Super-strength spider silk made by bacteria
New bacteria engineered to produce fibre as tough as steel.
Gene therapy turns children’s lives around
A new technique to treat a rare disorder could potentially target neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Genetic clues to link between PTSD and migraines
A new study has revealed common genes that may cause migraines and PTSD to co-occur.
Of mice and media
Papers with “mice” in the title receive less media attention – but more accurate coverage.
On report: ET and other extraterrestrial beings
With interest in UFOs and alien life forms at a hype-induced high, what are the odds on that longed-for “close encounter”.
How do cells know when they’re fully grown?
Scientists unlock the key to cell size regulation – and it’s all in the DNA.
Interstellar mission powered by lasers
Researchers present new spacecraft design for the Breakthrough Starshot project.
El Salvador to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
What would a cryptocurrency as a legal tender look like?