On sale date: 29th May 2014
Welcome to the Multiverse
Earlier this year, scientists made a dramatic breakthrough, detecting gravitational waves from the dawn of time. This provided new evidence for the theory of inflation, explaining how our Universe was kick-started in the instant before the Big Bang. But the breakthrough also hints at an even more incredible discovery. Inside this month’s Focus, find out why it suggests that our Universe could just be one of many.
Secrets of Stonehenge
It’s one of Britain’s most iconic sights, and yet for centuries the truth about Stonehenge has eluded the grasp of archaeologists and antiquarians. But that could be about to change, as recent digs are shedding new light on the origins of this most mysterious of monuments…
Inside the minds of dogs
What is your dog really thinking as he looks up at you with those big, sad eyes? Thanks to the latest brain scanning techniques, we’re closer than ever to finding out. We reveal how our understanding of our four-legged friends is being revolutionised by a nifty experiment which sees dogs being trained to sit in MRI scanners.
Also inside this issue:
Liquid meals: The meal-replacement drink that claims to meet all your dietary needs
When lightning strikes: Unravelling the mysteries of Nature’s electric light show
The story of DNA: How the double helix was discovered
Electric cars: We review the Tesla Model S as it arrives on British soil
Time travel: Could Tom Cruise really visit the past?
Q&A: What are hiccups for?
MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science
Tech Hub: The Google phone you upgrade by swapping its parts
To Do List: Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition