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February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month, and this year the focus is on mathematics, science and engineering. Here, David Rooney, curator of the Science Museum’s…
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1007 words)

Fritz Vollrath: 'Who wouldn't want to work with spiders?'

Web of intrigue: zoologist Fritz Vollrath. Photograph: Andy Hall Up on the roof of Professor Fritz Vollrath's lab in the zoology department at Oxford University, there is a makeshift greenhouse in…
AUTHOR:Tim Adams
PUBLISHED: Jan. 12, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2051 words)