccine precursor

The crystal growers behind the graphene revolution

Takashi Taniguchi and Kenji Watanabe create high-quality crystals that offer the perfect substrate on which to tailor-make two-dimensional materials with amazing electronic properties. They tell New Scientist how they grow their world-renowned crystals

Mysterious symbols in cave paintings may be earliest form of writing

Stone Age people in Europe appear to have recorded the reproductive habits of animals with markings on cave paintings, hinting at the early origins of writing

Profiles: French Chef Hélène Darroze Of The Connaught in London

Eater – Three-Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze in London offers its tasting menu at lunch and dinner, meaning nearly all the day’s preparation must be done before noon. The staff at the restaurant prepare dishes like langoustine, grouse wellington, chef’s table octopus, and more.

Medical Review: ‘Single-Port Robotic Surgery’

Freethink – Robotics are helping make minimally invasive surgeries even less invasive. Case in point: single-port robotic surgery, a relatively new type of approach where a robotic system controlled by a human surgeon executes the procedure by making only one incision into the patient.

Although still relatively uncommon, single-port surgery has been gaining momentum in recent years. The benefits are noticeable. Compared to traditional surgery, single-port surgery might leave patients with shorter recovery times, less scarring, and overall better outcomes.

The technique is also transforming how surgeons think about and execute surgery itself. “It’s allowing us to do surgeries differently than we do with [multi-port surgery],” said Michael Stifelman, M.D., director of robotic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. “What every patient wants is to get back to their life. Single-port robotics is allowing us to get them to that point more quickly.”

Learn more about the future of single-port surgery in this episode of “Operation: Reimagine Surgery,” a Freethink original series produced in partnership with Intuitive, which created the world’s first commercially available robotic surgery system in the 1990s.

Arts & Culture: Frieze Magazine – Jan/Feb 2023

Issue 233: out now - Announcements - e-flux

frieze Magazine – January / February 2023 issue:

In the January/February issue of friezeTerence Trouillot profiles artist Henry Taylor ahead of shows at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Plus, one year after Russia declared war on Ukraine, artists and writer respond to the crisis in a dossier, including: a personal essay by painter and writer Kateryna AliinykAdam Mazur profiles Taras Gembik, an artist and performer organising picnics to raise money for Ukraine in Warsaw, Poland; Nikita Kadan on what art can mean in a time of war; editor-in-chief Andrew Durbin interviews Olha Honchar, the director of Territory of Terror Museum, which documents war crimes, and the coordinator for the Museum Crisis Center, an organization helping Ukrainian museums rescue their holdings from occupied zones. 

Profile: Henry Taylor
“I became the observer because I was trying to understand my own life and that’s why I started making pictures. I just like looking at people.” Terence Trouillot considers how Henry Taylors oeuvre goes far beyond the canvas. 

Science & Technology: A Tour Of New ‘MIT Museum’

PBS NewsHour – Artificial intelligence, robotics and gene sequencing are the stuff of headlines, science fiction and sometimes even our worst fears. It’s all on view at the new MIT Museum. A place where the latest scientific advancements fill galleries, but only really work with your input. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of GBH Boston looks at this artistic frontier for our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.”

From AI in the home to robots in the workplace, the presence of AI all around us compels us to question its potential and recognize the risks. What has become clear is that the more we advance AI technology and consider machine ability versus human ability, the more we need to mind the gap.

Arts&Culture: Humanities Magazine – Winter 2023

Humanities | The National Endowment for the Humanities

HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Humanities (Winter 2023) Issue:

Gabrielle Suchon, Philosopher Queen of the Amazons

Illustration of Gabrielle Suchon

Centuries before the rise of feminism, this underappreciated thinker wrote to set women free

What Are Toys For?

wooden minimalist rocking horse

A visit to the Strong Museum

La Malinche, Hernan Cortés’s Translator and So Much More

The disputed legacy of an Indigenous icon

How the Drug War Convinced America to Wiretap the Digital Revolution

Operation Root Canal

When Illinois Joined the Union, Its Capital Was Kaskaskia

Illinois

News: Restrictions On China Travelers To EU, India’s Economic Ascent

EU nations consider restrictions on travellers from China as Beijing eyes countermeasures. Plus: How the pandemic and war in Europe have contributed to India’s economic ascent, Burkina Faso expels the French ambassador and Russia’s weaponisation of culture in its war on Ukraine.

Front Page: The New York Times – January 4, 2023

Image

House G.O.P. Paralyzed on Day 1 as Right Wing Blocks McCarthy Speakership

On the first day of the new Congress, Representative Kevin McCarthy fell short repeatedly in his bid to become speaker as a right-wing rebellion prompted a historic floor fight.

Speaker Fight Reveals a Divided and Disoriented House Majority

In failing to coalesce around Kevin McCarthy for speaker, Republicans showcased divisions that portend real difficulties in governing.

N.F.L. Says Suspended Game Won’t Resume This Week as Hamlin Stays in Hospital

An uncle of Damar Hamlin, a Bills safety who went into cardiac arrest during Monday’s game, said Tuesday night that doctors were working to get his nephew breathing on his own without a ventilator.

On His Way to the N.F.L., Damar Hamlin Was Determined to Give Back

Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills safety who went into cardiac arrest during a game Monday night, asserted himself as a leader in high school — and kept going back to help others after he graduated.