A giant leap for humans and robots.
With ten years in planning and ten years in space, Rosetta should inspire a generation as much as the Apollo program did.
Agent Orange this ain’t.
When the US accused the Soviets of breaching the Geneva Protocol on chemical weapons, it led to an intriguing Cold War mystery which is inspiring scientific innovation today.
Rewrite textbooks now.
There are still too many simple things that science textbooks get wrong.
Human volunteers for Ebola vaccine.
Canada donates its most advanced Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation for use in trials.
Friend or foe?
Jurists, voters, customers take note: the decisions you make based on someone’s face are often wrong.
A digital childhood is no longer unusual.
Some experts advice limiting ‘screen time’ to children under two, others aren’t convinced. With tablet and phone use growing rapidly, we need clarity now.
Bacteria under attack by a flock of bacteriophages.
Graham Beards/Wikimedia Commons
Increased resistance to antibiotics is now a major threat. The solution, counterintuitively, may lie in using viruses.
Some think it’s the time of the year.
The Earth seems to have been smoking a lot recently. Volcanoes are currently erupting in Iceland, Hawaii, Indonesia and Mexico. Others, in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, erupted recently but seem…