Science Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on June 1, 2018

Elon Musk tells Boeing to put its money where its mouth is over claims it will beat SpaceX to Mars

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Posted by Alan Martin on June 1, 2018

“Die off, soft landing or full-blown collapse”: Maths model reveals three possible fates facing humanity, and none are pretty

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 31, 2018

Touching exhibition uses the power of tech to probe the isolating impact of dementia

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on May 31, 2018

What happens when a supermassive black hole devours a star? This computer model gives us some clues

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 31, 2018

Google and E.ON bring Project Sunroof to the UK to help homeowners switch to solar

Corneal transplants
Posted by Alex Lee on May 30, 2018

Scientists just 3D printed human corneas for the first time giving hope to thousands of people with visual impairments

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 30, 2018

You’ll soon be able to hire one of 300 electric cars to help you get around London

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 30, 2018

We just took a step closer to unlocking the mysteries of black holes using next-level supercomputer code

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 29, 2018

Physicists invent a Back to the Future-style flux capacitor; have no plans to travel back in time

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 29, 2018

LG aims to make VR nausea a thing of the past with a little help from artificial intelligence

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 28, 2018

Not just for humans: Facial recognition can work for chimps, monkeys and lemurs too

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 23, 2018

NASA releases spectacular video of Jupiter’s swirling clouds

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 22, 2018

London one of the most polluted and dangerous cities in Europe when it comes to transport and road safety, report finds

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Posted by Edward Munn on May 21, 2018

Watch this creepy jelly robot walk underwater after being zapped with electricity

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 18, 2018

How Microsoft is getting under the skin of surgery with HoloLens

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 18, 2018

Planet Nine: Research suggests our solar system has a hidden world

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 15, 2018

This monster black hole eats the mass of our own sun every two days and is the fastest-growing quasar ever seen

Stephen Hawking dead
Posted by Alex Lee on May 14, 2018

Time travellers are welcome at Stephen Hawking’s memorial in June

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 11, 2018

“Slacker” rat brains are programmed to choose an easy life

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on May 11, 2018

The NHS is to trial IoT-enabled medical beds at one Scottish hospital

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Posted by Alex Lee on May 11, 2018

Smartphones could harm parent-child bonds, study suggests

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Posted by Stefan Söldner-Rembold on May 10, 2018

Inside DUNE, the 800-mile-long science experiment hunting for elusive neutrinos

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Posted by Yunfeng Lu on May 10, 2018

A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 9, 2018

Researchers teach spider to jump with one eye on the robots of the future

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Posted by Alex Lee on May 8, 2018

Does my voice sound “normal”? It’s complicated, new research suggests

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Posted by Edward Munn on May 8, 2018

The sun will turn into a spectacular planetary nebula when it dies, claim scientists

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 8, 2018

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

NASA Mars InSight lander mission
Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 5, 2018

Watch the Mars InSight launch live online as NASA begins its next mission to the Red Planet

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Posted by William Stanton on May 4, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 is successfully relaunched and retrieved

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 4, 2018

Listen to our galaxy’s rotation as cosmic jazz

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 3, 2018

Scientists take a step closer to unlocking the genetic causes of migraines

This simple test could reveal if you have a peanut allergy and tell you just how severe your allergy is
Posted by Alex Lee on May 3, 2018

This simple test could reveal if you have a peanut allergy and tell you just how severe your allergy is

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 3, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s final theory about multiverses, the Big Bang and “cosmic inflation” has just been published

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Posted by Alan Martin on May 2, 2018

Flat-Earthers use Pac-Man to explain why we don’t fall off the edge of the planet

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Posted by Alex Lee on May 2, 2018

A tiny galaxy has been found hiding in orbit around the Milky Way

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 2, 2018

NASA funds a self-assembling telescope that can build itself in space from a “swarm” of parts

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 1, 2018

Scientists have successfully inserted “false” sensations into the brain, could they one day edit our memories?

AI can spot signs of autism in brain scans of babies
Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 1, 2018

AI can spot signs of autism in babies as young as three months from brain scans

Russia's floating Chernobyl nuclear power plant
Posted by Alex Lee on April 30, 2018

Russia’s “floating Chernobyl” nuclear power plant has just set sail

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on April 30, 2018

SpaceX is rocketing towards being the third-largest private tech company in the US

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Posted by Alex Lee on April 27, 2018

This plastic can be recycled an “infinite” number of times and it could help solve our environmental woes

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 27, 2018

Are you genetically at risk of depression? Scientists find 30 new genes linked to the disorder

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 27, 2018

Golden State Killer suspect caught after relative shared DNA with ancestry website

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 27, 2018

Yale scientists claim pig brains can be kept alive without the body

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on April 26, 2018

We now have a 3D map of the Milky Way to help fuel new astronomical breakthroughs

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 25, 2018

High temperatures make us hotheads: Study finds the weather impacts how we “talk” on Twitter and Facebook

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Posted by Alex Lee on April 25, 2018

Nanowires could hold the key to safer, less flammable Lithium-ion batteries

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 25, 2018

High-powered cannon reveals how Earth may have got its oceans

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 24, 2018

Uranus smells like eggy farts, scientists confirm

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on April 23, 2018

A new “tangled” form of DNA has been uncovered in living cells