Jailbirds

22 January 2019 by

One of my standing jokes at the Royal Society is that, one day, I’ll take a step back from lauding…

Lady Mary’s will

3 July 2018 by

Recently, the scientist Jennifer Doudna gave an outstanding Croonian Lecture at the Royal Society on ‘Rewriting the code of life:…

Grisly bears

5 June 2018 by

Have you all been watching the television adaption of ‘The Terror’, the fictionalised, final (and fatal) voyage of Sir John…

Mobilis in mobili

1 May 2018 by

Here is an unexpected discovery, made in a roundabout way. I’d noticed recently that our picture database is a little…