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

Professor Zheng-Ziang 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?

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

Professor Zheng-Ziang 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?