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Using big datasets to find out what affects children’s quality of life

Using big datasets to find out what affects children’s quality of life

The Understanding Society study, run by the University of Essex in the UK, has been interviewing residents in around 40,000 UK [...]

Beneath the Earth’s crust lies the mysterious mantle, and beneath that, the core. Although these layers form 99% of Earth’s volume […]

Beneath the Earth’s crust lies the mysterious mantle, and beneath that, the core. Although these layers form 99% of Earth’s volume […]

Building and training human tendons in the lab

Building and training human tendons in the lab

Tendon issues affect millions of people worldwide, and treatment options are far from guaranteed to be effective. Tissue engineering [...]

The UK has some of the highest childcare costs in the world. For many families, this means it is more economical for one parent to give up […]

The UK has some of the highest childcare costs in the world. For many families, this means it is more economical for one parent to give up […]

How are control engineers improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture?

How are control engineers improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture?

Globally, less than 60% of the water diverted into irrigation networks is used productively. This inefficiency is partly due to outdated [...]

Controlling and engineering systems for the benefit of all

Controlling and engineering systems for the benefit of all

Professor Zi-Qiang Lang is an automatic control and systems engineer based at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Three of his former [...]

Social music programmes around the world are encouraging communities to sing and play their way from conflict to peace. The Arts of […]

Social music programmes around the world are encouraging communities to sing and play their way from conflict to peace. The Arts of […]

Monitoring the canopy temperature of forests

Monitoring the canopy temperature of forests

Dr Sophie Fauset, from the University of Plymouth in the UK, and Dr Shalom D. Addo-Danso, of the CSIR-Forestry Research [...]

Dr Kristin Y. Rozier is a temporal logician based within the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in the US. Her […]

Dr Kristin Y. Rozier is a temporal logician based within the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in the US. Her […]

How can scientists improve the well-being of patients with lupus?

How can scientists improve the well-being of patients with lupus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease without a cure. But, thanks to discoveries by Professor George C. Tsokos, a [...]

Imaging the invisible: how can research software and imaging techniques help scientists study the things we can’t see?

Imaging the invisible: how can research software and imaging techniques help scientists study the things we can’t see?

From microscopic plankton to individual atoms, the subjects of many scientific studies need special devices to be seen. Scientific [...]

Worldwide, the majority of amputees do not have access to a useful prosthesis. This is especially true in lower and middle income […]

Worldwide, the majority of amputees do not have access to a useful prosthesis. This is especially true in lower and middle income […]

Creating software that works for everyone

Creating software that works for everyone

From monitoring our health to finding a parking spot, there are now apps to help with every task in life. However, as we become ever-more [...]

What can the history of women’s suffrage teach us about women in politics today?

What can the history of women’s suffrage teach us about women in politics today?

Although women’s suffrage has come a long way since 1893, when women in New Zealand were the first in the world to gain the right to [...]

Black holes: the meeting of gravity and quantum physics

Black holes: the meeting of gravity and quantum physics

We know that black holes exist through a mix of complex mathematics and astrophysics but linking mathematical ideas to what we can observe in [...]

Professor Richard Harper, based at Lancaster University in the UK, is the principal investigator of a project called the Future Places Centre. This […]

Professor Richard Harper, based at Lancaster University in the UK, is the principal investigator of a project called the Future Places Centre. This […]

Enzymes are the catalysts of life. They accelerate chemical reactions inside cells to incredible speeds. Enzymes are so extraordinary that we […]

Enzymes are the catalysts of life. They accelerate chemical reactions inside cells to incredible speeds. Enzymes are so extraordinary that we […]

Professor Jennifer Franck leads a team of mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, who are working on […]

Professor Jennifer Franck leads a team of mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, who are working on […]

Can we control the electrical activity in our brains?

Can we control the electrical activity in our brains?

Neuroscientists aim to understand how our brains work and what happens when they are not functioning properly. At the University of Oxford [...]

In the UK, traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44. Understanding more about how the body reacts to […]

In the UK, traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44. Understanding more about how the body reacts to […]

Dr Guilherme Oliveira, based at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil, leads a team working with Amazonian biodiversity. Together, they […]

Dr Guilherme Oliveira, based at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil, leads a team working with Amazonian biodiversity. Together, they […]

More than 3 million people live with glaucoma in the United States, an eye disease that is the world’s second leading cause of blindness […]

More than 3 million people live with glaucoma in the United States, an eye disease that is the world’s second leading cause of blindness […]

Online battles: combatting false information and reducing online risks

Online battles: combatting false information and reducing online risks

These days, we are all online, but it is difficult to have a full understanding of the risks this entails. Professor Shujun Li and [...]

Even if we do not often think about it, we all know how to construct sentences in our native language, and these structures may affect […]

Even if we do not often think about it, we all know how to construct sentences in our native language, and these structures may affect […]

How do plants protect themselves from diseases?

How do plants protect themselves from diseases?

It is estimated that plant diseases cost the global economy roughly $220 billion each year. Understanding how plants fight pathogens is [...]

Professor Lisa Green, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US, leads research investigating the variation and […]

Professor Lisa Green, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US, leads research investigating the variation and […]

Dr Sangeeta Chattoo, from the University of York, in the UK, is on a quest to better understand one of the complex global health […]

Dr Sangeeta Chattoo, from the University of York, in the UK, is on a quest to better understand one of the complex global health […]

Dr Jan Herbst and Dr Mark Mynett, based at the University of Huddersfield, are collaborating on a project that is investigating heaviness […]

Dr Jan Herbst and Dr Mark Mynett, based at the University of Huddersfield, are collaborating on a project that is investigating heaviness […]

Empowering girls, inspiring engineers

Empowering girls, inspiring engineers

Decades of gender stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice have resulted in an engineering work force that is largely made […]

Dr Valeria Faggioli and Dr Mayra Osorio are working on separate projects under the sustainable food production branch of the […]

Dr Valeria Faggioli and Dr Mayra Osorio are working on separate projects under the sustainable food production branch of the […]

Dr Babette Hoogakker, based at Heriot-Watt University in the UK, leads the FARGO project, which studies past dissolved oxygen […]

Dr Babette Hoogakker, based at Heriot-Watt University in the UK, leads the FARGO project, which studies past dissolved oxygen […]

Everything is made of atoms, which are comprised of electrons orbiting a nucleus. Understanding the nucleus and its substructure […]

Everything is made of atoms, which are comprised of electrons orbiting a nucleus. Understanding the nucleus and its substructure […]

Professor Tuck Seng Wong, based at The University of Sheffield in the UK, leads a team focused on applying the concept of Darwinian […]

Professor Tuck Seng Wong, based at The University of Sheffield in the UK, leads a team focused on applying the concept of Darwinian […]

Understanding prehistoric climates is key to understanding how our climate might change in the future and Antarctic ice cores […]

Understanding prehistoric climates is key to understanding how our climate might change in the future and Antarctic ice cores […]

Making things is a very human trait, and one that has been crucial in building the world around us. Materials Science and Engineering […]

Making things is a very human trait, and one that has been crucial in building the world around us. Materials Science and Engineering […]

Within every one of us, there lives a thriving community of microscopic life, known as our microbiome. Like most other vertebrates, we […]

Within every one of us, there lives a thriving community of microscopic life, known as our microbiome. Like most other vertebrates, we […]

Professor Brian Seymour of Edward Waters University, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, studies the immune system’s […]

Professor Brian Seymour of Edward Waters University, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, studies the immune system’s […]

Dr Akhshay Bhadwal, an experimental physicist, and Dr Joseph Cousins, a mathematician, have teamed up to […]

Dr Akhshay Bhadwal, an experimental physicist, and Dr Joseph Cousins, a mathematician, have teamed up to […]

Love them or hate them, chatbots are having an increasing role in the technological space, now that artificial intelligence has […]

Love them or hate them, chatbots are having an increasing role in the technological space, now that artificial intelligence has […]

From their base in the US, these three scientists work on the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and Indigenous star knowledge […]

From their base in the US, these three scientists work on the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and Indigenous star knowledge […]

Beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a vast area of the Universe that we will likely never completely […]

Beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a vast area of the Universe that we will likely never completely […]

Dr Yu Chen, based at Binghamton University in the US, is developing a means of understanding and detecting deepfakes in online video […]

Dr Yu Chen, based at Binghamton University in the US, is developing a means of understanding and detecting deepfakes in online video […]

For centuries, many humans have treated nature as a commodity, purging forests of trees and the oceans of fish. As a result, biodiversity […]

For centuries, many humans have treated nature as a commodity, purging forests of trees and the oceans of fish. As a result, biodiversity […]

When you cook something in the oven at home, what kind of temperature do you set the dial to? Imagine what would happen if you could […]

When you cook something in the oven at home, what kind of temperature do you set the dial to? Imagine what would happen if you could […]

The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but […]

The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but […]

In recent years, global supply chains have faced disruptions from numerous causes, from a single ship blocking the Suez Canal to the […]

In recent years, global supply chains have faced disruptions from numerous causes, from a single ship blocking the Suez Canal to the […]

As techniques improve, archaeology is becoming an ever-more sophisticated process. Though shovels remain useful, dig sites […]

As techniques improve, archaeology is becoming an ever-more sophisticated process. Though shovels remain useful, dig sites […]

Funding agencies allocate money to scientific research projects with aims that could benefit society. But how do we know what the full […]

Funding agencies allocate money to scientific research projects with aims that could benefit society. But how do we know what the full […]

Our modern lifestyles depend on the material objects around us remaining strong and free from damage. Protective paints and coatings are […]

Our modern lifestyles depend on the material objects around us remaining strong and free from damage. Protective paints and coatings are […]

Across Peru, thousands of people do not have access to clean water or efficient transport links. Dr Davis Chacon-Hurtado, a Peruvian engineer […]

Across Peru, thousands of people do not have access to clean water or efficient transport links. Dr Davis Chacon-Hurtado, a Peruvian engineer […]

Until recently, self-driving cars and robotic housekeepers were the stuff of sci-fi movies. However, in the last decade, the capabilities of […]

Until recently, self-driving cars and robotic housekeepers were the stuff of sci-fi movies. However, in the last decade, the capabilities of […]

When young black men and boys are accused of crimes, rap music is often presented as evidence. This is a practice that an international network […]

When young black men and boys are accused of crimes, rap music is often presented as evidence. This is a practice that an international network […]

It is difficult for us as individuals to feel that we can do anything about global challenges – such as climate change, pandemics, antibiotic […]

It is difficult for us as individuals to feel that we can do anything about global challenges – such as climate change, pandemics, antibiotic […]

Electronics are entering a new phase. At the University of Surrey in the UK, Dr Radu Sporea is leading a team investigating how to ‘print’ […]

Electronics are entering a new phase. At the University of Surrey in the UK, Dr Radu Sporea is leading a team investigating how to ‘print’ […]

Dr James Seddon is a clinician scientist, working both as a medical doctor at St Mary’s Hospital and as a researcher at Imperial College […]

Dr James Seddon is a clinician scientist, working both as a medical doctor at St Mary’s Hospital and as a researcher at Imperial College […]

While we might think of electronic music as a new style that has emerged in recent decades, its roots can be traced back much further […]

While we might think of electronic music as a new style that has emerged in recent decades, its roots can be traced back much further […]

For millennia, humans have looked upon volcanoes with a sense of awe and terror. Nowadays, we have a much deeper understanding of […]

For millennia, humans have looked upon volcanoes with a sense of awe and terror. Nowadays, we have a much deeper understanding of […]

Storms or hurricanes can damage buildings in a single incident. New engineering efforts at the Iowa State and Kansas State Universities […]

Storms or hurricanes can damage buildings in a single incident. New engineering efforts at the Iowa State and Kansas State Universities […]

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection is one of the most important and ground-breaking scientific concepts ever constructed. Even […]

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection is one of the most important and ground-breaking scientific concepts ever constructed. Even […]

Farmers often use fungicides to protect their crops from fungal diseases. However, there are worries that these fungicides can damage […]

Farmers often use fungicides to protect their crops from fungal diseases. However, there are worries that these fungicides can damage […]

The mortality rate of the 1918 influenza pandemic was several times higher than for COVID-19. At the University of Missouri, USA […]

The mortality rate of the 1918 influenza pandemic was several times higher than for COVID-19. At the University of Missouri, USA […]

Dr Vincent Prevot is a neuroendocrinologist based at the Inserm in Lille, France. He collaborates with Professor Markus Schwaninger and […]

Dr Vincent Prevot is a neuroendocrinologist based at the Inserm in Lille, France. He collaborates with Professor Markus Schwaninger and […]

