Science and technology

August 24, 2017

Sewing clothes still needs human hands. But for how much longer?

Sew long and thanks for all the jobs IN 1970 William J. Bank, president of the Blue Jeans Corporation, predicted that there would be a man […]
August 24, 2017

Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in Egyptian tombs […]
August 17, 2017

Testosterone makes men more impulsive

TESTOSTERONE is a hormone with a reputation. Though both sexes generate the stuff, that reputation is macho. Numerous experiments on non-human animals show that boosting testosterone […]
August 17, 2017

Space dust kills satellites like tiny atom bombs

The repair man is here HOW is a speck of dust like an atom bomb? It sounds like a child’s riddle. But the answer may explain […]