A method of manipulating inheritance has been demonstrated in mammals for the first time, opening a new chapter of controversy in the field of gene editing.
Scotland is “punching above its weight” in the science and research sector, according to a new report.
A Scottish university is spearheading a £20 million programme aimed at tackling the current threats to the world’s oceans.
Chemical elements which make up everyday devices such as smartphones and TVs have been included in an “endangered list”.
Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could act as stores for renewable energy on a large scale, a study suggests.
A periodic table uncovered during a laboratory clear-out is believed to be the oldest in the world.
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarrying if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests.
Very few of us are getting enough fibre and it could be harming our health, a major study has found.
Punters beat financial markets by an hour when it came to correctly predicting Brexit on referendum night, creating a golden opportunity to cash in, a study found.
Scientists have uncovered new information on how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago – by analysing the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas.
The Hubble Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe which has the brightness of about 600-trillion suns.
Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore viewed the world through the eyes of a miniature robot during a visit to a laboratory.
An eminent life scientist has said he is “thrilled” to receive a knighthood.
Scientists have uncovered a genetic difference in people who show greater compassion for animals.
Experiments on a microscopic scale have helped scientists shed new light on the chemical make-up of the solar system’s largest planets.
SpaceX has launched the US Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite ever built.
Astronomers across the world are preparing for December’s Cold Moon on Saturday, the last full moon of 2018.
Hundreds of meteors and a “Christmas Comet” are expected to continue lighting up the night sky during the Geminid meteor shower.
A team of Aberdeen researchers are set to investigate if an app that uses voice conversations can encourage physical activity in older adults.
City frogs put on “sexier” mating displays than those in the wild, according to experts.
Representatives from a space agency are to jet into Aberdeen again next year.
A man who later died stunned doctors by coughing up a six-inch-wide blood clot from his lungs in the near-perfect shape of his right bronchial tree.
A distant planet with a helium-filled atmosphere that has swollen into the shape of a balloon has been discovered by astronomers.
The invention of the television, improved rugby scrumming technique and the living wage have been named among a list of the top breakthroughs by UK universities.
More than 100,000 complete genetic blueprints have been sequenced from NHS patients with cancers and rare diseases, marking a world-first landmark in the history of the health service.
A new stem cell technique could reduce the need for surgery among osteoarthritis patients, scientists believe.
If you spot an especially bright star in the sky before sunrise at this time of year, it might not be a star at all, but the planet Venus.
Nasa’s newest probe on a two-year mission to Mars, InSight, made a successful landing on the planet on Monday afternoon, triggering delighted celebrations across the globe.
Scientists have revealed how and why wombats produce cube-shaped faeces, the only known species to produce droppings in this shape.
Peanut allergy sufferers have been given new hope following the results of a landmark study.