Professor Stephen Hutchings, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, has been leading a modern languages research programme […]

Professor Stephen Hutchings, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, has been leading a modern languages research programme […]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung injury that results from multiple different causes including pneumonia, COVID […]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung injury that results from multiple different causes including pneumonia, COVID […]

Professor Joshua Robinson is a materials scientist and engineer based at The Pennsylvania State University in the US. His research focuses […]

Professor Joshua Robinson is a materials scientist and engineer based at The Pennsylvania State University in the US. His research focuses […]

A team of researchers with expertise in physics, engineering and biology are finding out whether trace metals in the brain are linked to […]

A team of researchers with expertise in physics, engineering and biology are finding out whether trace metals in the brain are linked to […]

First discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have revolutionised the way we treat infectious disease. However, the discovery of new antibiotics […]

First discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have revolutionised the way we treat infectious disease. However, the discovery of new antibiotics […]

Dr Jan Mol is an expert in quantum & nanoelectronics at the Queen Mary University of London, in the UK. He is trying to understand how […]

Dr Jan Mol is an expert in quantum & nanoelectronics at the Queen Mary University of London, in the UK. He is trying to understand how […]

Plants are integral to society, but there are still big knowledge gaps about how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. To address this […]

Plants are integral to society, but there are still big knowledge gaps about how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. To address this […]

Many disease outbreaks, including Covid-19, are caused by viruses that have jumped from animals to humans. At the Pirbright Institute in […]

Many disease outbreaks, including Covid-19, are caused by viruses that have jumped from animals to humans. At the Pirbright Institute in […]

Whether it is a traffic sign, clothing brand or TikTok, somebody somewhere has made a decision about which font to use to communicate a […]

Whether it is a traffic sign, clothing brand or TikTok, somebody somewhere has made a decision about which font to use to communicate a […]

Professor Corinna Martarelli, based at Unidistance Suisse in Switzerland, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to determine […]

Professor Corinna Martarelli, based at Unidistance Suisse in Switzerland, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to determine […]

Sarah Overton and Joël Reland form part of UK in a Changing Europe, a research organisation based at King’s College London, UK, which […]

Sarah Overton and Joël Reland form part of UK in a Changing Europe, a research organisation based at King’s College London, UK, which […]

Much of the evidence of past human activities has perished over time – which is why the work of Dr Lisa Maher, at the University of California […]

Much of the evidence of past human activities has perished over time – which is why the work of Dr Lisa Maher, at the University of California […]

Humans depend on plants for their survival. Plants provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, but much of their functioning […]

Humans depend on plants for their survival. Plants provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, but much of their functioning […]

Land degradation causes soils to become less fertile, resulting in lower productivity in agricultural regions and decreased biodiversity […]

Land degradation causes soils to become less fertile, resulting in lower productivity in agricultural regions and decreased biodiversity […]

Dr Anamika Dubey is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University […]

Dr Anamika Dubey is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University […]

Science and technology suffer from underrepresentation of many social groups, which affects the quality and societal impact of new […]

Science and technology suffer from underrepresentation of many social groups, which affects the quality and societal impact of new […]

The UK’s exit from the European Union created a new border, not only to people and goods, but to finance. Professor Sarah Hall, an […]

The UK’s exit from the European Union created a new border, not only to people and goods, but to finance. Professor Sarah Hall, an […]

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) project uses a synchrotron facility, a massive doughnut-shaped structure that accelerates electrons […]

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) project uses a synchrotron facility, a massive doughnut-shaped structure that accelerates electrons […]

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology, we need increasingly sophisticated ways of managing data and […]

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology, we need increasingly sophisticated ways of managing data and […]

252 million years ago, over 90% of all species on Earth were wiped out. Led by Professor Paul Wignall at the University of Leeds in the UK […]

252 million years ago, over 90% of all species on Earth were wiped out. Led by Professor Paul Wignall at the University of Leeds in the UK […]

Many of us put a lot of our personal lives online, but this can come at risk to our online security. Dr Jason Hong and Dr Laura Dabbish, of […]

Many of us put a lot of our personal lives online, but this can come at risk to our online security. Dr Jason Hong and Dr Laura Dabbish, of […]

The future of the earth’s sea levels due to climate change is incredibly difficult to predict. Dr Ed Gasson, at the University of Exeter, and […]

The future of the earth’s sea levels due to climate change is incredibly difficult to predict. Dr Ed Gasson, at the University of Exeter, and […]

Faith shapes the way societies respond to crises such as a global pandemic. Dr Emma Wild-Wood, from The University of Edinburgh […]

Faith shapes the way societies respond to crises such as a global pandemic. Dr Emma Wild-Wood, from The University of Edinburgh […]

In the Tan Lab at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA, Dr Dongyan Tan is leading a team of early career scientists who are […]

In the Tan Lab at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA, Dr Dongyan Tan is leading a team of early career scientists who are […]

Dr Elsa Lee is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the UK, who is studying the link between participation in waterway regeneration […]

Dr Elsa Lee is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the UK, who is studying the link between participation in waterway regeneration […]

Tropical diseases are a significant source of deaths across Latin America, but, until recently, there has been little interest in developing […]

Tropical diseases are a significant source of deaths across Latin America, but, until recently, there has been little interest in developing […]

Professor Amber D’Souza, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, is working to develop improved means […]

Professor Amber D’Souza, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, is working to develop improved means […]

Dr Theodore (Ted) Allen is a mathematician and computer scientist based at the Ohio State University in the USA. He is developing a […]

Dr Theodore (Ted) Allen is a mathematician and computer scientist based at the Ohio State University in the USA. He is developing a […]

Dr Xiao Yu, based at the University of Florida in the US, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to model the flow of water […]

Dr Xiao Yu, based at the University of Florida in the US, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to model the flow of water […]

Before a new treatment can be given to patients, it must first undergo medical trials, to ensure it is safe and effective. Dr Howard Thom is […]

Before a new treatment can be given to patients, it must first undergo medical trials, to ensure it is safe and effective. Dr Howard Thom is […]

As cities grow, what happens to individual neighbourhoods within them? This is what the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning […]

As cities grow, what happens to individual neighbourhoods within them? This is what the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning […]

Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at the University of Utah in the US, has made amazing discoveries in the tops of trees, but now her focus is on […]

Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at the University of Utah in the US, has made amazing discoveries in the tops of trees, but now her focus is on […]

Based at Temple University in the US, Professor Parsaoran Hutapea and his mechanical engineering research team have taken inspiration […]

Based at Temple University in the US, Professor Parsaoran Hutapea and his mechanical engineering research team have taken inspiration […]

Our beliefs about the past help define who we are and how we live in the present. Dr Sarah Kurnick, assistant Professor of Anthropology […]

Our beliefs about the past help define who we are and how we live in the present. Dr Sarah Kurnick, assistant Professor of Anthropology […]

How do people learn new languages? How can language be studied scientifically? How is scientific research conducted? At The Ohio State […]

How do people learn new languages? How can language be studied scientifically? How is scientific research conducted? At The Ohio State […]

You have probably heard of Silicon Valley in California, home of tech inventions and all things electronics. But at the University of Warwick […]

You have probably heard of Silicon Valley in California, home of tech inventions and all things electronics. But at the University of Warwick […]

Dr Dominic Mcsherry, a developmental psychologist at Ulster Uuniversity, is working on a ground-breaking, longitudinal study across […]

Dr Dominic Mcsherry, a developmental psychologist at Ulster Uuniversity, is working on a ground-breaking, longitudinal study across […]

Professor Peter Clift, a sedimentary geologist at Louisiana State University in the USA, is investigating not only how the Himalayas have […]

Professor Peter Clift, a sedimentary geologist at Louisiana State University in the USA, is investigating not only how the Himalayas have […]

Dr Caroline Henaghan, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, is taking a socio-legal and interdisciplinary approach to the […]

Dr Caroline Henaghan, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, is taking a socio-legal and interdisciplinary approach to the […]

As astronomers look deeper into space, they require better instruments to do so. A joint team of scientists and engineers at Cardiff […]

As astronomers look deeper into space, they require better instruments to do so. A joint team of scientists and engineers at Cardiff […]

Professor Alexei Lapkin, from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a chemical engineer using robotics and artificial intelligence to […]

Professor Alexei Lapkin, from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a chemical engineer using robotics and artificial intelligence to […]

Computational thinking describes the way we break down problems or draw conclusions from observations. We use it in everyday […]

Computational thinking describes the way we break down problems or draw conclusions from observations. We use it in everyday […]

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years and has become an increasingly integrated part of our lives. However […]

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years and has become an increasingly integrated part of our lives. However […]

Gene sequencing is an incredibly useful tool for reading the vast amounts of information DNA contains. With a cutting-edge technique […]

Gene sequencing is an incredibly useful tool for reading the vast amounts of information DNA contains. With a cutting-edge technique […]

Though migration is in the news almost daily, most people do not migrate, even if they have the opportunity and means to do so. Why […]

Though migration is in the news almost daily, most people do not migrate, even if they have the opportunity and means to do so. Why […]

Computers have revolutionised the planet in many ways. Plant science is one of the fields to have benefitted from recent advances in […]

Computers have revolutionised the planet in many ways. Plant science is one of the fields to have benefitted from recent advances in […]

Professor Andrew Nunn is an epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London in the UK […]

Professor Andrew Nunn is an epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London in the UK […]

Drones are used increasingly by amateur photographers, which is why Dr Elisa Serafinelli and Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan, at the University of […]

Drones are used increasingly by amateur photographers, which is why Dr Elisa Serafinelli and Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan, at the University of […]

Grow plants, burn them for energy, then bury the carbon deep underground. This is the principle behind biomass energy with carbon […]

Grow plants, burn them for energy, then bury the carbon deep underground. This is the principle behind biomass energy with carbon […]

Odile Huchette, from the NC A&T State University in Greensboro, USA, has developed the Urban Food Platform, a thriving educational […]

Odile Huchette, from the NC A&T State University in Greensboro, USA, has developed the Urban Food Platform, a thriving educational […]

Unethical working conditions are a major issue in many parts of the world, and workers are often exploited by retailers in wealthier […]

Unethical working conditions are a major issue in many parts of the world, and workers are often exploited by retailers in wealthier […]

The STEAM Team Academy, the hugely successful brainchild of Dr Odesma Dalrymple, Dr Joi Spencer and Dr Perla Myers of the University […]

The STEAM Team Academy, the hugely successful brainchild of Dr Odesma Dalrymple, Dr Joi Spencer and Dr Perla Myers of the University […]

Climate scientists widely agree that measures to reduce and capture our greenhouse gas emissions are not happening at a fast enough rate […]

Climate scientists widely agree that measures to reduce and capture our greenhouse gas emissions are not happening at a fast enough rate […]

The REACH-DR project, led by Professor Tunde Peto at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK in collaboration with the Philippines team, has […]

The REACH-DR project, led by Professor Tunde Peto at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK in collaboration with the Philippines team, has […]

Led by Peterborough City Council, in the UK, the Piri Project will deliver energy for the Peterborough community through an integrated […]

Led by Peterborough City Council, in the UK, the Piri Project will deliver energy for the Peterborough community through an integrated […]

The ability to feel what others are feeling, a phenomenon known as empathy, is a key part of people’s social behaviour. Despite us knowing […]

The ability to feel what others are feeling, a phenomenon known as empathy, is a key part of people’s social behaviour. Despite us knowing […]

The construction industry is responsible for 40% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Danielle Densley Tingley of the University of […]

The construction industry is responsible for 40% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Danielle Densley Tingley of the University of […]

Our world may be home to many different cultures, but no matter where we are raised, the time we spend transitioning from children into […]

Our world may be home to many different cultures, but no matter where we are raised, the time we spend transitioning from children into […]

Many of us have viruses lying dormant within our cells. While our immune system controls these to keep us healthy, problems arise if […]

Many of us have viruses lying dormant within our cells. While our immune system controls these to keep us healthy, problems arise if […]

Dr Siobhan Maderson, from Aberystwyth University, UK, has been investigating how traditional environmental knowledge is often […]

Dr Siobhan Maderson, from Aberystwyth University, UK, has been investigating how traditional environmental knowledge is often […]

Dr Erik Andersen, of Northwestern University in the USA, is a man with a mission – to capture the genetic diversity of Caenorhabditis elegans […]

Dr Erik Andersen, of Northwestern University in the USA, is a man with a mission – to capture the genetic diversity of Caenorhabditis elegans […]

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global healthcare systems. Dealing with […]

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global healthcare systems. Dealing with […]

