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The Universe Next Door

We're used to seeing eggs break, people grow old and castles crumble, but imagine a place where eggs unbreak, people grow young and castles build themselves.

On sale date: 5th March 2015

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Issue: 279

The place where time runs backwards

We’re used to seeing eggs break, people grow old and castles crumble, but imagine a place where eggs unbreak, people grow young and castles build themselves. Incredibly, a brand new idea about the Big Bang suggests that such a place really exists – a twin universe next door to ours in which time runs backwards. Find out more inside the April 2015 issue of Focus.

Oceans of plastic

Thanks to our throwaway lifestyle, more plastic than ever is finding its way into our seas, and a lot is sinking to the bottom. In fact, just one handful of deep-sea sediment could contain up to 40 pieces of plastic, posing a huge risk to marine life. We find out what can be done about this growing problem.

The return of the Large Hadron Collider

This spring, the Large Hadron Collider is switching back on. In our special report, we take an in-depth look at the world’s biggest experiment. With the accelerator now more powerful than ever, could we glimpse previously unseen physics such as supersymmetry or dark matter particles?

Also inside this issue:

A new Dawn: NASA’s daring mission to a dwarf planet

Conscious robots: Should we build moral machines?

Alternative medicine: Do any of them actually work?

Solid sounds: The toughest earphones put through their paces

Eternal youth: The discovery that could reverse the ageing process

Plus

Q&A: How can you 3D print a person?

MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science

Tech Hub: Microsoft’s pioneering HoloLens project

To Do List: Stargazing Live goes in search of the total solar eclipse

Helen Czerski: The BBC presenter on the science of snowboarding

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