An apparent breakthrough in embryonic stem cell research has raised all the old ethical questions about cloning, along with three new ones
COSMOS chats to journalist Peter Pringle about a famous scientific rip-off that followed the discovery of a cure for tuberculosis.
British scientist Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), has died aged 87, his university announced.
Scientists who created a mutant bird flu virus said they will resume the controversial research after taking a 12-month break to allay fears of the bug escaping the lab or falling into terrorist hands.
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.
Simply presenting people with evidence does not alter beliefs, especially those that are deeply held. But that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate quackery.
In the early hours of July 14, Greenpeace protestors gained illegal entry into an experimental CSIRO operated farm near Canberra and destroyed a crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat.
Airing the views of climate change sceptics in the media may only be serving to keep the global warming controversy boiling.