Science

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change? There was almost...

Don’t worry about AI going bad – the minds behind it are the danger | John Naughton

Killer robots remain a thing of futuristic nightmare. The real threat from artificial intelligence is far more immediate As the science fiction...

Breaking the cycle: women are learning to love their hormones

To be labelled ‘hormonal’ used to be an insult. Now women are reclaiming the role of oestrogen in their lives. Eva Wiseman reveals how a new...

NASA satellite REVEALS new BREATHTAKING photos of Mars moons

NASA’s Mars Odyssey has captured new footage of moons, Phobos and Deimos, from 19 images taken by the THERMIS camera, which reveal ground-breaking...

AI Robots can read our minds and reproduce images we think of, new BOMBSHELL test reveals

ARTIFICIAL intelligence can be used to read people’s minds and recreate faces they are imagining through the examination of electrical signals,...

On the other hand... | Tim Adams

It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for...

President Trump wants to arm teachers to prevent mass shootings — here's what the science says about guns in schools

President Donald Trump said having "highly trained" teachers with guns could help prevent tragedies like the deadly Florida school shooting...

North-east pupils use science, robots and computer know-how to help beat the goalie

Schoolchildren in the North-east have been using robots and computer code to solve a sporting problem.

Aberdeen uni academics hoping to win £15m Carbon XPrize

A team of Aberdeen experts are set to find out if they have made the final of a competition that would net them a £15 million prize.

How to stop snoring? A quick fix to snoozing

BARELY any of us snore. At least we think that we don’t until we are being hit in the head with a pillow by our partners in the middle of the night.

We all secretly enjoy watching other people fail — and there's science to back it up

Whether it's laughing at fail videos or relishing those times when a rival sports team lost the big game, we all enjoy watching other's...

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know...

Uni lecturers to strike if pension demands aren’t met

University lecturers have warned bosses they are prepared to continue their strike if their demands over pensions are not met. Industrial action got...

Raging ROBOTS will MURDER humans without a brain-control implant, expert claims

ROBOTS have the potential to “become dangerous” and kill humans in a “murderous” rage if we don't take steps to prevent them from doing so, Dr...

Jeremy Hunt pledges crackdown on drug errors in NHS

Up to 22,000 deaths a year linked to mistakes in dispensing medicines, researchers find Jeremy Hunt is ordering an NHS crackdown on errors in...