Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

11 January 2006

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending us back incredible pictures of the cosmos. How have recent policy changes...

04 January 2006

A period, or menstruation, marks the beginning of the process by which the uterus, or womb, prepares itself for...

28 December 2005

What are probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria, how do prebiotics and probiotics, like Lactobacillus,...

21 December 2005

Therapeutic cloning has all sorts of exciting possiblities. What is it? How does it work and what are the possibilities...

14 December 2005

George Bush's plan to establish a permanent base on the Moon by 2020, and send astronauts to Mars by 2030, has...

30 November 2005

Researchers have been investigating how the unexpected affects how well and what you remember. If you want to be...

23 November 2005

Nature produces a seemingly limitless number of compounds that are valuable for treating disease. Over 30% of the top-...

16 November 2005

Functional imaging (brain scanning) using magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to probe the workings of the...

09 November 2005

The illuminating story of colour constancy: why what you think you see and what you actually see are different...

02 November 2005

Ultrasound Scans (USS), and now Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), allows us to visualise body tissues in high...

26 October 2005

Dan looks at dream interpretation again and may reveal that meaningful dream interpretation can reliably be...

19 October 2005

Underwater photographer Klaus Jost photographs the great white shark using a neoprene seal as bait in 'shark alley...

12 October 2005

The marine ecosystem in Alask has undergone a dramatic ecosystem shift: over just 20 years, previously-abundant shrimp...

05 October 2005

Napoleon wrasses are found on reefs across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However over-exploitation by fisherman due to...

28 September 2005

SEX: A short word. Often used. Often used to sell products in fact. Yet it is one of our base instincts, one of our...

21 September 2005

Genetic modification (GM) is the heritable alteration of the genetic make-up of an organism, and is a natural process...

14 September 2005

If you want a sure-fire conversation starter to pull out of your pocket during an awkward social moment, try this: Why...

07 September 2005

The Chilean Sea Bass, or Patagonian Toothfish, is a very tasty fish particularly popular in America. Gene looks into...

31 August 2005

We all know about pain, or at least we think we do. Things that damage our bodies cause pain. But do you always feel...

24 August 2005

The placenta forms on the uterus wall during pregnancy and, via the umbilical cord, links the baby to its mother. Chris...

17 August 2005

In 1953 Cambridge scientists Watson & Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. 50 years later other...

10 August 2005

In this article Kat Arney describes the history of cloning and the techniques that were used to clone Dolly the Sheep,...

03 August 2005

The joke goes that humans end up resembling their pets. But it looks increasingly like animals are having the last...

27 July 2005

Transposons are pieces of DNA that have jumped their way around our genome throughout evolution. What are transposons...