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
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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Focus is the BBC’s science and technology monthly magazine. Jargon-free and accessible, you don’t need a PhD in particle physics to enjoy reading it. All you need is a quizzical mind that wants to understand the world around you, and gain a fact or two to keep up your sleeve in a pub quiz emergency.
With articles on everything from astronomy to archaeology, genetics to geology, you’re bound to find a piece to sink your teeth into. There’s also useful reviews on the latest bestsellers, websites, games and cutting-edge gadgets; advice and opinion from experts; news; stunning photography; and answers to your questions in the ever-popular Q&A section.