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The highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. They're coming from... [Read More]
Fans of high-fat, low-carb diets grasped at a recent study to declare their fringe view proven. They were wrong, say Anthony Warner and Katie Heath... [Read More]
Jellyfish show all the signs of going to sleep, even though they do not have brains — which were thought to be an essential requirement... [Read More]
Many dinosaurs are thought to have been exclusive plant-eaters, but their fossilised faeces suggest that some of these species also ate seafood... [Read More]
How do people use their knowledge and love of science — their science capital — in their careers? In the last in a series exploring... [Read More]
As Hurricane Maria continues to cause destruction, predictions that 2017 could be the worst hurricane season since 2010 are being borne out... [Read More]
A suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride... [Read More]
A huge study of Icelanders suggests that older men pass on four times as many new mutations to their kids than women  ... [Read More]
Climate change and soil degradation are depleting the nutrients in crops, but now a scanner can analyse grain to help farmers mitigate problems as it... [Read More]
The aim of the work is to better understand embryonic development, rather than to see if genome editing could prevent diseases in children... [Read More]
Modern aeroplanes are held together with thousands of rivets and fasteners. That could change soon, thanks to 3D-printed weldable alloys... [Read More]
A long-standing maths puzzle has 1223 new solutions, more than doubling the number of possible paths three objects can take as they orbit one another... [Read More]
Women legally entitled to abortions are attempting to buy pills online because they cannot access clinics due to distance, waiting times and domestic abuse... [Read More]
It may seem that restaurants can exploit economies of scale to curb their carbon footprint, and home cooking is healthier — but it really depends... [Read More]
Proxima b, the nearest exoplanet to Earth, may have been captured along with its star instead of born in the dangerous three-star system where it... [Read More]
A model of how wave forms of quantum systems collapse reveals a way they could create gravitational fields, and perhaps even reconcile two pillars of... [Read More]
It's possible to have a diet that's both healthy and eco-friendly, but would you really want to eat it? Forget the fads, the answer is... [Read More]
Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls... [Read More]
The country has been struck by its second big earthquake in less than two weeks, causing dozens of buildings to collapse... [Read More]
While a debate over the medical diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome rages on, one thing is clear: it is no longer proof of child abuse,... [Read More]