Uncertainty

Living with uncertainty

01 May 2008

Assessing the chance of something happening or not happening confronts us all the time. A new programme led by David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, is helping improve people's understanding of the mathematics of risk.

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Clockwork

Clockwork plants

01 May 2008

How do plants tell the time and the passing of the seasons? Plant scientists are enlisting the help of engineers in their quest to uncover the rhythms of circadian clocks.

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Recent Mural painting at Samding Monastery, Tibet

When a woman becomes a religious dynasty

01 May 2008

A rare Tibetan manuscript - a treasure that had remained hidden for centuries - set in motion a journey by Hildegard Diemberger that was to bring alive the still-unfolding story of a 15th-century Tibetan princess.

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under the sea

Under the sea

27 Mar 2008

Scientists explore huge volume of molten rock now frozen into the crust under the ocean’s floor.

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