Chemical reaction to women’s place in science

Chemical reaction to women’s place in science

Also: Science and Brexit – and the Royal Institution’s sense of history The spirit of fiery indignation sparked by BBC’s gender bias pay revelations spread briefly to that temple of order and rectitude, the Royal Institution last week where chemist Dr Eric...
Scientists find order at the chaotic heart of a cancer

Scientists find order at the chaotic heart of a cancer

A curious mathematical law that runs through nature could help in fight against cancer tumours The way the River Nile branches, the size of craters on the moon, the brightness of a star, the frequency of words in a language, fluctuations in the financial markets, the...
Royal Observatory steps over the line

Royal Observatory steps over the line

Greenwich’s iconic Prime Meridian is not where you think it is. We demand answers Hey! Why are you standing over there by that bin precisely 102m east of my present location? Sorry, I can’t hear you. You’ll have to shout. Put down that copy of the Journal Of...
TV review: Secrets Of The Solar System, BBC

TV review: Secrets Of The Solar System, BBC

The Solar System is far more volatile and violent than previously thought with Jupiter the obvious candidate as the elephant in the room You have to imagine Jupiter as a big brute of a thing. This is not difficult. Jupiter is a big brute of a thing. It is 300 times...