In remote Japanese mountain settings thrives a plant with a whole lot of DNA. With the largest known genome of any plant, each of the cells of Paris japonica contains 150 billion letters of instructions for building and maintaining this rare flower. But just how much i...
Thinking of learning a second language? Coding might be your best bet. The world of computing, rather than being dull and overly-complicated, is like learning how to compose a beautiful symphony but instead of writing notes, you write code.
From the mountainous regions of the tropics to the rivers and fertile alluvial plains of China, India and Mesopotamia, humans learnt to domesticate wild plants in order to sustain the populations which eventually became our cities – and civilisations.
Have you ever tried explaining something for the third time to someone? It’s tiresome, but maybe you just aren’t saying it properly. The perpetual struggle of science is this: the language simply doesn’t make sense (to anyone else, and very often most scientists).
The life sciences, especially genomics research, increasingly relies on computing expertise in order to find information in the midst of huge datasets. But, compared to people, computers aren’t great when it comes to spotting patterns.