Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

07 April 2016

Can games increase your empathy or boost your mental health?

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

31 March 2016

By combining the power of computers and theoretical physics, researchers believe they can build a human behaviour...

24 March 2016

Your smartphone could become part of a city-wide safety network that can track down stolen goods and warn you if you’re...

24 March 2016

Is gluten really something we should all be cutting from our diets? And just what causes coeliac disease?

17 March 2016

European researchers are helping humans get to Mars by developing faster engines, solar forecasts and better shielding.

15 March 2016

A new way of looking at life considers it a set of self regulating chemical reactions.

10 March 2016

A nutritional drink has been shown to conserve memory in people with early stage Alzheimer’s, indicating that it could...

04 March 2016

Low-cost machines that can be taught by simply guiding their arms mean that automation is coming...

25 February 2016

Beetles, wasps and flies could be at the forefront of the next agricultural revolution...

18 February 2016

Technology is helping halt the wave of fake drugs and their often lethal consequences.

16 February 2016

Various fields of physics predict we might live in a "multiverse"...

11 February 2016

New CCTV software can recognise people based on their anatomy or on the way they walk.

05 February 2016

The world’s hardest natural material also has the most enthralling sparkle – these two properties mean that tiny...

05 February 2016

Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from the intricate workings of a cell to the fascinating...

28 January 2016

Researchers are getting ready to test a tobacco-powered aeroplane thanks to a new bio jet fuel...

21 January 2016

Musicians are best at following conversations in loud places, and brain scans are revealing how this can be used to...

18 January 2016

The world you can see around you is just a tiny slice of the Universe, will we ever find the rest of the cake?

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

07 January 2016

Scientists are using diamonds to uncover what makes up the earth's core.

04 January 2016

Should you New Year's resolution be to eat more Brussel sprouts? Discover the health benefits of the humble veg...

22 December 2015

A greater scientific understanding of consciousness is allowing researchers to quantify exactly how conscious we are at...

17 December 2015

Researchers are using fMRI scanners and specially designed questions to decode your mind, and it’s helping them unpick...

14 December 2015

What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?