Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

22 May 2018

We've been unpicking the genomes of T. rex's descendents to find out...

19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

17 May 2018

Food fraud, where different or low-quality food is deliberately mislabelled and sold as high-quality goods, risks the...

13 May 2018

A volcanic eruptions on the Big Island of Hawaii is sending lava surging through streets and gardens, engulfing homes...

12 May 2018

Antidepressants have long been surrounded by controversy: are too many people taking them? Or are doctors too reluctant...

10 May 2018

A theory developed with the late Professor Stephen Hawking stating that the universe is more simple and uniform than...

03 May 2018

Some materials are special not for what they contain, but for what they don’t contain. Such is the case with metal-...

03 May 2018

Graphs are amazingly simple mathematical objects widely used in computer science, biology, chemistry and many other...

28 April 2018

We are addicted to plastics. They are used for everything, from food packaging to smart phones. But when we are done...

26 April 2018

Electric ferries and digital communication between ships could help in the quest to decarbonise maritime transport, a...

25 April 2018

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick built ball-and-stick models to help discover the structure of deoxyribonucleic...

23 April 2018

Ever wanted to know what that The Naked Scientists get up to when they go on tour?

20 April 2018

Micro- and nano-robots built for medical purposes have the potential to venture deep within our bodies to repair damage...

19 April 2018

We spend so much time looking at the stars that we often forget we have a Final Frontier right here on Earth. Even...

19 April 2018

Lightweight electric mini-cars could soon be a common sight on the streets of Europe’s cities thanks to longer-lasting...

18 April 2018

The latest state-of-the-art planet-hunting telescopes reveal a Universe filled with the potential for life and...

14 April 2018

Our gene of the month is more at home at a rave than in a labUnlike most of our colourfully-named genes, this one was...

13 April 2018

A recent study has seen microplastics in the headlines: 40 river beds in urban, suburban and rural regions of northwest...

12 April 2018

Using European plant and dairy waste as an alternative to soy-based animal feed could see a big drop in agricultural...

11 April 2018

Oceans are noisy. Shrimps snap their claws, whales sing to find a mate and dolphins echolocate to find food. However...

05 April 2018

A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could...

29 March 2018

You could call it fatal attraction. Drawn by artificial lights in our brightening night-time world, animals find their...

22 March 2018

Crimes that involve chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) materials pose a deadly threat not just to the...

20 March 2018

How can a transaction between anonymous individuals, with no independent oversight, ever be trusted? Welcome to the...