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)...

Waste from geothermal power could be eco-friendly alternative to synthetic catalysts

A geothermal power waste product that is similar to limescale can be used to decontaminate engine exhaust fumes, university chemists have discovered. The team at...

School pupils work with university experts to promote mental health

Students from a Altrincham Girl's Grammar School have worked with educational psychologists from The University of Manchester to develop an accessible and appealing mental...

Ancient Egyptian mummies travel to Manchester for health check-up

Two ancient Egyptian mummies have made an intrepid visit to Manchester for a state-of-the-art radiographic investigation, conducted by researchers at The University of Manchester. The...

So why do some animals have bones in their penis?

University biologists have used innovative 3D scanning and engineering-inspired computer simulations to help solve the mystery of why some species of male mammals evolved...

The story of The Christie’s proton beam therapy centre will be shown next Monday...

The story of The Christie’s proton beam therapy centre will be shown next Monday on the BBC’s Horizon programme. The behind the scenes story of...

New research led by Manchester Scientists highlights the need to learn from past climate...

New international research led by The University of Manchester has highlighted that learning from previous periods of climate change is essential if we are...

Brexit uncertainty harming UK science

The UK’s share of EU research funding has fallen by 28% since 2015 and the number of researchers coming to the UK as part...

Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognise familiar music

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory. Scientists at...

There’s a Xmas comet in the skies this weekend

The comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years, and you may even be...