Science

Researchers are turning sperm into cancer-fighting ‘robots’

Researchers are equipping sperm with iron suits to turn then into gynaecological cancer fighting "robots". ...

Climate change increases chance of heat-related death

As temperatures rise, so too does the risk of heat-related death. Right now, about 30 per cent of the world’s population is exposed to deadly...

Researchers can tan human skin without UV exposure

Researchers have developed a way to tan human skin without ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its associated damaging effects....

Semi-soft robots made from drinking straws

A research team from Harvard University has developed semi-soft robots capable of standing, walking and even striding across water. Behold the arthrobots....

Origami-like ladybug wings hold engineering secrets

The ladybug folds its wings like an origami master. To the naked eye this intricate movement was a mystery, until now. ...

Researchers create the largest simulation of the universe – ever

A group of researchers have built the world's largest simulation of the universe, containing around 25 billion virtual galaxies. ...

China switches on its first floating solar energy farm

China's reputation as a coal-guzzling, smog-blanketed polluter is changing thanks to the world’s largest floating solar energy farm....

Artificial intelligence can predict patient lifespans

The technology uses deep learning to analyse chest scans, identifying patterns humans can’t see. This helps to predict patient lifespans....

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission to touch the Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission hopes to gather more research data about our sun and how it influences the solar system....

The giant Larsen C ice shelf is about to collapse

The collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf could trigger a chain reaction leading to almost 10 centimetres of sea level rise. Get the details...

Construction begins on ELT, the world’s largest optical telescope

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the world's largest telescope and one of the most powerful and ambitious its kind....

Lightning strike caught in high speed for the first time

There's still a lot we don't know about how to protect a building from a lightning strike. Here's the (unbelievably) first-ever footage....

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