ARTICLES RELATING TO SCIENCE

Possible discovery of a new particle in physics

2015-02-15 21:47

The world's largest atom-smasher could help physicists understand mysterious dark matter in the universe, and later this year it may offer a discovery even more fascinating than the Higgs boson, researchers say.

Tiny 'life detector' could sense alien movement

2014-12-30 22:17

European researchers claim they have devised the first tiny motion detector that could help find microscopic life forms on distant planets.

Super material has chink in armour

2014-11-26 22:37

Impermeable to gases and liquids, the super material graphene can be pierced by one type of subatomic particle.

Japan scientists make see-through mice

2014-11-07 08:16

Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent.

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

2014-10-10 11:37

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures in Rome.

World's first microbe 'zoo' opens in Amsterdam

2014-09-30 21:38

The world's first "interactive microbe zoo" has opened in Amsterdam shining new light on the tiny creatures that make up two-thirds of all living matter.

Atom smasher gets double the power

2014-06-24 07:36

The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its second three-year run with double the power.

Panel backs potential 'three-parent' IVF babies

2014-06-03 20:56

A British expert scientific panel has given its backing to potential new three-way fertility treatments that would allow genetically modified embryos to be implanted into women.

Scientists add new letters to alphabet of life

2014-05-08 09:48

Scientists, in a world first, has announced that they had added two letters to the genetic code that forms the chemical blueprint for life.

SKA puts Africa on the map - Hanekom

2014-03-26 22:06

The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will put South Africa and the continent on the map in a different way, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

 

Indian academics at odds over ancient 'pioneer' claims

2015-01-08 10:04

Indian academics are furiously debating a series of sensational claims, including that ancient Hindu sages were the pioneers of aviation and algebra, amid warnings the claims could undermine the country's burgeoning scientific reputation.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

1st humans settled on Tibetan Plateau 3 600 years ago

2014-11-21 09:09

Researchers say people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3 600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settles at high altitudes.

New frog species discovered in New York City

2014-11-04 08:49

Scientists have discovered a new species of leopard frog in the New York City metropolitan area and its surrounding coastal regions.

Scientists stretch haul of height-related genes

2014-10-06 12:32

Scientists say they have pinpointed at least 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in research that could aid the fight against stature-related diseases.

Compressed diamond sheds light on mega-planets

2014-07-16 22:37

Physicists in the US reported they had compressed diamond to a density greater than that of lead, a technical feat that yields insights into the secrets of giant planets.

Scientists create 'mini-retina' in lab dish

2014-06-11 11:01

In another step towards reversing degenerative vision loss, scientists say they have coaxed stem cells into growing into a tiny, light-sensing retina in a lab dish.

UK launches £10m science prize

2014-05-20 09:22

Britain is offering £10m to whoever can solve one of humanity's biggest scientific challenges - once the public has decided what it is.

Lab-grown vagina, nostrils working well

2014-04-11 08:30

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

Science communication should be better, expert says

2014-03-20 09:40

More effective communication from scientists is key to help dispel the negative perception of the scientific method, a top science educator has said.

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