High culture in the Alps

The Verbier Festival has become the first port of call for young instrumentalists seeking to make their mark on the international circuit

Fibre optics

Tapestry, cloth, wool: it’s everywhere. Fabric-based art is not just a female medium

Packing a punch

George Bellows’ early pictures captured ‘the sweat of the street’, but modernism posed a different challenge

Dealing with the data deluge

How scientists and engineers are attempting to structure the trillions of bits of information pouring out from billions of sources and to facilitate fast retrieval