BBC Earth (Asia) - - Welcome - Akanksha Nair akanksha@re­gent­media.sg

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.

Happy hol­i­days!

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