Mars could be habitable beneath a thin layer of gel
Harvard researchers suggest a cheap and easy alternative to terraforming.
A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip
Scientists in Sydney and Singapore create a world first for light waves
What are the odds of beating cancer?
Researchers are trying to better predict outcomes using ‘in-game probability’.
A game that really exercises the mind
Researchers link three people on a brain-to-brain network.
Lichens thrived while those around them fell
Mass extinction allowed new combinations to rise up, DNA analysis shows.
Helix no more. Researchers find a new DNA shape
A DNA “knot” breaks several rules thought hard and fast. Now the race is on to understand it.
Cooperation arises in biological systems, as long as it’s forced
Research finds a fundamental link between enforcement and the suppression of selfish behaviour.
Greenhouse gas production fell in wake of Soviet collapse
Changes in post-USSR food systems drove emissions down.
Ediacaran organisms grouped together to access food
Half a billion years ago, early complex life didn’t rely on luck to get a feed.