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Technology December 05, 2015
History lives on through interactive holography
Major advances in holography are the foundation of a project to preserve stories of Holocaust survivors for future generations as an interactive, personal experience.
Science October 24, 2015
How Knut’s disease is leading to medical breakthroughs
The death of famous polar bear Knut and revolutionary research into the psychiatric effects of autoimmune disease.
Science November 14, 2015
The BRCA1 gene and science in the courtroom
The High Court’s decision against patents on isolated genes raised questions about how non-expert judges can rule on science.
Science October 10, 2015
Using sniffer dogs to diagnose prostate and other cancers
Studies suggesting dogs can detect cancer may lead to innovative early detection technologies.
Science September 19, 2015
Feeding the world with microbacterial agriculture
The answer to the problem of feeding the growing global population may be microscopic.
Culture August 01, 2015
Mr Universe, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, presenter of the TV series Cosmos, has always had his eyes on the heavens.
Science April 18, 2015
Wind turbine syndrome answers blowin’ in the wind
Anti-wind farm groups insist the turbines are making people sick, but new studies suggest a surprisingly different cause.
Science March 28, 2015
Sex, drugs and clinical trials
A preference for male lab rats in clinical trials skews new drugs towards effectiveness in men.
Science February 21, 2015
Finetuning gene therapy
Researchers are edging closer to reliable gene therapy, providing a revolution in healthcare.
Science January 24, 2015
Global norming with geoengineering
Climate researchers are turning their minds to Plan B – manipulating the atmosphere to engineer a return to liveable conditions.
Science November 15, 2014
The great G spot debate
Continued debate over the existence of the G spot and even vaginal orgasms reflects a lack of solid science about women’s bodies.
Health October 25, 2014
Cancer-eating bacteria a throwback to old-time medicine
Cancer researchers have turned to a largely forgotten treatment developed in the 1890s, injecting bacteria into tumours.