The world is running out of phosphorus. And that’s a really bad thing
350 years after its discovery a biologically vital element is in short supply
The most potent symbol of our time? The chicken
Modern broilers are a wholly technology-dependent species.
Science history: The first de-bugger
Grace Hopper discovered the computer bug – which was, literally, a bug.
AI-system promises better art reproductions – but not yet
Researchers move towards accurate 3D copies of painted works.
The power of thought: interface enables touchless tablet use
Brain-computer junction promises better access for people with paralysis.
Geophysicists propose new theory to explain origin of water
The idea that Earth’s water came only from asteroids is a ‘blind spot’, researchers say.
Major study finds smaller role for genes in ageing
Social factors more influential than genetics, family tree analysis finds.
Human papilloma virus: a gift from the Neanderthals
HPV evolved from an acquired sub-strain
Disease-carrying flies seek out cannabis
Surprise result finds sand flies around the world prefer marijuana to other plants, suggesting new control strategies