Every generation has tried to be the one that outsmarts the Reaper. From the millennia-old Epic of Gilgamesh to the centuries-old story of the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, who discovered Florida in his search for the fountain of youth, legends abound of how we might live forever.
Whether it’s a bag of oranges or a tank full of petrol, the commodities we rely on will have come down the motorway in a fleet of lorries crisscrossing the country to keep supermarket shelves full and fuel reservoirs topped up. Now a new Centre will look at how road freight can be made more sustainable.
Natural killer cells – a vital part of the immune system – have a dual role in protecting against infection and ensuring reproduction. Scientists suggest that the multi-tasking ability of these cells helped humans to spread out of Africa.