Science Features

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

13 November 2010

Rheanna Sand gives us an insight into how deadly toxins can be used to serve, rather than to harm, humans. She takes a...

06 November 2010

Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when it is donated to a medical school? Have you ever wondered what it...

30 October 2010

Lise Meitner’s name is to many an unfamiliar one, occasionally found somewhere amid the pages of a text on nuclear...

24 October 2010

Unless you’re shot in the head or hit by a bus, your immune system has a major and direct influence on your life span!...

16 October 2010

First came fire. Cavemen rubbed sticks together and there it was, a source of ‘artificial’ heat and light, giving us...

10 October 2010

The tale of antiquity's greatest mathematician, Archimedes, leaping from his bath and bustling naked through the...

01 October 2010

Bees are being trained to detect drugs and explosives...

05 July 2010

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion...

11 March 2010

Antimatter can make anything - even anybody - vanish merely by touching it. But at the moment antimatter itself appears...

11 February 2010

“Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a smash hit and a small fortune...

29 December 2009

We’re all searching for happiness, but do we really know what this is or where to find it? Douglas E. Richards gives...

15 December 2009

It is the stuff of nightmares - a society so wound up in the legal system that no-one is allowed to tell you the truth...

01 December 2009

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland is now back in operation. By smashing particles together at...

13 October 2009

For anyone fresh out of frogs and tempted to kiss a toad instead, this article has a word of warning. Although certain...

01 October 2009

Noam Chomsky, a rookie professor at MIT, published a ground-breaking book called Syntactic Structures, which set out a...

15 August 2009

Swine flu, SARS, Bird Flu, HIV, Dengue, Hepatitis C, Ebola - the human race is awash with new infections - but where...

15 June 2009

Sure, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and has received a number of other honours, but has Sir Tim Berners-Lee yet...

17 May 2009

Is urine bad? Yes, when it ends up on the bathroom floor. What can be done to avoid these unaesthetic accidents? As...

04 May 2009

What will the vaccines of tomorrow look like? Recent advances in crop technology mean that we are able to produce...

27 April 2009

What happens when a human child grows up with a chimpanzee brother? Does a dog think that a robot dog belongs to the...

16 April 2009

In 1943 a chemist working in Basel became the first person to experience the effects of LSD, albeit by accident. But...

04 April 2009

What can microfossils tell us about past climate? Christopher Stanton resumes his story...

19 January 2009

Physics is full of surprises, but none so great as the discovery that 95% of the mass of the Universe is invisible to...

25 October 2008

Surprising as it sounds, one of the world's top tipples a century ago was laced with cocaine. And although the...