Destroying the cells controlling the build-up of fat tissue causes mice to become obese with no change in diet.
How and why are they so much more efficient than a standard light bulb?
From bean to cup: how do you brew a coffee?
What happens to a hen's egg left soaking for a day or two in vinegar?
How do we find DNA? And can we use sequencing to work out what's in our smoothie?
When we're searching for life in our universe, what are we looking for?
...and they're a thousand times thinner than a human hair.
Will the new ban on microbeads make a difference?
The Royal Society for Public Health recently called for drugs to be decriminalised but what were their reasons?
The Olympics are only just beginning but stories of doping have been filling the papers for months. So what's the...
Researchers may have found a tiny solution for storing big data.
The UK's leading academies have issued a joint statement on the key priorities for UK science after the referendum.
What's happening inside the engine to keep your car moving?
Is there any way to change the petrol fractions of crude oil so they can work in a diesel engine?
What are biofuels made from and are they any better than fossil fuels?
Natural gas vehicles are a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel but the high pressures required to store the gas...
Are diamonds little more than just a lump of coal?
The physics behind a healthy chocolate ganache.
The science behind frying, and top tips on getting your fish perfect
Can psychology improve your dining experience?
How do various flavours interact when you have a drink?
Can smart plastics grab salt from water in a cheap, sustainable way?
With fresh water in short supply in many countries, can we take the salt out
of the sea without breaking the energy...
In the past, salt was so valuable it could change the course of history: now
it provides a window into the Earth...