Captured: A year in pictures
We share some of our favourite images from the past year.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute The earth from Cassini On 19 July, the Cassini spacecraft glimpsed a rare s...
The problem with eyewitness testimony
Could you be convinced of a crime that never happened?
Eyewitness testimony in a criminal trial assumes that a person’s memory is reliable and accurate. But scientists now...
Lessons from the forgotten Davy lamp
His life holds some lessons for ethics and science today.
Consider Humphry Davy, 19th century poet and poor boy made peer of the realm because of his extraordinary scientific ...
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...
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. ...
Urine stream can reveal prostate issues
The shape can help diagnose urinary problems.
LONDON: The shape of a man’s urine stream can help diagnose urinary problems such as an enlarged prostate, show resul...
The origins of music
Everyone knows the relationship between a mother and her child is a special one. But what can thi...
Music is an important part of our lives. We connect and interact with it daily and use it as a way of projecting our ...
Top 10 ancient Arabic scientists
The Arabic Golden Age of science and technology advances.
When asked about history’s most influential scientists, many people talk of Einstein, Darwin, Galileo or Newton. But...
Women dream about sex as much as men
New research shows much more equality than previously thought.
Men may spend infinitely more of their waking time thinking about sex than women, but both genders dream about the su...
What gladiators were really like
What evidence from an ancient mass grave is telling us.
The discovery of the first confirmed collection of gladiator remains has allowed scientists to apply forensic analysi...