Meera Christopher

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Jane Campion: ‘The clever people used to do film. Now they do TV’

From Sweetie to The Piano, she has made some of cinema’s strangest, strongest films. So why has she switched to the small screen?<p>Jane Campion, one of the world’s great film directors, has had it with the movies. It is eight years since she last made a full-length feature (the Keats biopic Bright …

From Russia with caviar: a meal fit for a maths student

When my mum whisked the family to Moscow for a maths gathering, we ended up with far too many roubles. So we spent them on caviar<p>A thing you should know about pure mathematicians is that they are like blue whales – there aren’t a lot of them around, so they have to travel vast distances to spawn …

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Hacking Our Cells to Produce Solar Power Could Make Humans Heal Faster

Kinda like Wolverine.<p>Much like a gas-powered car, the human body relies on carbon-based fuels for energy. But for automobile engines and our cellular engines alike, burning carbon has intrinsic inefficiencies.<p>If we could upgrade our cells to run on solar power, the age-old restrictions of using …

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her …

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics