Carbon nanotubes are thinner than a human hair, stronger than steel and incredibly light.
Most disasters are regional concerns, but some can have global effect: supervolcanos.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is making waves in the environmentalist world.
Bacteria are rapidly becoming resistant to medical interventions.
Have you ever paused to think about why you’re even doing all of this anyway?
How will the energy industry reach energy security at a time where the population is growing?
A new study by an international team of researchers published last Thursday in the journal Science has got one step closer to understanding the genetic component to mental illness.
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.
Scientists in China have cloned healthy macaque monkeys using the technique that cloned Dolly the sheep for the first time.
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.
As Issue 38 of I, Science comes out Tuesday December 5th, get a cheeky flavour of Success in this special promotional piece.
Vast numbers of human beings enjoy wine the planet over. But when exactly did we start producing this magical substance?
Should celebrities stick to their own lane, or get involved in politics and science?
A newly discovered galaxy supercluster is believed to be one of the largest known structures in the Universe, containing between 1,000 to 10,000 trillion stars.
A recent study conducted by the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Group may provide a crucial step in reducing the amount of HIV in the semen of infected patients.
Have historical records underestimated global sea level rise?
This month, a ruling banning fracking exploration in Lancashire on environmental grounds was overturned. Is fracking here to stay?
As a scientist, I’m used to hearing that science museums are boring, weird or just for kids. And in fact, when I arrived at the Science Museum, I found myself to be the only one there without children. I crossed a mist of primary colours and mirrored walls and entered the Statoil Gallery, the home […]
Last week the world rejoiced as the papers announced: ‘HIV is cured!’. Except of course it isn’t – or at least not yet. The hype is somewhat justified: for the first time, scientists have developed a new drug that could, in theory, completely clear the virus from a patient. HIV tends to ‘hide’ inactive cells […]
The Soyuz MS-02 rocket launch on Wednesday 19th October in Kazakhstan. A very similar rocket took Tim Peake and Time Ronke up to the ISS in 2015 (Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky) It’s been a big week for space – with a mars rover crash landing, a successful launch of three new astronauts to join the team […]
Ingredients in magic mushrooms may have profound therapeutic potential in the treatment of psychological disorders, but under current UK law, it’s almost impossible to study them. We ask Professor David Nutt where scientists can get their hands on some…
Flibanserin has become the first FDA-approved drug for female sexual dysfunction. But does lack of sexual desire require treatment?
Cheyenne McCray brings us the five weirdest lovers of the animal kingdom…
How has music evolved so dramatically? We tread the tricky path from tape to techno…
We borrow ideas from ingenious food scientists to develop a futuristic three course meal – indigo tomatoes and vertically farmed greens anyone?