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Tim Radford

Tim Radford

    Single-minded mayhem
    Single-minded mayhem
    The planet's wild creatures face a new threat — from yuppies, empty nesters, singletons and one-parent families.
    A murder mystery in reverse
    A murder mystery in reverse
    Deep Impact -- the Nasa mission that notched a hole in a comet called Tempel 1 on Monday -- was a stunning exercise in human cooperation,...
    Maths builds brain muscles
    Maths builds brain muscles
    And activates hemispheres Playstations cannot reach, says Tim Radford
    Stark warning to the world
    Stark warning to the world
    The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1 360 scientists from 95 countries — some of them world leaders in their fields...
    Your face is very familiar ...
    Your face is very familiar ...
    You’d know that face anywhere? Then thank your right fusiform gyrus. Scientists have identified the bits of the brain that can tell British...
    Breakthrough in cancer research
    Breakthrough in cancer research
    Scientists in California have found a way to "turn off’’ a gene that makes cancerous cells lethal.
    'It's too late for Earth'
    'It's too late for Earth'
    Humans have done so much damage to the atmosphere that even if they stop burning all fossil fuels immediately, they risk leaving an impoverished...
    Death of a star caught on camera
    Death of a star caught on camera
    It resembles a stairway to heaven. In fact, it is a series of steps in the death of a distant star. Using the Hubble space telescope, astronomers...
    US 'tech' voting not trustworthy
    US 'tech' voting not trustworthy
    United States voters will go to the polls in November using electronic voting machines that cannot be verified, a computer scientist warned last...
    Goodbye cruel world
    Goodbye cruel world
    Collectively, the householders of the world could be about to put the cat out.
    The future is blue
    The future is blue
    Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University has the 21st-century equivalent of the philosopher's stone. He is working with something that sounds like...
    Send in the clones
    Send in the clones
    Here is the nightmare scenario in which reproductive cloning is justified, inevitable and necessary for the survival of the community. You are...