Cholesterol conspiracy theorists queue up to decry the pharmaceutical industry’s promotion of statins, but the truth is much more complex.
Adam Jenney looks at two books that chart mankind’s battle against disease, the times we have won and the times we have not.
Scientists need to listen to marketing professionals about how to get across the message about climate change and effect real change, writes Leslie Cannold.
A Piece of the Sun:
The Quest for Fusion Energy,
Gerald Duckworth & Co (2013)
Nobel Prize-winner Brian Schmidt and director of Beyond Institute Paul Davies say quantum computing holds the key to rolling back the surveillance culture.
Sarin gas made a horrific appearance in the Syrian civil war. Its origins go back 200 years in a drama with chemists as the lead actors.
When it comes to human ingenuity, there appears to be no limit to improving efficiency – until, that is, the laws of nature come into play.
The latest in our series in which we ask researchers to tell us about the recent papers that have excited them the most. This week, Deanna D’Alessandro
The recent US Supreme Court decision to put a halt to the patenting of human genes sets limits on how the market can drive discovery.
Fighting against genetically modified crops is misguided and poor farmers in the developing world bear the brunt, argues COSMOS editor-in-chief Elizabeth Finkel.