As the impacts of climate change worsen and urbanisation continues, flooding is becoming an increasingly serious problem for communities […]

As the impacts of climate change worsen and urbanisation continues, flooding is becoming an increasingly serious problem for communities […]

Hydrogen could be an important clean energy source in future, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to combat climate change […]

Hydrogen could be an important clean energy source in future, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to combat climate change […]

Cancer is a disease caused by mutations in the genes within our cells. Professor Ian Prior, at the University of Liverpool in the UK, is trying […]

Cancer is a disease caused by mutations in the genes within our cells. Professor Ian Prior, at the University of Liverpool in the UK, is trying […]

Modern food production and trade have countless impacts on the environment. Sustainable food systems are therefore indispensable […]

Modern food production and trade have countless impacts on the environment. Sustainable food systems are therefore indispensable […]

Dr Alison Searle, based at the University of Leeds in the UK, is engaged in a project that analyses 17th century archival documents from three […]

Dr Alison Searle, based at the University of Leeds in the UK, is engaged in a project that analyses 17th century archival documents from three […]

Most of our knowledge of prehistoric sharks comes from their fossilised teeth. Complete shark fossils can teach us a huge amount about […]

Most of our knowledge of prehistoric sharks comes from their fossilised teeth. Complete shark fossils can teach us a huge amount about […]

Opioid addiction is a crisis in the USA, where tens of thousands of people die from opioid-related overdoses every year. Noah Robinson, a […]

Opioid addiction is a crisis in the USA, where tens of thousands of people die from opioid-related overdoses every year. Noah Robinson, a […]

Explosions are difficult to study because they happen so quickly and with such destructive power. Yet knowing how they work is important […]

Explosions are difficult to study because they happen so quickly and with such destructive power. Yet knowing how they work is important […]

Soil is full of a staggeringly large number and diversit y of microbes. This microbial community, or microbiome, can help or hinder the […]

Soil is full of a staggeringly large number and diversit y of microbes. This microbial community, or microbiome, can help or hinder the […]

Volcanoes are fed by magma that rises through cracks in the earth’s crust, but we do not really understand how these cracks form and […]

Volcanoes are fed by magma that rises through cracks in the earth’s crust, but we do not really understand how these cracks form and […]

Though life and the universe are pretty complex, there are underlying rules that govern how they work. Uncovering them is no easy task, but […]

Though life and the universe are pretty complex, there are underlying rules that govern how they work. Uncovering them is no easy task, but […]

Most summers during his reign, King Henry VIII and his court set out from London to visit a different part of England. These ‘progresses’ […]

Most summers during his reign, King Henry VIII and his court set out from London to visit a different part of England. These ‘progresses’ […]

Almost twenty years ago, the Human Genome Project compiled the code of every gene in the human body. Now, Professor Neil Kelleher […]

Almost twenty years ago, the Human Genome Project compiled the code of every gene in the human body. Now, Professor Neil Kelleher […]

What does it mean to understand someone else? Some would say it requires knowledge of what that person is going through […]

What does it mean to understand someone else? Some would say it requires knowledge of what that person is going through […]

By combining the expertise of economists and psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Professor Keith Bender and […]

By combining the expertise of economists and psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Professor Keith Bender and […]

Why do people donate blood to strangers? Professor Jacob Copeman, a social anthropologist at the University of Santiago de Compostela […]

Why do people donate blood to strangers? Professor Jacob Copeman, a social anthropologist at the University of Santiago de Compostela […]

Most people who have had a limb amputated will experience some form of phantom limb pain. Unfortunately, currently available drug […]

Most people who have had a limb amputated will experience some form of phantom limb pain. Unfortunately, currently available drug […]

Art and design have often had a major role in influencing the attitudes of society. Dr Harriet Atkinson, from the University of Brighton in […]

Art and design have often had a major role in influencing the attitudes of society. Dr Harriet Atkinson, from the University of Brighton in […]

How can you increase the engagement of your class? How can you improve your students’ ability to remember what you teach them? […]

How can you increase the engagement of your class? How can you improve your students’ ability to remember what you teach them? […]

How important has mentoring been in the creative industries? This is what Professor Will May from the University of Southampton in the UK […]

How important has mentoring been in the creative industries? This is what Professor Will May from the University of Southampton in the UK […]

Digital interactions are becoming an ever-larger part of our lives. At Queen Mary University of London in the UK, Professor Nelya Koteyko […]

Digital interactions are becoming an ever-larger part of our lives. At Queen Mary University of London in the UK, Professor Nelya Koteyko […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested healthcare facilities to their limits. One effect has been a transition towards remote consultations, which […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested healthcare facilities to their limits. One effect has been a transition towards remote consultations, which […]

The lack of rainfall in desert environments means that many plants and animals rely on fog and dew to provide their water. But where does […]

The lack of rainfall in desert environments means that many plants and animals rely on fog and dew to provide their water. But where does […]

The human ear can process information far better than the eye, so why are data almost always presented to us in visual forms? Composer […]

The human ear can process information far better than the eye, so why are data almost always presented to us in visual forms? Composer […]

The genetic information that defines each of us is stored in the DNA within our cells. Dr Georg Kustatscher, from the University of […]

The genetic information that defines each of us is stored in the DNA within our cells. Dr Georg Kustatscher, from the University of […]

One significant effect of climate change is that the ocean is becoming increasingly acidic. This has implications for marine life […]

One significant effect of climate change is that the ocean is becoming increasingly acidic. This has implications for marine life […]

Dr Cynthia Nau Cornelissen is a microbiologist who runs her own laboratory at Georgia State University in the US. Her current research […]

Dr Cynthia Nau Cornelissen is a microbiologist who runs her own laboratory at Georgia State University in the US. Her current research […]

Dr Amanda Brown is a neuroscience researcher based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. She is studying inflammation and neuronal injury […]

Dr Amanda Brown is a neuroscience researcher based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. She is studying inflammation and neuronal injury […]

Chronic stress can lead to changes at the cellular level, resulting in disease. Dr Gabriela Chiosis of New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Chronic stress can lead to changes at the cellular level, resulting in disease. Dr Gabriela Chiosis of New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Overuse of antimicrobial drugs creates dangerous resistant strains of microorganisms. Yet in some places of the world today, it is […]

Overuse of antimicrobial drugs creates dangerous resistant strains of microorganisms. Yet in some places of the world today, it is […]

The air is full of aerosolised microscopic matter that enter our lungs with every breath. The BioAirNet team is investigating aerosols of […]

The air is full of aerosolised microscopic matter that enter our lungs with every breath. The BioAirNet team is investigating aerosols of […]

Despite progress in recent years, women remain underrepresented on company boards. This is a problem: research shows that companies […]

Despite progress in recent years, women remain underrepresented on company boards. This is a problem: research shows that companies […]

The world is home to a stunningly diverse array of religions, and globalisation means that different groups of followers are mixing […]

The world is home to a stunningly diverse array of religions, and globalisation means that different groups of followers are mixing […]

When we consider our exposure to pollution, we usually think about vehicle exhaust fumes or industrial emissions. Indoor air pollution […]

When we consider our exposure to pollution, we usually think about vehicle exhaust fumes or industrial emissions. Indoor air pollution […]

Radiochemistry involves making molecules with radioactive atoms. Dr Davide Audisio of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences, part of […]

Radiochemistry involves making molecules with radioactive atoms. Dr Davide Audisio of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences, part of […]

Professor Todd Landman, a political scientist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, is devoted to promoting and preserving human […]

Professor Todd Landman, a political scientist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, is devoted to promoting and preserving human […]

Dr S. Kokou Dadzie is a mechanical engineer based at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. His research is focused on modelling particle-laden […]

Dr S. Kokou Dadzie is a mechanical engineer based at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. His research is focused on modelling particle-laden […]

In Dr Fabrice Caudron’s lab at Queen Mary University of London, yeast is helping scientists to understand the inner workings of cells. By […]

In Dr Fabrice Caudron’s lab at Queen Mary University of London, yeast is helping scientists to understand the inner workings of cells. By […]

Virtual reality is opening new doors for research in psychology. Based at the University of Kent in the UK, Professor Markus Bindemann and […]

Virtual reality is opening new doors for research in psychology. Based at the University of Kent in the UK, Professor Markus Bindemann and […]

There are over 7,000 languages spoken across the world, but how and why did these languages evolve? To answer this question, Dr Jenny […]

There are over 7,000 languages spoken across the world, but how and why did these languages evolve? To answer this question, Dr Jenny […]

What’s Up With Everyone? is a campaign run in conjunction with Aardman, research teams from various universities, clinical and charitable […]

What’s Up With Everyone? is a campaign run in conjunction with Aardman, research teams from various universities, clinical and charitable […]

The POLAR STAR project is designed to help teachers successfully introduce steam in their classes. It combines state-of-the-art […]

The POLAR STAR project is designed to help teachers successfully introduce steam in their classes. It combines state-of-the-art […]

Dr Tanya Josek, based at Illinois State University in the US, forms part of Project EDDIE which uses large datasets to build quantitative […]

Dr Tanya Josek, based at Illinois State University in the US, forms part of Project EDDIE which uses large datasets to build quantitative […]

The Italian island of Lampedusa has become a major transit point for migrants seeking to enter Europe. With thousands arriving, and […]

The Italian island of Lampedusa has become a major transit point for migrants seeking to enter Europe. With thousands arriving, and […]

High-energy-density physics describes some of the most extreme environments in our universe, like the cores of stars. Dr Valentin […]

High-energy-density physics describes some of the most extreme environments in our universe, like the cores of stars. Dr Valentin […]

Stars are a cooking pot for all the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dr Maria Lugaro, of the Konkoly Observatory at the Research […]

Stars are a cooking pot for all the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dr Maria Lugaro, of the Konkoly Observatory at the Research […]

Assessing species’ risk of extinction is essential for effective conservation efforts. However, this assessment does not tell the whole story […]

Assessing species’ risk of extinction is essential for effective conservation efforts. However, this assessment does not tell the whole story […]

The Understanding Society project, run by the University of Essex in the UK, is a gigantic long term study that interviews households yearly […]

The Understanding Society project, run by the University of Essex in the UK, is a gigantic long term study that interviews households yearly […]

How much influence do industries have over the regulatory agencies responsible for policing these same industries? This is what Dr Eva […]

How much influence do industries have over the regulatory agencies responsible for policing these same industries? This is what Dr Eva […]

Dr Brice Orange and Dr David Morris form part of the team based at the Etelman Observatory in the US Virgin Islands, an establishment […]

Dr Brice Orange and Dr David Morris form part of the team based at the Etelman Observatory in the US Virgin Islands, an establishment […]

The ocean has an incredible capacity to store carbon. It has been absorbing one third of humanity’s emissions over the last century or two […]

The ocean has an incredible capacity to store carbon. It has been absorbing one third of humanity’s emissions over the last century or two […]

A chance discovery of an unusual oscillatory reaction by a Russian chemist nearly 70 years ago has paved the way for some potentially […]

A chance discovery of an unusual oscillatory reaction by a Russian chemist nearly 70 years ago has paved the way for some potentially […]

Professor Zhigang Zhu is a computer scientist based at The City College of New York in the US. He and his collaborators have established […]

Professor Zhigang Zhu is a computer scientist based at The City College of New York in the US. He and his collaborators have established […]

The Tower of Hanoi is a beguiling puzzle that has entranced mathematicians for almost 140 years. Despite its apparent simplicity, it […]

The Tower of Hanoi is a beguiling puzzle that has entranced mathematicians for almost 140 years. Despite its apparent simplicity, it […]

Dr Pascale V. Guillot, based at the University College London Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health. She is leading a […]

Dr Pascale V. Guillot, based at the University College London Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health. She is leading a […]

In the past, biologists believed that all jellyfish propel themselves forward by rapidly squirting water out from their pulsating bells. However […]

In the past, biologists believed that all jellyfish propel themselves forward by rapidly squirting water out from their pulsating bells. However […]

Plants coordinate their growth through hormones – chemical messengers that instruct cells to do certain activities. Dr Alexander Jones […]

Plants coordinate their growth through hormones – chemical messengers that instruct cells to do certain activities. Dr Alexander Jones […]

Students of colour continue to be underrepresented within STEM. Opportunity gaps between different groups of people make it […]

Students of colour continue to be underrepresented within STEM. Opportunity gaps between different groups of people make it […]

Dr Catherine Brissette, based at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota in the US, is engaged in a project […]

Dr Catherine Brissette, based at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota in the US, is engaged in a project […]

The Universe is filled with one billion trillion stars – look at the sky on a clear night and the few thousand that are visible are incredible to […]

