History could have followed a far more harrowing path, were it not for a vital international agreement – the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
Space exploration commands big budget and potentially few obvious benefits to the average person. So why do we still invest in it?
Thursday, 1st February 2018, didn’t come soon enough for some who took up the challenge of not drinking alcohol throughout January.
Despite a successful 2017, with reports of a genetically modified human embryo and vast improvements in machine learning, 2018 is poised to be even bigger.
There are plastics at play at much finer scales, invisible to our eyes, but no less harmful.
Black Mirror returned to our screens this Christmas with a new season of six episodes eager to script our nightmares and consume our conversations.
Ever since the moon landing Buzz Aldrin has become a household name. Let’s look back at his life.
Can seamlessly painless headers, which cause subconcussive injury leading to serious brain damage?
Science depends on international collaboration to prosper, only one of the many significant reasons for research collaboration after Brexit.
Finding extra-terrestrial life on Mars would be celebrated as one of the most important events of the last decades. It would also mean that we are probably doomed.
Is there dominance of mass-communication as opposed to the one-on-one phone call we fear so much?
Astronomers are probing distant galaxies for any signs of life, whatever form it may take.
As Issue 38 of I, Science comes out Tuesday December 5th, get a cheeky flavour of Success in this special promotional piece.
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.