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Interstellar visitor identified as asteroid — not an alien ship

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:02:41 GMT

Oumuamua, meaning messenger in Hawaiian, travelled to solar system from another star



Nasa finds first star with as many planets as our Solar System

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:57:42 GMT

Scientists use AI technology to enhance search for exoplanets



A love of maths multiplies Britain’s potential power

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:01:43 GMT

For more children to continue their studies, the lessons have to be more compelling



Brexit and outmoded education put UK’s tech ambitions at risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:01:31 GMT

Hiring push by Facebook and Google obscures longer-term threats to British innovation



Cambridge physics laboratory to go ahead after £85m Dolby gift

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:01:06 GMT

Noise-reduction pioneer’s estate makes biggest philanthropic donation to UK science



Gene technology could exterminate rodent vermin

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:59 GMT

Scottish scientists look at DNA editing technology to spread infertility



‘Living ink’ points the way to 3D-printed human organs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:37 GMT

The technology could lead to the creation of hearts and kidneys for transplantation



Laboratories could face post-Brexit staffing crisis

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:02:09 GMT

Research groups say immigration targets may create labour shortages in key sectors



Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:00:34 GMT

Routes are opening up potentially to prevent or reverse damage that leads to the disease



Economicky words are just plain icky

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:33 GMT

Practitioners seem to be drawn to polysyllabic obfuscation like wasps to jam



Budget science boost will need business to deliver

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:39:17 GMT

Britain’s plan for investment in research is reminiscent of the pre-crash era



Engineers still practise water divining, say UK utilities

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:26:58 GMT

Medieval method with dowsing rods used to detect leaks and pipes by 10 UK groups



The meteorite hunters: the booming trade in space rocks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:57 GMT

How a town on the edge of the Sahara became a hub for collectors, scientists and traders in search of valuable meteorites 



Conjuring signs of life from the cosmic soup

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:39:45 GMT

Scientists offer tantalising insight into how atoms were jolted out of their inertia



Brain probe breakthrough provides hope for quadriplegic patients

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:00:52 GMT

UK research expected to be ‘game changer’ in understanding conditions such as Alzheimers



GSK’s chief scientist leaves for senior UK government job

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:01:02 GMT

Patrick Vallance to depart after 6 years as president of R&D following restructuring



Previously unknown void found deep inside Great Pyramid of Giza

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:08:09 GMT

Techniques from particle physics used to probe interior of ancient Egyptian monument



Catalan start-up uses drones to teach students science

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:54 GMT

The tools give teachers a resource to engage pupils in developing their technical skills



MRSA superbug spreading from hospitals across UK

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:06:09 GMT

First comprehensive study discovers large number of small outbreaks



New techniques expand potential of Crispr gene editing tool

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:20:38 GMT

Joint MiT and Harvard discoveries could extend range of treatable genetic disorders



Science start-ups struggle to bridge the gender gap

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:02:01 GMT

Britain’s economy loses out on £2bn a year through a dearth of female entrepreneurs



Why teenagers need more sleep

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:01:47 GMT

Allowing adolescents to lie in has benefits for health, education and the economy



Gene therapy helped these children see. Can it transform medicine? 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:49 GMT

A pioneering new way to fight disease is finding success among doctors and patients. But what are its costs and dangers?



Neolithic Stonehenge revellers feasted on Scottish beef

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:01:26 GMT

Scientists discover animals were brought from miles away for rituals 4,500 years ago



Neutron star smash sets the universe quivering

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:03:25 GMT

Collision in a distant galaxy propelled atoms of gold and uranium into space