Recently, experts have developed and released brain exercises for improving the working memory.
Vast numbers of human beings enjoy wine the planet over. But when exactly did we start producing this magical substance?
In his successful fight against lead gasoline, Clair Patterson showed us how scientists can become an essential element in the defence of our rights and wellbeing.
Should celebrities stick to their own lane, or get involved in politics and science?
With the rise of mobile technology, ‘Telehealth’ has the opportunity to shape health systems on a global scale.
The free world stands at a crossroads. Are recent technological advances such as big data, artificial intelligence and cybernetics affecting our current democratic institutions?
Much to dismay of world-leading scientists, environmentalists, and politicians alike, President Trump has frequently branded climate change as “fake news” during his campaign.
How a group of climate change sceptics running the scenes in Washington could make this fight an uphill battle
Is the under-representation of women exclusive to the Nobel prizes, or is it a symptom of wider issues in STEM and academia?
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-EM for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.
In our final article of the Cassini series, we take a look at The Grand Finale mission – a daring set of manoeuvres through Saturn’s rings that will end in the destruction of the spacecraft this Friday.
On the 15 September 2017, after almost 20 years of unprecedented insight in to Saturn and its satellites, NASA’s unmanned spacecraft, Cassini, will take it’s final flight, crashing in to the surface of Saturn. In this new series, we celebrate Cassini and some of its achievements.
When Cassini was being designed in the 1980s, an innovative plutonium energy source was developed to sustain it’s long journey. A source that would and still does carry considerable ethical considerations.
As part of our Cassini series, we take a closer look at some of the instruments onboard the spacecraft that have enabled us to experience the region around Saturn.
On the 15 September 2017, after almost 20 years of unprecedented insight in to Saturn and its satellites, NASA’s unmanned spacecraft, Cassini, will crash in to Saturn, marking the end of its journey. In this new series, we celebrate Cassini and some of its achievements.
David Walker takes a look at how neuroscience may explain personal levels of morality.
David Walker investigates how enlisting the joint observational powers of amateur astronomers through citizen science projects will help further our knowledge of the universe.
A recent study has linked Instagram use with increased symptoms of orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder associated with obsessive healthy eating.
Sleep is vital for our bodies to function. Yet as our lives become more hectic, many of us dip in to sleep time for those extra hours. But Ravi Shankar explores why this may not be such a good idea.
A recent study by a team of international researchers has determined that a staggering number of brown dwarfs may be present in our galaxy
Researchers at Cornell University may be closer to understanding what came first – bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specific behaviours.
Earlier this year a petition on Change.org appeared demanding a sea burial for Charles Byrne, a 7 foot 7 inch man who lived in the eighteenth century, but whose body was snatched from his coffin and displayed as a medical marvel.
For this issue, our Pictures Editor, Natasha Gertler, reached out to artists from within and external to Imperial for their artistic input for the Summer 2017 issue
Some of the greatest parasitic killers and diseases in the world are neglected. However, a new collaborative framework of chemistry students may be about tackle these overlooked killers.
‘De-extinction’ scientists are trying to bring back dead species, but some have raised concerns about these efforts
Researchers have shown that it may be possible to identify potential child molesters through brain scans, which suggests a route to treatment and prevention
Can a new process of converting ground coffee waste in to biodiesel create an economically viable alternative fuel?
Until recently, researchers hadn’t given the immune system enough focus as a possible cancer treatment. A team at Imperial College is now looking for ways to improve on the initial successes of immunotherapy.