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16 February 2017

Promoting social causes online can mobilise millions and raise huge sums of money. But it only leads to long term...

15 February 2017

Scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own pollution solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with...

15 February 2017

More than 150 years ago the Irish-born physician Robert Todd penned the first description of the phenomenon now known...

14 February 2017

It’s time for our Gene of the Month, and to celebrate Valentine’s day we’ve picked the most romantic molecule we could...

14 February 2017

Fourteen new developmental disorders have been discovered by a team led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger...

14 February 2017

Doctors have successfully treated two baby girls with cancer using gene-edited immune cells.

14 February 2017

An international collaboration of researchers has discovered 83 new genetic variations linked to human height.

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

09 February 2017

A decade ago e-cigarettes were a pipe-dream. Now they're mainstream, and usage is rising fast. But are they safer...

09 February 2017

A tiny sensor capable of transmitting information from inside the body and powered by stomach acid has been unveiled by...

09 February 2017

The Incas called it the "mother grain" while middle class residents of Cambridge and Canberra call it lunch....

03 February 2017

A type of fossil less than a millimetre long and believed originally to be impossible to find, has been unexpectedly...

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03 February 2017

A Martian meteorite picked up in Africa came from one of the longest-lived volcanic centres in the solar system,...

03 February 2017

Stem cells made from adult skin and programmed to hunt down tumours have been developed by scientists in the US.

26 January 2017

A computer programme, designed to teach itself, can spot skin cancers as successfully as a panel of trained skin...

26 January 2017

A replacement pancreas for a mouse has been successfully grown in an animal of a different species, Japanese scientists...

19 January 2017

Researchers have resorted to robotics to help the 40 million people affected worldwide by heart failure.

19 January 2017

A chemical found in sharks can block the process that leads to Parkinson's Disease, scientists at Cambridge...

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

13 January 2017

"Weekend warriors" reduce their mortality risk by 30%.

13 January 2017

Stress is often cited as a cause of heart attacks and strokes. Now scientists in the US have shown for the first time...

12 January 2017

At ten thousand times smaller than a human hair, chemists in Manchester, England, have tied the world's tiniest...

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

05 January 2017

The region of the brain used to recognise faces develops in a way that defies conventional neurological wisdom...