Science and technology

December 20, 2016

A particle accelerator in the Middle East

THE hills 30km north-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital, are home to a miracle of scientific diplomacy called Sesame. Proposals to build this device, the world’s most […]
December 19, 2016

Scanning reveals what pregnancy does to a mother’s brain

AS ANY parent will tell you, once you have had children nothing is ever quite the same. Including, it seems, their mothers’ brains. In a paper […]
December 15, 2016

A long-sought vaccine against opioid drugs may now be on the cards

ANCIENT Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks and many others knew the powers of opium poppies and employed them extensively. So, too, do modern doctors. Drugs derived from poppy […]
December 8, 2016

How clean is solar power?

THAT solar panels do not emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide when they are generating electricity is without question. This is why they are beloved […]