Read out The turn of the year commemorates Bild der Wissenschaft with the title theme? Zeit ?. In addition to the cosmological consideration of when, how and if time will end at all, we will also introduce you to the biological aspects of time. Man, but also animals are subject to the dictates of the time - through every single cell. Editor-in-chief Wolfgang Hess explains how this works in an interview with Deutschlandradio.

The bdw reader journey will take 19 days in 2012. The destination: Australia. Around the solar eclipse on November 14, 2012, we have put together an exclusive travel program. It will show all facets of East Australia? its big cities, its research facilities and above all its diverse flora and fauna. Of course, the Great Barrier Reef should not be missed. In the January issue, your travel companion tells Thomas Willke about an old reef near the Great Barrier Reef. More information on the itinerary can be found on the multimedia presentation of bild der wissenschaft and via

In addition, bdw editor Rüdiger Vaas reports on the current development of the particle accelerator LHC of the European Nuclear Research Center CERN near Geneva and our author Nils Ehrenberg on the consequences of melting the ice sheets on the sea level.

How man can protect himself against solar winds and pollution in the earth's atmosphere with mini satellites, explains Martin Angler.

These and other topics in the January issue of scholarly image, available from 20.12.2011. display

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