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Robots Like Us

From two-legged Atlas to the interactive Telenoid robot, this month's Focus looks at the machines that are set to revolutionise our world.

On sale date: 6th February 2014

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Issue: 265

Robots Like Us

Forget the short, stumpy machines of yore – the new generation of robots is more human-like than ever before. Opening a door or driving a vehicle near you soon, these robots are able to move, interact, and even think like us. From two-legged Atlas to the interactive Telenoid robot, this month’s Focus looks at the machines that are set to revolutionise our world.

One Million Years of Britons

As a major new exhibition opens at London’s Natural History Museum, we look back over one million years of human species in Britain. Find out where our ancient ancestors lived and how they coped with the ever-changing environment of the British Isles.

Horrifying Human Parasites

Being the highly successful animal that we are, we humans have attracted an exotic range of hangers-on. Prepare to squirm as we count down the top 10 most horrifying parasites that would love to take up residence in your body.

Also inside this issue:

Are you mad? Why there are more psychiatric disorders than ever

Winter sports: The scientific way to succeed in curling, skiing, speed skating and more

Russian meteor: What we’ve learned from the Chelyabinsk fireball, one year on

Groundbreaking gadgets: Shapeshifting tablets, tilting cars, and more from CES 2014

Plus

How Do We Know: The structure of the periodic table?

Q&A: What is the largest object in the Universe?

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Tech Hub: Life-logging gadgets put to the test

To Do List: The Fantastical World Of Hormones on BBC Four

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