SWAN SONG FOR THE YEAR
From the American eclipse to the end of the Cassini journey, 2017 has been a pretty interesting year to cover for BBC Earth magazine. Yet somehow, we are far from exhausted in the number of things left to talk about and discover. Baffling riddles and unsolved enigmas will continue to excite us on our journey to dig deeper and explore further.
This month’s issue brings with it some fascinating and groundbreaking concepts, including a peek into a theory that could rewrite the laws of physics and finally explain what dark matter is. Prof Robert Matthews briefs us on a theory that could put to question even the fundamental law of gravity. (p28)
Earlier this year, Christopher Nolan doled out yet another cinematic masterpiece with Dunkirk. Carrying forward the conversation that the film stirred, this month we look back at history with Tim Benbow to answer some of the pressing questions that surround this iconic military operation. (p44)
This month we also zoom into the curious place that is our own mind. James Lloyd describes his encounter with a form of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that is lesser known yet devastating to those who suffer from it. Read his fascinating account on page 78.
We hope you enjoy all that we have for you this month. It’s a wrap for 2017, but there is much more to come next year.