Humans have a limit on their lifespan

In 1997 on August 4, a French woman, Jeanne Calment died aged 122 years old. She was the oldest verified human being in history,...

Colony Collapse Disorder: What It Means For Our Bees

Amber Roguski, Correspondent (Science) It is easy to forget the importance of bees. It is more than just a buzzing, occasionally stinging insect: bees are the...

Light used to triger killer instincts in mice

In theory, the behaviour of animals has often been reduced to particular circuitry in the brain. Likewise, the amygdala, which can literally be defined...

NASA discovers system with seven earth-sized exoplanets

A nearby ultra-cool dwarf star, at a relatively close distance of 40 light years away, in the constellation of Aquarius has revealed to be...

Ants use visual memory and sun to navigate

The minuscule size of ants may have encouraged the popular undermining of the true potential and skill harnessed by these creatures, however, scientists are...

Stem cell therapy Holoclar approved for widespread use

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved its very first stem cell therapy - Holoclar - which could be made available under the NHS in...

110 million year old crab fossil found in Columbian mountains

Dating back 110 million years, this fossil is changing scientists understanding of crustacean origin and evolution Deep in the tropical region of the Colombian mountains,...

Comet landing site selected for ESA’s Rosetta mission

Philae will deploy from Rosetta and touch down on the comet’s surface in November The ‘head’ of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been selected by the European...

Early Venus possibly featured supercritical carbon dioxide oceans

Extreme pressure and temperatures may have created a supercritical state — where carbon dioxide has the properties of  a liquid and a gas — on the planet Despite...

Zika virus could have Alzheimer’s-like effect in adults

Scientists have warned that infection with the Zika Virus could have implications extending beyond unborn children; as new research shows the virus may have...