06 EYE OPENER
This month’s most striking scientific images.
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All the month’s biggest science news stories. This month: how the body can slow down the ageing procce s s ; Omega-3 may help prevent blindne s s ; cr abs o ff er new hope f or cor a l ree f s ; how milk helped ancient Tibetans survive; the inaudible screams of tomato plants; NASA names it s next generation of Moon walkers; cartwheeling snakes caught on c amera .
28 PROF GILES YEO
The truth about fat and metabolic health.
30 DR KATE DARLING
Automation or fauxtomation? The real threat posed by AI.
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32 PROF STEPHON
ALEXANDER Is the Higgs boson about to rewrite physics again?
34 REALITY CHECK
The science behind the headlines. Tick bites are on the rise, so how worried should you be? Are aliens aware of our presence and could they be watching us? Will gene editing usher in a new era of genuine superfoods?
The latest gadgets tried and tested. Plus: explore the ethics of consumer brain-scanning tech.
Anxiety: what causes it and what it does to you. Plus, a toolkit to help you deal with it.
81 Q & A
Our experts, your questions. This month: will interactive holograms ever become a realit y? Why do we love GIFs so much? Does yoga really decrease stress and anxiety? Why does it get harder to stand up as you get older? What is yerba mate and should I s t a r t dr ink ing i t ?
Engage your grey matter!
88 NEXT MONTH
A sneak peek at what’s inside the next issue.
90 POPCORN SCIENCE
Could mermaids ever exist?
If you could turn back the clock… Maybe you can, if a new study on ageing is anything to go by.
After the UK’s f irst confirmed case o f t ick-borne encephali t i s , how worried should we be about ticks?