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2015: The best ever year for science?

The past 12 months have seen some incredible discoveries. We check out the best ones.

On sale date: 10th December 2015

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2015: the best ever year for science?

The past 12 months have seen some incredible discoveries. We check out the best ones.

The lands that man forgot

Rainforests play a vital environmental role – but then so do swamps, deserts and grasslands.

Ground control to Major Tim

We catch up with the UK’s first ISS astronaut.

Also inside this issue:

Can’t get you out of my head: why do some songs embed themselves in your brain?

Face transplant: The 26-hour surgery that transformed a man’s life

Focus University: Discover how life got started on Earth

My life scientific: Helen Pilcher meets Royal Society Fellow and YouTube legend Sir Martyn Poliakoff

Plus

Q&A: Is hyperspace travel possible? Is being evil bad for you? Find out in our Star Wars Q&A special

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Tech Hub: Could the BlackBerry be making a comeback?

To Do List: Brush up on your space survival knowledge at this year’s RI Christmas Lectures

Discoveries: Cancer-detecting pigeons

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