Inside an Atom's Heart

Using the powerful Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in US. scientists have shown how it's possible to glean precise details on the arrangement of gold's protons and neutrons using a kind of quantum interference never before seen in an experiment.

Entirely New Way To Refrigerate Things

A novel technique created by US scientists makes use of the way energy is stored or released when a material changes phase. It is called ionocaloric cooling and it may eventually replace current techniques.

Scientists Just Uncovered A Whole New Layer of Brain

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of Rochester have identified a layer of tissue that helps protect our gray and white matter, one that hasn't been distinguished before.

Dry Spells Could Have Been Essential For Life to Emerge on Earth

How life emerged on Earth from an assortment of non-living molecules is a stubbornly enduring mystery but now we could have some more clues thanks to a recent study.

This Alloy Is The Toughest Known Material on Earth

An alloy of chromium, cobalt, and nickel has just given us the highest fracture toughness ever measured in a material on Earth.

Discovery of world's oldest DNA breaks record by one million years

Microscopic fragments of environmental DNA were found in Ice Age sediment in northern Greenland. Researchers discovered the fragments that are one million years older than the previous record for DNA.

Humans Keep Growing an Extra Artery in Their Arms

Since the 18th century the prevalence of this extra artery is increasing. The prevalence was around 10 % in people born in the mid-1880s compared to 30 % in those born in the late 20th century,  - a significant increase in a fairly short period of time.

New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

Discovery finds the Earth's core is constantly changing the length our day

The length of our day changes slightly over a six-year period. This recent discovery has perplexed scientists for about a decade and now we know the reason for it - it is the Earth core.

Transfusions of Lab-Grown Blood Cells

UK scientists have begun the first clinical trial of lab-grown red blood cells, with the hope that they survive longer in volunteers than donated blood cells.

Scientists Engineer Super Bacteria That Are Alien to All Life on Earth

The engineered bacteria are now resistant to even the most aggressive viruses, with little chance of leaking their synthetic code into the wild.

Mimicking life: A breakthrough in non-living materials

Dutch researchers discovered a new process that uses fuel to control non-living materials, similar to what living cells do. The discovery is a step towards soft robotics; soft machines that can sense what is happening in their environment.

World's largest autism study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

The study used whole genome sequencing to examine the entire genomes of over 7,000 individuals with autism. The team found 134 genes linked with ASD and discovered a range of genetic changes.

Scientists Transformed Pure Water Into a Metal

By bringing pure water into contact with an electron-sharing alkali metal – in this case an alloy of sodium and potassium – free-moving charged particles can be added, turning water metallic. 

Ancient DNA From 1 Million Years Ago Discovered in Antarctica

Technically referred to as sedaDNA – for sedimentary ancient DNA – the recovered samples are likely to prove useful in the ongoing efforts to understand how climate change could affect Antarctica in the future.