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

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...

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.

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...

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.