New research reveals the science behind ocean currents

New research has revealed how currents deep on the ocean floor are able to travel thousands of miles. The team of scientists examined giant density-driven...

Mathematicians reveal swimming prowess of human sperm

Researchers have discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg. The researchers, from the universities of York...

How Ancient Britains racked up the food miles

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain – with people and animals travelling hundreds of miles for prehistoric...

Blame humans Chimpanzees lose their behavioural and cultural diversity

Chimpanzees are well known for their extraordinary diversity of behaviours, with some behaviours also exhibiting cultural variation. Now...

Collaborative robots are coming to Manchester!

Would you like to become a robotics expert for the day? Then join Universal Robots as they bring...

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Multi-functional wearable e-textiles have...

It might be stretching the point, but you really can feel like Mr Fantastic

Everyone dreams of having superhero powers. Well, scientists say it is now possible to believe, albeit fleetingly, that you have the powers...

Astronomers expose the aftermath of a violent merger of neutron stars

Astronomers from around the world have combined radio telescopes on five continents, including Jodrell Bank, to prove the existence of a narrow...

Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary’s ‘virgin’ birth

A female stickleback fish, nick-named ‘Mary’, has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside...

Darwin’s rabbit helps to explain the fightback against myxomatosis through natural selection

Nearly seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study reveals how the species has...