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Science Illustrated is the magazine for intellectually curious men and women with a passion for science, discovery and adventure.

Every issue is an upbeat, optimistic, visually spectacular gateway to the world of cutting-edge science and discovery, covering an astonishing range of subjects, from the beginning of life to the breathtaking technology of the future — and from the depth of the oceans to the most distant objects in the universe.

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COVER STORY – THE Search for E.T.
Are we the only intelligent life in the universe? With perhaps 300 billion planets in this galaxy alone, it seems unlikely. But how can we find ET?

SMART PREDATORS
When it comes to natural born killing, these predators are almost impossible to beat. And it turns out they’re even smarter than you might at first expect…

YOU PROBABLY ATE BUGS TODAY
When it comes to making a meal look and taste good, the food industry has to add some truly disgusting things to your favourite ingredients. Read on an empty stomach!

RIDING THE HYPERLOOP
What do you do when you’re a billionaire who  thinks even planes are too slow? You propose a multibillion-dollar vacuum tube train system that travels at an insane 1200 km/h.

A NEW WEAPON AGAINST HIV/AIDS
One of the world’s worst plagues has defied medical science for decades. Now, a new technique could literally flush HIV out of its favourite hiding place… your cells.

JOURNEY TO THE CORE
We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the Earth beneath our feet. Way beneath our feet. How can we discover what weird stuff is going on 2,000 km straight down?

DNA DATA STORAGE
What do you do when even the biggest hard drive isn’t big enough for your data? You figure out a way to store information in DNA of course. It works for life, why not for our holiday snaps?

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