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CONTENTS

REGULARS

06 EYE OPENER

Incredible images from the world of science.

IT’S BACK

42 INNOVATIONS

The month’s most desirable gadgets and tech.

10 THE CONVERSATION

What’s been in our inbox this month.

13 DISCOVERIES

Find out more about the latest science news. This month: DNA from outer space; our ancient Denisovan relatives; electric eels; how psychopaths control their impulses; life expectancy.

32 REALITY CHECK

The science behind the headlines. This issue: Why are whales and dolphins beaching round the UK? Are nonviolent demonstrations an e ective way to achieve change? Is antibiotic resistance as dangerous as climate change?

40 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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75 MICHAEL MOSLEY

Can a FODMAP diet help those su ering from bowel conditions? Evidence suggests it might.

76 ALEKS KROTOSKI

Time to put an end to ‘call-out culture’? Aleks yearns for more tolerant discourse on social media.

89 Q&A

Our resident panel of experts are here to help you with all your science questions.

NEW LOOK!

98 RADAR

Your guide to this month’s best events, exhibitions, activities and books.

104 NEXT MONTH

Have a sneak peek at the next issue of BBC Science Focus.

104 CROSSWORD

Give your grey ma er a workout with our fiendish cryptic crossword.

106 A S C I E N T I S T ’ S

GUIDE TO LIFE Nutritionist Dr Leonie Ruddick-Collins busts a few myths about the most important meal of the day.

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DISCOVERIES

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REALITY CHECK

A newly discovered electric eel emits the biggest electrical punch of any animal.

Taking to the s t reet s can be cathartic, but do peaceful protests really change anything?

48 HOW WE CAN S AV E THE OCEANS Meet the innovators who are working to safeguard our seas.

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