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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Dr Michael Mosley’s 7 tips to improve your health

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How the neuroscience of uncertainty can help you make better decisions

When you hear the word ‘uncertainty’ what do you feel? Scared, anxious, excited or challenged? As humans we have a dichotomy of needs;...

How to embrace a midlife crisis, explained by a psychologist

There are many good reasons for feeling a little stress and melancholia when you reach life's halfway point. Before, you might have felt...

Miniature T-1000-style robot can shape shift between liquid and solid states

Much like the terrifying T-1000 from the movie Terminator 2, this miniature robot can rapidly switch between liquid and solid states and back...

How archaeologists are racing to uncover hidden treasures beneath melting glaciers

On top of a nearby rock, a marmot perches, rotund from a summer of feasting. Cowbells chime in the green pasture below. The...

Kraken COVID variant UK: All we know about the new XBB.1.5 strain

A significant new subvariant of the coronavirus known as XBB.1.5 ­– or ‘the Kraken’ – could soon cause a major upsurge in UK...

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Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. And in this episode, we're joined by science journalist Sally Adee to explore the...

What is a rainbow squirrel?

With its chestnut bonce and flamboyant, technicolour body suit, this glam-rock rodent is certainly channelling its inner Ziggy Stardust. The aptly named ‘rainbow...

BBC Science Focus Crossword solution #387

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Radio telescopes snap stunning supernova remnants hidden throughout the Milky Way

The bright, bubbly blobs seen in this image are supernova remnants – clouds of hot gas and debris that are left behind after...

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