November 10, 2016

A new fossil find in Brazil rewrites the history of the dinosaurs

My, what sharp teeth you have HOW the dinosaurs died out after ruling the planet for over 150m years was a mystery that consumed palaeontologists throughout […]
November 10, 2016

How to enrol your dog in a cancer-drug trial

An idea with legs DRUG development is a risky—and costly—business. Many promising compounds fail to cut the mustard when put through clinical trials. One reason is […]
November 10, 2016

Earth’s plants are countering some of the effects of climate change

A feast in the air IN 1972, on their way to the Moon, the crew of Apollo 17 snapped what would become one of the most […]
November 10, 2016

A bet about a cherished theory of physics may soon pay out

IN 1994, on a warm summer’s evening in Erice, in Sicily, in the midst of a pleasantly well-lubricated dinner, two physicists made a wager on the […]