Core Sciences

  • Book: The Lagoon

    A new book re-examines Aristotle’s contribution.

    NON FICTION The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi Bloomsbury Circus (2014) RRP $29.95Cha...

    Biology February 9, 2015
  • An immune system that grows with experience

    Fighting infections is not gene-related.

    Ebola kills up to 90% of its untreated victims. Can the 10% who do fight it off thank their genes? Research published...

    Biology February 9, 2015
  • Why sodium explodes in water

    A discovery after revisiting a basic chemistry experiment.

    There’s nothing like an explosion to help you learn chemistry. Remember when your high school teacher dropped a lump ...

    Chemistry February 9, 2015
  • In brief: birds, drones and chewing gum

    Drones can be used to spy on birds…

    Drones can be used to spy on birds Oh, to have the eyes of an eagle. As drones become cheaper to build and buy, bird ...

    Biology February 9, 2015
  • A chilli a day keeps obesity away

    Are chilli peppers the next craze in diets?

    Researchers at the University of Wyoming have discovered that adding capsaicin from chilli peppers to a diet can help...

    Biology February 9, 2015
  • Sound mind, sound body – connection

    The protein that connects them.

    A protein known to strengthen certain functions of the brain has now been shown to help strengthen the heart.The pr...

    Biology February 5, 2015
  • ‘Reset’ button for the body clock discovered

    Optical fiber and lasers to reset the circadian clocks in mice.

    Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA used optical fiber and lasers to reset the circad...

    Biology February 3, 2015
  • Coffee decrease risk of melanoma

    Need another excuse to drink more coffee?

    A recent study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has found that people who drink more than ...

    Biology February 1, 2015
  • Ebola infection rate slowing: WHO

    Fewer than 100 new cases of the Ebola virus were reported.

    Fewer than 100 new cases of the Ebola virus were reported in a week for the first time since June 2014, according to ...

    Biology January 30, 2015
  • Decadent, delicious... and good for your brain?

    Studies add to the evidence that flavanols are brain-boosters.

    As if we needed another reason to eat chocolate – two studies show that flavanols, a compound found in cocoa, reverse...

    Biology January 29, 2015
  • Chemists discover how to unboil an egg

    A process that could transform how proteins are produced.

    Chemists working in California and South Australia have worked out how to unboil egg whites, a process they say could...

    Chemistry January 28, 2015
  • Immune system's language discovered

    The human body’s immune response to pathogens and vaccines.

    In a recent study published in Science researchers were able to for the first time, compile a complete catalogue of t...

    Biology January 27, 2015
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