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Climate Change: Problem Solved

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if climate change is left unchecked, global warming could be irreversible by the time the 21st Century comes to a close. But there is still hope.

On sale date: 11th December 2014

Issue: 276

Climate change: problem solved

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if climate change is left unchecked, global warming could be irreversible by the time the 21st Century comes to a close. But there is still hope. Inside the January issue of Focus, we look at the technologies that will help us tackle the problem. From solar farms at sea to cloud brightening and vertical farms, these ideas may just save our planet.

Nature’s strangest phenomena

The world is wonderful, but it’s also very weird. Stones that slide for no apparent reason, bright pink lakes, underwater crop circles, ringing rocks… inside our latest issue we investigate 10 natural phenomena that have long been unexplained by science.

The truth about diets

For every inch you’ve added to your gut over the festive period, a fad diet promises to help you shed it. But just how effective are the paleo, raw food, 5:2 and other trendy diets? We chew over the science inside this month’s Focus, separating the facts from the fads.

Also inside this issue:

Why power corrupts: Inside the mind of a dictator

Beat the sales: Scientific secrets of New Year shopping

Essential apps: Supercharge your smartphone with 2015’s must-have apps

Parallel universes: The latest mind-bending theory

Science in 2015: Looking ahead to next year’s biggest stories

Plus

Q&A: Why do jokes get less funny after repetition?

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Tech Hub: LED torches under the spotlight

To Do List: This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

How Do We Know: Our place in the Universe?

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