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  • Your anus is special

    Thu, 26th Mar 2015

    Anus to mouth: why your behind sets you apart...

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    Banana medicine

    Mon, 4th May 2009

    What will the vaccines of tomorrow look like? Recent advances in crop technology mean tha...

  • Dog doctors

    Tue, 30th Dec 2014

    Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffi...

  • A walk on the wild side

    Tue, 9th Dec 2014

    Re-wilding is taking the world by storm, but should we bring back the wolf to Scotland?

  • App, app and Away

    Fri, 17th Oct 2014

    Our new Naked Scientists App places our news stories, the answers to science questions yo...

  • Why we ignored Ebola...

    Thu, 9th Oct 2014

    This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll pas...

  • No room in the Ark?

    Tue, 9th Sep 2014

    With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

  • Catalysing change

    Thu, 21st Aug 2014

    Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a cataly...

  • Alpha Shock

    Wed, 25th Dec 2013

    It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful...

  • Chronotherapeutics

    Thu, 19th Dec 2013

    The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individua...

  • Predicting the Genomic Future

    Tue, 30th Apr 2013

    A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. Yo...

  • Infection-fighting Eggs

    Sat, 20th Apr 2013

    The simple chicken’s egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is ...

  • The Hygiene Hypothesis Unraveled

    Sat, 16th Mar 2013

    Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatme...

  • Beyond Mere Metals

    Mon, 15th Oct 2012

    With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials th...

  • Steeling the Show

    Mon, 15th Oct 2012

    What is steel? How have the production methods for making it changed over hundreds of yea...

  • Why all decisions aren't made equally

    Mon, 8th Oct 2012

    Decisions are not made equally. Situations, fatigue, hunger and a taxing day can all infl...

  • I Remember It Well...

    Mon, 24th Sep 2012

    Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do ou...

  • Water and Worldwide Wellbeing

    Mon, 24th Sep 2012

    Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate...

  • Bright Future for Solar Cells

    Sun, 15th Jul 2012

    In a world with ever-increasing energy demands and pollution, clean and abundant energy i...

  • Mushroom Magic

    Thu, 21st Jun 2012

    The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once though...

  • CSI Swansea

    Wed, 6th Jul 2011

    CSI has come to Swansea. But rather than solving murders, for a team at the University's ...

  • Letting the Khat out of the bag

    Mon, 23rd May 2011

    In 2009, the synthetic stimulant mephedrone became a hugely popular recreational drug for...

  • Making Metals Stronger

    Thu, 21st Apr 2011

    Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of p...

  • The Superalloys

    Wed, 6th Apr 2011

    Spinning hundreds of times per second and carrying a load equivalent to the weight of a f...

  • Catching Energy From the Sun

    Wed, 19th Jan 2011

    Fifty years from now, our kids are going to look incredulously at us and ask – "you burnt...

  • Donated to Science

    Tue, 11th Jan 2011

    Have you ever wondered why people donate their body to medical science? Or what goes on i...

  • Toxins in Neuroscience Research

    Sat, 13th Nov 2010

    Rheanna Sand gives us an insight into how deadly toxins can be used to serve, rather than...

  • Donated to Science

    Sat, 6th Nov 2010

    Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when it is donated to a medical school? Hav...

  • What is Love?

    Thu, 11th Feb 2010

    “Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a ...

  • Don't Worry, be Happy!

    Tue, 29th Dec 2009

    We’re all searching for happiness, but do we really know what this is or where to find it...

  • The Plight of the Bumblebee

    Mon, 16th Jun 2008

    The buzz of a bumblebee is one of the quintessential sounds of summer time. But this ‘sl...

  • RNA Interference Explained

    Mon, 9th Jun 2008

    Since scientists discovered how DNA behaves like a giant genetic recipe book encoding the...

  • The Immune System: Part 1

    Mon, 2nd Jun 2008

    Every day our bodies are assailed by microbes of all descriptions, but for the most part ...

  • Towards a Manned Mars Mission

    Sat, 24th May 2008

    Recent Mars missions have produced compelling evidence for what was once a wet world, whe...

  • The Science of Parasites

    Fri, 4th Jan 2008

    We tend to think of parasites as evolutionary cheats, surreptitiously taking advantage of...

  • The Science of Snowflakes

    Sat, 22nd Dec 2007

    Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many year...

  • Antibacterial Phage Therapy

    Tue, 22nd May 2007

    Bacteriophages were big business before penicillin and other antimicrobials appeared on t...

  • Lost your bottle?

