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Enjoy BBC Science Focus Magazine, the UK's leading science and technology monthly, on your iPhone and iPad. Dive into the latest issue, download the entire back issue collection and save more with a subscription.

From space travel to brain science, BBC Science Focus Magazine will give you the lowdown on the latest discoveries and the big breakthroughs affecting our future. Interviews with leading scientists and world-leading experts will provide you with thoughtful, accurate analysis, helping you to understand what's going on in the fast-moving world of science. Plus, all your burning questions will be answered in the popular Q&A section.

Our App makes it easy to read and enjoy each issue with helpful features like text adjust, allowing you to amend the font size for clear reading on any device size. You can also bookmark your favourite features to revisit, and browse our archive of content with the handy search tool. Plus, you'll find stunning video and audio inside which bring each issue to life.

**Reality Check
Our team investigates the science behind the headlines. We pore over the research and talk to world-leading experts to find answers to questions like: How can you protect yourself from air pollution? Is screen time bad for you? Are all plastics bad for the planet?

Every month, the best science writers in the world explore the big mysteries of our time. From the inner workings of our brains to the cosmic machinations of our Universe, each issue is full of surprises.

We share the best science TV, books, podcasts and radio of the month ahead. PLUS tech experts help us find the best gadgets that money can buy.

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**Please note: this digital edition does not include the covermount gifts or supplements you would find with printed copies

What’s New

Version 5.6.7

Thanks for using the BBC Science Focus Magazine app! Here are the latest enhancements you’ll find in our update:

*Improved issue download speeds so you can easily enjoy your favourite content wherever you are
*General bug fixes

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our app and make it more reliable for you. We’d love to hear your questions, suggestions or feedback. Email us at:

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Princesskitty1970 ,

Used to love it.

I used to love this app when it was the old style where it was just like a magazine where you turn the pages then zoom in to read the articles. But it’s nothing like that anymore and there doesn’t seem to be as many articles as before. Sorry to say I have ended my subscription for this reason.

Developer Response ,

Hi Princesskitty1970,

We are very sorry that you do not like the new format. We carried out a lot of user testing before making this change and we feel that this solution offers the best reading experience for customers across all of the different screen sizes on Apple devices. We are reviewing all feedback over a measured time period to get a fair and accurate picture of people’s reaction to the new format. After this we will make any appropriate changes.
We value your custom and are sad to hear of your dissatisfaction but, we hope you will stay with us as we make this journey.

Ianaries ,

No degree required.

Science Focus has been my go to magazine read for years now. The articles are all well written and easy to understand. I mean, you need to be interested in science and engineering but you don’t need a degree to understand the articles. Now I’ve switched to digital it’s even better as the back catalogue takes up no physical space. Imagine that!
N NI it every article is up my alley as it were but each magazine is, there is something for everyone in it.

wedgwood_blue ,

Magazine is good - app is clunky

I've enjoyed Focus for many years and been a digital subscriber since the app first appeared. Happy to say the mag is still great value and, while the level seems to be pitched at the average 16 year old, it does lead me on to searching for stuff on the web. I'm sorry to say the app is not as good now as the initial release was and it's very unreliable.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you find the app to be clunky. Please consider contacting us at with more information so we can look at ways to improve the app.


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