Welcome to the sixth week of archive flashbacks! This week we bring you a glimpse into how robots could transform our daily lives from Foreign Affairs, a fascinating article from The Musical Times analysing Beethoven’s Ninth and Andy Ridgeway shows us the hidden power of our brains in BBC Science Focus.

Foreign Affairs — July/August 2015

The Robots Are Coming

In this article, Daniela Rus explores how technological breakthroughs will transform everyday life and analyses the challenges that may arise as a result of this integration into society. Read the complete article here.

The Musical Times — Spring 2012

Beethoven’s Ninth

In this issue from The Musical Times archive, we look back at an article from Spring 2012, in which Michael Graubart analyses Beethoven’s infamous Ninth Symphony. View the full article here

BBC Science Focus — March 2019

The Hidden Power Of Your Brain

Finally, we look at the most recent issue of BBC Science Focus, Andy Ridgway investigates new research suggesting that the way you think about life can fend off infection and help you live longer. Read the full article here.