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Earth’s Final Frontier

Published: 08th December, 2016 at 00:00
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Meet the scientists exploring the least-known regions beneath the ocean surface.

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…


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


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.

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