The inventor of genetic fingerprinting has been awarded the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal. In 1984, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys stumbled on a method for distinguishing individuals
As the editor of Astronomy magazine, I am calling for an open and public debate over the planetary status of Pluto, which was notoriously changed in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson. Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully
New study suggests animals are eating our garbage For a decade or more, scientists have assumed our seas carry millions of tons of plastic, much of which should be floating in open water, forming vast
At least rat livers do. To keep a handful of rat livers super-fresh, researchers kept them supercool—that is, stored at temperatures below the freezing point of water. The procedure was part of an experimental
University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force.