Katharine Shaw

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This new antibiotic is cause for celebration - and caution

The discovery of teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of drugs, but we need to move faster<p>In a grim week, reports of a new antibiotic [Ling et al., Nature] are a bright flash of urgently needed news.<p>The utility of existing antibiotics is being eroded alarmingly. Put simply, they …

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

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Which weird science stories have proved to be a hit on social media?

How long chocolates survive on hospital wards, evidence of time travellers online and how sensitive dogs are to the Earth's magnetic field all feature in a list of this year's most shared scientific articles on social media<p>They were some of the stories that had us all thinking: 'Oh my God, really?' …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …