Issue 43 – Solar apocalypse

Feb-Mar 2012

A mystery illustration made by an 18th-century astronomer has revealed the most massive flare from the Sun ever recorded. When the next one erupts – as scientists are now certain one will – the flare will wreak global chaos and likely bring our modern interconnected civilisation to a standstill. In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, read about superflares from the Sun, plus, a revolutionary technique that reveals your brain in a new light and could combat behaviours from addiction to depression. Find out also why the top athletes win, and if we are facing a Gattaca-style world of predictive genetics that could typecast us from birth.