Science Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 18, 2017

This is what jealousy does to the brain

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Posted by Alan Martin on October 17, 2017

Astronauts have smuggled fidget spinners onto the International Space Station

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Posted by Lowri Dowthwaite on October 16, 2017

If you have a dark sense of humour, you’re likely to be smarter

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 16, 2017

Breakthrough study confirms that sugar exacerbates cancer

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Posted by Alan Martin on October 16, 2017

Elon Musk drops by Reddit to answer people’s burning Mars questions

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 13, 2017

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 13, 2017

LIGO has finally solved the mystery of the universe’s missing gold by “watching” stars smash into each other

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on October 12, 2017

Clean Growth Strategy: UK outlines plans to cut our energy bills and get us all driving electric cars

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Posted by Abigail Beall on October 11, 2017

Scientists can now predict what a bird will sing next based on its thoughts

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Posted by Abigail Beall on October 11, 2017

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is on its way to Earth – and astronomers are coming together to track it

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Posted by Abigail Beall on October 11, 2017

Intel makes a small but significant step towards quantum computing with its 17-qubit chip

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Posted by Abigail Beall on October 10, 2017

Records of historical air pollution are hiding in sooty birds’ feathers

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Posted by Abigail Beall on October 10, 2017

Half of the universe’s missing normal matter has been found

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 9, 2017

NASA is giving you the chance to go to Mars in 2018…sort of

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 9, 2017

UK’s first mega-battery plant opens to cope with surge in renewables

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Posted by Alan Martin on October 6, 2017

Decapitated infant has head reattached in miracle surgery

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 4, 2017

The anti-vaxxer movement is causing measles outbreaks

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Posted by Lee Bell on October 4, 2017

Scientists finally prove we are not living in a computer simulation like in The Matrix

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on October 4, 2017

We need to talk about why the naked mole-rat is an incredible mammal

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on October 2, 2017

Life on Earth was “born” when meteorites splashed into thousands of “warm ponds”

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on September 29, 2017

What’s the point of wasps? Turns out, they do a lot more than you think

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Posted by Alex Lee on September 29, 2017

You could soon be eating fish chipped with biodegradable microsensors

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 29, 2017

Jim Al-Khalili on why quantum biology matters: “The payback if it’s true is huge”

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 29, 2017

Dubai is bringing Mars to Earth with a 1.9 million square foot Martian city

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 29, 2017

Elon Musk, a moon base and a colony on Mars: SpaceX boss reveals more about making humans a “multi-planet species”

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 28, 2017

These origami-inspired robots could be heading for space

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 28, 2017

Russia and the USA are teaming up to create a lunar space station

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on September 28, 2017

Tim Peake: Commercialisation of space is a “game changer”

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on September 28, 2017

Can magic mushrooms treat depression?

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 28, 2017

Ravenous black holes make some galaxies shine brightly

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 27, 2017

Earth was “born” from a giant melting pot of molten rock

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 27, 2017

You’re probably worse at multitasking than a pigeon

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Posted by Curtis Moldrich on September 27, 2017

Ford’s new Smart Benches are an oasis of tech – and they’re coming to London

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 27, 2017

Revolutionary blood test could cut A&E waiting times from hours to just minutes

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 27, 2017

Inside NASA’s ambitious Parker Solar Probe mission to ‘touch the sun’

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 26, 2017

These amazing videos shows SpaceX’s dreams of Mars colonisation

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule and VR experience goes on UK tour: Here’s where you can see it

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

The future of supercomputers could be powered by ‘magic dust’ made of light and matter

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Hope for coma patients as implant helps man start to regain consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Fish have distinct, complex personalities and react differently to stress

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Scientists achieve quantum teleportation with patterns of light in computing breakthrough

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Cosmic rays pummelling into Earth travel huge distances from alien galaxies

evaporated_water_could_be_the_next_big_renewable_energy_source
Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

Forget solar and wind, evaporated water could be the renewable energy source the world needs

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

Scottish tidal power station breaks world records producing enough energy to power 2,000 homes

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on September 22, 2017

Maths as an emotional journey: How Marcus du Sautoy is using music to highlight the beauty of numbers

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

The science of earthquakes: Examining what caused the devastating natural disaster in Fiji

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

Scientists create ‘three-in-one’ antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

NASA starts testing tech for its “quiet” X-plane that promises supersonic flight without the boom

the_do-it-yourself_solar_panels_that_pay_for_themselves
Posted by Alan Martin on September 20, 2017

These do-it-yourself solar panels pay for themselves (and can be used by renters)

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 20, 2017

Global warming limit of 1.5°C is still in reach, study says