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The Lab

After the success of the genome, scientists have got carried away with the study of 'omics. They all want 'omes of their own
Oliver Morton  

Special report: the universe is savage

Every year there are at least 500 gamma-ray bursts in the universe. They destroy everything within a few hundred light years of the source. What do these extraordinary explosions mean for intelligent life in the cosmos?
Oliver Morton  

The men of rock

Richard Fortey has written an elegant and informative biography of life on earth. But his preference for the rock over the intriguing idea lets him down
Oliver Morton  

The next move

Amid the uproar over Garry Kasparov's defeat by Deep Blue, we forgot one thing. It is not the machines which are brilliant, but the human beings who make them
Oliver Morton