Features

16 March 2005

Claire McLoughlin describes the chemistry of cooking including what chemical changes occur in food when we cook it, and...

09 March 2005

The fertility doctor Panos Zavos claimed to have cloned a human baby, while a team of researchers in South Korea also...

02 March 2005

Caffeine seems to be vital for the functioning of the modern world, from keeping drivers awake to getting that last...

23 February 2005

Are the days of private thoughts numbered? A new development in neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (...

02 February 2005

A material designed originally to help rockets blast into space (Cytomatrix) is now helping scientists in America to...

26 January 2005

A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government does not come up with new...

19 January 2005

Discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen almost by accident, X rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum that includes...

12 January 2005

Dan starts a three part series on dream interpretation. He starts by looking at how theoreticians have viewed dreams,...

05 January 2005

Melting glaciers are filling Himalayan mountain lakes too quickly, threatening tens of thousands of lives with colossal...

29 December 2004

The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) is a large multi-centre study looking at the connection between...

22 December 2004

The brain is probably the most fascinating yet impenetrable organ studied by scientists. One question that remains to...

15 December 2004

Research has shown that bald males command a larger harem of females than their hairier counterparts...that is, if the...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

10 November 2004

As the war continues against "lad culture" which, according to David Blunkett, is responsible for boys'...

03 November 2004

Nothing that you do is safe. Everything carries an inherent risk, but what is justifiable risk, and how do you assess...

27 October 2004

Helen looks at how marine reserves in Florida and St Lucia set up to protect space rockets, and local livelihoods have...

20 October 2004

The effects of a stroke depend upon which part of the brain are deprived of blood. Researchers are studying the cause...

13 October 2004

In some cases the link between genes and disease is obvious eg. mutations in the gene encoding a single protein lead to...

06 October 2004

Blasting away at someone's eyes with a powerful laser sounds like a form of torture dreampt up by a Bond villan,...

29 September 2004

Chips that can plug into the brain and translate thoughts to computers, or help paralysed people to move, are no longer...

22 September 2004

Water, with its incredible properties, is considered an essential ingredient for life. But how does it contribute to...

15 September 2004

Consultant radiologist, Dr. Bob Bury, discusses public perception of risk and how we assess risk in the context of...

08 September 2004

By the year 2020, the number of people in the world suffering from blindness will have risen to 45 million. The vast...