August 9, 2017

Gene editing may make pigs into organ donors for people

Fresh and CRISPRy “KEEP death off the road”, a Ministry of Transport slogan once enjoined the people of Britain. And it worked. Both driving and being […]
August 3, 2017

Dinosaurs used the same tricks to hide as modern animals do

THIS fossil dinosaur, called Borealopelta markmitchelli, is about the size of a rhinoceros. It belongs to a group of armoured dinosaurs called ankylosaurs that thrived during […]
August 3, 2017

A better way to make holograms

HOLOGRAPHY is a useful technology, but somehow faintly disappointing. The fantasy is of a “Star Trek” style holodeck, or even the less ambitious idea of three-dimensional […]
August 3, 2017

A wild idea about paying for conservation

MEERKATS are endearing creatures. Indeed, they are so endearing that they have been turned into characters in a long-running series of advertisements on British television for […]