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The 10 Best summer courses

Polish your Spanish or life drawing skills, or learn to forage and then cook your harvest with this range of engrossing courses

An idea thought up on a rainy weekend

As an atheist with no desire to upset believers, Professor Peter Higgs has always hated the idea of a God particle. He has never been keen on the nomenclature of the Higgs boson either – referring to it as "the particle named after me" on the rare occasions he gives an interview.

New perspective on Milky Way

Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers.

One Day (12A)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson

The science of the trailer

A stunning teaser can make a mediocre film look like a classic, but what are the vital ingredients when making one? David Crookes finds out why a pop song can be just as key as a classy voiceover

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Professor Murdoch Mitchison: Biologist who established himself as the

For a quarter of a century, from 1963 until 1988, Murdoch Mitchison was Professor of Zoology at the University of Edinburgh. According to his predecessor, Michael Swann, he was "the scientist who knows more about the cell cycle in yeast than any other person in the world". A pioneer in cellular biology, he studied the mechanisms of growth and thecell cycle.