Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

19 July 2018

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, ‘desperately’ need an institutional framework and...

18 July 2018

They aren’t what most people think they are, Human eyes...

12 July 2018

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could...

10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

05 July 2018

Bioinks containing stem cells are being used to 3D print living tissues that can be inserted into the body and provoke...

22 June 2018

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why...

18 June 2018

Not all doom and gloom: new research offers a tantalising alternative to a lifetime’s consumption of pulses and avocado.

15 June 2018

A new way to farm indoors using different wavelengths of light could boost the taste of fruits, salads and herbs, while...

14 June 2018

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is tested using dummies modelled on...

11 June 2018

To feed more than 9 billion people by 2050, farmers will have to produce 70% more food. Here's how genetics can...

07 June 2018

Unravelling one of the most elaborate forms of non-human communication – the honeybee’s waggle dance – could help...

02 June 2018

The message has always been clear: make sure to finish your full course of antibiotics. Or else?

31 May 2018

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities but the risk is often overlooked despite being linked to an...

24 May 2018

From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise - so how can we...

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...