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The Precious Blue Marble

NASA has proclaimed this image the most amazing high definition image of Earth ever. To see the colossal-super-mega high-resolution image, click here (it’s 8000px x 8000px and 16.4mb). This ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth was taken...

RNAi: Slicing, dicing and serving your cells

RNA, the genetic messenger, makes sure the DNA recipe gives your cells exactly what they ordered. But sometimes that means inhibiting some other RNA that got the recipe wrong. This process is called RNA interference (RNAi), and it acts as a self-correcting system within the complicated genetic kitchen of your body. Alex Dainis explains the importance — and exciting potential — of RNAi.

Can we domesticate anything?

Dogs and cats are great companions, but what other animals can be domesticated? Why don’t jockeys ride zebras rather than horses and could we ever domesticate a hippo to take the kids to school? Maddie Moate unravels how humans have shaped the nature of so many species and discovers the boundaries that dictate domestication.