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

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.

16 March 2017

A new way to tackle brain tumours has been tested successfully in mice by researchers in the US.

14 March 2017

Male flies with faulty Shriveled are infertile, and also have testes that shrink and shrivel with age.

10 March 2017

Scientists have constructed artificial chromosomes capable of genetically “booting up” and running in cultured cells.

10 March 2017

Scientists have come up with a potential new way to help patients affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

03 March 2017

Researchers have found that the brain activity in someone listening to a story bears similarity to the person telling...

03 March 2017

The world is generating data at a rate that is rising exponentially. In fact, the human population has produced more...

03 March 2017

A number of studies have shown that individuals who complain of irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms also have changes to the...

23 February 2017

Bumblebees have been trained to roll a ball into a “goal” in reward for sugar-water. They were able to pick up the...

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...