Previews: New Scientist Magazine- January 21, 2023

ISSUE 3422 | MAGAZINE COVER DATE: 21 January 2023 | New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine – 21 January 2023:

Web3 promises to reclaim the internet from tech giants – will it work?

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the idea of a decentralised version of the internet that would give more power to ordinary users. Here’s what it would take to make it happen

Fresh ideas about the causes of depression are bringing new treatments

By upending the idea that a chemical imbalance in the brain is behind depression, we are starting to understand some of its mysteries and develop better treatments

How we finally tracked European eels all the way to the Sargasso Sea

Where European eels start and end their lives was long a mystery, but an audacious expedition has finally revealed the last details of their incredible migration

Research Preview: Nature Magazine- January 19, 2023

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nature Magazine – January 19, 2023 issue:

How the periodic table survived a war to secure chemistry’s future

A century ago, the discovery of hafnium confirmed the validity of the periodic table — but only thanks to scientists who stood up for evidence at a time of global turmoil.

How to make wearable devices people could forget they’re wearing

A metal–polymer composite conducts electricity and conforms to the skin, making it suitable for medical devices applied directly to the body.

Demon goddess moon takes control of a planet

Dwarf planet Eris’ rotation is constrained by its large moon Dysnomia, named after the Greek goddess of lawlessness.

Huge genomic study shows varicose veins’ links to height and weight

Analysis of more than one million people suggests that roughly 16% of the condition can be attributed to genetic factors.

Egypt Culture: A Look At 5 Ancient Craft Traditions

Insider Business – A traditional dyehouse, Fez hats and a thousand-year-old ancient hieroglyphs carving method have nearly disappeared in Egypt in recent decades. But five artisans are determined to keep their traditions alive. Here’s how they do it.

Video timeline: 00:00 Introduction 00:46 Tiles 07:13 Fez 14:40 Papyrus 22:13 Dyehouse 27:27 Stone Carving

Germany Tours: Zwinger To Neustadt In Dresden

DW Travel – Lonely Planet has chosen Dresden as one of its top travel destinations for 2023. We have long been convinced that Dresden is well worth visiting, so now we will show you why. Follow us from the Zwinger to the hip Neustadt district.

Dresden, city, capital of Saxony Land (state), eastern Germany. Dresden is the traditional capital of Saxony and the third largest city in eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies in the broad basin of the Elbe River between Meissen and Pirna, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Czech border and 100 miles (160 km) south of Berlin. Sheltering hills north and south of the Elbe valley contribute to the mild climate enjoyed by Dresden. Numerous parks and cultural monuments exist along the Elbe’s course, particularly a steel bridge (1891–93), a cable railway (1898–1901), and a funicular (1894–95). The Elbe valley around the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004, but the construction of a four-lane bridge across the river caused UNESCO to revoke the designation in 2009. Pop. (2021 est.) 555,351.

History

Dresden originated as the Slav village of Drezdzany, meaning “Forest Dwellers on the Plain,” on the Elbe’s north bank. First mentioned in 1216, the town on the south bank was founded at a ford by Margrave Dietrich of Meissen as a German colony. The Slav settlement on the north bank, although older, was known as New Town and the later German town on the south bank as Old Town.

Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine – Jan 18, 2023

Country Life Magazine – – 18 January 2023:

Blue-sky thinking

Glasshouses can be havens for people as well as their plants, Caroline Donald discovers

Getting a few words in hedgewise

Alan Titchmarsh speaks out in defence of the privet hedge

All aboard for Ironhenge!

In the first of a two-part series Marcus Binney explores the park of Fawley Hill, Berkshire

Are you stark raven mad?

Ian Morton lauds the intelligence of the much-maligned corvid

Books: TLS/Times Literary Supplement – Jan 20, 2023

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Times Literary Supplement @TheTLS (January 20, 2023) features an extract from Lawfare by Geoffrey Robertson KC (published tomorrow by TLS Books); @NoreenMasud and Jade French on H. D.; Michael Hofmann on Shirley Hazzard; Gwendoline Riley on Michael Bracewell; Jenny Uglow on Anthony Gross – and more.

Travel Guide: 8 Things To Do In State Of Kentucky

Wanderlust Travel Magazine – With its central whereabouts, Kentucky is a state that feels inspired by everywhere around it. In truth, it’s its own unique slice of Americana with its love for bluegrass music, bourbon and thoroughbreds trickling through widescreen vistas of mountains, thick forests and limestone hills. Here are eight ways you can get to know the real Kentucky…

Front Page: The New York Times – January 18, 2023

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As Debt Limit Threat Looms, Wall Street and Washington Have Only Rough Plans

A default would most likely rattle markets and carry big risks, no matter how the Federal Reserve and Treasury try to curb the fallout.

China’s Population Falls, Heralding a Demographic Crisis

Deaths outnumbered births last year for the first time in six decades. Experts see major implications for China, its economy and the world.

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low

The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases.

Pentagon Sends U.S. Arms Stored in Israel to Ukraine

Israeli officials had initially expressed concerns that the move could damage its relations with Russia.