A central tenet of science, the concept of “statistical significance”, should be abandoned, a group of influential experts claim.
Scientists call them “particle robots” but even their creators admit they share similarities with the “grey goo” that prompted a famous warning from the Prince of Wales.
A pancreatic cancer trial that aims to match patients with more targeted and effective treatments for their tumours has recruited its 100th patient.
Compounds found in coffee may combat drug-resistant prostate cancer, research suggests.
Aberdeen Science Centre has received a six-figure funding boost from the Scottish Government.
Scientists from seven countries have called for a worldwide ban on the use of gene editing to stamp out inherited diseases or create “designer” babies.
A £200 million package of funding for science projects including a supercomputer that “might even be able to come up with a solution to the (Brexit) backstop” has been announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement.
The Chancellor is to unveil plans for a £200 million investment in cutting-edge scientific research when he delivers his Spring Statement on Wednesday.
Female scientists have warned there is still “work to do” to reach equality in the field, as they celebrated their achievements on social media on International Women’s Day.
Two charities have created a partnership to help young Scots better understand their brain science – and in turn improve mental and physical health and reduce conflict.
People unwittingly tend to choose a partner who is likely to have a similar life expectancy, according to new research.
Watching TV for just a few hours every night could contribute to memory decline in older people, new research suggests.
Global targets to limit climate change are unlikely to be met due to delays in changing the way people use land, according to new research.
Schoolchildren in the north-east are helping younger pupils in a bid to secure a science award.
The search for Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship has been called off, after extreme weather trapped an underwater vehicle in a sheet of frozen ice.
Using a breast pump can introduce the “wrong” kind of bacteria into babies and increase their risk of childhood asthma, a study suggests.
This year’s Edinburgh Science Festival is taking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a programme themed around “frontiers”.
A major blaze in a science building at the University of St Andrews began accidentally, police believe.
Bees have a grasp of basic maths and are able to add and subtract, a study has shown.
Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses, scientists have discovered.
An almost 50-year-old Apollo 11 model made by a 12-year-old boy is going viral for a heartwarming reason: the model’s maker is now a curator at London’s famous Science Museum.
Universities and science minister Chris Skidmore has asked scientists to work with him on creating the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU, amid heightened anxiety about the potential impact of no deal on research funding.
The Doomsday Clock will remain at two minutes to midnight for the second year running, scientists have announced.
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.