Science Features

Science articles and medical features written by scientists internationally...

06 September 2018

Prof. Sarkar believes that many of the results supporting the existence of dark energy may be affected by confirmation...

30 August 2018

How mammals survived, thrived, and became dominant across the planet...

23 August 2018

Newly-discovered genes that helped supersize human brains along with DNA retrieved from extinct humans, which can still...

16 August 2018

Personalised smartphone applications and wearable technologies that are attuned to the user’s state of mind are...

14 August 2018

Have you ever wondered how The Naked Scientists make science so accessible and interesting? The Naked Scientists’...

09 August 2018

We could get to the stage where atmospheric greenhouse gases are in decline – a point known as drawdown – and begin to...

03 August 2018

How a few students, an idea, and some maggots became the future of food...

26 July 2018

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm...

25 July 2018

The impish smile and garrulous, back-slapping charm that soothes the most anxious patient...

19 July 2018

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, ‘desperately’ need an institutional framework and...

18 July 2018

They aren’t what most people think they are, Human eyes...

12 July 2018

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could...

10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

05 July 2018

Bioinks containing stem cells are being used to 3D print living tissues that can be inserted into the body and provoke...

22 June 2018

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why...

18 June 2018

Not all doom and gloom: new research offers a tantalising alternative to a lifetime’s consumption of pulses and avocado.

15 June 2018

A new way to farm indoors using different wavelengths of light could boost the taste of fruits, salads and herbs, while...

14 June 2018

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is tested using dummies modelled on...

11 June 2018

To feed more than 9 billion people by 2050, farmers will have to produce 70% more food. Here's how genetics can...

07 June 2018

Unravelling one of the most elaborate forms of non-human communication – the honeybee’s waggle dance – could help...

02 June 2018

The message has always been clear: make sure to finish your full course of antibiotics. Or else?

31 May 2018

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities but the risk is often overlooked despite being linked to an...

24 May 2018

From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise - so how can we...