It looks as if the Milky Way and its nearest neighbours make up one of the rarest configurations in the local Universe. Now astronomers are wondering why
On the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project, we ask: where are the therapies?
How a machine learning algorithm beat the assembled masses of Mechanical Turk.
In April, scientists found life in a lake of asphalt that is the closest thing on Earth to the hydrocarbon seas on Titan
The human body is a conductor of electricity—a fact exploited by touch screens and, now, a novel way of generating music.
From February: first, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics
In December, astronomers said that our cosmos was "bruised" in collisions with other universes and that they'd found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background
In July, we saw how a new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end
A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather
In July, one physicist said a small change to the theory of gravity implies that our universe inherited its arrow of time from the black hole in which it was born.