Why do we die? Scibar brought to you by Art Necro

Death might not be certain, though taxes, probably are. In this talk, featuring immortal jelly fish, the world’s slowest bacteria and the cast of Alice through the Looking Glass, biologist Simon Watt (of Channel 4’s The Elephant Life After Death and Inside Nature’s Giants) delves into the surprising science behind why we die, and what the alternatives might be. […]

Mortal Devices

This article is taken from the Spring 2012 issue of I, Science. Jo Poole asks whether humans really can be repaired like machines. It is true that however well we look after our health, from diet and exercise to vaccination, all organisms are subject to progressive changes. These arise via both extrinsic devices such as […]

Lost in Space

Friday 28th January this year marked the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. However, the Challenger disaster was neither the first, nor the last, time lives have been lost in the quest to explore John F. Kennedy’s “new ocean”. With NASA preparing to retire its shuttle fleet soon, perhaps now is a suitable […]