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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…

More power to you

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Our need for battery power is insatiable and current lithium-ion anode technology just won’t cut it…

A bad acid trip

Added: 21 Oct 2019

Ocean acidifcation, the lesser known relative of global warming, causes particular damage to coral …

Innovation and sustainability for your lab

Added: 14 Oct 2019

Source new technologies, future-proof your laboratory and find out ways to make procurement sustain…

It’s in the blood

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Despite – or perhaps because of – its importance, some of the world’s most deadly diseases have the…

Law and disorder

Added: 23 Sep 2019

We have been working on Alzheimer’s for a long time… so where are all the therapeutic drugs? Here D…

Defending our last line

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Swift action is vital in the battle against AMR. But as our last lines of defense begin to fall to …

Matter over mind

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Materials science and nanotech are vital for developing implantable microdevices but there are seve…

Forensics in crisis?

Added: 2 Sep 2019

A drop in forensics R&D funding and no central body for forensics services is putting justice in je…

A mysterious relationship

Added: 28 Aug 2019

It is hardly a secret that obesity continues to emerge as a pandemic, but less well known is the bi…

Knowing a lot about very little

Added: 19 Aug 2019

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much abo…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 2)

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 1)

Added: 29 Jul 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Beyond the code

Added: 22 Jul 2019

Genomics has been revolutionary – but have we forgotten cell biology in the push for an ever more r…

A real growing concern

Added: 5 Jul 2019

Injuries to the spinal cord have always been associated with little or no hope of regaining lost fu…

Making CAR-T affordable and accessible

Added: 27 Jun 2019

To fulfil the live saving potential offered by CAR-T therapies to blood cancer patients, the next s…

The master manipulator

Added: 24 Jun 2019

Disrupting cellular communications, altering blood vessels and hijacking the immune system – metast…

Terraforming Mars: A giant leap too far?

Added: 17 Jun 2019

SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars by 2024 and establish a Martian city by 2050 but how plausible …

Titrating talent

Added: 11 Jun 2019

More chemistry graduates leave science than stay in it… what can we do about that? Stuart Brown thi…