It’s the place we call home, but there is much about planet Earth that remains frustratingly unknown. How did it form from a cloud of dust? How did it manage to nurture life? And just what is going on deep within its core? New Scientist investigates these and other fundamental questions about our beautiful, enigmatic world. How come Earth got all the good stuff? What happened during Earth’s dark ages? Where did Earth’s life come from? Why does Earth have plate tectonics? What is at the centre of the Earth? Why is Earth’s climate so stable? Can we predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?