Science

SoftBank sinks $500M into UK virtual reality startup

May 12, 2017

A British startup founded five years ago by Cambridge University computer science graduates has received $502 million from a Japanese tech firm to develop large-scale virtual reality projects

EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit

Mar 19, 2017

German neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him his application for permanent residence had been rejected and he should prepare to leave the U.K.

UK museum's 'earliest known bird' flies coop for Tokyo show

Mar 8, 2017

Britain's Natural History Museum is sending its most valuable fossil, a 147 million-year-old skeleton that established the link between dinosaurs and birds, abroad for the first time

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

Feb 27, 2017

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options

Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'-eye view of nature

Feb 16, 2017

From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC's epic nature series "Planet Earth II" takes viewers around the world _ and around many genres of television

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

Feb 9, 2017

Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria

Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83

Feb 9, 2017

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83

Study: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals

Jan 27, 2017

New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort

Andrea Wulf's Humboldt biography wins Science Book Prize

Sep 19, 2016

A biography of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt has been named science book of the year

Where's Zika going next? Maybe China, India, or Nigeria

Sep 2, 2016

Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions

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