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Why The End Isn’t Nigh

We meet four enterprising scientists who are tackling the world’s biggest problems.

On sale date: 7th February 2018

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Issue: 318

Why the end isn’t nigh

We meet four enterprising scientists who are tackling the world’s biggest problems.

How hallucinogens reset depressed minds

Research suggests that the psychedelic part of magic mushrooms could help cure depression.

What if the dinosaurs never went extinct?

If the dinosaurs hadn’t died out, then the world – and our beloved pets – would look very different today.

Can we end animal testing?

Stem cell research, 3D printing and computer modelling are widely used in research. So could they be used to replace animal tests?

Q&A

  • How far do germs travel when we cough?
  • Can chickens lay eggs in space?
  • Why is air invisible?

Plus

Eye opener – Stunning images from around the planet.

Discoveries – This month’s most exciting science news.

Michael Mosley – Our new monthly columnist investigates the microbiome.

Innovations – Our roundup of the best new tech and gadgets from this year’s CES.

Helen Czerski – Helen wraps up warm to investigate the science of frost.

Out there – This month’s best science activities.

Crossword – Give that grey matter a workout!

Life scientific – Dr Susan Finkbeiner on the diverse worlds of entomology and catwalk modelling.

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