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From monitoring cow burps to novel herbicides, cutting-edge agricultural science not only aims to feed the world but also, by adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, do it a sustainable way


Ancient global warming puzzle solved

Scientists from Cardiff University have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago.

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Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern era. Yet, says Professor John Torday, there are vital reasons why they should be recombined. Here he …

Comment And Analysis

Game Theory: Phylo

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us through Phylo to find out if it is any good...


In his element

We spoke to astrobiologist Robert Hazen whose new book, Symphony in C, draws parallels between carbon and music to help explain why the element is so essential to understanding cosmic evolution... 

Focal Point

Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...