Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

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...

15 December 2017

Glasses that translate images of physical objects into soundscapes and a belt that turns images into vibrations are...

14 December 2017

This gene is larger than life

09 December 2017

In the spring of 2015 my mother-in-law was dying of breast cancer. She had exhausted the usual routes of therapy...

07 December 2017

The chemistry behind social behaviour in animals, including the bond between people and dogs – and the lack of one...

03 December 2017

Where is the HIV vaccine? It is a fair question, is it not?

01 December 2017

Is a cure for HIV on the horizon, and what does cure, in the context of HIV, really mean?

30 November 2017

What do the UK-based editor of a leading technology magazine and a self-taught coder from a low-income neighbourhood in...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

16 November 2017

Analysing regional differences in the DNA of wood and has allowed scientists to determine the location of the original...

16 November 2017

The recent discovery of two neutron stars colliding brings us one step closer to understanding how heavier elements,...

14 November 2017

Our Gene of the Month is in the pub already.