How Cassini brought to life the magical worlds of Saturn

How Cassini brought to life the magical worlds of Saturn

Cassini, the little spacecraft that could, had all the attributes of Wall-E, Pixar’s plucky waste compacting robot. Busy, isolated, reliable, undeterred. It was this anthropomorphic cross-over, I presume, that teased the tear to my eye when the faithful workhorse...
Why Londoners are wild for BBC Countryfile

Why Londoners are wild for BBC Countryfile

The BBC rural affairs programme Countryfile is an unexpected ratings winning, putting The X Factor to shame. So what is it about this nature strand that pulls the urban viewer? A little miracle will occur this Christmas. Into many homes will come an alien. A tree, a...
Exhibition: Poisons can be both a friend and a foe

Exhibition: Poisons can be both a friend and a foe

New immersive experience at Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, examines a product of evolution that has seemingly magical qualities It’s all a matter of dosage and degree. Just ask Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot or Charles Darwin. One man’s poison is another man’s...