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Here Come The Nano Medics

Microscopic devices could soon be travelling around our bodies, constantly scanning for signs of disease.

On sale date: 28th April 2016

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Issue: 295

Here come the nano medics

Microscopic devices could soon be travelling around our bodies, constantly scanning for signs of disease.

David Attenborough

We talk beavers, zoos and space exploration with the much-loved broadcaster on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Our future on Mercury

Mars is the favoured planet for exploration. But could Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, offer us more opportunities than the Red Planet?

Where next for wearables?

They track our activity, monitor our sleep and map our daily lives. But what else can we look forward to from wearable tech?

Busting the myths of modern life

Everyone knows that sugar makes kids hyperactive, mice love cheese and MSG is bad for you. But is there any truth behind these claims?

The hunt for the missing half of the Universe

We’ve been combing the cosmos for antimatter for nearly a century, so where is it all hiding?

How do we know… how the human brain works?

While our understanding has improved over the centuries, we still haven’t fully got to grips with the organ between our ears.

Q&A

  • Is there life in the clouds?
  • How much saliva do we produce in a lifetime?
  • Do stars have a size limit?

Plus

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

Robin Ince – What can we learn from cannibalism?

Robert Matthews – The trouble with geniuses.

My Life Scientific – Jocelyn Bell Burnell on science and sexism.

Helen Czerski – Why do cakes go hard and biscuits go soft?

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Out There – The best science books, television programmes and day trips. PLUS: Visit Manchester with Prof Matthew Cobb.

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