January 26, 2017

Mediocre academic researchers should be wary of globalisation

WHEN politicians in the rich world speak of job losses and stagnant incomes brought about by immigration and foreign competition, they usually have blue-collar work in […]
January 26, 2017

Searching for particles on a benchtop

THE beams of protons that circulate around the 27km-circumference ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s biggest particle accelerator, carry as much kinetic energy […]
January 25, 2017

Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

Aye, aye! What’s this ear? EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living […]
January 17, 2017

Two strange mammals illuminate the process of natural selection

CONVERGENT evolution—different species arriving independently at the same answer to a question posed by nature—is a topic of great interest to biologists. One aspect of the […]