    Fri, 20th Apr 2007

    Whether you love or loath the white stuff, it is unavoidable on your TV and in your paper...

  • The Art of The Barbecue

    Wed, 24th May 2006

    Although the summer appears to have ended, I thought I would deal with something that pro...

  • The Science of Well-being

    Wed, 17th May 2006

    How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? We know remark...

  • The Tectonics of the Sumatran earthquakes

    Wed, 10th May 2006

    The world has heard much about the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 and the vast loss of life a...

  • Seeing Red

    Wed, 3rd May 2006

    One day someone will write a book that explains consciousness. The book will put forward ...

  • Creationism vs. Science

    Wed, 26th Apr 2006

    The battle between Science and Religion has left us with a choice: faith in God or belie...

  • Cyanide Poisoning

    Wed, 19th Apr 2006

    Scheele was the first to isolate Hydrogen cyanide in 1782 then went on to show its toxic ...

  • Genes for Bigger Brains

    Wed, 12th Apr 2006

    Humans have exceptionally large and complex brains. Ruth has a look at two genes, that se...

  • Hitchhikers guide to Science

    Wed, 5th Apr 2006

    Genes make you what you are. All living things have them (humans have about 25,000) and t...

  • Climate Change Begins at Home

    Wed, 29th Mar 2006

    When more news comes in of rising greenhouse emissions in Europe or more political backsl...

  • Stress and the Scientist

    Tue, 28th Mar 2006

    This article illustrates the kind of scientist you might encounter in a lab. Understandin...

  • What is Living in my Mouth?

    Wed, 22nd Mar 2006

    The last time you opened wide, did you ever imagine that you were opening the door to wha...

  • Are we Getting Smarter?

    Wed, 15th Mar 2006

    For the last 75 years the average IQ test score has been increasing in every industriali...

  • MACHINA - An Overview

    Wed, 8th Feb 2006

    Dr. Barry Gibb, Scientist and Author, Latest Play - MACHINA

  • Something in the Air

    Wed, 1st Feb 2006

    We humans don't really appreciate the sense of smell. Mark has a look at this underrated ...

  • Useful Little Bleeders...

    Wed, 18th Jan 2006

    Barrie takes a look at the past and present use of leeches in medicine and surgery, inclu...

  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Wed, 11th Jan 2006

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending us back incredible pictures of the cosmos. Ho...

  • Surprise, Surprise !

    Wed, 30th Nov 2005

    Researchers have been investigating how the unexpected affects how well and what you reme...

  • Natural Remedies

    Wed, 23rd Nov 2005

    Nature produces a seemingly limitless number of compounds that are valuable for treating ...

  • Why drink Wine ?

    Wed, 29th Jun 2005

    I am supposed to write about one of my great passions, drinking wine.

  • Bar Flies

    Wed, 22nd Jun 2005

    The life of a laboratory animal is not generally an enviable one. However, for some fruit...

  • Smarten Up !

    Wed, 25th May 2005

    Can we all be brilliant? Bit by bit thousands of researchers are trying to untangle the w...

  • Photodynamic Therapy

    Wed, 18th May 2005

    Photo-therapy is the term used to describe treatments which use light to achieve their ef...

  • Ricin : The Secret Assassin

    Wed, 11th May 2005

    The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London hav...

  • CT and Nuclear Medicine

    Wed, 4th May 2005

    Radiologist Bob Bury investigates some of the new 'scanning' technologies, which have rev...

  • The CytoMatrix: Reloaded

    Wed, 2nd Feb 2005

    A material designed originally to help rockets blast into space (Cytomatrix) is now helpi...

  • Britain's Sexist Scientists

    Wed, 26th Jan 2005

    A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government d...

  • Beyond the Body: Neuroengineering

    Wed, 29th Sep 2004

    Chips that can plug into the brain and translate thoughts to computers, or help paralysed...

  • Wonderful Water

    Wed, 22nd Sep 2004

    Water, with its incredible properties, is considered an essential ingredient for life. Bu...

  • A Stitch in Time...

    Wed, 4th Aug 2004

    Radiologist Bob Bury puts the case for screening the population for preventable, and less...

  • But How do we Know it's True

    Wed, 21st Jul 2004

    How can you be sure the wonderful facts and figures we science writers tell you are genui...

  • Playing The Odds

    Wed, 30th Jun 2004

    Exposing patients to x-rays is a gamble between a necessary investigation to aid in forum...

  • Telemedicine and the Grid

    Wed, 23rd Jun 2004

    e-Science, including telemedicine, has the potential to revolutionise patient care. Grid ...

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