Can we beat mass extinction?

On sale date:
17th September 2015
Issue:
286

Can we beat mass extinction?

With evidence suggesting we’re on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, what can we do to prevent it?

Richard Dawkins

The eminent evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist on evolution, controversy and alien life.

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The surprising medical applications of music: from speech therapy to helping premature babies grow.

Also inside this issue:

The man-made universe: Scientists create universe – inside a supercomputer.
10 things your face says about you: Your face reveals more about you than you think.
Making a human: Breakthrough brings lab-grown human organs another step closer.
The Ultimate test: Two of the latest hybrid cars go head-to-head.

PLUS

Q&A: Could we grow plants without sunlight?
MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science
Tech Hub: The artificial-intelligence doctor
To Do List: Helen Czerski's new series, Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Discoveries: Two-metre sea scorpion fossil found

Exclusive to the iPad and iPhone editions of Focus this month...

  • Listen to Matt Ridley discuss his new book The Evolution of Everything
  • See extra images of an impossibly cute baby ray in our MegaPixel section
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