On sale date: 3rd March 2016
Issue: How We’ll Keep The Lights On
How we’ll keep the lights on
Post-Fukushima, is there a future for nuclear power? The technology’s moved on, but can public concerns about safety be assuaged?
Where the wild things are
Thanks to drones, GPS trackers, and other high-tech devices, we now know more about animals’ movements than ever before.
Building a planet on Earth
We can’t send a spaceship inside a gas giant like Jupiter to see what goes on there, so can we recreate the same conditions here on Earth? A bunch of scientists are giving it a go…
More than a load of hot air?
Some 80 years on from the Hindenburg disaster, and with reducing CO2 emissions a priority, is it time for airships to make a comeback?
Your future smart home
Nest thermometers and internet fridges are only the start: every part of your home can now get a high-tech makeover (if you want it to).
Could your driverless car choose to kill you?
Autonomous vehicles are built with safety firmly in mind – but sometimes that might not turn out to be in the driver’s best interests.
How do we know… how to predict the weather?
A brief history of weather forecasting, and how this once hit-and-miss enterprise has become a far more exact science.
Discoveries – This month’s most important science news, plus all things tech in Innovations.
Robin Ince – What can monkey selfies teach us about animal intelligence?
Robert Matthews – On the importance of ‘unfashionable’ science.
Helen Czerski – How tiny little seedlings manage to fight their way out of the ground.
Out There – The best science books, TV and days out. PLUS: Explore Dublin with Aoife McLysaght.
My Life Scientific – with Prof Chris Stringer
- Why isn’t everyone afraid of heights?
- Do insects sleep?
- Where do seedless grapes come from?