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Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

The early turd: Our history is written in poo

FEW people would be pleased to receive a poo in the post, but archaeologist Piers Mitchell is delighted. “I receive samples from all around the …

Deep life: Strange creatures living far below our feet

SOUTH AFRICA’S gold mines are crawling with demons, each sporting a whip-like tail and a voracious appetite. Not that the miners are worried. These …

Making sense of a mystery

ON THE eve of his first Easter Sunday celebration as bishop of Rome, Pope Francis sprang another of his teasing little surprises. As the Shroud of …

End of darkness: The stuff that really rules the cosmos

YOU’D think Carlos Frenk would be pleased that no one calls him a crackpot any more. He wasn’t always so lucky.<p>“I would stand up at conferences and …

Planck shows almost perfect cosmos – plus axis of evil

The universe is almost perfect, 80 million years older than we thought, and maybe a little bit evil.<p>That’s the conclusion of a four-year mission …

Norovirus: The perfect human pathogen

IT HAS almost certainly happened to you. You suddenly start feeling very ill and rush to the bathroom. Soon you don’t know which way to turn as you …