Made in Manchester-Innovative new app harnesses power of music to help people living with...

A new app to help people with dementia to cope with the challenges of daily life is being developed by an academic at Manchester...

Manchester Scientist helps discover what happened on the last day of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago. Now scientists have found extraordinary evidence which documents the colossal...

New app allows children to compose music

THE BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and University of Salford have teamed up to teach music composition to primary school children, using an innovative new app. Children...

Anyone for Atomic Vodka?

A radioactive-free vodka produced from crops in Chernobyl’s abandoned zone has been brewed by a team of scientists. Professor Jim Smith, at the University of...

Graphene blasts off into space

Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship launched a rocket this week to test graphene for potential applications in space. MAterials Science Experiment Rocket (MASER)...

Bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years, discover archaeologists

Your daily loaf may be older than you think. The charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers over 14,000 years ago has been discovered...

Junk food diet raises depression risk, researchers find

A diet of fast food, cakes and processed meat increases your risk of depression, according to researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. A paper from Manchester...

Left handed people may be better at verbal tasks as scientists find the gene...

It was already known that genes have a partial role in determining handedness - studies of twins have estimated that 25% of the variation...

Over 1700 children in Manchester will spend Xmas homeless

A shocking 2,684 children in the North West with over 1,700 in Manchester alone will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas,...

Manchester Museum appoints first female Director

Manchester Museum has appointed Esme Ward as its Director, the first woman to hold the role in the Museum’s 125-year history Esme will take up her...