Articles by

Amit Katwala

The Origins of Covid-19 Are More Complicated Than Once Thought

In October 2014, virologist Edward Holmes took a tour of the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan,...

The World Can’t Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium

Lithium projects outside China have been at the mercy of the markets, slowing and expanding as the...

Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis

In the south of France, ITER is inching towards completion. When it’s finally fully switched on in...

For mRNA, Covid Vaccines Are Just the Beginning

One of mRNA’s strengths is its “remarkable agility,” as Hatchett puts it. Its only raw ingredients are...

The Farthest Star Sheds New Light on the Early Universe

“We almost didn’t believe it at first, it was so much farther than the previous most distant...

Gene-Edited Brain Organoids Are Unlocking the Secrets of Autism

That’s one theory for the cognitive differences seen in people with autism. “There are indications that the...

DeepMind Has Trained an AI to Control Nuclear Fusion

The inside of a tokamak—the doughnut-shaped vessel designed to contain a nuclear fusion reaction—presents a special kind...

A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution

This might seem like a minor concern, in the wake of coral bleaching and mass extinction, but...