Science Features

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

10 November 2004

As the war continues against "lad culture" which, according to David Blunkett, is responsible for boys'...

03 November 2004

Nothing that you do is safe. Everything carries an inherent risk, but what is justifiable risk, and how do you assess...

27 October 2004

Helen looks at how marine reserves in Florida and St Lucia set up to protect space rockets, and local livelihoods have...

20 October 2004

The effects of a stroke depend upon which part of the brain are deprived of blood. Researchers are studying the cause...

13 October 2004

In some cases the link between genes and disease is obvious eg. mutations in the gene encoding a single protein lead to...

06 October 2004

Blasting away at someone's eyes with a powerful laser sounds like a form of torture dreampt up by a Bond villan,...

29 September 2004

Chips that can plug into the brain and translate thoughts to computers, or help paralysed people to move, are no longer...

22 September 2004

Water, with its incredible properties, is considered an essential ingredient for life. But how does it contribute to...

15 September 2004

Consultant radiologist, Dr. Bob Bury, discusses public perception of risk and how we assess risk in the context of...

08 September 2004

By the year 2020, the number of people in the world suffering from blindness will have risen to 45 million. The vast...

01 September 2004

Dr. Kat Arney discusses the process of genetic imprinting whereby the expression of a gene, and therefore its effects,...

25 August 2004

Or for that matter, if you eat a chilled chilli pepper, what will happen? Dalya considers these questions and...

18 August 2004

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the future of science and medicine. Barry Gibb describes how the...

11 August 2004

I am organising a public event in Oxford entitled "The Science of Wine Tasting". I thought that people would...

04 August 2004

Radiologist Bob Bury puts the case for screening the population for preventable, and less preventable, diseases. and...

21 July 2004

How can you be sure the wonderful facts and figures we science writers tell you are genuine? Just think about the...

14 July 2004

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary took the last few decisive steps up Mount Everest. Dalya has a look...

07 July 2004

A clinical trial testing an Alzheimer's Disease vaccine was dealt a crushing blow when some of patients showed...

30 June 2004

Exposing patients to x-rays is a gamble between a necessary investigation to aid in forumlating a diagnosis, and the...

23 June 2004

e-Science, including telemedicine, has the potential to revolutionise patient care. Grid technology can ensure flexible...

16 June 2004

Hold the front page! Some white-coated genius somewhere has found a gene for violence: suddenly our streets will be a...

09 June 2004

Dalya Rosner asks whether microchimerism (literally an animal with parts made from lots of animals) causes female...

02 June 2004

The recent rush to denounce the Emmanuel City Technology College in Gateshead overwhelming. What is wrong with a state...