In this issue:
"An Ear to the Big Bang": Astronomers may be able to observe the first few moments after the big bang.
"Long Live the Humans": Modern genomes and ancient mummies are yielding interesting clues to why humans live longer than other primates.
"The Data-Driven Society": The digital traces we leave behind each day reveal more about us than we know.
"Russia’s New Empire: Nuclear Power": Russia is raising safety concerns by aggressively selling nuclear reactors all over the world.