Scientists read ancient sealed documents without opening them
Scientists in Switzerland have perfected a technique to read ancient, fragile documents without opening them. The work, at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), uses X-ray tomography to scan an entire book, page by page, without even touching it. Stuart MDill has more.
Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100
Climate change could make much of South Asia too hot for human survival by the end of this century, scientists warn.
Mosquitoes more attracted to already-infected blood
A team of scientists have discovered why malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed on blood from people infected with malaria, and their research could lead to new ways to fight the disease.
Scientists grow a near life-like mouse embryo
Scientists use stem cells to grow a near life-like mouse embryo in a lab in Cambridge, a breakthrough with implications for research into the early stages of human pregnancy.
Wheat grain size boosted by synthetic chemical
Scientists develop a synthetic molecule that has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20 per cent, with possibly significant implications for global food security.
Satellite images help scientists predict sea level rises
A new NASA-funded database of satellite images and data allows scientists to more accurately predict sea level rises by tracking the velocity of glaciers and ice sheets in near real-time.
Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia
Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease.
Dinosaur brain tissue identified for first time
Scientists identify the first known example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur, and say it resembles the brains of modern-day crocodiles and birds.