New Zealand physicists have used incredible ‘optical tweezers’ to split clouds of ultracold atoms and to smash them together.

Researchers have grown functional vaginal skin cells outside the body, to help make important discoveries on the relationships between the bacteria that live there.

There are many ways for men to improve their sexual function without relying on medication, according to a study at the University of Adelaide.There are many ways for men to improve their sexual function without relying on medication, according to a study at the University of Adelaide.

The United States military is working on a project to gather solar electricity from space and beam it wirelessly back to Earth.

A new study suggests children’s books that depict animals with human characteristics do not help them learn about nature.

Among the more concerning legislation placed on the ‘repeal day’ chopping board is the independent monitoring of anti-terrorism laws, according to a legal expert.

Corporate sponsorship of non-profits has been used as a shortcut to public favour, but new research shows there is a fine balance between success and cynicism in charitable business.

Research suggests extreme spikes in weather will soon take a massive toll on bugs and other small creatures.

German scientists have detailed new ways to recover valuable substances from wastewater.

An ancient and beautiful language has been brought into the digital age, with the release of a Sanskrit e-book.

Researchers have extracted images of people’s faces from human memory, using brain scans.

Patents are pending on an exciting new DNA-based vaccine for HIV and Hepatitis C, with University of Adelaide researchers saying they have made a major breakthrough.

Mining companies often weigh environmental outcomes against economic ones, and choose actions which benefit the latter, but researchers say with better planning they can have the best of both worlds.

Engineers in Singapore have taken glow-in-the-dark to a futuristic degree, creating a material which can both capture and emit light.

Advanced modelling has solved a generations-old geological question, as scientists investigate why long, curvy mountains form near places where tectonic plates smash together.

A new approach could see scientists able to produce drugs as easily as brewing beer, massively reducing the cost and energy requirements for many medications.

Researchers have discovered a single genetic abnormality which massively increases the chance of having childhood leukaemia.

Researchers suggest Roquefort cheese can guard against cardiovascular disease, despite its high fat and salt content.

The human nose is capable of some high-definition smelling, with a new study estimating we can distinguish around one trillion different scents.

Scientists have been pinching designs from nature for some time, but have now brought living and synthetic materials together in an exciting new way.

Some wealthy backers have thrown their names and significant funds behind a secretive artificial-intelligence company, though none will say just why.

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