Genes explain mystery heart failure in pregnant women

A new genetic discovery could explain the cause of a mysterious and potentially-deadly heart condition which affects women during or just after pregnancy. The findings,...

2017 is set to be in top three hottest years, with record-breaking extreme weather

It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and...

Can twitter helps us understand side effects of medicines? Manchester Scientists think it can

A study of over 20 thousand Twitter posts has revealed that less serious side-effects of steroids worry patients the most. The University of Manchester team...

Was there life on the moon?

While the moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been life on its surface in the distant past.In fact, there may have been two...

Ultramarine pigment may reveal forgotten female scribes of medieval monasteries

Precious blue pigment preserved in the dental plaque of an 11th-century woman has revealed the earliest evidence that medieval women may have...

Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels, global study finds

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has...

Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Geographers have discovered more than 65,000 meltwater lakes on the edge of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and their number is more significant than...

Vesuvius victims suffered a slower death than believed

It was initially thought that the residents of the seaside town of Herculaneum, who fled to stone boat houses along the beachfront when disaster...

Orkney scientists to study ‘stepping stones’ around rigs and pipelines

Marine scientists from Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology on Orkney are working with scientists from around the UK to investigate marine life connected...

New research helps detect change in Arctic Ecosystems

Researchers from the University of Liverpool’s School of Environmental Sciences have made an important finding that could help assess the impact of environmental and human-induced changes...