The Future of Electric Sheep Head transplantation: could it be achieved sooner than we thought? Tribology: “The Most Important Subject No One Has Heard Of” eDNA testing for great crested newts

The Future of Electric Sheep

Channel 4’s ‘Humans’ is the latest show to tackle the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AL) and the ethical implications of its creation (Channel4). The premise is simple; in a near-future world,...

Head transplantation: could it be achieved sooner than we thought?

It started in 1950 when Vladimir Demikhov transplanted one dog’s head onto another’s body. Sixty years on and a full head human transplant could happen as soon as December 2017...

Tribology: “The Most Important Subject No One Has Heard Of”

Perhaps, more accurately, this piece should be called “Tribology: The Most Important Multidisciplinary Conglomeration of Related Sciences No One Has Heard Of” though that doesn’t have quite the same ring...

eDNA testing for great crested newts

Image: Great crested newt Environmental DNA (eDNA) testing is a new method of surveying for species that is being hailed as cheaper and less resource intensive. But what is it, and...

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