March 9, 2017

Aluminium batteries could let submarine drones range farther

MUCH is made of the potential of flying drones. But drones are useful at sea, too. Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), as they are known technically, are […]
March 9, 2017

The rise of the medical selfie

OF THE millions of photos shared online every day, which most faithfully represent their subjects? The popular #nofilter hashtag would suggest it is those that have […]
March 9, 2017

Science remains male-dominated

MARCH 8th was International Women’s Day. That seemed to Elsevier, an academic publisher, a good occasion to publish a report looking at the numbers and performance […]
March 8, 2017

Two putative human sex pheromones turn out not to be

No pheromones here FOR several decades biologists have pondered the question of whether men and women produce pheromones. A pheromone is a chemical signal from one […]