Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.


08 March 2018

The acoustic qualities of a rock shelter may have been a key factor in its selection as a site for rock art and...

08 March 2018

We have all been there. You have just sat down, perhaps on a train or in a lecture, when the person next to you sneezes...

05 March 2018

How dinosaurs turned into modern-day birds...

01 March 2018

Married people who work from home report feeling happier than they were before doing so,

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

23 February 2018

Twinges. Painful teeth. About one in 10 people suffer from dental sensitivity caused by worn enamel. But rather than...

19 February 2018

Every time Tim sees the letter “E,” he also sees the color red...

17 February 2018

Robert Krakow and Robbie Bennett explain how 3D printing, or additive manufacturing as is commonly known in the...

15 February 2018

A new tool that uses molecular clues to determine what someone has eaten and a better understanding of how genes affect...

14 February 2018

A fruit fly gene named after a gentle giant.

09 February 2018

A multi-stage genetic process for the formation of sting cells in sea anemones could inspire a new way of delivering...

01 February 2018

For many people who struggle to get a good night’s rest, being able to switch on and off the brain circuits that...

30 January 2018

Why do engineers add one of the most expensive metals on Earth to their jet engines?

27 January 2018

Flying has become a vital part of our lives. In the one hundred years since the Wright Brothers first took to the air,...

26 January 2018

“…Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”, tweeted Donald...

22 January 2018

Why almost 90% of humans are right handed is a mystery. The hypothesis presented here is that having your heart on the...

19 January 2018

New portraits of the evolution of some of history’s deadliest pandemics have been created through analysis of thousands...

18 January 2018

Why did 76% of species become extinct 65 million years ago...?

14 January 2018

A master controller inspired by a computer game.

13 January 2018

Significant palaeoenvironmental changes that occurred during the Quaternary, the most recent geological period, could...

12 January 2018

An environmentally friendly coffee machine and a way to turn used coffee grounds into a new type of ink are helping to...

21 December 2017

Research has revealed that our microbiome can fluctuate with the seasons.

21 December 2017

A new filtration system that uses natural molecules to remove hormone-affecting chemicals from wastewater has succeeded...

17 December 2017

There is growing evidence from scientific studies that individuals can become addicted to using social networking sites...