Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

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...

06 July 2005

One of the fun things about working in science is the scientific meeting. Lots of free tea and coffee, buffet lunches...

29 June 2005

I am supposed to write about one of my great passions, drinking wine.

22 June 2005

The life of a laboratory animal is not generally an enviable one. However, for some fruitflies in San Francisco it must...

15 June 2005

This article looks at how influenza (flu) was discovered, how influenza spreads, infects people, and grows, how to...

08 June 2005

"Neanderthal" was once used as an insult; a term for a stupid, brutish oaf but who were Neanderthals, and how...

25 May 2005

Can we all be brilliant? Bit by bit thousands of researchers are trying to untangle the workings of the brain. But how...

18 May 2005

Photo-therapy is the term used to describe treatments which use light to achieve their effects. But how do these work...

11 May 2005

The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London have caused a media frenzy over...

04 May 2005

Radiologist Bob Bury investigates some of the new 'scanning' technologies, which have revolutionised medical...