Science Features

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

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?

19 May 2016

Warmer winters and drier summers might even be having an effect on your favourite bottle of wine.

16 May 2016

How much do you really know about the flu?

12 May 2016

A single nerve that runs from the brain to the gut may hold the key to treating obesity.

05 May 2016

It's not just your pet cats and dogs that have their own personalities...

04 May 2016

An opinion piece on the scientific arguments being put forward for 'Brexit'.

21 April 2016

Intensive bouts of meditation have an immediate and visible impact on practitioners’ sleeping brainwaves...

14 April 2016

A new device is helping police train their brains to make better decisions in risky situations...

07 April 2016

Can games increase your empathy or boost your mental health?

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

31 March 2016

By combining the power of computers and theoretical physics, researchers believe they can build a human behaviour...

24 March 2016

Your smartphone could become part of a city-wide safety network that can track down stolen goods and warn you if you’re...