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The hidden power of mathematics

Added: 12 Dec 2019

As she gets set to tread the boards for the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Dr Hannah Fry tal…

Why we need a science of science

Added: 25 Nov 2019

At the launch of a new initiative to understand how research is funded, practiced and evaluated, Pr…

Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars

Added: 15 Nov 2019

Readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed a surprising jump in oxygen in the Martian atmos…

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think…

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a highlight of the scientific calendar with its celebration of unco…

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

Ultra low-mass black hole uncovered

Added: 1 Nov 2019

Astrophysicists say they have discovered evidence of the smallest black hole ever detected – just 3…

Seeing into a black heart

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Big problems need big solutions and can, on occasion, lead to big successes. Such it is with one of…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Saturn surpasses Jupiter as 'moon king'

Added: 10 Oct 2019

Another 20 moons have been discovered orbiting Saturn, each around five kilometres, or three miles,…

Andromeda’s galaxy-gobbling past

Added: 4 Oct 2019

Our neighbouring galaxy Andromeda has engulfed several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few…

Singing the praises of odd numbers

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Annoy peer reviewers and create an inclusive numerical policy? It’s a win win for Dr Matthew Partri…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

New record for largest neutron star

Added: 17 Sep 2019

Astronomers at the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center have observed the biggest neutron star ever re…

The good, the bad and the brexit

Added: 16 Sep 2019

The new Government has been in place for only a few weeks now and in that time, we’ve already had a…

Celebrating the improbable

Added: 13 Sep 2019

Another year, another heart-warming evening commemorating the silly, unusual and often random side …

First evidence of water discovered on exoplanet

Added: 12 Sep 2019

For the first time, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere a planet outside our solar sys…

Are you ready for show time?

Added: 9 Sep 2019

Once again we are delighted to have partnered with the Lab Innovations show – and we want you to be…

Black hole image wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

Added: 6 Sep 2019

The team behind the first ever image of a black hole has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize i…

Signals suggest black hole swallowed neutron star

Added: 19 Aug 2019

Gravitational wave detectors have registered evidence of a black hole swallowing a neutron star for…