Science

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Did you solve it? The pyramid puzzle
The answers to today’s geometrical riddles

Alex Bellos

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Know sweat: scientists solve mystery behind body odour
University of York researchers trace the source of underarm aromas to a particular enzyme

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Can you solve it? The pyramid puzzle
Two geometrical riddles

Alex Bellos

27, Jul, 2020 @6:12 AM

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Ease restrictions on medical psychedelics to aid research, experts say
Clinical trials suggest psilocybin may be safe for treating depression but government places strict controls on the substance

Ian Sample Science editor

26, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Starwatch: full moon joins Jupiter and Saturn in southern sky
At midnight on 2 August, people around globe will be able to see grouping high in the sky

Stuart Clark

26, Jul, 2020 @8:40 PM

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Rock from Mars heads home after 600,000 year odyssey across space
Tiny piece of meteorite from London’s Natural History Museum will be used by rover exploring red planet

Robin McKie

26, Jul, 2020 @6:10 AM

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‘A meteor will go by, and everyone gasps’: meet the world’s most dedicated stargazers
Every year, amateur telescope makers gather under starry skies
in the US and South Africa – to trade tips and tales from across the universe

Ian Sample Science editor

25, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Spacewatch: Nasa delays James Webb space telescope to October 2021
Delay is result of coronavirus pandemic and technical challenges as troubled project is set to cost £6.8bn

Stuart Clark

23, Jul, 2020 @8:30 PM

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'Wave of silence' spread around world during coronavirus pandemic
Seismologists said high frequency noise fell as much as 50% as planes were grounded and roads emptied

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Jul, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Researchers find earliest confirmed case of smallpox
Variola virus DNA found in bones of people from Denmark to Russia around Viking era

Nicola Davis

23, Jul, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Scientists root out wine blight genome sequence
Researchers identify Vitis riparia vine as phylloxera’s original host and say it came to Europe from US

Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Jul, 2020 @1:46 PM

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New antibody mix could form 'very potent' Covid-19 treatment, say scientists
Researchers say development could lead to a coronavirus treatment that can be mass produced

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jul, 2020 @4:55 PM

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