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Thursday, April 25, 2019

H7N9 Bird Flu – China’s shadowy past of health scandals put...

The grim reaper of modern pandemic diseases makes a macabre reappearance, this time in the form of the newly discovered strain of bird flu,...

Textual evolution and the influence of technology

Every generation complains about the corruption and “dumbing down” of language by their youth. Particularly in the realm of typed language, the new forms...

Life from Mars

Yellowknife Bay is a rocky plain, a sepia-colored dustbowl surrounded by the brown silhouettes of low mountains.  But three billion years ago it was...

Previously unpublished Darwin letters go on display

An extensive and revealing collection of letters written by Charles Darwin has now been made available to the public by Cambridge University. Much of...

Google Glass: a preview

What at first glance seems to resemble Cyclops’ laser eyepiece is actually Google’s newest product – a wearable device comprised of a thin metal...

Stepping into a 3D future

Just over a month ago, I stepped into the future. After a few weeks of construction, I turned on my MakerBot Thing-o-matic 3D printer...

Science versus Pseudoscience: How do consumers draw the line?

In humanity's perpetual race to improve our health, we are inundated with ‘miracle products’ marketed to help us win. Fad diet pills, magic oils,...

60 years in the wilderness: Sir David Attenborough’s legacy to the...

What David Attenborough loves about natural history, he says, is that it is for everybody: “You can be straightforward and fascinate the 7s and...

New fossils shed light on whale evolutionary past

Scientists carrying out projects in California’s Laguna Canyon have identified several new species of early toothed baleen whales. Amongst the scientists were palaeontologist, Meredith...

The fallibility of the eyewitness

Eyewitness testimony has held a powerful place in courts for centuries and even now has an impressive hold over juries and judges, over and...