Science

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Millions with eye conditions at higher risk of dementia, shows research
People with macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease at greater risk

Andrew Gregory Health editor

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction
Scientists set initial sights on creating elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six years

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Starwatch: Algol’s orbiting stars add twinkle to Medusa’s eye
Perseus phenomenon is best observed over several nights with reference to neighbouring stars

Stuart Clark

13, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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NHS England announces large-scale trial of potential early cancer test
More than 100,000 volunteers aged between 50 and 77 sought to take part in Galleri blood screening

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Algebra: the maths working to solve the UK’s supply chain crisis
The calculations behind filling supermarket shelves are dizzyingly complex – but it all starts with the x and y you know from school

Michael Brooks

12, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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UK vaccine volunteers to help prepare for next virus at new Pandemic Institute
The Liverpool site will work with other international centres to research the threat of emerging disruptive diseases

James Tapper

12, Sep, 2021 @5:06 AM

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Kathryn Paige Harden: ‘Studies have found genetic variants that correlate with going further in school’
The behaviour geneticist explains how biology could have an influence on academic attainment – and why she takes an anti-eugenics approach

Zoë Corbyn

12, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed
Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prize
Research from the more unusual realms of science is recognised every year at this alternative awards ceremony

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Sep, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Study links too much free time to lower sense of wellbeing
Research shows there is a ‘sweet spot’ and subjective wellbeing drops off after about five hours

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UK scientists win £2.2m Breakthrough prize for DNA reading advances
Creators of next-generation genome sequencing take science’s most lucrative award

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nasa’s Perseverance rover collects first Mars rock sample
Rock core, along with other samples, could one day be destined to Earth for analysis

Stuart Clark

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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