Viruses: life’s greatest teachers

The complexity of life and the systems that underpin it have given scientists much to puzzle over and so much remains cloaked in mystery. In our search for understanding it is far too easy for us to...

Joint Mars mission blasts off

The inexorable search for life on Mars has been ramping up in recent weeks. On Monday, two automated probes were launched into space by a Russian Proton rocket, as part of a collaborative effort...