A fireball that lit up the skies over the UK on Sunday night is likely to have been a small piece of an asteroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere, scientists have said.
John Mallard, the pioneering Aberdeen physicist who helped create the world's first full-body MRI scanner, has died at the age of 94.
Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover has sent back its first colour images from the surface of the red planet.
Civil liberties and press freedom campaigners have said there is “no justification” for a new “high-risk” scientific research agency to be permitted to carry out its work in secret.
The largest-ever research project into the treatment of people with so-called “face blindness” has been launched.
Scientists will be given £800 million of public money to explore ideas that could fail as the UK strives to put itself at the centre of global innovation, ministers have announced.
Engineers have released designs for a 3D printed blood-oxygen sensor that can be made at home.
The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the coronavirus variant that emerged from South Africa, according to a new study.
Coronavirus antibodies last for at least six months after infection for the majority of people who have had the virus, according to a new study.
Dutch scientist Paul J Crutzen, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work understanding the ozone hole and is credited with coining the term Anthropocene to describe the geological era shaped by mankind, has died.
Scientists have discovered rare evidence of fabric dyed with royal purple dating from the time of King David and King Solomon.
The Doomsday Clock has remained at 100 seconds, staying the closest to midnight it has ever been for the second year running.
A new scientific discovery could help thousands of people affected by a deadly heart condition, researchers have said.
Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to reopen England’s schools before Easter.
An online calculator that tells users where they are in the queue for a coronavirus vaccine has gone live.
A 480-million-year-old fossil found in Morocco is a “missing link” between modern-day starfish and their ancestors, a scientist has said.
Just like humans trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a study has suggested.
Thousands of patients in England newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer will now have access to a drug treatment to delay the progression of the disease – in what has been hailed as “a major milestone”.
The International Space Station bid adieu on Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.
There were more than 1,000 introductions of the novel coronavirus in the UK during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have found.
A university is to resume accepting bodies donated for medical science after the programme was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson struggled with pronouncing the names of two tongue-twisting drugs that can significantly reduce the risk of death from coronavirus as well as time spent in hospital by up to 10 days.
Climate experts are not being listened to despite the coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of following science, environmental activist Greta Thunberg has said.
Brexit deal: UK students will no longer take part in Erasmus but ‘sigh of relief’ on Horizon participation
The UK will no longer take part in the Erasmus programme, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of students to study at some of Europe's top learning institutions.
Teenagers in England are performing significantly worse in science than in 2015, an analysis has found.
Low doses of a steroid may be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, new research has suggested.
A low-cost test that measures a breast cancer patient’s response to short-term hormone therapy could help predict how likely the disease is to return, researchers believe.
The secret to how birds are able to fly in gusty winds lies in the “elegant mechanics” of their wings, scientists have found.
The revamped Aberdeen Science Centre will unveil its new look when it reopens next month.
Brain and spinal cord function could be restored and repaired by a new molecule created by researchers, a study suggests.