Core Sciences

  • Battle to improve ovarian cancer chemo

    A new contender to improve chemotherapy response.

    Scientists at the University of Texas MD Cancer Center have identified a molecule that may help control chemotherapy ...

    Biology May 28, 2015
  • Depression may be a precursor to Parkinson’s

    Link between depression and Parkinson’s disease.

    A large scale study conducted in Sweden has found a link between depression and Parkinson’s disease, leading the rese...

    Biology May 28, 2015
  • How an octopus can "see" with its skin

    Skin of the California two-spot octopus can “see” light.

    We already know how awesome the octopus can be, and now scientists from UCSB have discovered something else awesome -...

    Biology May 27, 2015
  • How candle smoke lights in super slow motion

    The mechanics behind reigniting a candle.

    The Slow Mo Guys show the mechanics of how the smoke from an extinguished candle – vapourised candle wax – can be use...

    Physics May 26, 2015
  • 11 new species of chameleon

    Scientists discover 11 more species in Madagascar.

    Madagascar, already a by-word for extraordinary biodiversity, has been shown to have 11 more species than previously ...

    Biology May 25, 2015
  • From the vault: Clones are all two real

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    This week Cosmos is seeing doubles in the vault, with tales of scientific endeavors to duplicate monkeys, mammoths an...

    Biology May 25, 2015
  • The germ at the scene of the crime

    Tracing criminals through microbes – the next big thing.

    The germs you pick up at a crime scene may one day land you in jail. Microbiologist Jack Gilbert and his team at the ...

    Biology May 25, 2015
  • Making a robot with bat powers

    Scientists inspired to create a robot with flapping ears.

    The horseshoe bat has an echolocation system so sophisticated that acoustic engineers do not know how it works. – Adi...

    Physics May 25, 2015
  • Substitution for sight in blind people's brains

    Echolocation a complete substitution.

    Some blind individuals can use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognise objects in the distance.And in thes...

    Biology May 25, 2015
  • Infections can lower your IQ

    Correlation between infections and impaired cognitive ability.

    New research shows a clear correlation between infections and impaired cognitive ability measured by IQ."Our resear...

    Biology May 25, 2015
  • A new history of ancient snakes

    According to analysis, early snakes had hind legs.

    Early snakes had hind legs, according to Yale palaeontologists who have analysed snake genomes and new fossil records...

    Biology May 21, 2015
  • The nature vs nurture debate put to rest?

    Study on the influence of nature vs nurture.

    A meta-analysis of data going back 50 years found that 49% of the variation for human traits and diseases could be bl...

    Biology May 20, 2015
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