Science Tutorials & How-Tos

tom_hanks_digital_puppet
Posted by Alan Martin on December 10, 2015

Make Tom Hanks do your bidding with this unnerving digital puppet

arnie_climate_change
Posted by Alan Martin on December 9, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger just came up with a climate change argument that’s hard to argue with

hangover_science
Posted by Alan Martin on December 8, 2015

Cure your hangover with science

mars_
Posted by Alan Martin on December 8, 2015

WATCH THIS: A passionate explainer of why we should go to Mars ASAP

science_vs_religion_header
Posted by Alan Martin on December 4, 2015

Religion in science: More widespread than you might think

rubik_cube
Posted by Alan Martin on December 3, 2015

There’s a link between low intelligence and finding nonsense profound

british_rowing_3
Posted by Alan Martin on December 1, 2015

How the British Olympic rowing team used technology to prepare for Rio and take Gold

graveyard_live_forever
Posted by Alan Martin on November 30, 2015

This company wants to download your thoughts so you can live forever

bill_gates_2
Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 30, 2015

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson team up to tackle climate change with clean energy tech

scale_of_the_universe
Posted by Alan Martin on November 27, 2015

See your insignificance in the universe in just four minutes

artificial_pheromone_robots
Posted by Alan Martin on November 26, 2015

Robot pheromones make machines act like ants

black_friday_psychological_tricks_retail
Posted by Alan Martin on November 26, 2015

Black Friday brain: The psychological tricks of retail

david_tennant_theory_of_relativity
Posted by Alan Martin on November 25, 2015

David Tennant explains the general theory of relativity in three minutes

antibiotic_resistance_what_is_it
Posted by Alan Martin on November 24, 2015

Antibiotic resistance: a medical threat “as big as terrorism”?

google_glass_for_heart_surgery
Posted by Alan Martin on November 23, 2015

Google Glass finds a home in the operating theatre

diamond_thread_graphene
Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 23, 2015

Diamond thread, not graphene, could be the super-strong material the world is waiting for

Surgeon in surgery
Posted by Ian Betteridge on November 17, 2015

Surgeons have completed the most complex face transplant in history. But it’s the human story that’s important

dogs_in_space
Posted by Duncan Geere on November 13, 2015

Dogs in Space: Meet the Soviet Union space programme’s unsung heroes

campaign_to_stop_killer_robots
Posted by Nicole Kobie on November 11, 2015

Why Stephen Hawking is wrong about killer robots

cop21_made_history
Posted by Duncan Geere on November 10, 2015

COP21: How 193 countries came to a “historical turning point” in the fight against climate change

children_moral_choices_religion
Posted by Alan Martin on November 6, 2015

Scientists just blew a possible hole in ‘holier than thou’ attitudes

sun_nasa_4k_video
Posted by Alan Martin on November 6, 2015

NASA: Stare directly at the sun safely with this 4K video

maglev_train
Posted by Dave Stevenson on October 29, 2015

The trains, planes and automobiles

science_of_justice
Posted by Alan Martin on October 27, 2015

Psychology and the courtroom: the scientific issues with our justice system

air_pollution_sensor
Posted by Alan Martin on October 27, 2015

Detecting pollution with smartphone sensors

mouse_virtual_reality
Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 26, 2015

WATCH THIS: Virtual reality for mice could help cure Alzheimer’s

climate_change_polar_bear
Posted by Dave Stevenson on October 23, 2015

Taking on climate change with technology

vfts_352
Posted by Alan Martin on October 22, 2015

What happens when stars collide? We’re about to find out

uk_wind_farm
Posted by Alan Martin on October 21, 2015

Climate change: UK gets a slap on the wrist, while Scandinavia is top of the class

big_bang_theory_science_of_pop_culture
Posted by Alan Martin on October 20, 2015

6 scientific answers to the pop culture questions nobody asked

global_inequality
Posted by Alan Martin on October 19, 2015

Global inequality: Why 91% of the population gets a real raw deal

orionid_shower
Posted by Alan Martin on October 19, 2015

When is the Orionid meteor shower: How and where to watch 2016’s biggest cosmic event in the UK

chernobyl_abandoned_building
Posted by Alan Martin on October 16, 2015

Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters: What happens to nuclear exclusion zones when humans leave?

evolution_video
Posted by Alan Martin on October 16, 2015

WATCH THIS: Proto human evolves into academic in 90 seconds

lab-grown_burger_2
Posted by Alan Martin on October 16, 2015

A new kind of happy meal: Lab-grown meat on the menu

human_brain
Posted by Alan Martin on October 13, 2015

What is amnesia?

microlattice
Posted by Alan Martin on October 12, 2015

Boeing develops new metal that could revolutionise aeroplanes

lotus_flower_header
Posted by Alan Martin on October 9, 2015

What is trypophobia and why on Earth are people so scared of holes?

life_on_other_planets
Posted by Alan Martin on October 8, 2015

Looking for life on other planets? Start here, say researchers

hypodermic_needle
Posted by Alan Martin on October 7, 2015

Anti-vaxxers are WRONG, says anti-vaxxer-funded report

late_night_office_block
Posted by Alan Martin on October 6, 2015

Working hours: Why you are literally wasting your life (unless you live in Sweden)

jaxon-taylor
Posted by Alan Martin on October 6, 2015

Decapitated infant has head reattached in miracle surgery

mealworms_plastic_eaters
Posted by Alan Martin on October 1, 2015

This mealworm eats plastic for breakfast. Could it clear landfills? Maybe.

crispr_cas9_genterapi_istock
Posted by Victoria Woollaston on October 1, 2015

Controversial gene-editing tool CRISPR “could give rise to cancer”, worrying studies find

moonspike_rocketflight01
Posted by Duncan Geere on October 1, 2015

Moonspike: Behind the scenes of the company that tried to use Kickstarter to get to the moon

scientific_fraud
Posted by Alan Martin on September 25, 2015

The elephant in the lab: how much science is fabricated?

speedy_underground_train
Posted by Alan Martin on September 24, 2015

Mathematically, the London Underground is too fast. No, really.

prozac_tablets
Posted by Alan Martin on September 23, 2015

“Depression gene” has potential for great happiness too, says study

toxoplasma
Posted by Alan Martin on September 23, 2015

Real-life puppeteers: six terrifying organisms that can control other creatures’ minds

sun_marble
Posted by Alan Martin on September 21, 2015

WATCH THIS: (Scaled) seven-mile model of the solar system