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2019-03-09 08:08:01

Alien asteroid dust hints at Earth-like planets

ByRachelCourtland

2019-03-09 07:08:11

Liquid crystals could slash cost of X-rays

BySaswatoDasALOW-COSTwayofrecordingX-rayimageselectronicallycouldmakedigitalX-raysscannersaffordableinthedevelopingworld.Themethodcanproducehigh-resolutiondigitalX-raysforone-tenthoftheusualcost.Digit

2019-03-09 07:04:11

This is how some blind people are able to echolocate like bats

ZUMAPress

2019-03-09 07:04:10

World's smallest fuel cell promises greener gadgets

ByColinBarras(Image:SaeedMoghaddam)(Image:JournalofMicroelectromechanicalSystems)Theworld’ssmallestworkingfuelcellhasbeencreatedbyUSchemicalengineers

2019-03-09 06:13:18

How bacterial warfare may lead to safer salami

ByMarkBuchananACOMPUTERmodelofthebattlesbetweenbacterialcoloniescouldleadtosalamisthataresafertoeatandhavelongershelflives.Themodelcouldalsohelpfoodscientistsdevisenewwaystotacklethegrowthofdangerousb

2019-03-09 05:20:06

Lizard-bot spins its coiled tail to move easily through sand

DarboisTexier

2019-03-09 05:19:02

Sharpest infrared image of Milky Way's core unveiled

ByRachelCourtland

2019-03-09 05:02:12

Should nuclear fuels be taken out of national hands?

ByDeboraMackenzieHOWdoyoumanageaglobalboominnuclearpowerwhilediscouragingweaponsproliferation?Uraniumandplutoniumaremostlikelytofindtheirwayintoweaponsviatheenrichmentandreprocessingoffuelfornuclear

2019-03-09 04:08:11

The cities in the firing line for the next Hurricane Harvey

ScottOlson/GettyImagesByMichaelLePage“Thiseventisunprecedented&allimpactsareunknown&beyondanythingexperienced.”ThiswastheextraordinarytweetfromtheUSNationalWeatherServiceasthefloodingfromHurricaneHarv

2019-03-09 04:03:04

Invention: Exoskeleton power steering

ByJustinMullins(Image:WIPO)Lastyearsawthefirsthandfulofprototyperoboticexoskeletonsgoonsaletothepublic–withthemostadvancedbeingthefull-bodyHALrobotsuitmadebyJapanesefirmCyberdyne.Thetechnologyisstill

2019-03-09 04:02:17

Pioneering gene therapy approved for leukaemia in the US

APByMalloryLocklearACAR-Ttreatment–atypeofgenetherapyforcancer–hasbeenapprovedforuseintheUS.AnnouncedbytheUSFoodandDrugAdministration(FDA)onWednesday

2019-03-09 03:17:07

Love cancels out the whiff of rival suitors

WHENyou’reinlove

2019-03-09 03:17:03

Spiralling galaxy arms spread oxygen around for future planets

ESO/IDA/Danish1.5m/R.Gendler

2019-03-09 03:06:11

Europe 'exporting' measles to poor countries

EUROPEmaybecomeasignificantsourceof“exported”measlesinpoorcountriesthathavedoneabetterjobeliminatingthevirus.AstudyinTheLancetthisweekfindsthattheWorldHealthOrganizationisunlikelytomeetitsgoalofelimin

2019-03-09 02:14:16

Whalers attempt to block refuelling of activists' ship

TENSIONSarerisingintheAntarcticfollowingskirmisheslastmonthbetweenanti-whalingprotestersandJapanesevesselstheyaccuseofcommercialwhalingundertheguiseofresearch.Thisweek

2019-03-09 02:14:15

NASA to scrap space power experiments

NASAappearstohavecancelleditsresearchintospace-basedsolarpower(SBSP)systems–orbitingsolararraysthatbeammicrowavestoreceiversontheground

