Science Features

Science articles and medical features written by scientists internationally...

17 October 2014

Our new Naked Scientists App places our news stories, the answers to science questions you always wanted to ask,...

09 October 2014

This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll passes 7000.

09 September 2014

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

21 August 2014

Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a catalysis. We use man-made catalyses...

24 July 2014

In Dr Shahid's line of work they see plenty of people who get things stuck in their ears, ranging from bugs to...

19 March 2014

What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

22 February 2014

UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

25 December 2013

It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful academic drug-hunter named...

19 December 2013

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...

12 December 2013

Do you find it harder to learn and adapt to new things than you once did? Do you find you're more forgetful than...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

31 July 2013

Is athletics at high altitude likely to break high-jump records? Can a weight-lifter gain an unfair advantage from a...

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?

05 July 2013

With modern computers becoming ever more powerful, they have become an indispensable tool for the design of engineering...

30 April 2013

A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. You’d want to know, right? Or...

20 April 2013

The simple chicken’s egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is that eggs can be turned into...

16 March 2013

Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as...

16 October 2012

And has life evolved elsewhere in the Solar System too?

15 October 2012

With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials that can cope with most of the...

15 October 2012

How do materials scientists process strong, deformation-resistant blades for gas turbine engines? What developments...