Science Features

12 December 2013

Do you find it harder to learn and adapt to new things than you once did? Do you find you're more forgetful than...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

31 July 2013

Is athletics at high altitude likely to break high-jump records? Can a weight-lifter gain an unfair advantage from a...

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?

05 July 2013

Every year, 210 kilos of steel is produced for every person on the planet. But how is this industrial workhorse made,...

05 July 2013

With modern computers becoming ever more powerful, they have become an indispensable tool for the design of engineering...

30 April 2013

A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. You’d want to know, right? Or...

20 April 2013

The simple chicken’s egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is that eggs can be turned into...

16 March 2013

Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as...

15 October 2012

What is steel? How have the production methods for making it changed over hundreds of years? What are different kinds...

15 October 2012

A new high temperature aerospace material has proved to be elusive so far, however, the candidate materials have to...

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15 October 2012

How do materials scientists process strong, deformation-resistant blades for gas turbine engines? What developments...

15 October 2012

With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials that can cope with most of the...

08 October 2012

Decisions are not made equally. Situations, fatigue, hunger and a taxing day can all influence how we appraise and feel...

24 September 2012

Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate or manage water poverty in...

24 September 2012

Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do our memories often play tricks...

20 September 2012

Toby Fountain does something rather strange when he checks into a hotel: bags deposited unopened at the room's...

17 September 2012

What can chemistry do to make a greener future? Aaron Page envisages a carbon-neutral future based on the cutting edge...

10 September 2012

Over the last 40 years, drugs have been developed that, as well as performing their original purpose of helping those...

14 August 2012

Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths. The rest is wasted and...

15 July 2012

In a world with ever-increasing energy demands and pollution, clean and abundant energy is urgently needed. The Sun...

21 June 2012

The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once thought to have promising medical...

25 May 2012

Meteorites on the open market routinely fetch a higher price than the equivalent weight of gold. But how does this...