Rodents' cells commit mass suicide when overcrowded, preventing uncontrollable proliferation.
5 November 2012
Rodents are first mammals observed regenerating tissue.
26 September 2012
Guerilla Science staged a safari featuring quarks, electrons and bosons to help demystify particle physics
27 July 2012
Older workers use chemical reaction to increase toxicity of 'explosive backpacks'.
26 July 2012
Are humans really a selfish species ruled by competition and self-interest? Zoe Cormier surveys the ideas of recent thinkers who argue that biology and evolution prove we are natural co-operators.
1 July 2012
Since its discovery 50 years ago, Green Fluorescent Protein has become one of the most useful tools in biology.
1 July 2012
Fear of predators affect nutrient cycling in whole ecosystem.
19 June 2012
Japanese researchers have developed a probe for ovarian cancer that can be sprayed onto tissue during surgery
23 November 2011
Tumour-specific label pinpoints malignant cells.
19 September 2011
I expected to smell better than two boys who had not washed for 40 days. I did not expect to be deemed less attractive than an orangutan.
17 August 2011
Adenovirus remained infectious after crossing species barrier.
14 July 2011
Guerilla Science brought their own unique brand of scientific outreach to this year's Glastonbury festival, providing decontamination services to mud-spattered revellers
30 June 2011
On the outside: a sleek and smooth white briefcase, sporting a bright silver handle, cheerfully labeled “E. chromi” in a cursive font, each letter a different colour of the rainbow. On the inside: an assortment of stool samples, each also brightly spotted in a different colour of the rainbow, cushioned neatly into white pockets for easy examination.
25 April 2011
“Please put your genitals on the table.” Epidemiologist and author Elizabeth Pisani was speaking to a crowd of 60 diners sitting beneath the gilded iron arches of a Victorian sewage pumping station. “No, you cannot trade your genitals with your neighbour — you have to take the genitals you are given.”
6 April 2011
Guests ate bacterial jelly, mud cakes and a posset of whale expectorant as part of the Wellcome Trust's Dirt Season
5 April 2011
If all else failed, would you choose to burn away the connections in your mind if it took the pain away?
2 December 2010
Over the eyeball, under the eyelid, and straight on till morning: Lobotomy techniques, past and present, for the alleviation of psychosis, delusions, and emotional distress.
30 November 2010
Impromptu al fresco brain dissections in Wales: enlightening and delicious.
2 September 2010
The Wellcome Trust
Summertime means music festival season for many, but revellers at some of this year’s events may encounter science alongside the singing
18 August 2010
The Wellcome Trust
You can hear me on the Pulse Podcast as the guest journalist for an hour-long discourse on bird migrations, gorilla play tactics and lots more this week in science.
28 July 2010
Synaesthesia, Petra Boynton's intimate places, communicating with the comatose and Marcus du Sautoy all feature at this weekend's Secret Garden Party, courtesy of Guerilla Science.
23 July 2010
'We've wasted 20 years when we should have been tackling the problem of climate change instead we wasted our time debating with deniers.'
4 November 2009
Melting ice-caps and rising sea-levels tell us the writing is on the wall. But the poisons in our bodies tell us that it is also written in our blood. The air, water, land – and consequently our bodies – are suffused with deadly chemicals. The solution to toxic pollution, like climate change, is not technology but sustainability.
1 October 2009
If more than 40 countries have banned the use of white asbestos (also known as chrysotile, the only kind still used), where is it all going?
23 September 2009
Suspicion and distrust of modern 'science' is widespread. But it is not 'science' that is to be criticized, but rather the way that it is used. 'Science' is not good or bad, racist or sexist, biased or unbiased. People are, and it is people who conduct science.
2 September 2009
It is one of the most expensive scientific endeavours ever undertaken, heralded as the harbinger of a new age of clean, safe, and almost limitless energy. But if the main purpose of the NIF is not actually to produce clean energy, but 'To ensure the continuing reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile,' why are news outlets - from The Guardian to The New York Times - brushing this under the carpet?
10 August 2009
Are whales beaching themselves more than they used to? And could we be to blame? The answer to both questions appears to be a resounding yes.
5 June 2009
Could anything be more remarkable than the fact that you are reading these words at all?
21 May 2009
Glaring owls from London underground adverts are scolding you to drink more water.
20 May 2009