2019-03-09 02:08:10

Your teenager's biology demands later school starts and lie-ins

Echo/GettyThetendencytosleepataparticulartimeeachdaydefinesanindividual’s“chronotype”.Althoughprofoundlyinfluencedbygeneticsandlightexposure

2019-03-09 01:17:16

Artery highlighter could reveal heart attack risk

ByLindaGeddesMRIscanscouldsoonbeusedtoshowwhoisatriskofaheartattack.Atthemomenttheonlywayistouseaninvasiveprobethatcanitselftriggercardiacarrest.Amajorcauseofheartattacksisplaquesmadeofimmunecellsandc

2019-03-09 01:16:14

Pink iguanas, autism bank, heavy galaxy, confusing light and flu fatalities

TheGalapagosislandsjustkeepongiving.Darwin’sthinkingaboutevolutionwaspowerfullyshapedbyhisobservationsofhowenvironmentalfactorscausedtheislands’wildlifetoformnewspecies.Butheignoredthepinkiguana

2019-03-09 01:16:09

Thyroid hormone might repair MS damage

POINTERStopossibledrugtreatmentsformultiplesclerosishavecomefromanexperimentinwhichextradosesofanaturalhormonerelievedsymptomsofthediseaseinmice.InMS

2019-03-09 01:13:04

Butterflies use penis to gauge sex competition

ByDevinPowellBUTTERFLYsexisnotaselegantanaffairasyoumightthink.Itseemsthatmalemonarchbutterfliesconductanall-outspermwarbasedonacrudemeasureofhowmuchspermisstoredinsideafemalefromapreviousmating.Durin

2019-03-09 01:11:07

Ground-based bacteria may be making it rain

ByDevinPowellBACTERIAmaybeabletomakeitrainwithouteverleavingtheground–ifthepowerfuldetergentstheyproducecanreachtheclouds

2019-03-09 01:06:06

Insulin grown in plants gets human tests

INSULINgrowninplantshasbeeninjectedintopeopleforthefirsttime.Thehopeisthatplantswillprovideacheapersourceofinsulinforpeoplewithdiabetes.SembiosysGenetics

2019-03-09 01:04:14

Medicinal plants on verge of extinction

ByRobEdwardsTHEhealthofmillionscouldbeatriskbecausemedicinalplantsusedtomaketraditionalremedies

2019-03-09 01:04:11

Dino 'graveyard' reveals first Asian triceratops

ByJeffHechtThefirstbigdiscoveryhasalreadyemergedfromwhathasbeencalledtheworld’slargestdinosaurfossilsite.InChina’sShandongprovince

2019-03-08 08:17:05

Hacked archive provides fodder for climate sceptics

ByFredPearceClimatescientistsarereelingthisweekfromthediscoverythatsomeonehashackedintotheemailarchiveofoneoftheirmostprestigiousresearchcentres

2019-03-08 08:14:15

Lotus leaf solar cells soak up more power

ByPaulMarksSOLARcellshaveanunfortunatehabitofreflectingbackmuchofthelightthathitsthem

2019-03-08 08:02:15

Superconductors can come in from the cold

SUPERCONDUCTINGwiresallowelectricitytoflowwithzeroresistance

2019-03-08 07:17:13

Race is on to use embryonic stem cells in humans

ByAndyCoghlanTISSUEgrownfromhumanembryonicstemcells

2019-03-08 07:14:01

Climate 'diagnosis' is stark message for politicians

ByJessicaHamzelouItmaysoundlikeathriller

2019-03-08 07:09:19

Brain scanner can tell a Dali from a Picasso

PATTERNSinbrainactivitycanbeusedtodeterminewhethersomeoneislookingatasurrealistlandscapebySalvadorDaliorthecubistlinesofPabloPicasso.YukiyasuKamitaniofATRComputationalNeuroscienceLaboratoriesinKyoto

