Science Features

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26 February 2017

Would we rather go into space or to the bottom of the sea? For me, always, and with zero hesitation it would be to the...

23 February 2017

It looks like a standard radar screen, but the technology behind the red flashing dots that alert the crew of an ocean...

21 February 2017

There's a pill that can prevent HIV: don't you think it should be available?

20 February 2017

Like a game of mental Battleships, neurolinguists work out how we process language by matching up brain injuries and...

20 February 2017

Have you ever thought about the possibility of several parallel worlds? What if there is a doppelganger of yourself...

16 February 2017

There are important evolutionary reasons that explain the differences between men and women, and understanding them can...

15 February 2017

The “theory of evolution” has largely remained unchanged in over 150 years but is it really only the fittest that...

15 February 2017

How can maths and computing help in the fight against extinction?

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

11 February 2017

The wingbeats of mute swans produce substantial noise to an earthbound listener, but have you ever thought of the noise...

09 February 2017

In a world where data storage is becoming increasingly difficult, can we look within our own cells to find a solution?

09 February 2017

Vegetables rejected by European shops for the way they look are being used as dinner ingredients in Kenya, in a bid to...

08 February 2017

Six years ago Elke Haenisch, now 70, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive...

06 February 2017

Far beneath the surface of the sea – beneath the rolling swell, the breaching whale, the schooling fish – you’ll find...

03 February 2017

Understanding how bacteria communicate may help us overcome the widespread problem of antibiotic resistance.

02 February 2017

Europe’s streets full of grand old buildings bring tourists from around the globe, yet it isn’t the ornate 19th-century...

27 January 2017

Eating well and going for walks in middle age can contribute to cutting your risk of dementia in half.

22 January 2017

Decoding a fruit smoothie with a DNA sequencer.

19 January 2017

The part of the brain that makes you feel full could be impaired in babies of obese mothers, researchers believe –...

18 January 2017

New research takes advances in the Alzheimer’s field and applies them to the field of infection biology to help combat...

18 January 2017

A German blockade at the end of World War II starved 4.5 million Dutch people. Scientists have been studying the...

17 January 2017

Is the antibiotic apocalypse here, and what can be done?

13 January 2017

Technology alone is not enough to reduce air pollution in Europe, we all have to change our habits and behaviour if we...

09 January 2017

University of Cambridge researchers have brought the potential cancer causing role of breast implants into the...