All set for our first comet landing
It may answers questions of the origins of our solar system.
For an event intended to celebrate a scientific milestone, the January gathering inside the European Space Agency’s c...
Why are there two tides a day?
In most places on Earth, there are two high tides each day.
It’s early January, and the Sun is blazing. Sweltering in the hottest week of the past 100 years, temperatures well a...
Man-made earthquakes cause seismic rumblings
Human activities like mining and fracking can cause temblors.
Sparks, Oklahoma, isn’t a place where you would expect a big earthquake. It’s prairie country, smack-dab in the middl...
Vaccine doubters don't let facts get in the way
Messages urging parents to vaccinate fall on deaf ears.
Many parents dread taking their baby for the scheduled immunisation jabs. But for some parents, concerns about vaccin...
Implant takes the fight to the tumour
A new anti-cancer drug targeting system may reduce side effects of chemotherapy.
A tiny anti-cancer drug factory right inside a tumour could provide a much safer and more effective way to fight the ...
Sniffing out cancer
New machines hold hopes for improved early detection rates.
Sometimes life dishes out cruel ironies.In 2007, Claire Guest co-founded a program to train dogs to detect cancer in ...
Self-powered pacemaker works on a heartbeat
A new game-changing device would never need replacement batteries. By Elizabeth Finkel.
A thin, flexible mechanical energy harvester, with rectifier and microbattery, mounted on a bovine heart. – Universit...
The father of the Green Revolution
His work on food production averted a humanitarian disaster.
On 25 March 2014 the world will celebrate the 100th birthday of agricultural scientist and humanitarian Dr Norman E. ...
Antikythera: "Titanic of the ancient world"
Revealing the technological wonders of the ancient world.
A team of archeologists have returned to the remote Greek island of Antikythera where they have used the most sophist...
A new look at the paleo diet
Hunter-gatherers ate better than farmers?
If you are one of those people always in search of the ideal diet, then chances are you have stumbled across the idea...
Make your own spare parts
Can 3D printing solve the organ donor shortage?
The tiny body on the operating table is not breathing. All around him the medical staff at the C.S. Mott Children’s H...
Time to get to know the ancestors
Discovery of skulls has the origins of our species in question.
Ever since Darwin told us that new species derived from older ones – “descent with modification” – the hunt has been ...