The cover of issue 382 of BBC Science Focus

The mystery of migraines

Millions of people suffer from the agony of migraines, yet we still don't fully understand the condition, and there isn't even a pill that can make them go away.


Translation errors

Dr Julia Shaw explores how the use of interpreters in police interviews can distort how suspects and witnesses are evaluated, and how translation errors could send innocent people to jail.

Nemo's Garden

Dive beneath the turquoise waves off Noli, Italy, and you'll find biospheres just metres under the surface. Within these domes, researchers look after herbs, strawberries, tomatoes and tobacco, in order to explore the limits of farming on Earth, with the hope that they may one day be able to do the same in space.


  • Why you can't target belly fat like the ads say.
  • How to become a drone racer, according to a world champion
  • The vagus nerve explained: The body's information superhighway that tells your organs how to rest.

Issue 382 on sale 14 September 2022

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Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.