The Universe is filled with one billion trillion stars – look at the sky on a clear night and the few thousand that are visible are incredible to […]

Yashaswi Nalawade is currently working on her PHD in Professor Jonathan Coleman’s Laboratory at Trinity College in Ireland. The team is […]

Yashaswi Nalawade is currently working on her PHD in Professor Jonathan Coleman’s Laboratory at Trinity College in Ireland. The team is […]

Professor Klara Nahrstedt, of the University of Illinois at Urbanachampaign, USA, leads the Senselet project, which is designed to monitor […]

Professor Klara Nahrstedt, of the University of Illinois at Urbanachampaign, USA, leads the Senselet project, which is designed to monitor […]

Metabolism is an essential feature of life. All biological processes, such as photosynthesis, respiration and digestion, depend on various […]

Metabolism is an essential feature of life. All biological processes, such as photosynthesis, respiration and digestion, depend on various […]

For centuries, Native Americans have relied on their knowledge about the environment to survive. This knowledge has been passed down […]

For centuries, Native Americans have relied on their knowledge about the environment to survive. This knowledge has been passed down […]

Dr Thomas Volz, based at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, uses quantum optics tools and methods to identify materials that will […]

Dr Thomas Volz, based at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, uses quantum optics tools and methods to identify materials that will […]

Dr Lachlan Rogers, based at the University of Newcastle in Australia, is investigating diamond colour centres. The ultimate aim is to enable […]

Dr Lachlan Rogers, based at the University of Newcastle in Australia, is investigating diamond colour centres. The ultimate aim is to enable […]

At his lab at the University of Southern California in the US, Professor James Boedicker and his team focus on understanding the rules that […]

At his lab at the University of Southern California in the US, Professor James Boedicker and his team focus on understanding the rules that […]

Having a lower income can make the student experience much more challenging, leading to greater drop-out rates and higher levels […]

Having a lower income can make the student experience much more challenging, leading to greater drop-out rates and higher levels […]

Professor Marianne Berwick is a highly inspirational cancer researcher with a particular interest in melanoma. Her atypical career pathway saw […]

Professor Marianne Berwick is a highly inspirational cancer researcher with a particular interest in melanoma. Her atypical career pathway saw […]

Dr Jadranka Šepić forms part of a geophysics team based at the University of Split in Croatia. Her work is primarily focused on understanding […]

Dr Jadranka Šepić forms part of a geophysics team based at the University of Split in Croatia. Her work is primarily focused on understanding […]

Dr Jay Nadeau, based at Portland State University, USA, is on a quest to find life in extreme environments. Her findings could help inform […]

Dr Jay Nadeau, based at Portland State University, USA, is on a quest to find life in extreme environments. Her findings could help inform […]

Dr Xiaoming Yu is based within CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida in the US. He is working […]

Dr Xiaoming Yu is based within CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida in the US. He is working […]

Professor Yves Dufrêne is a researcher in nanobiophysics with an interest in methicillin-resistant <em>Staphylococcus Aureus</em> (MRSA) bacterial […]

Professor Yves Dufrêne is a researcher in nanobiophysics with an interest in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacterial […]

We all know the climate is changing but predicting what this means for weather systems is no easy matter. Professor Zhengyu Liu and […]

We all know the climate is changing but predicting what this means for weather systems is no easy matter. Professor Zhengyu Liu and […]

Although incredibly useful to detect a wide range of conditions, from broken bones to decaying teeth, an X-ray or a CT scan carries […]

Although incredibly useful to detect a wide range of conditions, from broken bones to decaying teeth, an X-ray or a CT scan carries […]

Trillions of tiny bits of plastic – known as microplastics – contaminate our environment. Among these are microfibres – very small […]

Trillions of tiny bits of plastic – known as microplastics – contaminate our environment. Among these are microfibres – very small […]

Tropical forests are made up of hundreds of tree species. Knowing what forests are made of at the individual tree level can unlock many […]

Tropical forests are made up of hundreds of tree species. Knowing what forests are made of at the individual tree level can unlock many […]

Professor Basudeb Saha is Founder and President of RiKarbon, a company that produces cost-competitive and environmentally sustainable […]

Professor Basudeb Saha is Founder and President of RiKarbon, a company that produces cost-competitive and environmentally sustainable […]

A raindrop falling onto the ocean seems like a simple event, but behind this, there is an incredibly complex sequence of physical processes. Dr […]

A raindrop falling onto the ocean seems like a simple event, but behind this, there is an incredibly complex sequence of physical processes. Dr […]

Teenagers often feel passionately about environmental issues, but it can be hard to act on these concerns. Professor Sander Thomaes, from […]

Teenagers often feel passionately about environmental issues, but it can be hard to act on these concerns. Professor Sander Thomaes, from […]

Reading is perhaps the most complex skill we learn; it involves turning intricate sequences of symbols into something coherent inside our […]

Reading is perhaps the most complex skill we learn; it involves turning intricate sequences of symbols into something coherent inside our […]

The Earth’s climate is changing due to greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activity. Being able to predict these changes is […]

The Earth’s climate is changing due to greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activity. Being able to predict these changes is […]

Dr James Tanton is the founder of the Global Math Project, a worldwide movement of teachers committed to inspiring a love of mathematics […]

Dr James Tanton is the founder of the Global Math Project, a worldwide movement of teachers committed to inspiring a love of mathematics […]

Everyone knows that the detonation of nuclear weapons would be very bad news, but their devastation is not only limited to their immediate […]

Everyone knows that the detonation of nuclear weapons would be very bad news, but their devastation is not only limited to their immediate […]

Scientists have been inspired by the natural world since time immemorial. Professor Kristi Morgansen, of the University of Washington in […]

Scientists have been inspired by the natural world since time immemorial. Professor Kristi Morgansen, of the University of Washington in […]

Dr Natalia Rivera-Torres is conducting sickle cell research at Christianacare’s Gene Editing Institute in Delaware in the US. The institute […]

Dr Natalia Rivera-Torres is conducting sickle cell research at Christianacare’s Gene Editing Institute in Delaware in the US. The institute […]

Dr Solange Duhamel and Dr Christopher Hamilton, based at the University of Arizona, have brought together their respective expertise in […]

Dr Solange Duhamel and Dr Christopher Hamilton, based at the University of Arizona, have brought together their respective expertise in […]

Dr Jonas Pontusson leads the Unequal Democracies programme based at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The project explores […]

Dr Jonas Pontusson leads the Unequal Democracies programme based at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The project explores […]

Dr April Hiscox, based at the University of South Carolina, USA, is one of the principal investigators of the SAVANT Project, which looks at […]

Dr April Hiscox, based at the University of South Carolina, USA, is one of the principal investigators of the SAVANT Project, which looks at […]

Extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into something useful could be a key tool for tackling climate change […]

Extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into something useful could be a key tool for tackling climate change […]

We are bombarded by the media with endless news about gang violence and criminal activities. However, a group of scientists want to […]

We are bombarded by the media with endless news about gang violence and criminal activities. However, a group of scientists want to […]

Many STEM fields continue to suffer from a lack of diversity – people from minority backgrounds miss out on rewarding careers and […]

Many STEM fields continue to suffer from a lack of diversity – people from minority backgrounds miss out on rewarding careers and […]

Prosthetic legs have enabled thousands of people with a disability walk, but artificial limbs can be stiff and uncomfortable to use. Dr Elliott […]

Prosthetic legs have enabled thousands of people with a disability walk, but artificial limbs can be stiff and uncomfortable to use. Dr Elliott […]

It’s commonly known that many fields of STEM, in particular engineering and computer science, suffer from a lack of diversity. Tackling this […]

It’s commonly known that many fields of STEM, in particular engineering and computer science, suffer from a lack of diversity. Tackling this […]

Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much of its subject […]

Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much of its subject […]

One of the greatest challenges in modern science is how to get useful conclusions from massive datasets. Dr Eric Chi, of North Carolina […]

One of the greatest challenges in modern science is how to get useful conclusions from massive datasets. Dr Eric Chi, of North Carolina […]

Clean water is our most important natural resource. We need a reliable supply of drinking water to live. We also need water for industry […]

Clean water is our most important natural resource. We need a reliable supply of drinking water to live. We also need water for industry […]

Science and business are often treated as two separate disciplines, which leads to problems. Scientists may lack the business sense to […]

Science and business are often treated as two separate disciplines, which leads to problems. Scientists may lack the business sense to […]

Dr Wenping Yin, based at Monash University in Australia, forms part of a team working at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Her […]

Dr Wenping Yin, based at Monash University in Australia, forms part of a team working at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Her […]

Dr Verónica Segarra is a cell biologist based at High Point University in North Carolina, USA. In addition to her research on how cells respond […]

Dr Verónica Segarra is a cell biologist based at High Point University in North Carolina, USA. In addition to her research on how cells respond […]

Dr Shad Nelson and his team, based at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the US, are passionate about increasing the number of hispanics […]

Dr Shad Nelson and his team, based at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the US, are passionate about increasing the number of hispanics […]

Dr S. Camille Peres is based at Texas A&M University in the US. what shines through most of all is her love and fascination for her work […]

Dr S. Camille Peres is based at Texas A&M University in the US. what shines through most of all is her love and fascination for her work […]

The field of geoscience is rapidly expanding in many parts of the world, as we seek more sophisticated ways to gather energy and use […]

The field of geoscience is rapidly expanding in many parts of the world, as we seek more sophisticated ways to gather energy and use […]

Dr Mark Rentschler, based at the University of Colorado Boulder in the US, leads a team focused on developing mobile robotic capsule […]

Dr Mark Rentschler, based at the University of Colorado Boulder in the US, leads a team focused on developing mobile robotic capsule […]

Climate change is destined to be a major challenge for society, and tackling it effectively relies upon us knowing what we are dealing with. […]

Climate change is destined to be a major challenge for society, and tackling it effectively relies upon us knowing what we are dealing with. […]

The Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Kate Spencer and Dr Jonathan Wheatland are on a quest to understand how […]

The Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Kate Spencer and Dr Jonathan Wheatland are on a quest to understand how […]

Dr Peter Wizinowich, based at W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, is an engineer who specialises in optical sciences in astrophysics […]

Dr Peter Wizinowich, based at W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, is an engineer who specialises in optical sciences in astrophysics […]

Patterns are everywhere in nature, from seasons to colour schemes to heartbeats. The more you look, the more you find, and the […]

Patterns are everywhere in nature, from seasons to colour schemes to heartbeats. The more you look, the more you find, and the […]

Dr Wouter Deconinck, based at the University of Manitoba in Canada, is part of the team working on the electron-ion collider. Once […]

Dr Wouter Deconinck, based at the University of Manitoba in Canada, is part of the team working on the electron-ion collider. Once […]

Dr Liz Johnson is a STEM education specialist based at Southern Research in Alabama, USA. She implements an outreach programme […]

Dr Liz Johnson is a STEM education specialist based at Southern Research in Alabama, USA. She implements an outreach programme […]

The Physical Sciences Scholars Program has been established to help chemistry, geology and physics students at Bucknell University in […]

The Physical Sciences Scholars Program has been established to help chemistry, geology and physics students at Bucknell University in […]

Our devices store certain data temporarily in hardware caches, which allow data to be accessed faster. However, the system does […]

Our devices store certain data temporarily in hardware caches, which allow data to be accessed faster. However, the system does […]

Six universities are involved in a collaborative research project to introduce a special type of resilient timber building across the […]

Six universities are involved in a collaborative research project to introduce a special type of resilient timber building across the […]

Dr Sam Ballas is based at Florida State University in the US. His research focus is on geometry and surfaces, which is a branch […]

Dr Sam Ballas is based at Florida State University in the US. His research focus is on geometry and surfaces, which is a branch […]

For many students, trigonometry is a difficult subject to learn as it requires strong spatial-visualisation abilities. Alongside […]

For many students, trigonometry is a difficult subject to learn as it requires strong spatial-visualisation abilities. Alongside […]

Dr Trisha Moore is a biological and agricultural engineer based at Kansas State University in the US. Her research is wide […]

Dr Trisha Moore is a biological and agricultural engineer based at Kansas State University in the US. Her research is wide […]

Every time we log in to our email account, post a picture on instagram or download a new game, we are putting our personal […]

Every time we log in to our email account, post a picture on instagram or download a new game, we are putting our personal […]

Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much […]

Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much […]

Everything in biology can be reduced to individual atoms. Working out how these atoms form molecules, how they interact […]

Everything in biology can be reduced to individual atoms. Working out how these atoms form molecules, how they interact […]

