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BBC Science Focus Magazine January 2019

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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The Universe is strange. I sometimes think that could be BBC Focus’s motto, since I seem to learn something inherently weird every issue. It’s what makes this magazine, and working on it, so much fun.For example, this month I learned there’s a patch of the International Space Station’s orbit that astronauts describe as the Bermuda Triangle of space. It’s a spot above the Earth where the space station's instruments and computers fail and the astronauts hallucinate flashes of light. Find out what causes this and other space oddities on p40.I also discovered Formica archboldi, an ant that leaves the severed heads of its considerably larger enemies lying around its nest. The heads, and their contents, are probably collected as a snack and not as some creepy hunting lodge decor.…

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in this issue

BRIAN CLEGG Science writer Brian meets the researchers aiming to prove Erwin Schrödinger – and his thought experiment involving a cat – wrong. p40 LINDA GEDDES It turns out that some people can turn to criminal behaviour after suffering a brain injury. Freelance science journalist Linda finds out more. p74 JAMIE MILLAR (COVER: MAGIC TORCH) Health writer Jamie reveals that HIIT training can help you shed kilos, build muscle, vastly improve your fitness and even boost your brain. p67 ■…

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what we’ve found out this month

An ingested Lego head takes one to three days to see daylight again p23 You can put a backpack on a bumblebee p35 Elephants' wrinkles help them stay cool p82 Thomas Edison was accused of murdering a man p86 Vegan diets are dangerous for cats p82 ■…

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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

THE SCIENCE OF TRUE CRIME In this special edition from BBC Focus, we investigate the science that will help catch criminals, take a look at the psychology of psychopaths, and find out how crime scene investigation works (it’s not like it is on telly). buysubscriptions.com/focuscollection ■…