UK Science

These Fossilised Teeth Could Rewrite The History Of Where Humans Came From

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech

A set of fossilised teeth dating back a staggering 9.7 million years could rewrite the famous ‘out-of-Africa’ theory that suggests humanity moved ...

That Gold Ring You're Wearing Was Created By An Explosion So Powerful It Bent The Universe

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech

While it’s true that we are in fact all made of stars, tracing the origins of every element on the periodic table has led to us asking more question...

Two Stars Have Collided In An Explosion So Violent It Bent The Fabric Of The Universe

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from NASA have witnessed a cosmic collision between two stars so powerful that it actually caused ripples in the fabric of the universe its...

Magic Mushrooms Could 'Reset' The Brain Of People With Depression

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that psilocybin - the psychoactive substance found in magic mushrooms - could effectively ‘reset’ the brain activity of...

How Scientists Are Working To Stop Secondary Breast Cancer

Holly Palmer | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech
Holly Palmer

At Breast Cancer Now we are determined to stop people dying from breast cancer, and one of the most important ways to do this is to find ways to stop it spreading. When breast cancer cells break away from the original tumour and form tumours in other parts of the body it is known as secondary, or metastatic, breast cancer.

This New Smell Test Could Drastically Aid In Our Ability To Diagnose Alzheimer's And Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Tech

Our sense of smell is a greatly under appreciated skill. Not only does it provide us with vast quantities of sensory information, but for the medical ...

Half Of The Missing Matter In The Universe Has Been Found

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Tech

Despite having a pretty good understanding of the universe there are still vast chunks of it that are just missing. For example, our current models of...

NASA Has Considered Actually Altering The DNA Of Astronauts Heading To Mars, Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s journey to Mars is one that’s filled with hurdles to overcome, but by far and away the biggest of those is how to actually keep the astrona...

A Newly Discovered Compound Causes Cancer Cells To 'Self-Destruct'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells “self destruct” while leaving healthy cells completely alone. This ...

Incredibly, The Human Body Can Live Without These Organs

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

The human body is incredibly resilient. When you donate a pint of blood, you lose about 3.5 trillion red blood cells, but your body quickly replaces them. You can even lose large chunks of vital organs and live.

This Video Is The Closest You'll Get To Walking In Space

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve seen spacewalks from the International Space Station before, but it’s unlikely that you’ve ever seen one like this. The world’s first ev...

The Neanderthal In You Is Probably To Blame For Your Mood

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have found that Neanderthals passed on a lot more traits than you might think including skin tone, hair colour, sleeping patterns and even...

It's Official, Humans Are Heading Back To The Moon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech

NASA will land humans on the Moon again, confirmed American Vice President Mike Pence in a speech yesterday. Speaking at NASA, the Vice President reve...

Scientists Who Detected The Universe's Most Powerful Events Have Won The Nobel Prize

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Tech

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their instrumental role in the discovery of gr...

A Relatively Simple Gene Therapy Procedure Could Reverse Blindness

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to successfully reverse blindness in mice suffering with an inherited condition, which causes pe...

The Winners Of This Year's Nobel Prize For Medicine Discovered How Our Bodies Tell The Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Tech

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their work in understanding the biological clock inside all of...

A Major Parkinson’s Drug Has Been Found To Stop Cancer Too

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Tech

A drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be repurposed as cancer medication after trials demonstrated that it has significant anti-ca...

Dubai Is Building A £100m 'Martian City' Right Here On Earth

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Tech

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has unveiled plans to build a £100m ‘Martian City’ right here on Earth in the Emirati desert. Known as the Mars Sc...

Scientists Have Actually Found Blocks Of Polystyrene Near The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers have discovered large piece of polystyrene floating less than 1000-miles from the North Pole. The shocking discovery was made by...

We Have Developed An Antibody That Can Kill 99% Of All HIV Strains

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have created a man-made antibody that has been found to attack 99% of all HIV strains. The tests were carried out on primates, but the drug...

The US Army's New Laser Weapon Is Scarily Good At Shooting Down Drones

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Tech

Lockheed Martin has shown off a terrifying new video of it testing its ATHENA laser weapon defence system. While laser cannons are usually associated ...

Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event Could Happen As Early As 2100

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech

A prominent mathematician has closely analysed the Earth’s five previous mass extinction events and found that a sixth is just around the corner. Ov...

Researchers Have Stopped A Deadly Brain Cancer In Its Tracks In Mice

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have discovered a method to halt one of the most lethal forms of brain cancer in mice. A high-grade glioma is a potentially lethal brain t...

Want Hearing That Never Gets Worse With Age? This Animal Could Hold The Key

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech

Hearing is something that unfortunately always seems to go with age. There is one animal however that doesn’t suffer these effects and its remarkabl...

A UK Facility Will Fight Zika By Creating 1 Billion 'Safe' Mosquitos A Week

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Tech

A UK-based biotech company is stepping up its fight against viruses like Zika by building a huge facility that can engineer one billion ‘safe’ mos...