Science Progress

Articles from Vol. 96, No. 2, Summer

An Outline of Object-Oriented Philosophy
ABSTRACT This article summarises the principles of object-oriented philosophy and explains its similarities with, and differences from, the outlook of the natural sciences. Like science, the object-oriented position avoids the notion (quite common...
Microbiome in Human Health and Disease
ABSTRACT Metagenomic studies have truly revolutionised biology and medicine, and changed the way we study genomics. As genome sequencing becomes cheaper, it is being applied to study complex metagenomes. 'Metagenome' is the genetic material recovered...
Peak Phosphorus-Peak Food? the Need to Close the Phosphorus Cycle
ABSTRACT The peak in the world production of phosphorus has been predicted to occur in 2033, based on world reserves of rock phosphate (URR) reckoned at around 24,000 million tonnes (Mt), with around 18,000 Mt remaining. This figure was reckoned-up...
Theories and Problems of Cancers
Charles Walker (Royal Glasgow Cancer Hospital) describes the character and varieties of malignant growths. They are, he explains, the result of cells generated by division of the ovum which become arranged into two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast....
The Planet Mars
Being much impressed by what he had read of the Martian features, as detected and portrayed by Lowell and Schiaparelli, James H. Worthington was determined to avail himself of the opportunity to see whether or no these features were real, because they...
Thorium-Based Nuclear Power
1. Thorium instead of uranium? It may well turn out that thorium is a better nuclear fuel than uranium, since it offers the advantages that: (1) it has around four times the abundance of uranium on Earth, overall; (2) practically 100% of it can...
Tyrian Purple: The First Four Thousand Years
ABSTRACT Some of the long history of shellfish purple is recounted Understanding how the dye is produced from molluscs, the composition of the pigment and the chemistry involved has only been achieved as a result of the advances in analytical chemistry...