Environment

In Depth

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

Pushing the lithium-ion limit

As the global demand for consumer electronics, electric cars and renewable energy rise, the need for new battery production options becomes ever clearer…  

Interviews

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...