Science and technology

December 1, 2016

How to empty the ketchup bottle every time

FOR anyone (and that is almost everyone) who has shaken and thumped a bottle of ketchup to squeeze the last dollop out of it, or flattened […]
November 24, 2016


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

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. […]