Science and technology

December 8, 2016

An atlas of where proteins are found in cells

ONE of the most important concepts in biology is compartmentalisation. Different organs do different jobs within bodies. Different tissues do different jobs within organs. Different cells […]
December 8, 2016

New fossils illuminate the route that led ultimately to human beings

ONE of the most important steps on the journey to Homo sapiens was that made by the first fish to crawl onto dry land. It was […]
December 8, 2016

Ancient eclipses show how days are getting longer

AS THE well-known Australian philosopher, Kylie Minogue, once pointed out, it can be a source of comfort to remember that, no matter what else is happening, […]
December 7, 2016

A dinosaur’s tail preserved in amber

Who was a pretty boy, then? TWO decades ago palaeontologists were astonished to discover impressions of feathers in rock around the petrified bones of dinosaurs that […]