Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.


15 February 2006

What causes cold sores and genital herpes, how do herpes viruses cause disease, why do herpes infections persist for...

14 February 2006

Claire McLoughlin describes the chemistry of love and what happens when we fall in love, including substances that make...

08 February 2006

Humans are one of the most formidable species on Earth. How have modern Homo sapiens come to reign over their archaic...

08 February 2006

Dr. Barry Gibb, Scientist and Author, Latest Play - MACHINA

18 January 2006

Barrie takes a look at the past and present use of leeches in medicine and surgery, including helping doctors in...

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...