Nanobots pass first stage in ‘fantastic voyage’ from fiction to fact

A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and...

Trafford schoolboy who designed Tim Peake’s mission patch gets VIP visit to Tim’s capsule

A Trafford schoolboy who won a Blue Peter competition to design Tim Peake’s mission patch enjoyed a VIP visit to the Museum of Science...

Manchester Scientists discover that a blood test could predict skin cancer return

Cancer Research UK scientists in Manchester have discovered that testing skin cancer patients’ blood for tumour DNA could help predict the chances of an...

Co-op delivers an eco friendly brew

The Manchester based Co-op is brewing up a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, making it the first retailer to find a solution to the problem of...

Brits judge The Archers characters’ class and likeability on their accent

Britain’s ongoing fascination with class is revealed by the way radio audiences perceive accents in The Archers, new Manchester research shows. Ambridge residents considered to...

Science and art collide to unveil a new piece of graphene artwork

Nobel laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov has worked with artist Mary Griffiths to create Prospect Planes – a video artwork resulting from months of scientific...

Do you believe in ghosts? Don’t be scared, you’re not alone

Belief in the spooky and scary paranormal is widespread within modern society according to opinion polls and new research from Manchester Metropolitan University is...

Tyrannosaurus rex couldn’t run says new Manchester research

It is a classic chase scene in modern cinematic history. The image of a rampant Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) chasing Jeff Goldblum as he...

Droughts mean fewer flowers for bees

Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research carried out by...

Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity according to...

Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research from The University of Manchester. The major study, which is...