Earth’s Final Frontier

Earth’s Final Frontier © BBC Focus magazine
On sale date:
8th December 2016
Issue:
302

Earth’s final frontier

Meet the scientists exploring the least-known regions beneath the ocean surface.

Where your gut instinct comes from

Did you know you have a second brain in your stomach? No, really, you do… and it does a lot more than you think.

This is why we dance

Every human society we know about enjoys dancing. But why is that?

How our Solar System formed

A brief history of the collection of one star and eight planets that we call home.

The future of evolution

Are human beings still evolving? We most certainly are…

Q&A

  • Why do we dream?
  • Why are gases invisible?
  • Do identical twins think alike?

Plus

Eye opener - Fabulous pictures from around the planet.

Discoveries - Scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, PLUS: 2016’s biggest science stories.

Innovations - The latest technology news, PLUS: our guide to this year’s must-have Christmas pressies.

Helen Czerski - The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. So why isn’t it also the coldest?

Robert Matthews - Why being fit beats being slim.

Robin Ince - To beard or not to beard, that is the question.

Out there - Cool science-y stuff to do this month, PLUS: visit Vienna with Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter.

Crossword - Get that grey matter in gear!

My life scientific - With physicist and world-leading snowflake expert Ken Libbrecht.