Science News

25 May 2017

The long-standing question of why, and how, flamingos balance on just one leg seems to be about minimising muscular...

25 May 2017

Humans can tell an unhealthy individual just from their face and smell using a network hardwired into all of us to keep...

25 May 2017

Mice conceived using sperm flown in space are healthy and have normal fertility themselves, Japanese scientists have...

18 May 2017

More than 70 years has passed since the Zika virus was first identified in Africa; now a new study has revealed why it...

18 May 2017

A way to create replacement stem cells that can produce blood and immune cells has been demonstrated for the first time...

11 May 2017

Regularly hailed as the best instruments in the business, 17th and 18th Century Stradivarius violins fetch millions on...

11 May 2017

An artificial bone complete with a bone marrow cavity capable of making new blood cells has been tested successfully in...

26 April 2017

Caterpillars that can munch their way through plastic bags have been described by scientists in Cambridge.

26 April 2017

Cells controlled remotely by a smartphone app can release insulin into the bloodstream to regulate glucose levels in...

21 April 2017

A hydrogel-based dressing, chemically tweaked so it can selectively soak up inflammatory signals but leave pro-healing...

21 April 2017

A substance isolated from the skin of a frog destroys influenza virus particles...

14 April 2017

Ancient proteins provide clues for biotech.

14 April 2017

A new sex test could help to save endangered sea turtles.

14 April 2017

Researchers find a molecule that can turn back the clock.

07 April 2017

With photosynthesis levels rising, could plants be the key to combating climate change?

07 April 2017

Everyone loves catching some ZZZs. For some of us, sleep is not always restful, and for scientists, it’s still a bit of...

06 April 2017

In an effect that scientists are attributing to an intestinal microbial upset, animals treated with penicillin during...

06 April 2017

An atmosphere around an Earth-sized planet has been detected for the first time by UK scientists.

30 March 2017

Yoga practitioners preach the power of breath control; meditators know it works, and people with panic attacks are told...

30 March 2017

A man paralysed from the neck down has been able to drink a coffee and feed himself for the first time in 8 years...

23 March 2017

The venom of one of the world's most dangerous spiders can powerfully protect brain cells following a stroke, a...

23 March 2017

A drug that reverses the ageing process and makes balding mice hairy again, restores kidney function and enables the...

19 March 2017

From the noses of West Africans, South Asians, East Asians, and Northern Europeans, new research has found populations...

16 March 2017

A biochemical test for autism has been developed by scientists in the US.