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Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban.
"It’s really not a mathematician kind of thing, but I’ll probably survive." - C. Hacon
Riko Muranaka awarded prize for efforts to explain jabs’s safety amid scare campaigns which have seen Japanese vaccination rate fall from over 70% to 1%.
Some of the 1,250 people working at the year-old laboratory say its open plan layout, designed to produce collaboration, makes it hard to focus on work
Paris takes European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency goes to Amsterdam as EU’s chief negotiator mocks Theresa May’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ stance.
Experiences of black female academics. A new book explores ther career trajectories.
Leadership is ‘sorely lacking’ in key areas such as robotics and climate change, parliament’s spending monitor warns.
Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe.
A handful of companies are luring away top researchers, but academics say they are killing the geese that lay the golden eggs.
Young firms struggle to compete as deep-pocketed companies like Facebook and Amazon clone products and consolidate their power.
In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences – or even host their own fake ones.
Jenny Rohn: Restricting Nobel prizes to three individuals has always been problematic, and increasingly glosses over the contributions of everyday scientists.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson receive £825,000 prize for developing method for generating 3D images of life-building structures.
This week’s Nobel winners will have drawn on teams, often multinational.
Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures.
Nowhere near enough new drugs are currently in development says a WHO report, which calls for urgent investment and responsible use of existing antibiotics.
Combining expertise from 21 labs in Europe and the US, the International Brain Laboratory will attempt to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
Scientists from around the globe gathered for annual ceremony celebrating research that ‘first makes you laugh, then makes you think’.
Researchers seeking science funding can be big losers in the equality and diversity game.
The ballooning costs of attending high-end academic conferences are excluding early-career researchers. But we need their fresh perspectives