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Cover of Big Picture issue on Plants


Join us to find out just what’s going on under the surface of the weird and wonderful world of plants.

Pick of the week

Cholesterol and atherosclerosis images

It’s World Heart Day on 29 September. This year, to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, we’ve chosen our cholesterol and atherosclerosis images as the pick of the week, to explore what cholesterol is and show what happens if we have too much LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in our blood.

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Find out how you can get copies of ‘Big Picture’ when it’s published twice a year, in print and online.

Fast Facts

Each issue of 'Big Picture' comes with a sprinkling of Fast Facts, fascinating snippets of information on the topic covered.

Browse through all of our Fast Facts indexed by topic