Why We Need To Go Back To The Moon

Why We Need To Go Back To The Moon
On sale date:
21st March 2017
Issue:
306

Back to the Moon

A human last set foot on the Moon in December 1972. Five scientists explain why it would be a good idea to go back there soon.

Antisocial network

Do social networks do what they say on the tin, or are they actually making us more antisocial? Neuroscientist Dr Dean Burnett examines the evidence.

The genetic goldrush

Apps and services offering DNA-based advice on everything from planning a workout to choosing a wine are increasingly common. Kat Arney finds out more.

Jeff Forshaw and Brian Cox’s guide to the cosmos

In Part 1 of our new series, Brian Cox and physicist Jeff Forshaw ponder the baffling idiosyncrasies of the space-time continuum.

Q&A

  • Why is the human brain so big?
  • What is the deepest lake on Earth?
  • Do elephants really never forget?
  • What’s the dodo’s closest surviving relative?

Plus

Eye opener - Stunning images from around the world.

Discoveries - All of the month’s biggest science news.

Innovations - The Range Rover Velar, must-have gadgets and the new BlackBerry.

Helen Czerski - Sunshine, the sea and split ends.

Out there - The best books, TV shows and days out.

Crossword - Our tricky science-themed crossword will get your grey matter churning.

My life scientific - Helen Pilcher talks to forensic psychologist and author Kerry Daynes.