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The future is quantum: solution to the world’s problems

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:34:17 GMT

Quantum computers will solve problems that conventional computers never could



New clouds appear on scientists’ horizons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:27:28 GMT

Spotters rejoice in the aesthetics and poetry of the shapes in our skies



The Big Bang – or the Big Bounce? By Sean Carroll

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:29:22 GMT

The physicist explains new theories around the origin of the universe



Oxford launches £10m medical marijuana research

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:02:30 GMT

Scientists to assess treatments for pain, cancer and inflammatory disease



Novel minerals show humans’ imprint on the planet

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:09:27 GMT

Our ability to shift rock, sediment and minerals now rivals the power of glaciers



Can we delay ageing?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:39 GMT

In the second of our Masters of Science series, biologist Cynthia Kenyon explores research that gives hope we can turn back the years



Synthetic yeast brings lab-created life closer

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:52:57 GMT

Initiative could lead to genome synthesis of more complex organisms, including humans



Step towards humans guiding robots by telepathy

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:02:15 GMT

MIT ‘mind-reading’ device allows people to correct machines by using brainwaves



Mildred Dresselhaus, physicist, 1930-2017

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:03:33 GMT

Scientist who exposed the atomic essence of an element



SpaceX pioneers its brand of commerce for the Moon

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:52:05 GMT

Musk’s call obscures a struggle between Old and New Space, writes John Thornhill



Introducing the FT’s Masters of Science

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:44:56 GMT

These men and women are at the forefront of some of the world’s most exciting research. In a new series, they share their insights with FT readers



Money and our minds: can neuroscience stop counterfeiting?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:31 GMT

Launching our new Masters of Science series, David Eagleman explains why understanding the brain is key to tackling forgery



Canadian fossils push back date of origins of life

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:34:58 GMT

Hudson Bay microbes proven to be up to 4.3bn years old



A new story about the origins of life

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:11:20 GMT

The world’s oldest fossils challenge the popular notion of a primordial soup



How a bird can chase off the black dog

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:46 GMT

A simple sighting can help reduce stress, research claims



Planet discoveries remind us of our cosmic place

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47:38 GMT

An ultra-cool dwarf star carries the whiff of a jackpot of extraterrestrial life



Largest ever group of habitable planets discovered

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:00:10 GMT

System of Earth-sized worlds circles red dwarf 40 light years away



Scientists fear for US research under Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:28:10 GMT

Concerns range from White House’s reluctance to accept evidence to spending cuts



Giant cave crystals host remarkable microbial communities

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:24:07 GMT

Bacteria-like organisms and viruses may have remained dormant for 60,000 years



Scientists develop hens for use as surrogates

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:36:35 GMT

New gene-editing technology could help breed endangered birds



The end of inherited diseases moves a step closer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:31:38 GMT

Scientists offer landmark approval for editing human genomes



Seagrass meadows ‘vital for human and coral health’

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:56:24 GMT

International study finds the offshore ecosystem cuts levels of harmful bacteria



Frankenstein fears hang over AI

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:04:22 GMT

Artificially intelligent systems must not replicate human bias



Five technologies that will change how we live

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:04:11 GMT

Innovations range from gene editing to smart lightbulbs



UK steps in to plug science funding gap

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:03:23 GMT

Spending on R&D has lagged behind the rest of the OECD countries



The Wallenbergs: where money meets Swedish science

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:23:45 GMT

One of the most powerful families in Europe offers a model for avoiding disputes



Review favours strict rules for human gene editing

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:03:35 GMT

Experts conclude technique should be used only to prevent serious inherited diseases



The measurements underlying free and fair trade

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:07:58 GMT

How a shrinking Everest and heavier kilogramme change our view of the world



Digital imaging inventors win world’s top engineering prize

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:41:54 GMT

Winners developed technology used in all today’s digital cameras and smartphones



Oxford university to host diabetes research centre

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:03:15 GMT

Collaboration with Novo Nordisk part of strategy to revive UK drug discovery research



Chimera embryos created with human and pig cells

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:15:32 GMT

First reported success from research that aims to grow human tissue in large animals



Genes determine how young use internet and social media

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:19:09 GMT

More than one-third of differences between individuals down to genetics, study finds



Food agency warns on roast potatoes cancer risk

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:03:40 GMT

Acrylamide formed by cooking starchy foods for long periods at high temperatures



Davos launch for coalition to prevent virus epidemics

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:28:58 GMT

Billion-dollar programme aims to cut vaccine-development time from 12 years to one



Global temperatures break record again in 2016

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:54:35 GMT

Trump’s environmental agency nominee concedes that climate change is no hoax



Scientists turn mild-mannered mice into killers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:52 GMT

Rodents made to hunt and bite — or become placid — by switching neurons on or off



Agriculture takes step towards boosting crop yields

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:59:40 GMT

Indigo Cotton stimulates growth by adding plant microbes through seed treatment



Ride-sharing cabs give chance to cut taxi numbers

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:01:20 GMT

New York study shows 13,000 vehicles could be slashed to just 3,000



Genes may save British ash trees from destruction

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:24:19 GMT

Dieback disease has killed millions of plants in eastern and northern Europe



Insect migrations among animal kingdom’s most significant

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:16:20 GMT

Weight flying over Britain each year is 7 times greater than 30m songbirds