Dr Gerald Friedland, based at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates the science that underpins the fast-changing […]

Dr Gerald Friedland, based at the University of California, Berkeley, investigates the science that underpins the fast-changing […]

Dr Chris Marble is an environmental horticulturist based at the University of Florida in the US. His work focuses on developing […]

Dr Chris Marble is an environmental horticulturist based at the University of Florida in the US. His work focuses on developing […]

Dr Karyna Rosario is based within the Marine Genomics Laboratory at the University of South Florida in the US. Her research, focusing […]

Dr Karyna Rosario is based within the Marine Genomics Laboratory at the University of South Florida in the US. Her research, focusing […]

Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a scientist of the University of Dundee, based at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, is studying […]

Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a scientist of the University of Dundee, based at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, is studying […]

Dr Virginia Edgcomb heads a laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US. She spent three months […]

Dr Virginia Edgcomb heads a laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US. She spent three months […]

There is still a huge amount we do not know about the galaxy we inhabit. The majority of the Milky Way remains unmapped […]

There is still a huge amount we do not know about the galaxy we inhabit. The majority of the Milky Way remains unmapped […]

Dr Michael Webber, based at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is part of a team that is assessing China’s South-North […]

Dr Michael Webber, based at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is part of a team that is assessing China’s South-North […]

Most of us are aware of the looming threat of climate change. Addressing this global issue will take dedicated action at […]

Most of us are aware of the looming threat of climate change. Addressing this global issue will take dedicated action at […]

While the discipline of food science emerged in the 20th century, food processing has existed in one form or another for […]

While the discipline of food science emerged in the 20th century, food processing has existed in one form or another for […]

Dr Marianna Maiaru is part of the Windstar Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US. She is using her […]

Dr Marianna Maiaru is part of the Windstar Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US. She is using her […]

Professor Elena Gaura, Associate Dean of Research at Coventry University in the UK, believes that, “engineering can change […]

Professor Elena Gaura, Associate Dean of Research at Coventry University in the UK, believes that, “engineering can change […]

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian, based at Queen Mary University of London in the UK, is investigating how chromosomes segregate […]

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian, based at Queen Mary University of London in the UK, is investigating how chromosomes segregate […]

Whenever humankind believes it has control over the natural world, the weather likes to prove us wrong. Storms, floods and […]

Whenever humankind believes it has control over the natural world, the weather likes to prove us wrong. Storms, floods and […]

The University of Surrey’s Lifelong Health Initiative promotes interdisciplinary research across a broad spectrum. Its aim is to improve […]

The University of Surrey’s Lifelong Health Initiative promotes interdisciplinary research across a broad spectrum. Its aim is to improve […]

Professor Chang-Soo Kim leads a team based at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US. Their research is concerned […]

Professor Chang-Soo Kim leads a team based at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US. Their research is concerned […]

Molecular biology depends on laboratory experiments to uncover the secrets of organisms at the molecular level. Despite being […]

Molecular biology depends on laboratory experiments to uncover the secrets of organisms at the molecular level. Despite being […]

Professor Ann Matthysse is a geneticist based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is investigating E.coli […]

Professor Ann Matthysse is a geneticist based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is investigating E.coli […]

Maths may not always be a favourite area for biologists, but it is crucial to understanding science. After seeing biology students […]

Maths may not always be a favourite area for biologists, but it is crucial to understanding science. After seeing biology students […]

Most of the food products we humans consume each day have, at some point in the production cycle, been sprayed with pesticides […]

Most of the food products we humans consume each day have, at some point in the production cycle, been sprayed with pesticides […]

Dr Erin Peters-Burton is the Director of the Center for Social Equity Through Science Education, George Mason University, USA. She has […]

Dr Erin Peters-Burton is the Director of the Center for Social Equity Through Science Education, George Mason University, USA. She has […]

Dr Christian Nansen reimagines the school curriculum and places food at the centre of all subjects, from chemistry to history and maths […]

Dr Christian Nansen reimagines the school curriculum and places food at the centre of all subjects, from chemistry to history and maths […]

Dr Helen Bridle is an associate professor at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. One of her current research projects is focused on developing […]

Dr Helen Bridle is an associate professor at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. One of her current research projects is focused on developing […]

Dr April Ulery is based at New Mexico State University in the US and leads the raising the gates project. The aim of this initiative is to give […]

Dr April Ulery is based at New Mexico State University in the US and leads the raising the gates project. The aim of this initiative is to give […]

Dr Dan Flippo is an associate professor at Kansas State University in the US. His laboratory, 2050RL, is trying to find technological solutions […]

Dr Dan Flippo is an associate professor at Kansas State University in the US. His laboratory, 2050RL, is trying to find technological solutions […]

Access to STEM careers can be a challenge to students from underrepresented backgrounds and the National Astronomy Consortium […]

Access to STEM careers can be a challenge to students from underrepresented backgrounds and the National Astronomy Consortium […]

E=mc2 is arguably the most famous equation in the world, but is its description of the universe complete? Dr Matthew Redshaw, based […]

E=mc2 is arguably the most famous equation in the world, but is its description of the universe complete? Dr Matthew Redshaw, based […]

Professor Stephen Self has been studying volcanoes for more than 40 years. In that time, he has visited volcanoes all around the world […]

Professor Stephen Self has been studying volcanoes for more than 40 years. In that time, he has visited volcanoes all around the world […]

What if yeast and bacteria could replace fossil fuels? Dr Alan Goddard and his team are working on the MeMBrane Project, which aims […]

What if yeast and bacteria could replace fossil fuels? Dr Alan Goddard and his team are working on the MeMBrane Project, which aims […]

Farmers use chemical products to control weeds, pests and diseases. While they are extremely effective, relying solely on these products […]

Farmers use chemical products to control weeds, pests and diseases. While they are extremely effective, relying solely on these products […]

Professor János G Filep is an immunologist based at the University of Montreal in Canada. His work is concerned with understanding the […]

Professor János G Filep is an immunologist based at the University of Montreal in Canada. His work is concerned with understanding the […]

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle, based at the University of Oxford, is investigating the role of cell geometry in shaping plants’ organs – namely […]

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle, based at the University of Oxford, is investigating the role of cell geometry in shaping plants’ organs – namely […]

Even though medicine has advanced a lot over the last century, there are still many unanswered questions. This is especially […]

Even though medicine has advanced a lot over the last century, there are still many unanswered questions. This is especially […]

Carbon is the cornerstone of life on Earth and is constantly being transferred between the atmosphere and the Earth’s[…]

Carbon is the cornerstone of life on Earth and is constantly being transferred between the atmosphere and the Earth’s[…]

Earthquakes are known for being dramatic and even catastrophic, but they are not the only way that the Earth moves […]

Earthquakes are known for being dramatic and even catastrophic, but they are not the only way that the Earth moves […]

As we become increasingly reliant on our electronic devices, it is becoming more important than ever to be cyber security aware […]

As we become increasingly reliant on our electronic devices, it is becoming more important than ever to be cyber security aware […]

Mining companies are having to look deeper in the Earth’s crust for copper and other precious metals, but how do they know where to […]

Mining companies are having to look deeper in the Earth’s crust for copper and other precious metals, but how do they know where to […]

A nematode worm called C. Elegans has a lifespan of about three weeks, so what can it tell us about how and why we age? Biogerontologist […]

A nematode worm called C. Elegans has a lifespan of about three weeks, so what can it tell us about how and why we age? Biogerontologist […]

Professor Sayantan Ghosal is an academic ambassador for ‘addressing inequalities’ at University of Glasgow in Scotland. His poverty and […]

Professor Sayantan Ghosal is an academic ambassador for ‘addressing inequalities’ at University of Glasgow in Scotland. His poverty and […]

The tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust are constantly shifting. When they collide, they can cause cataclysmic earthquakes […]

The tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust are constantly shifting. When they collide, they can cause cataclysmic earthquakes […]

Dr Fabio Costa, based at the University of Queensland in Australia, is investigating causal relations in quantum physics. The ultimate […]

Dr Fabio Costa, based at the University of Queensland in Australia, is investigating causal relations in quantum physics. The ultimate […]

Dr De Mi is a research fellow at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is involved in 5G-Xcast – a highly […]

Dr De Mi is a research fellow at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He is involved in 5G-Xcast – a highly […]

As we become increasingly concerned about using the world’s resources more efficiently, the agriculture industry’s attention is […]

As we become increasingly concerned about using the world’s resources more efficiently, the agriculture industry’s attention is […]

As the world becomes ever more digitally connected, our systems must be updated to cope with these increasing flows of virtual […]

As the world becomes ever more digitally connected, our systems must be updated to cope with these increasing flows of virtual […]

Scientists working on the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project are investigating biosecurity measures designed […]

Scientists working on the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project are investigating biosecurity measures designed […]

For nearly three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been the dominant form of rechargeable energy storage. But is that about […]

For nearly three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been the dominant form of rechargeable energy storage. But is that about […]

The way our brains think about places is very different to the way computers store map locations. At the University of Melbourne, Dr […]

The way our brains think about places is very different to the way computers store map locations. At the University of Melbourne, Dr […]

Deborah Dunn-Walters is Professor of Immunology at the University of Surrey. Her research is focused on B cells and the role they play in […]

Deborah Dunn-Walters is Professor of Immunology at the University of Surrey. Her research is focused on B cells and the role they play in […]

Professor Zheng-Zheng Li, of Curtin University in Western Australia, has combined his love of travel with a life-long interest in nature to […]

Professor Zheng-Zheng Li, of Curtin University in Western Australia, has combined his love of travel with a life-long interest in nature to […]

In our modern age of “plant blindness” – where people underappreciate the plants around us – Professor Margaret Barbour and her PhD student, Richard[…]

In our modern age of “plant blindness” – where people underappreciate the plants around us – Professor Margaret Barbour and her PhD student, Richard[…]

Dr Kohyar Kiazad and his colleagues are looking into reasons why people working in STEM stay in – not leave – their jobs. With the Australian Government […]

Dr Kohyar Kiazad and his colleagues are looking into reasons why people working in STEM stay in – not leave – their jobs. With the Australian Government […]

The Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network is bringing scientists in the UK and China together, and their collaboration […]

The Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network is bringing scientists in the UK and China together, and their collaboration […]

Dr Leigh Orf was just five years old when his home was struck by lightning. Now an atmospheric scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite […]

Dr Leigh Orf was just five years old when his home was struck by lightning. Now an atmospheric scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite […]

Based at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the University of Georgia Marine Extension in the US, Professor Jay Brandes and Dodie Sanders are […]

Based at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the University of Georgia Marine Extension in the US, Professor Jay Brandes and Dodie Sanders are […]

Dr Paul Lasky, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Australia, tells us why the recent detection of gravitational […]

Dr Paul Lasky, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Australia, tells us why the recent detection of gravitational […]

Terri Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. Much of her research is concerned with peptides, specifically their  […]

Terri Camesano is a professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. Much of her research is concerned with peptides, specifically their […]

Dr Mark Tuckerman is a professor of chemistry and mathematics at New York University in the US. He’s investigating anion exchange fuel cells  – using […]

Dr Mark Tuckerman is a professor of chemistry and mathematics at New York University in the US. He’s investigating anion exchange fuel cells – using […]

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from […]

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from […]

Whether it’s the rubber in your Nike trainers, the metals in your iPhone or the sugar in your Coca-Cola, raw materials such as these go through a series of […]

Whether it’s the rubber in your Nike trainers, the metals in your iPhone or the sugar in your Coca-Cola, raw materials such as these go through a series of […]

Professor Bram Murton is the Associate Head of Marine Geoscience at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. His research covers many areas, including the deep ocean […]

Professor Bram Murton is the Associate Head of Marine Geoscience at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. His research covers many areas, including the deep ocean […]

As the climate warms, glaciers – the biggest reservoir of fresh water on the planet – are melting. But some are melting faster than others. Dr Ellyn Enderlin, Assistant Professor of […]

As the climate warms, glaciers – the biggest reservoir of fresh water on the planet – are melting. But some are melting faster than others. Dr Ellyn Enderlin, Assistant Professor of […]

Global warming, climate change, the greenhouse effect, increasing carbon dioxide levels: we have all heard of these worrying events, but what can we do about them? […]

Global warming, climate change, the greenhouse effect, increasing carbon dioxide levels: we have all heard of these worrying events, but what can we do about them? […]

Some animals are capable of pretty amazing feats when they get together. Ants, bees and fish may appear to be simple creatures, but their colonies, swarms and schools display complex […]

Some animals are capable of pretty amazing feats when they get together. Ants, bees and fish may appear to be simple creatures, but their colonies, swarms and schools display complex […]

