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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…

Ultra-fine particles linked to brain cancer

Added: 14 Nov 2019

Air pollution nanoparticles have been linked to brain cancer for the first time.

AMR Centre nominates MBL inhibitor

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The AMR Centre has nominated a preclinical candidate molecule for its programme to overcome resista…

EPSRC funds new nuclear robotics facility

Added: 8 Nov 2019

EPSRC is funding for a new national facility that will support nuclear robotics R&D across four ins…

Wellcome leads genome-mapping project

Added: 8 Nov 2019

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is among 10 organisations that are part of a project to map genomes o…

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency

Added: 6 Nov 2019

More than 11,000 scientist signatories support new a paper warning of “untold human suffering” that…

UK government withdraws fracking support

Added: 4 Nov 2019

The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…

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…

Rivals question Google’s quantum supremacy claim

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Google researchers claimed quantum supremacy last week, shortly followed by rebuke from its rivals.

NHS England urges homeopathy ban

Added: 28 Oct 2019

NHS England has written to the Professional Standards Agency urging it to remove its accreditation …

Rahko raises £1.3M for quantum chemistry simulation

Added: 18 Oct 2019

UCL spin-out Rahko has raised £1.3 million in seed funding to develop its machine learning-powered …

Mogrify raises $16M for cell therapy

Added: 18 Oct 2019

Biotechnology company Mogrify has raised an additional $16 million to develop its cell therapy prog…

Brexit already damaging UK science, says Royal Society

Added: 17 Oct 2019

Figures released by the Royal Society indicate the damaging impact on UK science caused by the unce…

AI university to open in UAE next year

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The world’s first graduate level research university dedicated to AI will welcome its first intake …

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,…

Microscopic ‘mold pigs’ may represent new phylum

Added: 9 Oct 2019

Fossils preserved in amber reveal a new family, genus, species and possibly phylum of micro inverte…

Lithium-ion researchers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Added: 9 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers for their work on the developmen…

Nobel physics prize awarded for cosmology and exoplanet discovery

Added: 8 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physica…