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FROM THE EDITOR

Here it is, your first issue of the new-look BBC Science Focus. What’s changed? We listened to your feedback and have tried to give you more of what you love. As a result, Discoveries (p15) is bigger and better, providing more insight and analysis into the news that matters. The same goes for Q&A (p75), where the changes we’ve made will let us answer your brilliant questions in more detail than before.

I’d also like to introduce our new section, Reality Check (p32), where we look at the science behind the headlines. In a world where measles is making a comeback, and politicians ignore climate change because it’s snowing, it seemed vital to provide a voice of reason to cut through the nonsense. This month, we look at what you can do about air pollution, whether the four-day working week is a good idea, and why screen time isn’t necessarily bad.

Towa rd s t he bac k , you’l l f i nd Radar (p87) where the team has picked out the best TV, radio, books and events. Plus, we’ll talk to leading experts to help you get to grips with the latest tech. We’d love to know what you think, so get in touch at editorialenquiries@sciencefocus.com

What happened to the Haast’s eagle? p81

CONTRIBUTORS CONTRIBUTORS

PETE ETCHELLS We’ve all read the headlines: screen time is bad for us. But as psychologist and video games researcher Pete reveals, the story is much more nuanced. p36

HAYLEY BENNETT Science writer Hayley explores the incredible engineering that’s allowing people to transport rockets, telescopes and Antarctic research bases. p40

MARCUS CHOWN Author and broadcaster Marcus meets the researchers who are peering deeper into the Universe than ever before. p46

Daniel Benne , Editor

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THIS MONTH I LEARNED…

The magnetic north pole is moving around 50km per year… p28

It could be more polluted inside my house than outside… p32

A bankrobber tried to hide his identity by covering his face with invisible ink… p70

You can watch Jurassic Park at the Natural History Museum… p87

Chickens have laid eggs filled with cancer-killing proteins… p26

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I could be a super pooper… p20

ALEKS KROTOSKI Aleks, presenter of the Digital Human on BBC Radio 4, explores how we’ve become ensnared by the web’s taste makers. p58

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