Scientists

Scientists' 17 Year Contest To Sneak Bob Dylan References Into Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

A group of scientists have revealed a long-running competition to place the most Bob Dylan quotes into their articles with the winner getting a free l...

We Need to 'Re-Brand' Science

Imran Khan | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Imran Khan

Britain is... one of the least science-intensive economies in the G8. Our news media, despite all its past travails and improvements, still comes under fire for communicating science badly. Funding for science is an incredibly tiny proportion of total public spending.

Immigration 'Facts' Versus the Real Future - Your Vote

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

When all the scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change agree that the planet is on course for a four-degree warming - caused in the main by human activity, and this warming will be 'severe, pervasive and irreversible', you would think that the European election might just be based on what the political parties would do about it.

The Daily Mail Has Been Lambasted For How It Described These Female Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University College London has slammed the "profoundly insulting" portrayal of two of its scientists in a Daily Mail column, where it was suggested the...

Science Wouldn't Be The Same Without These Incredible Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Astronomy, molecules, dinosaurs. There's not a thing in the universe women haven't tackled yet. With our Conversation Changers campaign we'd like t...

Scientists 'More Trustworthy Than Church Leaders'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

Who would you trust more, a scientist or a member of the church? Most people see scientists as the most honest of all professionals, a survey has ...

Scientists Completely 'Rewrite Genetic Code' Of Bacteria

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have completely rewritten the genetic code of a bacteria - and the next step might be to make something completely new, from scratch. In...

Scientists Grow Miniature 'Human Brain-In-A-Bottle'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

A miniaturised "brain-in-a-bottle" has been grown by stem cell scientists who hope it will lead to new treatments for neurological and mental diseases...

IT Professionals in 2050 - Their New Avatar

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Making predictions is never wise especially if you live to see your predictions failing (remember Y2K?) , but looking at numbers there are evidences that some of these predictions will definitely come true. For example, demographic changes across the world are a certainty.

Democracy in the Anthropocene? Science and Sustainable Development Goals at the UN

Melissa Leach | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Melissa Leach

Last week, I was one of 28 scientists, and a handful of social scientists, invited by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to discuss science and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), successors to the Millennium Development Goals.

Scientists Identify Mystery Substance Killing Seabirds On South Coast

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Scientists investigating a pollution spill which has killed and harmed hundreds of sea birds off the English coastline say the mystery substance is an...

Scientists Identify Life-Saving Stroke Gene

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A stroke gene has been identified that could help scientists save lives and prevent disability. People with a mutant form of the ABO gene that dete...

Frankenstein Food? What About Frankenstein Himself?

Sophia Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sophia Moseley

The UN voted in favour of a ban on all human cloning but it was 'non-binding' so the UK continues to experiment with cloned embryos from which stem cells can be used to treat disease. However, 'reproductive cloning' was made illegal in the UK in 2001.

Scientists Help 53-Year-Old Cancer Victim To Grow New Nose

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists are helping a man grow a new nose, it was reported today. Experts at University College London are using the man's bone marrow cells to ...

Researchers Suggest Burning Fat 'Faster' Could Help Fight Obesity

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Newly discovered on/off switch in enzymes may help battle fat-related disease, scientists suggest. Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be...

'New Hope' For Skin Cancer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can be held in check by a natural immune system molecule, a study has shown. Scientists believe t...

Anti-Ageing Drugs Could Use 'Compound' Found In Red Wine

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Hopes of developing anti-ageing drugs have been given a boost by new research involving an ingredient in red wine. Previous studies have shown that...

Chinese Scientists Clone 'Good Fat' Sheep

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Worried about levels of heart attack-inducing animals fats in your diet? Well, Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing ...

Cell Test 'May Measure Breast Cancer Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A protein has been identified that plays a key role in the link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer. Women with higher levels of the molecul...

Why Einstein Wasn't Such A Genius With Women

Lists Of Note | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

By 1914, Albert Einstein's marriage to his wife of 11 years, Mileva Marić, was fast deteriorating. Realising there was no hope for their relationship...

Anti-Climax: Scientists Fail To Find Elusive G-Spot

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The elusive female G-spot has mystified women - and men - for years. Now research suggests the ‘holy grail’ of female orgasms may not even exist. ...

Technology Reveals Lost Words In David Livingstone's 140-Year-Old Diary

PA | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A faded 140-year-old diary written by explorer David Livingstone has been made legible again with the help of modern technology. Scientists used sp...

Venus Has An Ozone Layer. Say Scientists

BBC | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Scientists have discovered that Venus has an ozone layer. The thin layer, which is hundred of times less dense than the Earth's, was discovered by ...

Three Coffees A Day Keep The Strokes Away, Say Scientists

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t make it through the day without your daily caffeine hit, here’s some good news for you – drinking two to four cups of coffee a day ...

Unfounded Health And Safety Concerns Threaten Future Scientists

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Health and safety concerns are being used as a "convenient excuse" by schools to avoid practicals and field trips for students, in moves that could th...