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Ever more bioinformation is readily available through tracking devices and databases — but does it risk getting up too close and personal, asks a new book... [Read More]
A mathematical leap has let IBM simulate a 56-qubit quantum computer on a traditional machine, the biggest yet on a classical computer... [Read More]
We saw gravitational waves and light at the same moment from a neutron star merger, which means Einstein was right and some alternative theories are dead... [Read More]
Spanking children doesn't make them better behaved — but it can put them at risk of mental illness, and should be outlawed everywhere... [Read More]
Climate change will harm corals by overheating them and unleashing more violent hurricanes, but cooling the planet by geoengineering could reverse those effects... [Read More]
Something strange is happening on dwarf planets Eris and Makemake. They're tiny and cold, but they still show surprising signs of geologic activity, like real planets... [Read More]
A room is coated in the red stuff in Blood: Life Uncut, a queasy, seductive exploration put together by the team behind the forthcoming Science Gallery London... [Read More]
A technique for alleviating pain has exposed cancer's weak spot and may finally enable us to stop the disease by disabling the nerves that help it spread... [Read More]
It can take years to diagnose extreme period pain as endometriosis. The longer it goes untreated, the more it affects fertility - could a spit test change that? [Read More]
Male tui songbirds signal their prowess with complicated songs, so they respond aggressively when they hear a particularly good vocalist... [Read More]
Aphids, midges and wasps are being added to the list of rapidly vanishing insects. It's another alarming sign of a sixth mass extinction, says Olive Heffernan... [Read More]
There is an urban myth that dogs can smell human emotions, now it seems to be true: dogs can sense a person's emotional state just by sniffing a sample of their sweat... [Read More]
In the grand club of galaxies, the Milky Way is increasingly looking like an outlier. This is a looming challenge for cosmology, says Geraint Lewis... [Read More]
An ecological catastrophe 201 million years ago supposedly paved the way for the rise of giant dinosaurs, but it may not have happened that way after all... [Read More]
Psychology makes us swift to blame those who experience sexual harassment, but the #MeToo movement could be making it easier to speak up, says Nichola Raihani... [Read More]
Millions of animals unknown to science languish in the world's natural history collections. Just open a forgotten cupboard and you could find a new species... [Read More]
Enter our competition to win books about the genius of some of the greatest minds in science, signed by author Walter Isaacson... [Read More]
In every 10,000 teenage girls in the UK, more than 37 have self-harmed. The large rise in rates of self-harming may be due to stress or mental health problems... [Read More]
Detecting gravitational waves has given us a new way to observe the universe by listening to ripples in space-time. Here are five of the biggest finds from LIGO... [Read More]
A compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan... [Read More]