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski, based at the University of York, is looking at ways to simplify a complex physics problem: how to better describe the atomic nucleus  – and it’s a […]

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski, based at the University of York, is looking at ways to simplify a complex physics problem: how to better describe the atomic nucleus – and it’s a […]

Professor Marc Frischer, from the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, is investigating tiny ocean creatures known as doliolids and the food they eat. Why? […]

Professor Marc Frischer, from the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, is investigating tiny ocean creatures known as doliolids and the food they eat. Why? […]

What if we could all explore space like the crew of the Starship Enterprise? The National Schools’ Observatory is giving everyone the chance to do just that with the world’s largest […]

What if we could all explore space like the crew of the Starship Enterprise? The National Schools’ Observatory is giving everyone the chance to do just that with the world’s largest […]

To prevent outbreaks of disease destroying wheat and other vital food crops, scientists from the Rothamsted Research and European Bioinformatics Institutes are […]

To prevent outbreaks of disease destroying wheat and other vital food crops, scientists from the Rothamsted Research and European Bioinformatics Institutes are […]

Dr Simon Rennie, based at the University of Exeter, is investigating Victorian poetry – specifically that from the Lancashire cotton famine. By uncovering texts that […]

Dr Simon Rennie, based at the University of Exeter, is investigating Victorian poetry – specifically that from the Lancashire cotton famine. By uncovering texts that […]

Dr Lori Eckhardt is investigating the cause of a deadly root disease – known as pine decline – in the southeastern United States. Using hyperspectral interferometry […]

Dr Lori Eckhardt is investigating the cause of a deadly root disease – known as pine decline – in the southeastern United States. Using hyperspectral interferometry […]

Climate change and a growing population are putting pressure on our global water resources, especially those used for agriculture. How can we respond to this challenge […]

Climate change and a growing population are putting pressure on our global water resources, especially those used for agriculture. How can we respond to this challenge […]

Undergraduate scientists at the University of Saint Francis are receiving scholarships from the National Science Foundation to learn and share their knowledge with […]

Undergraduate scientists at the University of Saint Francis are receiving scholarships from the National Science Foundation to learn and share their knowledge with […]

Scientists used to think that only tsunamis were capable of moving gigantic rocks far inland and above high water. Geologist Dr Rónadh Cox now has the evidence[…]

Scientists used to think that only tsunamis were capable of moving gigantic rocks far inland and above high water. Geologist Dr Rónadh Cox now has the evidence[…]

Earthquakes occur often, and they can wreak havoc on infrastructure such as buildings and roads. Of course, earthquakes are a natural occurrence, but how can city planners […]

Earthquakes occur often, and they can wreak havoc on infrastructure such as buildings and roads. Of course, earthquakes are a natural occurrence, but how can city planners […]

Sarah McAnulty from the University of Connecticut is looking at a very intriguing relationship between a bacteria and bobtail squid. Why? Her work could tell us a […]

Sarah McAnulty from the University of Connecticut is looking at a very intriguing relationship between a bacteria and bobtail squid. Why? Her work could tell us a […]

Full liver transplants are the main treatment option for severe liver disease, but suitable donors are in short supply. Could stem cell technology, in which healthy liver […]

Full liver transplants are the main treatment option for severe liver disease, but suitable donors are in short supply. Could stem cell technology, in which healthy liver […]

Modern society is increasingly reliant on devices that run on light, but there’s a global shortage of optics and photonics technicians. Dr Alexis Vogt of Monroe […]

Modern society is increasingly reliant on devices that run on light, but there’s a global shortage of optics and photonics technicians. Dr Alexis Vogt of Monroe […]

Focusing on the positives and joyful moments in our lives can help us to build resilience, cope with challenges and be the best we can be. But can an app […]

Focusing on the positives and joyful moments in our lives can help us to build resilience, cope with challenges and be the best we can be. But can an app […]

Dr Andrea Holmes and her team at Doane University have developed nanoprinted sensors that can identify unknown substances, but why is this important?

Dr Andrea Holmes and her team at Doane University have developed nanoprinted sensors that can identify unknown substances, but why is this important?

Using big datasets to find out what affects children’s quality of life

Using big datasets to find out what affects children’s quality of life

Beneath the Earth’s crust lies the mysterious mantle, and beneath that, the core. Although these layers form 99% of Earth’s volume […]

Beneath the Earth’s crust lies the mysterious mantle, and beneath that, the core. Although these layers form 99% of Earth’s volume […]

Building and training human tendons in the lab

Building and training human tendons in the lab

The UK has some of the highest childcare costs in the world. For many families, this means it is more economical for one parent to give up […]

The UK has some of the highest childcare costs in the world. For many families, this means it is more economical for one parent to give up […]

How are control engineers improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture?

How are control engineers improving the sustainability of irrigated agriculture?

Controlling and engineering systems for the benefit of all

Controlling and engineering systems for the benefit of all

Social music programmes around the world are encouraging communities to sing and play their way from conflict to peace. The Arts of […]

Social music programmes around the world are encouraging communities to sing and play their way from conflict to peace. The Arts of […]

Monitoring the canopy temperature of forests

Monitoring the canopy temperature of forests

Dr Kristin Y. Rozier is a temporal logician based within the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in the US. Her […]

Dr Kristin Y. Rozier is a temporal logician based within the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in the US. Her […]

How can scientists improve the well-being of patients with lupus?

How can scientists improve the well-being of patients with lupus?

Imaging the invisible: how can research software and imaging techniques help scientists study the things we can’t see?

Imaging the invisible: how can research software and imaging techniques help scientists study the things we can’t see?

Worldwide, the majority of amputees do not have access to a useful prosthesis. This is especially true in lower and middle income […]

Worldwide, the majority of amputees do not have access to a useful prosthesis. This is especially true in lower and middle income […]

Creating software that works for everyone

Creating software that works for everyone

What can the history of women’s suffrage teach us about women in politics today?

What can the history of women’s suffrage teach us about women in politics today?

Black holes: the meeting of gravity and quantum physics

Black holes: the meeting of gravity and quantum physics

Professor Richard Harper, based at Lancaster University in the UK, is the principal investigator of a project called the Future Places Centre. This […]

Professor Richard Harper, based at Lancaster University in the UK, is the principal investigator of a project called the Future Places Centre. This […]

Enzymes are the catalysts of life. They accelerate chemical reactions inside cells to incredible speeds. Enzymes are so extraordinary that we […]

Enzymes are the catalysts of life. They accelerate chemical reactions inside cells to incredible speeds. Enzymes are so extraordinary that we […]

Professor Jennifer Franck leads a team of mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, who are working on […]

Professor Jennifer Franck leads a team of mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, who are working on […]

Can we control the electrical activity in our brains?

Can we control the electrical activity in our brains?

In the UK, traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44. Understanding more about how the body reacts to […]

In the UK, traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people aged under 44. Understanding more about how the body reacts to […]

Dr Guilherme Oliveira, based at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil, leads a team working with Amazonian biodiversity. Together, they […]

Dr Guilherme Oliveira, based at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil, leads a team working with Amazonian biodiversity. Together, they […]

More than 3 million people live with glaucoma in the United States, an eye disease that is the world’s second leading cause of blindness […]

More than 3 million people live with glaucoma in the United States, an eye disease that is the world’s second leading cause of blindness […]

Online battles: combatting false information and reducing online risks

Online battles: combatting false information and reducing online risks

Even if we do not often think about it, we all know how to construct sentences in our native language, and these structures may affect […]

Even if we do not often think about it, we all know how to construct sentences in our native language, and these structures may affect […]

How do plants protect themselves from diseases?

How do plants protect themselves from diseases?

Professor Lisa Green, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US, leads research investigating the variation and […]

Professor Lisa Green, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US, leads research investigating the variation and […]

Dr Sangeeta Chattoo, from the University of York, in the UK, is on a quest to better understand one of the complex global health […]

Dr Sangeeta Chattoo, from the University of York, in the UK, is on a quest to better understand one of the complex global health […]

Dr Jan Herbst and Dr Mark Mynett, based at the University of Huddersfield, are collaborating on a project that is investigating heaviness […]

Dr Jan Herbst and Dr Mark Mynett, based at the University of Huddersfield, are collaborating on a project that is investigating heaviness […]

Empowering girls, inspiring engineers

Empowering girls, inspiring engineers

Dr Valeria Faggioli and Dr Mayra Osorio are working on separate projects under the sustainable food production branch of the […]

Dr Valeria Faggioli and Dr Mayra Osorio are working on separate projects under the sustainable food production branch of the […]

Dr Babette Hoogakker, based at Heriot-Watt University in the UK, leads the FARGO project, which studies past dissolved oxygen […]

Dr Babette Hoogakker, based at Heriot-Watt University in the UK, leads the FARGO project, which studies past dissolved oxygen […]

Everything is made of atoms, which are comprised of electrons orbiting a nucleus. Understanding the nucleus and its substructure […]

Everything is made of atoms, which are comprised of electrons orbiting a nucleus. Understanding the nucleus and its substructure […]

Professor Tuck Seng Wong, based at The University of Sheffield in the UK, leads a team focused on applying the concept of Darwinian […]

Professor Tuck Seng Wong, based at The University of Sheffield in the UK, leads a team focused on applying the concept of Darwinian […]

Understanding prehistoric climates is key to understanding how our climate might change in the future and Antarctic ice cores […]

Understanding prehistoric climates is key to understanding how our climate might change in the future and Antarctic ice cores […]

Making things is a very human trait, and one that has been crucial in building the world around us. Materials Science and Engineering […]

Making things is a very human trait, and one that has been crucial in building the world around us. Materials Science and Engineering […]

Within every one of us, there lives a thriving community of microscopic life, known as our microbiome. Like most other vertebrates, we […]

Within every one of us, there lives a thriving community of microscopic life, known as our microbiome. Like most other vertebrates, we […]

Professor Brian Seymour of Edward Waters University, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, studies the immune system’s […]

Professor Brian Seymour of Edward Waters University, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, studies the immune system’s […]

Dr Akhshay Bhadwal, an experimental physicist, and Dr Joseph Cousins, a mathematician, have teamed up to […]

Dr Akhshay Bhadwal, an experimental physicist, and Dr Joseph Cousins, a mathematician, have teamed up to […]

Love them or hate them, chatbots are having an increasing role in the technological space, now that artificial intelligence has […]

Love them or hate them, chatbots are having an increasing role in the technological space, now that artificial intelligence has […]

From their base in the US, these three scientists work on the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and Indigenous star knowledge […]

From their base in the US, these three scientists work on the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and Indigenous star knowledge […]

Beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a vast area of the Universe that we will likely never completely […]

Beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a vast area of the Universe that we will likely never completely […]

Dr Yu Chen, based at Binghamton University in the US, is developing a means of understanding and detecting deepfakes in online video […]

Dr Yu Chen, based at Binghamton University in the US, is developing a means of understanding and detecting deepfakes in online video […]

For centuries, many humans have treated nature as a commodity, purging forests of trees and the oceans of fish. As a result, biodiversity […]

For centuries, many humans have treated nature as a commodity, purging forests of trees and the oceans of fish. As a result, biodiversity […]

When you cook something in the oven at home, what kind of temperature do you set the dial to? Imagine what would happen if you could […]

When you cook something in the oven at home, what kind of temperature do you set the dial to? Imagine what would happen if you could […]

The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but […]

The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but […]

In recent years, global supply chains have faced disruptions from numerous causes, from a single ship blocking the Suez Canal to the […]

In recent years, global supply chains have faced disruptions from numerous causes, from a single ship blocking the Suez Canal to the […]

As techniques improve, archaeology is becoming an ever-more sophisticated process. Though shovels remain useful, dig sites […]

As techniques improve, archaeology is becoming an ever-more sophisticated process. Though shovels remain useful, dig sites […]

Funding agencies allocate money to scientific research projects with aims that could benefit society. But how do we know what the full […]

Funding agencies allocate money to scientific research projects with aims that could benefit society. But how do we know what the full […]

Our modern lifestyles depend on the material objects around us remaining strong and free from damage. Protective paints and coatings are […]

Our modern lifestyles depend on the material objects around us remaining strong and free from damage. Protective paints and coatings are […]

Across Peru, thousands of people do not have access to clean water or efficient transport links. Dr Davis Chacon-Hurtado, a Peruvian engineer […]

Across Peru, thousands of people do not have access to clean water or efficient transport links. Dr Davis Chacon-Hurtado, a Peruvian engineer […]

Until recently, self-driving cars and robotic housekeepers were the stuff of sci-fi movies. However, in the last decade, the capabilities of […]

