Science Features

High quality science articles and medical features.

29 September 2016

Is passive 'vaping' a thing, and do e-cigarettes actually help you quit?

26 September 2016

You've just created something new in the lab! Now, how do you find out what it is?

20 September 2016

A cutting-edge refinery is processing specially bred hemp and researching innovative new biomaterials that could help...

15 September 2016

Can you use maths to help find your keys? An extract from a new book about the maths of our everyday lives...

15 September 2016

The world’s first alien life form containment facility is under discussion in Europe as ESA looks at ways to bring a...

08 September 2016

Come October, get ready for the world's first nano race!

01 September 2016

Street lights may seem just part of the mundane backdrop of life, but many firms have been devising exciting ideas for...

25 August 2016

Just after a race, most amateur marathon runners have increased levels of proteins linked to heart damage, Dutch...

18 August 2016

Is the trend for tech obsolescence undermining our goals for a zero-waste economy?

12 August 2016

The naked mole-rat is hiding secrets in its genes that could provide cures for strokes and even increase our lifespan...

04 August 2016

Eye-tracking systems will be available in cars from next year thanks to an EU initiative to back loans to Europe’s high...

28 July 2016

Researchers are looking into how life will change for people who live in the Arctic due to climate change.

21 July 2016

Biological alternatives to oil-based varnish are turning wood into one of the most sustainable building materials...

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

11 July 2016

Can sunlight be used to cure as well as kill?

01 July 2016

Contactless-enabled mobile phones could be giving out an identifiable number which hackers could use to track your...

01 July 2016

Researchers are developing electric roads that can charge your car while waiting at a traffic light or even on the move...

23 June 2016

There is a pattern hidden in every photograph — fingerprints used in social media, mobile authentication and criminal...

16 June 2016

The number of options we face when buying food may thwart a natural body mechanism that regulates how much we eat.

09 June 2016

What do two separate fields of science say regarding the existence of free will?

02 June 2016

Scientists are now working to make sense of what it means not only for their research but also for our understanding of...

01 June 2016

How the Nazis were stopped from obtaining "heavy water", an ingredient key in making an atomic bomb.

26 May 2016

Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields?

23 May 2016

Is it possible to prevent the ever increasing floods, or do we just have to learn to live with them?