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October 4, 2015

What’s the best way to explain how galaxies grow? Spiders, says astrophysicist Jorge Sanchez Almeida. Almeida and his team recently set out to confirm existing the existing astrophysics theory that dwarf galaxies grow by moving, spider-like, across the “cosmic web”. This cosmic web is made up of blobs of gas and is underpinned by a […]

August 16, 2015

American car company Fiat Chrysler has recently issued a recall order for 1.4 million vehicles. The recall followed serious cyber-security concerns raised in a study by US experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. A series of trials run by the pair showed that these vehicles—automatically connected to the internet via the Chrysler UConnect system—were alarmingly […]

July 16, 2012

I visited Occupy Wellington one week before its members were forcibly evicted. It was a grey day. There were just eight tents and no more than a dozen people, sitting on improvised benches and leaning against the brightly angry signs which decorated the fence.

March 26, 2012

“Eureka!” shouts Archimedes, leaping from the bath… This is the story we tell ourselves about science. Now, it may be due an update.

July 11, 2011

Twenty years ago these labels would almost certainly have been absent. The concept of environmentally-aware consumption was viewed then much as we now see the halt of global warming—great in theory, but in no way economically viable. The average green consumer was lumped squarely in the Birkenstock and tie-dye hippie category. A dedication to green, […]