Science

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Epigenetics, the misunderstood science that could shed new light on ageing
The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure the risk of disease

Laura Spinney

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Galactic Britain’: how Cornwall is winning the European space race
Photojournalist Jonny Weeks explores how south-west is primed for first launch of a satellite-bearing rocket from UK soil

Jonny Weeks

10, Oct, 2021 @11:39 AM

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‘Lies and trauma’: donor-conceived adults are still haunted by their origins
Australia’s fertility industry has undergone seismic shifts in practice, but for those born before these changes, past mistakes feel firmly in the present

Gary Nunn

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes
Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer will allow users to see landscapes from England’s past

Harriet Sherwood

08, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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The moon was volcanically active for longer than we thought, analysis of lunar rocks suggests
Material retrieved by China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft sheds new light on the moon at a time when it was thought to be cooling down

Donna Lu

07, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Aukus pact to deepen Australia, US collaboration on space technology
Nasa’s Artemis mission to send a crewed vehicle to the moon set to further partnership between the two countries

Tory Shepherd

07, Oct, 2021 @3:55 AM

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Pair win Nobel prize in chemistry for work on organic catalysts
Benjamin List and David MacMillan’s findings revolutionised development of drugs and hi-tech materials

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Terrawatch: how climate change alters impact of volcanic eruptions
Cooling impact of very explosive eruptions could be amplified while moderate eruptions have less effect

Kate Ravilious

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Genius dogs’ can learn names of more than 100 toys, study finds
Six canines, all border collies, have proved some possess a remarkable grasp of human language

Linda Geddes

05, Oct, 2021 @10:01 PM

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Shooting stars: Russians beating US in race for first film shot in space
Actor and director filming on International Space Station push ahead of US project led by Tom Cruise

Ben Quinn

05, Oct, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Trio of scientists win Nobel prize for physics for climate work
Sykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share award for advancing climate knowledge

Linda Geddes

05, Oct, 2021 @11:53 AM

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