Issue 261: 2021 01 07: Protein-Folding

07 January 2021 Protein-Folding and Other Games Demis Hassabis, homo ludens. By Neil Tidmarsh Last month, science put on its Santa-suit and gave humanity a whole sledgeful of early Christmas presents: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine, the Moderna vaccine – and the secrets of protein-folding. Understanding the mysteries of protein-folding – the three-dimensional shapes… Continue reading Issue 261: 2021 01 07: Protein-Folding

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Issue 261: 2021 01 07: Wagner’s ‘Ring’

07 January 2021 Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Revealed and explained. By Philip Throp Wagner’s Ring cycle of operas has the reputation of being among the most cerebral of all operas, and the most difficult to understand, both in respect of the construction and patterns of its music and the meaning(s) of its storyline. Without any technical music… Continue reading Issue 261: 2021 01 07: Wagner’s ‘Ring’

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Issue 261: 2021 01 07: Crossword

07 January 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 261 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword   Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword   Click for the solution to crossword no. 260     Share this using…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail

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