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BBC Science Focus Magazine November 2018

With accessible features illustrated with the world’s best photography, BBC Focus Magazine explains the theory behind scientific phenomena and really brings science to life. In every issue you’ll find news of the latest major scientific developments, a lively Q&A section plus exclusive and astonishing photographic reports that range from the breathtaking to the downright odd.

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We know more about the Neanderthal than we do any other human. They’re our closest ancient relative after all. Their bones, found across what’s now Asia and Europe, whisper that they were fearless hunters who cared for their sick and buried their dead. And the caves in which they were found tell us that they made tools, jewellery and perhaps even art. Thus far, the fossil record suggests that they lived here for some 350,000 years, until we showed up. More accurately, the Neanderthal story seems to end at about the same time that humans who looked like us left Africa for good and began to spread out across the globe.Some theories say we wiped our cousins out, others suggest that since Neanderthal DNA resides in most humans today,…

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in this issue

AMY FLEMING Science journalist Amy looks at the human microbiome and finds out whether the bugs in our bodies are affected by our national diet on p66 ROSIE MALLETT Studying the facial expressions wolves use to communicate may help us understand our dogs. Health writer Rosie finds out more on p54 (COVER: JELLYFISH PICTURES) KATE O’FLAHERTY As the US votes in its mid-term elections, cyber-security journalist Kate looks into the high-tech methods to stop hackers swaying the polls p72 ■…

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what we’ve found out this month

Thanks to 3D printing, Bionic eyes are now in sight p18 Bonnethead sharks enjoy a side dish of seagrass with their shrimp and squid p22 Leaves may take longer to change colour this autumn thanks to Britain’s record-breaking summer p102 Octopuses high on ecstasy display similar behaviour to humans who use the illegal drug p27 Enjoy your Chinese takeaway as MSG doesn’t deserve its bad reputation p101 ■…

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Don’t forget that BBC Focus is also available on all major digital platforms. We have versions for Android, Kindle Fire and Kindle e-reader, as well as an iOS app for the iPad and iPhone. Can’t wait until next month to get your fix of science and tech? The Science Focus website is packed with news, articles and Q&As to keep your brain satisfied. sciencefocus.com ■…

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special issue

BIGBOOKOF MIND-BLOWINGANSWERS Kids! Check out the Big Book Of Mind-Blowing Answers, for easy-to-understand explanations of everything you ever wanted to know… and experiments you can do at home . buysubscriptions.com/focuscollection ■…