Until recently, self-driving cars and robotic housekeepers were the stuff of sci-fi movies. However, in the last decade, the capabilities of […]

When young black men and boys are accused of crimes, rap music is often presented as evidence. This is a practice that an international network […]

When young black men and boys are accused of crimes, rap music is often presented as evidence. This is a practice that an international network […]

It is difficult for us as individuals to feel that we can do anything about global challenges – such as climate change, pandemics, antibiotic […]

It is difficult for us as individuals to feel that we can do anything about global challenges – such as climate change, pandemics, antibiotic […]

Electronics are entering a new phase. At the University of Surrey in the UK, Dr Radu Sporea is leading a team investigating how to ‘print’ […]

Electronics are entering a new phase. At the University of Surrey in the UK, Dr Radu Sporea is leading a team investigating how to ‘print’ […]

Dr James Seddon is a clinician scientist, working both as a medical doctor at St Mary’s Hospital and as a researcher at Imperial College […]

Dr James Seddon is a clinician scientist, working both as a medical doctor at St Mary’s Hospital and as a researcher at Imperial College […]

While we might think of electronic music as a new style that has emerged in recent decades, its roots can be traced back much further […]

While we might think of electronic music as a new style that has emerged in recent decades, its roots can be traced back much further […]

For millennia, humans have looked upon volcanoes with a sense of awe and terror. Nowadays, we have a much deeper understanding of […]

For millennia, humans have looked upon volcanoes with a sense of awe and terror. Nowadays, we have a much deeper understanding of […]

Storms or hurricanes can damage buildings in a single incident. New engineering efforts at the Iowa State and Kansas State Universities […]

Storms or hurricanes can damage buildings in a single incident. New engineering efforts at the Iowa State and Kansas State Universities […]

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection is one of the most important and ground-breaking scientific concepts ever constructed. Even […]

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection is one of the most important and ground-breaking scientific concepts ever constructed. Even […]

Farmers often use fungicides to protect their crops from fungal diseases. However, there are worries that these fungicides can damage […]

Farmers often use fungicides to protect their crops from fungal diseases. However, there are worries that these fungicides can damage […]

The mortality rate of the 1918 influenza pandemic was several times higher than for COVID-19. At the University of Missouri, USA […]

The mortality rate of the 1918 influenza pandemic was several times higher than for COVID-19. At the University of Missouri, USA […]

Dr Vincent Prevot is a neuroendocrinologist based at the Inserm in Lille, France. He collaborates with Professor Markus Schwaninger and […]

Dr Vincent Prevot is a neuroendocrinologist based at the Inserm in Lille, France. He collaborates with Professor Markus Schwaninger and […]

Professor Stephen Hutchings, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, has been leading a modern languages research programme […]

Professor Stephen Hutchings, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, has been leading a modern languages research programme […]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung injury that results from multiple different causes including pneumonia, COVID […]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung injury that results from multiple different causes including pneumonia, COVID […]

Professor Joshua Robinson is a materials scientist and engineer based at The Pennsylvania State University in the US. His research focuses […]

Professor Joshua Robinson is a materials scientist and engineer based at The Pennsylvania State University in the US. His research focuses […]

A team of researchers with expertise in physics, engineering and biology are finding out whether trace metals in the brain are linked to […]

A team of researchers with expertise in physics, engineering and biology are finding out whether trace metals in the brain are linked to […]

First discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have revolutionised the way we treat infectious disease. However, the discovery of new antibiotics […]

First discovered in the 1920s, antibiotics have revolutionised the way we treat infectious disease. However, the discovery of new antibiotics […]

Dr Jan Mol is an expert in quantum & nanoelectronics at the Queen Mary University of London, in the UK. He is trying to understand how […]

Dr Jan Mol is an expert in quantum & nanoelectronics at the Queen Mary University of London, in the UK. He is trying to understand how […]

Plants are integral to society, but there are still big knowledge gaps about how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. To address this […]

Plants are integral to society, but there are still big knowledge gaps about how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. To address this […]

Many disease outbreaks, including Covid-19, are caused by viruses that have jumped from animals to humans. At the Pirbright Institute in […]

Many disease outbreaks, including Covid-19, are caused by viruses that have jumped from animals to humans. At the Pirbright Institute in […]

Whether it is a traffic sign, clothing brand or TikTok, somebody somewhere has made a decision about which font to use to communicate a […]

Whether it is a traffic sign, clothing brand or TikTok, somebody somewhere has made a decision about which font to use to communicate a […]

Professor Corinna Martarelli, based at Unidistance Suisse in Switzerland, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to determine […]

Professor Corinna Martarelli, based at Unidistance Suisse in Switzerland, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to determine […]

Sarah Overton and Joël Reland form part of UK in a Changing Europe, a research organisation based at King’s College London, UK, which […]

Sarah Overton and Joël Reland form part of UK in a Changing Europe, a research organisation based at King’s College London, UK, which […]

Much of the evidence of past human activities has perished over time – which is why the work of Dr Lisa Maher, at the University of California […]

Much of the evidence of past human activities has perished over time – which is why the work of Dr Lisa Maher, at the University of California […]

Humans depend on plants for their survival. Plants provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, but much of their functioning […]

Humans depend on plants for their survival. Plants provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, but much of their functioning […]

Land degradation causes soils to become less fertile, resulting in lower productivity in agricultural regions and decreased biodiversity […]

Land degradation causes soils to become less fertile, resulting in lower productivity in agricultural regions and decreased biodiversity […]

Dr Anamika Dubey is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University […]

Dr Anamika Dubey is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University […]

Science and technology suffer from underrepresentation of many social groups, which affects the quality and societal impact of new […]

Science and technology suffer from underrepresentation of many social groups, which affects the quality and societal impact of new […]

The UK’s exit from the European Union created a new border, not only to people and goods, but to finance. Professor Sarah Hall, an […]

The UK’s exit from the European Union created a new border, not only to people and goods, but to finance. Professor Sarah Hall, an […]

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) project uses a synchrotron facility, a massive doughnut-shaped structure that accelerates electrons […]

The X-ray Materials Science (XMaS) project uses a synchrotron facility, a massive doughnut-shaped structure that accelerates electrons […]

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology, we need increasingly sophisticated ways of managing data and […]

As our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology, we need increasingly sophisticated ways of managing data and […]

252 million years ago, over 90% of all species on Earth were wiped out. Led by Professor Paul Wignall at the University of Leeds in the UK […]

252 million years ago, over 90% of all species on Earth were wiped out. Led by Professor Paul Wignall at the University of Leeds in the UK […]

Many of us put a lot of our personal lives online, but this can come at risk to our online security. Dr Jason Hong and Dr Laura Dabbish, of […]

Many of us put a lot of our personal lives online, but this can come at risk to our online security. Dr Jason Hong and Dr Laura Dabbish, of […]

The future of the earth’s sea levels due to climate change is incredibly difficult to predict. Dr Ed Gasson, at the University of Exeter, and […]

The future of the earth’s sea levels due to climate change is incredibly difficult to predict. Dr Ed Gasson, at the University of Exeter, and […]

Faith shapes the way societies respond to crises such as a global pandemic. Dr Emma Wild-Wood, from The University of Edinburgh […]

Faith shapes the way societies respond to crises such as a global pandemic. Dr Emma Wild-Wood, from The University of Edinburgh […]

In the Tan Lab at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA, Dr Dongyan Tan is leading a team of early career scientists who are […]

In the Tan Lab at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, USA, Dr Dongyan Tan is leading a team of early career scientists who are […]

Dr Elsa Lee is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the UK, who is studying the link between participation in waterway regeneration […]

Dr Elsa Lee is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the UK, who is studying the link between participation in waterway regeneration […]

Tropical diseases are a significant source of deaths across Latin America, but, until recently, there has been little interest in developing […]

Tropical diseases are a significant source of deaths across Latin America, but, until recently, there has been little interest in developing […]

Professor Amber D’Souza, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, is working to develop improved means […]

Professor Amber D’Souza, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, is working to develop improved means […]

Dr Theodore (Ted) Allen is a mathematician and computer scientist based at the Ohio State University in the USA. He is developing a […]

Dr Theodore (Ted) Allen is a mathematician and computer scientist based at the Ohio State University in the USA. He is developing a […]

Dr Xiao Yu, based at the University of Florida in the US, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to model the flow of water […]

Dr Xiao Yu, based at the University of Florida in the US, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to model the flow of water […]

Before a new treatment can be given to patients, it must first undergo medical trials, to ensure it is safe and effective. Dr Howard Thom is […]

Before a new treatment can be given to patients, it must first undergo medical trials, to ensure it is safe and effective. Dr Howard Thom is […]

As cities grow, what happens to individual neighbourhoods within them? This is what the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning […]

As cities grow, what happens to individual neighbourhoods within them? This is what the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning […]

Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at the University of Utah in the US, has made amazing discoveries in the tops of trees, but now her focus is on […]

Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at the University of Utah in the US, has made amazing discoveries in the tops of trees, but now her focus is on […]

Based at Temple University in the US, Professor Parsaoran Hutapea and his mechanical engineering research team have taken inspiration […]

Based at Temple University in the US, Professor Parsaoran Hutapea and his mechanical engineering research team have taken inspiration […]

Our beliefs about the past help define who we are and how we live in the present. Dr Sarah Kurnick, assistant Professor of Anthropology […]

Our beliefs about the past help define who we are and how we live in the present. Dr Sarah Kurnick, assistant Professor of Anthropology […]

How do people learn new languages? How can language be studied scientifically? How is scientific research conducted? At The Ohio State […]

How do people learn new languages? How can language be studied scientifically? How is scientific research conducted? At The Ohio State […]

You have probably heard of Silicon Valley in California, home of tech inventions and all things electronics. But at the University of Warwick […]

You have probably heard of Silicon Valley in California, home of tech inventions and all things electronics. But at the University of Warwick […]

Dr Dominic Mcsherry, a developmental psychologist at Ulster Uuniversity, is working on a ground-breaking, longitudinal study across […]

Dr Dominic Mcsherry, a developmental psychologist at Ulster Uuniversity, is working on a ground-breaking, longitudinal study across […]

Professor Peter Clift, a sedimentary geologist at Louisiana State University in the USA, is investigating not only how the Himalayas have […]

Professor Peter Clift, a sedimentary geologist at Louisiana State University in the USA, is investigating not only how the Himalayas have […]

Dr Caroline Henaghan, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, is taking a socio-legal and interdisciplinary approach to the […]

Dr Caroline Henaghan, based at the University of Manchester in the UK, is taking a socio-legal and interdisciplinary approach to the […]

As astronomers look deeper into space, they require better instruments to do so. A joint team of scientists and engineers at Cardiff […]

As astronomers look deeper into space, they require better instruments to do so. A joint team of scientists and engineers at Cardiff […]

Professor Alexei Lapkin, from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a chemical engineer using robotics and artificial intelligence to […]

Professor Alexei Lapkin, from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a chemical engineer using robotics and artificial intelligence to […]

Computational thinking describes the way we break down problems or draw conclusions from observations. We use it in everyday […]

Computational thinking describes the way we break down problems or draw conclusions from observations. We use it in everyday […]

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years and has become an increasingly integrated part of our lives. However […]

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years and has become an increasingly integrated part of our lives. However […]

Gene sequencing is an incredibly useful tool for reading the vast amounts of information DNA contains. With a cutting-edge technique […]

Gene sequencing is an incredibly useful tool for reading the vast amounts of information DNA contains. With a cutting-edge technique […]

Though migration is in the news almost daily, most people do not migrate, even if they have the opportunity and means to do so. Why […]

Though migration is in the news almost daily, most people do not migrate, even if they have the opportunity and means to do so. Why […]

Computers have revolutionised the planet in many ways. Plant science is one of the fields to have benefitted from recent advances in […]

Computers have revolutionised the planet in many ways. Plant science is one of the fields to have benefitted from recent advances in […]

Professor Andrew Nunn is an epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London in the UK […]

Professor Andrew Nunn is an epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London in the UK […]

Drones are used increasingly by amateur photographers, which is why Dr Elisa Serafinelli and Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan, at the University of […]

Drones are used increasingly by amateur photographers, which is why Dr Elisa Serafinelli and Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan, at the University of […]

Grow plants, burn them for energy, then bury the carbon deep underground. This is the principle behind biomass energy with carbon […]

Grow plants, burn them for energy, then bury the carbon deep underground. This is the principle behind biomass energy with carbon […]

Odile Huchette, from the NC A&T State University in Greensboro, USA, has developed the Urban Food Platform, a thriving educational […]

