Who are the Gilets jaunes?

Who are the Gilets jaunes?

By France Grenaudier-Klijn For the past four weeks, the Gilets jaunes – meaning ‘yellow vests’ – protests have dominated the French socio-political landscape and monopolised the media. This, even though active participants in the movement number less than 17% of...
What is NASA’s new lander doing on Mars?

What is NASA’s new lander doing on Mars?

By Chris Benton With much fanfare from the press, following a six-month 483 million km journey to reach our neighbouring planet, on 26 November 2018 NASA’s lander InSight successfully touched down on the vast, flat Martian plain of Elysian Planitia. Close to...
Why are we sending worms into space?

Why are we sending worms into space?

By Christopher Gaffney & Bethan Phillips Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting...
Is patriotism the solution to nationalism?

Is patriotism the solution to nationalism?

By Peter Henne Before the US mid-term elections in early November, US President Donald Trump gave a speech that cheered his supporters and alarmed his critics. Trump identified himself as a “nationalist” at an election rally, contrasting this with the “globalists”—a...