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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 …

Are you ready for show time?

Added: 9 Sep 2019

Once again we are delighted to have partnered with the Lab Innovations show – and we want you to be…

The good, the bad and the brexit

Added: 16 Sep 2019

The new Government has been in place for only a few weeks now and in that time, we’ve already had a…

The poetry of science

Added: 6 Sep 2019

From explaining scientific concepts to the public to replacing traditional scientific abstracts wit…

Too much monkey business?

Added: 16 Sep 2019

Despite the fantastic work going on in animal-replacement technologies and method development, why …