Michael Reilly

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My recreational drugs can defeat organised crime

<b>You invented mephedrone, aka “m-cat” or “meow meow”, which was probably the world’s most famous legal high [editor’s note: see clarification</b> …

The earth eaters mining ‘Europe’s biggest hole’

<i>(Image: Bernhard Lang/Gettty)</i><p>WHEN something is referred to as “Europe’s biggest hole“, it’s not likely to be a pretty sight.<p>The Hambach …

How the moon lost its magic even before Apollo 11

Because it’s there? Motivation for the space race was conflicted <i>(Image: Yvonne De Rosa/Millennium Images)</i><p><i>In</i> No Requiem for the Space Age<i>, a new</i> …

Chimpanzee brain power is strongly heritable

Video: Inventive chimps use nearby objects to grab food<p>If a chimpanzee appears unusually intelligent, it probably had bright parents. That’s the …

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

Geobacter – a current favourite<p>STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We …

A film homage to a brain-damaged friend

Drako Zarharzar among his memories<p><i>Toby Amies has made a documentary about a friend with no short-term memory.</i> The Man Whose Mind Exploded <i>shakes up</i> …

Swimming, climbing robots explore the hostile Arctic

A TIRELESS scientific expedition is currently encamped across a huge stretch of Arctic pack ice. The daytime temperature is just above freezing. …

Runners in Alaska cover nearly 600 miles in six days

<i>(Images: Jeff Genova)</i><p>Marathons are getting left in the dust. Last week, a group of runners in Anchorage, Alaska, attempted to run 600 miles in …

2D planet lander and suspended animation get NASA cash

Space science just got a bit more far out. Paper-thin planetary landers that flutter down from space, suspended animation chambers for future Mars …