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A new rover to land on Mars
The Mars 2020 mission is scheduled to launch at the end of July. Its goal is to land the Perseverance rover on the Red Planet and collect samples in the hope of finding signs of past life.
Plan B in Outer Space
Operating some of the most complex machinery ever built can be a daunting task for the best of engineers. Especially when something breaks down hundreds of millions of kilometers away.
Is Life Stranded on Mars Possible?
The Martian, a science fiction film hailed for its realism, was recently released. What are its (rare) scientific inaccuracies? Is the hero’s incredible psychological resilience the least plausible...
Forthcoming revolution will unveil the secrets of matter
How Many Sexes Are There?
How the brain manages our appetite
Fariba Adelkhah’s struggle for freedom
The poles at the centre of the world stage
Why the “Gulf Stream” is a misnomer