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High-resolution model offers stunningly realistic simulation of the birth of stars

Added: 21 May 2021

A team including Northwestern University astrophysicists has developed the most realistic, highest-…

Lab Babble - It’s all just personality testes

Added: 20 May 2021

Go on... you know you want to because, as scientists, it’s a built-in imperative. Just by bringing …

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…

Replacing plastics in fibre-based packaging for full recycling

Added: 10 May 2021

New research highlights biodigestible barrier polymers to replace plastics and non-repulpable lamin…

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

COVID lessons to be learned across the cross-channel cultural divide

Added: 29 Apr 2021

Has the cross-channel cultural divide impacted Covid outcomes? Bringing a unique perspective on the…

Some like it hot - our May/June issue cover story on thermophiles as biotechnological targets

Added: 28 Apr 2021

Thermophiles are fascinating microorganisms that include fungi, algae, cyanobacteria, and protozoa.…

Declining work-life balance for scientific researchers, survey finds

Added: 27 Apr 2021

Reseachers are generally known for their dedication and the percieved norm is that many work for pa…

Pre-programmed degradation makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Added: 22 Apr 2021

By embedding polymer-eating enzymes in plastic, researchers have found a way to make previously tri…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Online airborne fluid modelling tool may help laboratories implement effective COVID health and safety precautions

Added: 14 Apr 2021

A new research project aims to develop an online tool to predict the spread of airborne fluid dropl…

Articulating the earliest true opposed thumb in Earth's history; Monkeydactyl

Added: 13 Apr 2021

The application of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning has enabled digital modelling and …

Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Added: 12 Apr 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have trans…

Recycled graphene from tyres can make more environmentally friendly concrete

Added: 8 Apr 2021

This could be where the rubber truly hits the road. Rice University scientists have optimised a pro…

Research points to a green energy system sooner than we'd hoped!

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovoltaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into t…

Jordan's water crisis should be a warning for the world

Added: 31 Mar 2021

It is very easy to take tap water for granted. But sobering predictions of recent research around J…

Bioluminescence: a life study of ocean light

Added: 30 Mar 2021

Bioluminescence is visually magical and has inspired many scientists to dive deep to discover its s…

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …