deft fingers

29 May 2015

At ... many living things can signal to electric fields, either moving or using them to detect prey or enemies. Weak electric fields may be important to growth and development and in wound healing.

At ... satellites capture the birth of two volcanic islands.

At ... the subject is potato blight, the scourge of farmers and gardeners. Wet and humid summer weather can bring about the blight - and attempts are being made to find resistance against the disease.

At ... Comet Wild 2 is the subject - and the rocks and dust brought back to Earth for analysis.

At ... a student has found flaws in a consensus theory - the settled science behind massive stars. The student hails from Queens University, one Matt Shultz, and he has discovered behaviours of plasma that seem to contradict the accepted view.

Lastly, at ... students and mathematics - what is the problem?