Archivo: The Economist

How the science of learning can get the best out of edtech

And a possible explanation for how gas giants are formed

A prediction of the places from which new illnesses are likely to emerge

A new type of biological engineering should speed up innovation

Death is inevitable. A bad death is not

As the consequences pile up, things are starting to improve

A series of eyelets can make cameras much smaller

Komodo dragons could be the source for a new generation of antibiotics

Sometimes the sun burps. It flings off mighty arcs of hot plasma known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). If one of these hits Earth it plays havoc with the planet’s magnetic field. Such storms are among the most spectacular examples of what astronomers call space weather, a subject to which a session at this year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in Boston, was devoted.

The consequences of FGM for a woman’s reproductive output