Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

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

Scientists have a new best estimate for our remaining carbon budget, but does this bring new hope?

21 September 2017

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

20 September 2017

When you hear the word robots, you probably think of giant metal creatures moving awkwardly around the room — or...

19 September 2017

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

19 September 2017

Do head injuries from impact sports lead to Alzheimer's disease?

19 September 2017

How did 70% of people admit to a crime that never actually happened?

19 September 2017

Can we delete memories? Scientists have created a drug that seems to do the trick...

19 September 2017

What are memories? And where are they stored?

19 September 2017

What chemicals can we find on the planets outside our solar system?

19 September 2017

Late summer is typically hurricane season in the tropics, but what's the science behind these extreme systems?

18 September 2017

How have rocket fuel pumps helped those with heart failure?

18 September 2017

Cassini's 20-year mission exploring Saturn comes to an end, but what did it find?

18 September 2017

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

18 September 2017

Lively—almost childlike—the 70-year-old men skipped out of a monastery one fine morning. They’d just spent five days...

15 September 2017

Previous laboratory estimates of tectonic plate strength have failed to match estimates of strength from real world...

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

A gene named after a mythical dog with multiple heads.

14 September 2017

What are the ethical issues facing human gene editing?

14 September 2017

Ancient viruses live on in our genomes.

14 September 2017

The nature of the biological switch that controls whether a female honeybee will become a sterile worker or a sexually...