The “observer effect,” first noticed in the early years of Quantum Mechanics, seemed to undermine a fundamental assumption behind all Science: that there… more »
The brain is the center of the nervous system in animals. All vertebrates and the majority of invertebrates have a brain. Some “primitive”… more »
Dave (an earthworm) has been measured at 16in (40cm) long, making him and her (we’ll explain that later) the longest earthworm recorded in… more »
A brief description of the brain including: consciousness, unconsciousness, dreams, memory, IQ, and other interesting facts on the brain.
The patient work of direct observation and studied inference based on obtainable evidence was the hallmark of the early Muslim scientists.
The discoveries of Al-Battani became an integral part of the vehicle in which the scientific enlightenment of the Western world took root and flourished.
An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet. The galaxy is about 30 billion light-years away. It was found using the Hubble Space Telescope and its distance was then confirmed with the ground-based Keck Observatory in Hawaii.
It’s the unknown factors behind innovative technologies that pose the greatest risk going forward. Machines, synthetic biology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence could become our own worst enemy,
Governments and organizations across the world, including the World Health Organization, must take the threat of drug resistant infections seriously and
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time.
Everybody was wowed by the recent discovery of a Higgs-like particle, but how many people really understand what was discovered, asks QUENTIN COOPER. The reality is that science is often complex, collaborative and continuous. But with stories,
The relationship of science and faith can be studied at various levels of thought. Philosophers have a tough time in this field.
Researchers have recently discovered that the appendix acts as a ‘good safe house for bacteria’. This protects and fosters the growth of good germs for use in the intestines, and enables digestive bacteria system to