Odile Huchette, from the NC A&T State University in Greensboro, USA, has developed the Urban Food Platform, a thriving educational […]

Unethical working conditions are a major issue in many parts of the world, and workers are often exploited by retailers in wealthier […]

Unethical working conditions are a major issue in many parts of the world, and workers are often exploited by retailers in wealthier […]

The STEAM Team Academy, the hugely successful brainchild of Dr Odesma Dalrymple, Dr Joi Spencer and Dr Perla Myers of the University […]

The STEAM Team Academy, the hugely successful brainchild of Dr Odesma Dalrymple, Dr Joi Spencer and Dr Perla Myers of the University […]

Climate scientists widely agree that measures to reduce and capture our greenhouse gas emissions are not happening at a fast enough rate […]

Climate scientists widely agree that measures to reduce and capture our greenhouse gas emissions are not happening at a fast enough rate […]

The REACH-DR project, led by Professor Tunde Peto at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK in collaboration with the Philippines team, has […]

The REACH-DR project, led by Professor Tunde Peto at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK in collaboration with the Philippines team, has […]

Led by Peterborough City Council, in the UK, the Piri Project will deliver energy for the Peterborough community through an integrated […]

Led by Peterborough City Council, in the UK, the Piri Project will deliver energy for the Peterborough community through an integrated […]

The ability to feel what others are feeling, a phenomenon known as empathy, is a key part of people’s social behaviour. Despite us knowing […]

The ability to feel what others are feeling, a phenomenon known as empathy, is a key part of people’s social behaviour. Despite us knowing […]

The construction industry is responsible for 40% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Danielle Densley Tingley of the University of […]

The construction industry is responsible for 40% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Danielle Densley Tingley of the University of […]

Our world may be home to many different cultures, but no matter where we are raised, the time we spend transitioning from children into […]

Our world may be home to many different cultures, but no matter where we are raised, the time we spend transitioning from children into […]

Many of us have viruses lying dormant within our cells. While our immune system controls these to keep us healthy, problems arise if […]

Many of us have viruses lying dormant within our cells. While our immune system controls these to keep us healthy, problems arise if […]

Dr Siobhan Maderson, from Aberystwyth University, UK, has been investigating how traditional environmental knowledge is often […]

Dr Siobhan Maderson, from Aberystwyth University, UK, has been investigating how traditional environmental knowledge is often […]

Dr Erik Andersen, of Northwestern University in the USA, is a man with a mission – to capture the genetic diversity of Caenorhabditis elegans […]

Dr Erik Andersen, of Northwestern University in the USA, is a man with a mission – to capture the genetic diversity of Caenorhabditis elegans […]

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global healthcare systems. Dealing with […]

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global healthcare systems. Dealing with […]

As the impacts of climate change worsen and urbanisation continues, flooding is becoming an increasingly serious problem for communities […]

As the impacts of climate change worsen and urbanisation continues, flooding is becoming an increasingly serious problem for communities […]

Hydrogen could be an important clean energy source in future, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to combat climate change […]

Hydrogen could be an important clean energy source in future, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to combat climate change […]

Cancer is a disease caused by mutations in the genes within our cells. Professor Ian Prior, at the University of Liverpool in the UK, is trying […]

Cancer is a disease caused by mutations in the genes within our cells. Professor Ian Prior, at the University of Liverpool in the UK, is trying […]

Modern food production and trade have countless impacts on the environment. Sustainable food systems are therefore indispensable […]

Modern food production and trade have countless impacts on the environment. Sustainable food systems are therefore indispensable […]

Dr Alison Searle, based at the University of Leeds in the UK, is engaged in a project that analyses 17th century archival documents from three […]

Dr Alison Searle, based at the University of Leeds in the UK, is engaged in a project that analyses 17th century archival documents from three […]

Most of our knowledge of prehistoric sharks comes from their fossilised teeth. Complete shark fossils can teach us a huge amount about […]

Most of our knowledge of prehistoric sharks comes from their fossilised teeth. Complete shark fossils can teach us a huge amount about […]

Opioid addiction is a crisis in the USA, where tens of thousands of people die from opioid-related overdoses every year. Noah Robinson, a […]

Opioid addiction is a crisis in the USA, where tens of thousands of people die from opioid-related overdoses every year. Noah Robinson, a […]

Explosions are difficult to study because they happen so quickly and with such destructive power. Yet knowing how they work is important […]

Explosions are difficult to study because they happen so quickly and with such destructive power. Yet knowing how they work is important […]

Soil is full of a staggeringly large number and diversit y of microbes. This microbial community, or microbiome, can help or hinder the […]

Soil is full of a staggeringly large number and diversit y of microbes. This microbial community, or microbiome, can help or hinder the […]

Volcanoes are fed by magma that rises through cracks in the earth’s crust, but we do not really understand how these cracks form and […]

Volcanoes are fed by magma that rises through cracks in the earth’s crust, but we do not really understand how these cracks form and […]

Though life and the universe are pretty complex, there are underlying rules that govern how they work. Uncovering them is no easy task, but […]

Though life and the universe are pretty complex, there are underlying rules that govern how they work. Uncovering them is no easy task, but […]

Most summers during his reign, King Henry VIII and his court set out from London to visit a different part of England. These ‘progresses’ […]

Most summers during his reign, King Henry VIII and his court set out from London to visit a different part of England. These ‘progresses’ […]

Almost twenty years ago, the Human Genome Project compiled the code of every gene in the human body. Now, Professor Neil Kelleher […]

Almost twenty years ago, the Human Genome Project compiled the code of every gene in the human body. Now, Professor Neil Kelleher […]

What does it mean to understand someone else? Some would say it requires knowledge of what that person is going through […]

What does it mean to understand someone else? Some would say it requires knowledge of what that person is going through […]

By combining the expertise of economists and psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Professor Keith Bender and […]

By combining the expertise of economists and psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in the UK, Professor Keith Bender and […]

Why do people donate blood to strangers? Professor Jacob Copeman, a social anthropologist at the University of Santiago de Compostela […]

Why do people donate blood to strangers? Professor Jacob Copeman, a social anthropologist at the University of Santiago de Compostela […]

Most people who have had a limb amputated will experience some form of phantom limb pain. Unfortunately, currently available drug […]

Most people who have had a limb amputated will experience some form of phantom limb pain. Unfortunately, currently available drug […]

Art and design have often had a major role in influencing the attitudes of society. Dr Harriet Atkinson, from the University of Brighton in […]

Art and design have often had a major role in influencing the attitudes of society. Dr Harriet Atkinson, from the University of Brighton in […]

How can you increase the engagement of your class? How can you improve your students’ ability to remember what you teach them? […]

How can you increase the engagement of your class? How can you improve your students’ ability to remember what you teach them? […]

How important has mentoring been in the creative industries? This is what Professor Will May from the University of Southampton in the UK […]

How important has mentoring been in the creative industries? This is what Professor Will May from the University of Southampton in the UK […]

Digital interactions are becoming an ever-larger part of our lives. At Queen Mary University of London in the UK, Professor Nelya Koteyko […]

Digital interactions are becoming an ever-larger part of our lives. At Queen Mary University of London in the UK, Professor Nelya Koteyko […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested healthcare facilities to their limits. One effect has been a transition towards remote consultations, which […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested healthcare facilities to their limits. One effect has been a transition towards remote consultations, which […]

The lack of rainfall in desert environments means that many plants and animals rely on fog and dew to provide their water. But where does […]

The lack of rainfall in desert environments means that many plants and animals rely on fog and dew to provide their water. But where does […]

The human ear can process information far better than the eye, so why are data almost always presented to us in visual forms? Composer […]

The human ear can process information far better than the eye, so why are data almost always presented to us in visual forms? Composer […]

The genetic information that defines each of us is stored in the DNA within our cells. Dr Georg Kustatscher, from the University of […]

The genetic information that defines each of us is stored in the DNA within our cells. Dr Georg Kustatscher, from the University of […]

One significant effect of climate change is that the ocean is becoming increasingly acidic. This has implications for marine life […]

One significant effect of climate change is that the ocean is becoming increasingly acidic. This has implications for marine life […]

Dr Cynthia Nau Cornelissen is a microbiologist who runs her own laboratory at Georgia State University in the US. Her current research […]

Dr Cynthia Nau Cornelissen is a microbiologist who runs her own laboratory at Georgia State University in the US. Her current research […]

Dr Amanda Brown is a neuroscience researcher based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. She is studying inflammation and neuronal injury […]

Dr Amanda Brown is a neuroscience researcher based at Johns Hopkins University in the US. She is studying inflammation and neuronal injury […]

Chronic stress can lead to changes at the cellular level, resulting in disease. Dr Gabriela Chiosis of New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Chronic stress can lead to changes at the cellular level, resulting in disease. Dr Gabriela Chiosis of New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Overuse of antimicrobial drugs creates dangerous resistant strains of microorganisms. Yet in some places of the world today, it is […]

Overuse of antimicrobial drugs creates dangerous resistant strains of microorganisms. Yet in some places of the world today, it is […]

The air is full of aerosolised microscopic matter that enter our lungs with every breath. The BioAirNet team is investigating aerosols of […]

The air is full of aerosolised microscopic matter that enter our lungs with every breath. The BioAirNet team is investigating aerosols of […]

Despite progress in recent years, women remain underrepresented on company boards. This is a problem: research shows that companies […]

Despite progress in recent years, women remain underrepresented on company boards. This is a problem: research shows that companies […]

The world is home to a stunningly diverse array of religions, and globalisation means that different groups of followers are mixing […]

The world is home to a stunningly diverse array of religions, and globalisation means that different groups of followers are mixing […]

When we consider our exposure to pollution, we usually think about vehicle exhaust fumes or industrial emissions. Indoor air pollution […]

When we consider our exposure to pollution, we usually think about vehicle exhaust fumes or industrial emissions. Indoor air pollution […]

Radiochemistry involves making molecules with radioactive atoms. Dr Davide Audisio of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences, part of […]

Radiochemistry involves making molecules with radioactive atoms. Dr Davide Audisio of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences, part of […]

Professor Todd Landman, a political scientist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, is devoted to promoting and preserving human […]

Professor Todd Landman, a political scientist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, is devoted to promoting and preserving human […]

Dr S. Kokou Dadzie is a mechanical engineer based at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. His research is focused on modelling particle-laden […]

Dr S. Kokou Dadzie is a mechanical engineer based at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. His research is focused on modelling particle-laden […]

In Dr Fabrice Caudron’s lab at Queen Mary University of London, yeast is helping scientists to understand the inner workings of cells. By […]

In Dr Fabrice Caudron’s lab at Queen Mary University of London, yeast is helping scientists to understand the inner workings of cells. By […]

Virtual reality is opening new doors for research in psychology. Based at the University of Kent in the UK, Professor Markus Bindemann and […]

Virtual reality is opening new doors for research in psychology. Based at the University of Kent in the UK, Professor Markus Bindemann and […]

There are over 7,000 languages spoken across the world, but how and why did these languages evolve? To answer this question, Dr Jenny […]

There are over 7,000 languages spoken across the world, but how and why did these languages evolve? To answer this question, Dr Jenny […]

What’s Up With Everyone? is a campaign run in conjunction with Aardman, research teams from various universities, clinical and charitable […]

What’s Up With Everyone? is a campaign run in conjunction with Aardman, research teams from various universities, clinical and charitable […]

The POLAR STAR project is designed to help teachers successfully introduce steam in their classes. It combines state-of-the-art […]

The POLAR STAR project is designed to help teachers successfully introduce steam in their classes. It combines state-of-the-art […]

Dr Tanya Josek, based at Illinois State University in the US, forms part of Project EDDIE which uses large datasets to build quantitative […]

Dr Tanya Josek, based at Illinois State University in the US, forms part of Project EDDIE which uses large datasets to build quantitative […]

The Italian island of Lampedusa has become a major transit point for migrants seeking to enter Europe. With thousands arriving, and […]

The Italian island of Lampedusa has become a major transit point for migrants seeking to enter Europe. With thousands arriving, and […]

High-energy-density physics describes some of the most extreme environments in our universe, like the cores of stars. Dr Valentin […]

High-energy-density physics describes some of the most extreme environments in our universe, like the cores of stars. Dr Valentin […]

Stars are a cooking pot for all the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dr Maria Lugaro, of the Konkoly Observatory at the Research […]

Stars are a cooking pot for all the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dr Maria Lugaro, of the Konkoly Observatory at the Research […]

Assessing species’ risk of extinction is essential for effective conservation efforts. However, this assessment does not tell the whole story […]