Science

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Scientists recreate volcanic properties to produce materials for cancer treatment

Scientists use the power of volcanoes to fight cancer

Scientists use the power of volcanoes to fight cancer

Researchers in Finland are creating particles which they claim could have the potential to kill tumours

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Parasite-like robots control where turtles roam by rewarding them with food

Parasite-like robots control turtures by rewarding them with food - and other animals could be next

Parasite-like robots control where turtles roam by rewarding them with food

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot which sits on turtles' backs and controls them

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scientists claim to have discovered the cause of grey hair and baldness

Have scientists finally found the cure for baldness? New study offers hope

Have scientists finally found the cure for baldness? New study offers hope

Scientists were studying a genetic disease which causes tumours to grow on nerves, when they stumbled across cells linked to hair

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nasa discovers landslide on Ceres which looks like Bart Simpson

Nasa finds Bart Simpson on dwarf planet Ceres

Nasa finds Bart Simpson on dwarf planet Ceres

Nasa and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that 20-30% of craters which are wider than 10 kilometres on Ceres have some form of landslide

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Prehistoric caiman remains in Catalonia date back 16 million years

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

Diplocynodon ratelii fossils were found in the Valles-Penedes basin in the 1990s, but it was not clear how far they dated back until now

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spiders 'could eat the entire human population in a year'

Spiders could eat the entire human population in a year, says scientist

Spiders could eat the entire human population in a year, says scientist

Biologists Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer have worked out how much food spiders eat in a year, and it's more than you might think

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

Spider venom could be used to prevent damaging effects of strokes

A protein in the venom from Australia's funnel-web spider could help protect the brain from the damaging effects of strokes

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

Spring is on the way, but what exactly is the spring equinox?

On March 20 the spring equinox will take place, meaning the equator will pass the centre of the sun and Spring will officially begin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Astronomers discover 'super-earth' along with more than 100 new planets

Astronomers discover 'super-earth' among more than 100 new planets

Astronomers discover 'super-earth' among more than 100 new planets

Astronomers have discovered a 'super-earth' near our solar system as well as more than 100 new planets, which they say could possibly sustain life

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Plans for first UK commercial spaceflight launching within three years to be announced

Government wants UK commercial spaceflights within three years

Government wants UK commercial spaceflights within three years

The Government is to announce plans for the UK to launch its first commercial spaceflight within three years

SpaceX to send lethal superbug to International Space Station

SpaceX to send lethal MRSA superbug to International Space Station

SpaceX to send lethal superbug to International Space Station

SpaceX is planning on sending a dangerous bacterium to the International Space Station in order to conduct research into the treatment of MRSA

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Saturn's outer B ring

Nasa releases stunning images of Saturn's rings

Nasa releases stunning images of Saturn's rings

Nasa has taken stunning images of Saturn's rings which reveal unprecedented details of the icy particles orbiting the planet

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Scientists create a human and pig hybrid, as part of donor organ research

Scientists create a human and pig hybrid as part of organ donor research

Scientists create a human and pig hybrid as part of organ donor research

Scientists created a hybrid of a pig and a human, however they terminated the embryo before it could be born

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scientists capture footage of a sonic boom of light for the first time

Scientists capture footage of a sonic boom of light for the first time

Scientists capture footage of a sonic boom of light for the first time

Scientists have captured footage of a sonic boom of light for the first time ever, using a custom-built camera which records frames just a trillionth of a second apart

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Scientists now believe humans were responsible for the extinction of Australia's prehistoric giants

Humans 'caused the extinction of giant prehistoric animals' in Australia

Humans 'caused the extinction of giant prehistoric animals' in Australia

The extinction of prehistoric giant animals in Australia 45,000 years ago was more likely caused by humans rather than climate change, new evidence suggests

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nasa researchers enter an isolated dome in Hawaii for eight months

Nasa scientists spending eight months in Hawaii volcano to replicate Mars

Nasa scientists spending eight months in Hawaii volcano to replicate Mars

Nasa researchers will enter an isolated dome at a Hawaii volcano today, and stay there for eight months in order to study human behaviour in space exploration

Scientists create a new robotic device, to help pump the heart

Now there's a mini-robot that can hug the heart - and it could be vital

Now there's a robot that can hug the heart

A new study has found that a robotic device which hugs the heart could give it gentle squeezes, to help those with weak hearts

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scientists trigger predatory gene in mice, leading them to act like 'zombies'

Scientists trigger predatory gene in mice, leading them to act like 'zombie killers'

Scientists trigger predatory gene in mice, leading them to act like 'zombies'

Scientists have managed to trigger a predatory gene in mice, leading them to attack anything nearby

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nasa release amazing new image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Nasa releases amazing new image of Jupiter megastorm that's even bigger than earth

Nasa releases amazing new image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Nasa have released an amazing new image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the megastorm which has been raging on the planet for centuries

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scientists discover two animals of different species having sex

Scientists discover monkey and deer having inter-species sex

Scientists discover monkey and deer having inter-species sex

Scientists hope the surprising discovery could improve understanding of why some humans indulge in bestiality

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Humans may be able to regrow limbs in the near future

Scientist creating 'Frankenstein' creatures in the hope of one day regrowing human limbs

Scientist creating 'Frankenstein' creatures in hope of regrowing human limbs

It could be possible for humans to regrow limbs in a few decades, with further scientific research

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Acoustic holograms mean it could be possible to move items in midair

Acousting holograms made with 3D printers could move items in midair

Acousting holograms made with 3D printers could move items in midair

A new study has revealed it could be possible to move items in midair with sound fields, and could also be used to improve ultrasound therapies and ultrasonic imaging

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Do we exist? Sam Delaney needs answers

Sam Delaney finds out whether we're real

Is this all a simulation?

Researchers plan to break a world record by flying a glider to the edge of space

Researchers plan to break world record by flying glider to the edge of space

Researchers plan to break a world record by flying glider to the edge of space

The Perlan Mission II has been designed to discover more about the layers of the earth's atmosphere, as well as beat a world record set 50 years ago

Could the universe become transparent?

Could the universe become transparent? Scientists say yes

Could the universe become transparent? Scientists say yes

A study has found why some galaxies are more visible than others from Earth

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016