2019-03-08 07:09:15

Radiator roads too hot for ice to handle

ByPaulMarksBLIZZARD-boundmotoristswon’thavetowaitforasaltingtruckorsnowploughtoclearthewayifa“self-heating”roadtakesoff.Whilesaltingdispersesiceandsnow

2019-03-08 07:07:02

Repaired Hayabusa probe heads home

THEbeleagueredspaceprobeHayabusa

2019-03-08 07:06:22

Decode's demise sparks privacy fears

ByAndyCoghlanWhathappenstosensitivecustomerdatawhenapersonalgenomicsfirmgoesbust?We’reabouttofindout:DecodeGeneticsofReykjavik

2019-03-08 06:20:19

Bizarre deep-sea denizens make their debut

ByShantaBarleyANOCTOPUSwithear-likefins

2019-03-08 06:15:15

US mammogram battles are the start of fights to come

ByPeterAldhousApoliticalfirestormsparkedlastweekbynewUSrecommendationsonbreast-cancerscreeningcouldbethestartofawiderbattle.TheUSPreventiveServicesTaskForcehasrecommendedthattheageatwhichwomenbeginrou

2019-03-08 06:13:04

Katrina court victory paves way for billion-dollar payouts

FOURyearson

2019-03-08 04:10:20

Nuclear fuel: are we heading for a uranium crunch?

ByJustinMullinsASTHEworldpreparesforthelargestinvestmentinnuclearpowerindecades

2019-03-08 04:10:04

60 Seconds

SmashingsuccessTheLHCisnowofficiallyacollider.Afterayearofrepairs

2019-03-08 03:20:20

Optical pressure sensors give robots the human touch

ByDuncanGraham-RoweARTIFICIALskinembeddedwithopticalsensorscouldhelprobotsdevelopamorehumantouch.Existingsensors

2019-03-08 03:13:04

Ultra-realistic 3D map

ByColinBarras

2019-03-08 03:08:23

The sweeter side of volcanoes

Thereismuchmoretovolcanoesthanjustfireballsandnoxiousgas–seeadifferentsideoftheminourgallery

2019-03-08 03:08:21

Rare star smash may explain mystery outburst

ARAREcollisionoftwostarsmayexplainaweirdcosmicoutburst.In2002

2019-03-08 03:08:16

Gene change in cannibals reveals evolution in action

IT’Sasnapshotofhumanevolutioninprogress.Ageneticmutationprotectingagainstkuru–abraindiseasepassedonbyeatinghumanbrains–onlyemergedandspreadinthepast200years.WhenmembersoftheForepeopleinPapuaNewGuinead

2019-03-08 02:18:23

New space telescope to hunt for stealth asteroids

AWHOLErangeofobjectsneverseenbeforecouldsoonrevealthemselvestoatelescopewithnightvision.NASA’sWide-fieldInfraredSurveyExplorer(WISE)

2019-03-08 02:17:08

Innovation: Where next for social networking?

ByTomSimoniteInnovationisourregularcolumnthathighlightsemergingtechnologicalideasandwheretheymayleadSocialnetworkingsitesaretheculminationoftheinternetrevolution

2019-03-08 02:08:08

Skin bacteria that help keep us healthy

BEINGcakedingermssoundsunpleasant

2019-03-08 02:01:14

Guapa, it's your genetic ancestry I love

NEXTtimeyoufeelasurgeofattractionforastranger

2019-03-08 01:07:11

Eating less meat helps the planet – and your heart

ByAndyCoghlanSkipthatthirdhelpingofroastbeef

2019-03-08 01:04:11

Milky Way's building blocks still sparkle in the sky

THEYareglitteringbaublesinthesky.NowitseemsthatglobularclustersofstarsmayberemnantsofsmallgalaxiesthatmergedtoformtheMilkyWay.Morethan150globularclustersareknownof.Mostwerethoughttohaveasimplemake-up