Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant mother say Palaeontologists

Scientists from the UK and Germany have discovered the largest Ichthyosaurus on record and found it was pregnant at the time of death. The new...

Scientists link sex changing direction in fish to populations

ScIentists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish: the direction of sex change has implication for population numbers. More...

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

Graphene is many times more conductive than copper thanks, in part, to its two-dimensional structure. In most metals, conductivity is limited by crystal imperfections which...

Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are...

Manchester Project uses Computer models help safely launch lifeboats in rough seas

A Manchester project to better understand how to safely launch and retrieve lifeboats from bigger ships has been shortlisted for a prestigious engineering award. The...

Artefact study to shed new light on life in Roman and Late Antique Egypt

The first in-depth study of Roman and Late Antique Egypt using everyday artefacts as its principal source of evidence has been awarded a large...

2D materials clean up their act

Two-dimensional materials such as graphene may only be one or two atoms thick but they are poised to power flexible electronics, revolutionise composites and...

Exploring the world of Blissymbolics

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University fronted and starred in a radio feature exploring the little-known world of Blissymbolics. The BBC Radio 4 show, 'The Symbols Of...

Conservation work is helping to protect our precious moorland

Work to protect the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines is having a positive and statistically significant effect on the environment,...

Remember the Ice Bucket challenge?

In today’s social media driven society an internet meme or online trend can explode in popularity overnight. Remember the Ice Bucket challenge? But why do...