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39 Lab-grown meat Forget fake steaks and impossible burgers – the
first cultured animal products are likely to be seafood



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9 Red-dwarf dynamo
Electric exoplanet creates
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How climate change is
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Secrets of the people who
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39 Lab-grown meat
It’s finally here - but will it
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8 Fossil eukaryotes
Are these the oldest complex
cells ever discovered?

10 Psychological tests
US courts are still using
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13 Long-range recognition
The plan to be able to spot
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23 Comment
The coronavirus outbreak can
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Adam Kucharski

24 The columnist
James Wong on what eating
like our ancestors entails

26 Letters
Do we live in a simulation?

28 Aperture
The wild island that looks like
a colourful biological jewel

30 Culture
A chemical giant gets hunted
in the movie Dark Waters

51 Science of cooking
Better batter for pancake day

52 Puzzles
A cryptic crossword, plus the
quick quiz and puzzle

53 Feedback
A case of nominative

54 Almost the last word
Mulberry juice stains and cold
fingers: readers respond

56 The Q&A
Elisabeth Bik, science sleuth,
on research and cheating

34 Cool minds
Understanding the resilience of
people who don’t get stressed
could transform our lives

39 Lab-grown meat
The surprising taste of a
long-awaited food revolution

44 Some don’t like it hot
When the sex of your offspring
is tuned to temperature, a
warming world looks risky

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