How To Beat A Lie Detector. Find Out In Issue 8 Of CURIOUS – Out Now

Is art created by AI still art? Octopuses are smart, sentient… aliens? All this and more exclusively in the latest issue of our free e-magazine.

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The latest issue of IFLScience’s free digital magazine CURIOUS is out now, bringing you science highlights for the month plus deep dives into intriguing topics, interviews, exclusives, diary dates, and explanations for some of Earth’s most perplexing natural phenomena and landscapes.

Join us as we put curious questions to top experts, share excerpts from the latest science books, and tackle some of the most challenging topics across science. Are you CURIOUS? Find out what to expect from Issue 8 March 2023 below, which you can read for free here.


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In This Issue…

OUR COVER STORY: How To Beat A Lie Detector 

Your heart may be beating fast just at the thought of one, but what are they actually measuring, and is there a way to beat them?

DEEP DIVE: Is Art Created By AI Still Art?

Defining what, and who, makes art "art" has always been controversial, but with the rise of AI "artists" the waters are getting muddier.  

WE HAVE QUESTIONS: Octopuses Are Smart, Sentient… Aliens?

We still know so little about how alien-like octopuses experience the world around them – but not for long.

WHERE ON EARTH: The “Gates of Hell” Have Burned for Decades

An apparent oil drilling accident once opened up a vast crater of harmful gas in the heart of Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert. Fearing the gas might harm the health of nearby communities and wildlife, it was set on fire, but from there things only got worse.

Exclusive: Meet Authors and Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw And Read An Excerpt Of Black Holes: The Key To Understanding the Universe 

You hear the term, but what actually is a black hole? In their book, Black Holes, Profs Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw explain the mysteries, misunderstandings, and mind-blowing size of these curious cosmic objects.

Plus: News, diary dates, what to see, watch, and read this month, and much more.

Read issue 8 of IFLScience's free digital magazine CURIOUS – out now!


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