Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

01 May 2005

Peter Brennan describes how smells called pheromones can influence our sexual behaviour and how pheromones work...

27 April 2005

Previously dan looked at relatively simple dreams in which this pattern readily could be perceived. Now we shall see...

20 April 2005

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) aims to regulate the trade in animal and plant...

13 April 2005

Coincidences are just waiting to happen. For all those times you've witnessed uncanny events, or had cause to...

06 April 2005

Adel looks at the nuts and bolts of building an animal from genes right up to bones, and discusses similarities between...

23 March 2005

Developments in biological science, have led to a massive increase in the amount of data available in biology and...

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...