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Can We Build A Human?

Two hundred years after the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, could science finally let us rebuild ourselves?

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Issue: 295

Can we build a human?

Two hundred years after the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, could science finally let us rebuild ourselves?

How we’ll capture a black hole

By this time next year, we’ll have used an Earth-sized telescope to peer into a black hole, solving some mysteries of physics in the process

The smartest truck on the planet

Millionaire inventor Bran Ferren has spent five years creating a high-tech off-roader. We take a look under the bonnet.

Can we find a cure for blindness?

Revolutionary treatments using genes, stem cells and bionics could bring millions of people’s worlds back into focus.

Why haven’t we found any alien life?

Think ‘aliens’ and little green men spring to mind. But according to Lord Martin Rees, aliens are far more likely to be robots.

Summer of sport

There’s plenty for sports fanatics to look forward to over the coming months, so we’ve picked the best gadgets to help you kick back and enjoy.

Understand gravity

Gravity is the force that made Isaac Newton and his apple famous. But even today, it continues to throw up some surprises.

Q&A

  • Do identical twins have identical genes?
  • Why are there two sexes?
  • Does sunshine make us happy?

Plus

Discoveries – This month’s top science news, plus all things tech in ‘Innovations’.

Robin Ince – Why nanomedicine is awesome.

Robert Matthews – The statistics crisis.

My Life Scientific – Peter Whorwell on treating IBS.

Helen Czerski – Can raindrops help us predict wind speed?

Out There – The best science books, television programmes and day trips. PLUS: Visit Paris with Christian Trefzger.

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