November 17, 2016

Where’s the catch?

ABOUT 90% of the world’s fish stocks are being fished either to their limit or beyond it. Monitoring fish numbers reliably, though, is no easy matter. […]
November 10, 2016

Hunting submarines with magnets

SUBMARINES rely on stealth to do their jobs, whether that is sinking enemy ships or hiding nuclear-tipped missiles beneath the ocean. The traditional way of hunting […]
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 […]
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 […]