Science news articles including breaking science news stories and recent scientific discoveries.

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...

08 July 2016

Scientists studying some of the oldest life on Earth have discovered that the bacteria can use light that plants...

04 July 2016

Using a new exploration technique, scientists have identified a huge helium reserve in an area of high volcanic...

01 July 2016

A system for growing heart cells on a 3D electrically-conductive meshwork to study their behaviour has been developed...

01 July 2016

DNA editing tools can be used to combat herpes viruses, Dutch scientists have shown...

01 July 2016

Two vaccines capable of protecting against Zika virus have been tested successfully in mice, US scientists announced...

01 July 2016

A new, non-stick surface for shampoo bottles could boost recycling.

27 June 2016

Solar powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 has broken a world record without burning a drop of a jet fuel...

24 June 2016

Fears about the dangers of Zika virus infection in pregnancy are fuelling a dramatic rise in illegal abortions...

24 June 2016

The itchiness of a mosquito bite dramatically boosts the infection rate for viruses like dengue, yellow fever and...

24 June 2016

An electric field applied to liquid chocolate during processing makes it possible to cut the fat content.

24 June 2016

A new way to find the optimal cocktail of drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis has been announced by Dutch...

17 June 2016

Exercise is commonly associated with stress relief and well being, and researchers now believe it could also be the...

17 June 2016

A technique for producing anatomically accurate replacement bones using a individual's own cells has been...

17 June 2016

Tobacco plant may light up the way to beat malaria.

10 June 2016

A new coating, illuminated by a low-cost infrared laser, can produce powerful beams of warm white light.

10 June 2016

An immune system reboot can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), doctors in Canada have reported this...

10 June 2016

Researchers have demonstrated a unique carbon capture and storage process that can convert carbon dioxide into...

07 June 2016

When given the choice of plastic particles or zooplankton, fish prefer to eat plastic. Is it time to ban microplastic...

03 June 2016

Opioid drugs, like morphine, can paradoxically cause chronic pain conditions.

03 June 2016

A technique to trigger an anti-cancer immune response potentially capable of neutralising any tumour has been...

27 May 2016

New insights into how cancers recur have been revealed by scientists in the US.

27 May 2016

A new generation of "optical" clock promises to make time-keeping even more accurate.

20 May 2016

A tiny organism that lives in soil has been found to reverse some of the physical effects of stress.