November 24, 2016

Retired jet engines could help clear smog

TO LAND at Indira Gandhi Airport is to descend from clear skies to brown ones. Delhi’s air is toxic. According to the World Health Organisation, India’s […]
November 24, 2016

Why research papers have so many authors

ONE thing that determines how quickly a researcher climbs the academic ladder is his publication record. The quality of this clearly matters—but so does its quantity. […]
November 24, 2016

Award

On October 23rd Natasha Loder, our health-care correspondent, was named Science Commentator of the Year in the 2016 Comment Awards, an annual set of prizes for […]
November 24, 2016

How to take pictures of exoplanets

IN THE quarter of a century since the first extrasolar planets were discovered, astronomers have turned up more than 3,500 others. They are a diverse bunch. […]