News
There’s sea plankton on the International Space Station
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Sea plankton has been discovered living on the outside of the International Space Station, and scientists aren’t entirely sure how it got there.
Children’s drawings indicate their future intelligence
Saturday, 23 August 2014
New research has shown that the way a child draws at four years old is an indictor of how intelligent they’ll be at age 14.
Google's Knowledge Vault already contains 1.6 billion facts
Saturday, 23 August 2014
The automated, fact-harvesting bot will build up a collection of all human knowledge.
Life discovered in Antarctic lake 800m below the ice
Saturday, 23 August 2014
These single-celled organisms live without sunlight in sub-zero temperatures. 
Abalone blood can fight cold sores and herpes, Australian scientists discover
Friday, 22 August 2014
Australian scientists are developing a powerful new drug to prevent the herpes virus, based on a protein found in the blood of an Australian sea snail.
Two Ebola patients in the US have been cured
Friday, 22 August 2014
An American aid worker and a 50-year-old woman have been cured of their Ebola infections and were discharged from hospital this week.
Australian scientists may have found the key to controlling fruit flies without pesticides
Friday, 22 August 2014
Bad news for female fruit flies - scientists have identified the moment the insects determine their sex, which is an important step towards creating sterile, all-male populations.
New drug cures Ebola-related virus in monkeys
Thursday, 21 August 2014
An experimental drug has been shown to halt the replication of the Marburg virus - a relative of Ebola - and can cure a patient after several days of infection.
New transparent solar cells can be used on windows, smartphone screens
Thursday, 21 August 2014
This new type of transparent solar cell can be used to cover windows, buildings or smartphone screens to produce solar energy.
New ‘shape-shifting’ material can reconstruct faces
Thursday, 21 August 2014
A new type of plastic has been developed, and scientists say it's the perfect material for rebuilding a person’s face following a traumatic accident or disease.