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We need to talk about live wet-markets

Added: 6 Apr 2020

How do we make sure this doesn’t happen ever again? How do we reduce novel zoonotics in our species…

WIN: Visions of Science

Added: 2 Apr 2020

Produced by the Art in Research gallery – the first art gallery dedicated to scientific photography…

Coronavirus – is it just “a type of ‘flu”?

Added: 2 Apr 2020

The virology, genomics, epidemiology and medical response – Chief Virology Examiner at the Institut…

WIN: Professor Maxwell’s Duplicitous Demon

Added: 2 Mar 2020

James Clark Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncover…

If we're going to get it anyway, is it better to get it over with?

Added: 28 Feb 2020

As efforts redouble to contain and control, Russ Swan wonders if it is way too late to do anything …

WIN: Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future

Added: 4 Feb 2020

Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence Yorick Wilks takes us through the history of AI and c…

Taming the smoking gun

Added: 4 Feb 2020

With the explosion in popularity of vaping, safety regulators have been scrambling to catch up. One…

Brexit - a summary for science

Added: 31 Jan 2020

As the country gets set to leave the EU tonight, we take a very brief look back at our some of our …

The final frontier of environmental science

Added: 23 Jan 2020

As environmental concerns reach fever pitch – aviation is increasingly in the spotlight. But so far…

A certain ratio

Added: 27 Jan 2020

Has CRISPR just given us the ability to change the sex ratio in mammals? Dermot Martin reports on n…

Win: Fibonacci’s Rabbits

Added: 8 Jan 2020

A lucid exploration of the story of mathematics through the examination of 50 of its greatest disco…

Pride and prejudice

Added: 8 Jan 2020

As bad starts go, this was – it has to be said – something of a humdinger.

Even if you don’t buy i…

Earth as Art

Added: 25 Nov 2019

This image is part of the Earth As Art series from the U.S. Geological Society.

Win: Every Breath You Take

Added: 11 Nov 2019

Air quality specialist Dr Mark Broomfield combines the latest research with personal insight to ans…

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think…

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a highlight of the scientific calendar with its celebration of unco…

Innovation and sustainability for your lab

Added: 14 Oct 2019

Source new technologies, future-proof your laboratory and find out ways to make procurement sustain…

A productive year, but there is more to do

Added: 11 Oct 2019

It has been a productive year for CaSE. 

Win: The Story of Codes

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of GCHQ, The Story of Codes traces the makers and …

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

Celebrating the improbable

Added: 13 Sep 2019

Another year, another heart-warming evening commemorating the silly, unusual and often random side …