Can’t name Princess Di? Blame the left side of your brain

Scientists have discovered that the left side of the brain controls the verbal expression of our long-term ‘semantic’ memory which contains facts, meanings, concepts...

Manchester Scientists use 3 million year old fossilised mouse reveals evolutionary secrets of colour

The evolutionary use of colour for mammal’s survival in the wild is evident from, red foxes, to zebras. Today an international team, led by...

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...

New study highlights Alzheimer’s herpes link, experts say

A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential...

Phone insomniac? Sleepy smart screen could be the answer

It has been in the news a lot but now scientists think they have the answer to one of our first world problems. Visual displays...

Is your lunchtime sandwich bad for the environment?

Do you take a packed lunch to work or buy a sandwich from the shop? The carbon footprint of your sandwich could be having a...

Manchester Scientists get a Guinness Book of Records award for tying the tightest knot

Scientists at The University of Manchester are celebrating after becoming ‘record breakers’ and officially being awarded a Guinness World Record for tying the tightest...

Gold medal Olympic cyclists to electrify Oxford Road for science festival

Manchester’s Oxford Road is set to light up in a fusion of energy, entertainment and cycling. Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is putting on a free-to-attend...

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...

Could the next anti-cancer drug be made from seafood?

THE HUMBLE cockle is being linked to future anti-cancer drugs after trials carried out in the UK. Biomedical scientists at the University of Salford found...