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Black Hole Feeding Frenzy

In the June issue of Focus, find out more about the cosmic event of the century.

On sale date: 2nd May 2013

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Black Hole Feeding Frenzy

A giant cloud of gas and dust is currently approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. No-one knows exactly what’ll happen next, but it’s sure to be spectacular. In the June issue of Focus, find out more about the cosmic event of the century.

The Future of Food

In our special report, discover why insect burgers, GM spuds and lab-grown meat could soon be turning up on a dinner plate near you. PLUS alternative meats, indoor growing pods, and whatever happened to the food pill?

Fake it on Facebook

Is it possible to tweak your profile to appear more confident, win more friends and influence others? The answer is yes. Read our six scientific steps to social networking success.

Also inside this issue:

Inside your mind: The new brain map that shows how you think

Alice Roberts: The BBC presenter unearths the biggest Ice Age beasts

Odd couples: Nature’s strangest pairings

Alternative PCs: We review the next generation of desktop computers

Plus

How Do We Know: The origin of the Moon?

Discoveries: Planck exposes the Universe’s mysteries

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Q&A: Where did Earth’s water come from?

To Do List: Our pick of the Cheltenham Science Festival

Stephen Baxter: The sci-fi author looks to our nearest star system

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