Still flying through and beyond our Solar System, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes carry aboard with them a Golden Record, demonstrating the life and culture of planet Earth – see images of this iconic time capsule being made in 1977.
To fight malaria, researchers are reviving a field of study grounded in both music and biology: wingbeat frequency. Daniel A Gross traces the story from Finland to Tanzania, and looks at where this collision of disciplines could lead.
Songs about science – not the most likely genre to trouble to Top 40, but you’d be surprised as to how enthusiastic scientists are at teaching their art through song. Oh yes, and comedians also seem to be on a similar wavelength. Here are some of our favourite science songs.