Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

09 November 2017

Television viewers could be offered adverts that are a lot more relevant and personal with the help of new technology...

08 November 2017

Recently, emergence has been helping to explain consciousness and free will.

02 November 2017

Mummified bodies from Egypt and the Canary Islands are having their digestive tracts tested and compared to living...

27 October 2017

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are...

19 October 2017

Astronomers have witnessed a collision between two neutron stars for the first time, thanks to a tie-in between...

12 October 2017

Wind speeds around the world seem to be decreasing in a phenomenon known as ‘stilling’ and European scientists are...

10 October 2017

As most people know, all surgeries — no matter how minor — are risky for patients. Things can go wrong during the...

08 October 2017

This gene is up all night!

05 October 2017

An artificial leaf that can harvest energy from the sun faster than a natural one could lead to a new generation of...

28 September 2017

As residents in the Caribbean try to piece together their lives after being battered by two powerful hurricanes in a...

18 September 2017

Lively—almost childlike—the 70-year-old men skipped out of a monastery one fine morning. They’d just spent five days...

14 September 2017

A gene named after a mythical dog with multiple heads.

14 September 2017

What if an app could recognise when you are craving unhealthy food and give you a notification to warn you not to eat...

07 September 2017

Discarded gas from black holes spreads across galaxies and can even influence the formation of stars

31 August 2017

Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.

18 August 2017

Disabling and disruptive to the lives of sufferers, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 740,000 people...

17 August 2017

Rght now, the human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe – but that may be about to change...

16 August 2017

Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is now being...

14 August 2017

Our gene of the month is all ears.

14 August 2017

Naked Scientist Kat Arney has written a new book about human genetics.

11 August 2017

Microscopic structures that can bend light are helping researchers lay the foundations of an invisibility cloak.

07 August 2017

How did vertebrates go from swimming in the seas to walking on land?