October 20, 2016

Listen to the music of the traffic in the city

Like the Rockefeller Centre, but different THE Rockefeller Centre sprawls across 89,000 square metres of midtown Manhattan. Curiously, Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, the island home […]
October 20, 2016

Growing anti-malaria drugs in tobacco plants

ONE of the most valuable weapons in the war on malaria is artemisinin, a drug derived from the leaves of sweet wormwood. Its discovery, inspired by […]
October 20, 2016

Sexual cannibalism in spiders

Gone fishin’ ANIMAL mating can be a cruel and unusual process. Male bedbugs inseminate females by piercing their bellies and depositing sperm inside their paramours’ body […]
October 19, 2016

Triumph or disaster?

THAT space flight is as much show business as science was confirmed on the evening of October 19th, when members of the ExoMars team put on […]