The Telegraph
| Monday, April 17, 2017 |


Tight genes

The debate over what determines us more - nature or nurture - just got more engrossing, but it isn't ending anytime soon, says Saurabh Jha

The gene played a significant role in the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Karna, abandoned by his mother, Kunti, and raised by a charioteer, was taught warfare by Parashurama, a gifted teacher with a fiery temperament, who despised warriors... | Read»

Heavy metal 

Nasa’s Maven spacecraft has detected iron, magnesium, and sodium ions in the upper layers of Mars’ thin atmosphere. These come from a constant rain of tiny meteoroids onto the red planet, which vaporise as soon as they hit the... | Read»

Keep your cool in summer

We are going to have a long, hot, dry summer, with above average temperatures and no rain. A few deaths from heat stroke have already been reported. | Read»