Monthly Archives: August 2016

Forgotten pioneer

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive. It was largely due to the efforts of one young scientist – but until now, her pioneering work…

Sock maths

Media captionJordan Dunbar explains the hidden algorithm of sorting out socks It’s a laborious chore – matching up socks in a big pile of washing. They never seem to come out together, but now there’s an algorithm that promises to…