Science News

21 September 2017

A large electric eel can deliver a shock ten times more powerful than a TASER, a new study has shown.

21 September 2017

A gene therapy technique that can halt the progression of a condition resembling multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice has...

15 September 2017

Bird skulls and brains resemble those of young dinosaurs and may provide insight into their evolutionary origin and...

14 September 2017

Human population, agriculture, tourism and trade are moving microbes around the world at unprecedented levels,...

14 September 2017

Could bacteria be conspiring with cancer to block the action of chemotherapy drugs?

14 September 2017

After 13 years in orbit about Saturn, and making some of the most important discoveries in our Solar System, the...

14 September 2017

Ancient viruses live on in our genomes.

14 September 2017

Researchers have found the biological switch that determines whether a female honeybee will become a sterile worker or...

08 September 2017

Scientists rewrite the rules of Jupiter’s auroras to explain the latest data from NASA's Juno Mission.

08 September 2017

Researchers have used a novel technique to understand coral loss over a period of 240 years.

07 September 2017

Scientists cure 100% of macaques infected with worst-case scenario strain of Lassa fever virus...

07 September 2017

Sand is the world's favourite building material. Without it there would be no roads, railways, docks and harbours...

07 September 2017

Cuckoos mimic predatory hawk calls to trick other birds and increase nest invasion success, according to researchers at...

01 September 2017

Novartis, the pharma multinational headquartered in Switzerland, has successfully sought approval for a new class of...

01 September 2017

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease. A multinational team of scientists may have found...

01 September 2017

Ningaloo whale sharks have a homing instinct and, following forays over considerable distances, tend to repeatedly re-...

31 August 2017

Can bacteria influence the sex life of animals? A serendipitous discovery made by researchers at UC Berkeley and...

25 August 2017

Our hairy insides protect us from the full force of fluids racing through our bodies and may inspire future robotic...

24 August 2017

Small fish, which are popular as pets in Japan and also favourites with genetics researchers, can tell each other apart...

24 August 2017

Chemicals released by gut microbes slow down the ageing process in worms, flies and even mice, scientists announced...

17 August 2017

A way to fix problems caused by additional copies of chromosomes has been discovered by UK scientists...

17 August 2017

Birds sense the disparity between true and magnetic north to help them navigate, new research has shown...

17 August 2017

The largest volcanic range on Earth lurks below an ice sheet in Antarctica, according to researchers at The University...