Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

04 May 2017

Society depends on farmers to feed the world. Many agriculture techniques from the past exacerbated problems, such as...

29 April 2017

Death unites humanity. No matter your walk of life, you will die. It is perhaps the only fact that is truly universally...

27 April 2017

At face value this seems like a ridiculous match up; the fastest man on the planet against a fundamentally stationary...

27 April 2017

For some people the issue of vaccination isn’t about facts, it’s a matter of faith, and this unshakable belief has...

26 April 2017

In the era of fake news, what challenges do science communicators have to overcome?

21 April 2017

We are now in a race against time. Due to climate change, overpopulation, over-harvesting, habitat destruction and...

20 April 2017

Even the deepest parts of the ocean are not safe from the footprints of humanity...

14 April 2017

Our gene of the month has a surprising superpower

13 April 2017

Replacing lost brain cells may help undo the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease, researchers believe.

09 April 2017

In the 1940s and 1950s, more than 40,000 “lobotomies” were performed in the USA alone. Doctors essentially removed the...

06 April 2017

Call it fake news, false content, or propaganda, either way we are in a new era of misinformation and it’s influencing...

04 April 2017

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, usually brings images of delicate paper swans and dragons to mind. While it...

30 March 2017

People with lifestyle-related diabetes are at an increased risk of developing dementia and, with both conditions on the...

23 March 2017

A set of 3D-printed lenses that are smaller than a grain of sand but can mimic eagle-eye vision came about thanks to a...

18 March 2017

Recent research into understanding how bacteria can influence human behaviour has led to the surprising conclusion that...

16 March 2017

If you take humans out of the driving seat, could traffic jams, accidents and high fuel bills become a thing of the...

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

15 March 2017

Before the introduction of the electric chair, there were numerous accidental deaths from electric shock, but it wasn’t...

14 March 2017

Forty-five years ago, the American nutritionist Ancel Keys launched the Seven Countries Study, the world’s first multi-...

11 March 2017

Van Leeuwenhoek’s life is a great a scientific rags to riches story. Born in Delft, Holland, in 1632, he came from a...

09 March 2017

A new technology that uses sound waves could show which cancer treatments work, and even help slow down cancer spread.

03 March 2017

We know that exercise is good for our health in general, but we often don't think about how it affects specific...

02 March 2017

New hybrid printers are improving accuracy and scale.

28 February 2017

We slice open an LED light bulb to see how they work and why we need them.