Superstar physicist tackles the complexities of time
Carlo Rovelli’s first book ‘Seven Brief Lessons on Physics’ was one of the fastest-selling science books on record. Now, he’s back to explore the mysteries of time.
Cot deaths could be linked to genetic mutations
In the 1990s campaigns to tackle cot deaths were amazingly successful – reducing the tragedy of sudden infant deaths by 81 per cent in the UK. But since then the number of cases has remained constant at around 300 a year. Now scientists have identified a particular gene that could be a factor in some…
Afghan girl roboticists allowed to travel to US
The Trump travel ban is still stalled before the courts. Afghanistan was not on the list of Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban, but a group of young roboticists from that country has become a cause celebre. They had a very diffcult journey to the US. We went along to meet them when they began…