The North Pole is shifting towards Siberia
Wasim Askar analyses the potential causes and impacts of the Earth’s drifting magnetic North Pole.
Nobel-prize winning 3D imaging
Scientists at the School of Materials in Manchester have used single-particle reconstruction to help them identify and improve the structure of fuel cells.
Private money in space
Private companies have opened up space travel by bringing costs down – Wasim Aksar takes a look at those who are going boldly where no one has gone before
Quantum computers: a reality
IBM has recently unveiled a commercial quantum supercomputer. Wasim Askar explores the basic principles of how quantum computing works.
DNA sequencing: a bias against some
Modern techniques in DNA sequencing are becoming increasingly advanced. Wasim Askar looks at how DNA tests are used by states, companies, and people.
The world’s largest supercomputer is here
The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer switched on for the first time. With 1 million processors, it aims to unlock the secrets of the human brain
Parody Nobel Prizes: this year’s Ig Nobel Prize winners
Wasim Askar celebrates the research of this year’s Ig Nobel award winners: human-cannibalism, fruit flies, road rage, rollercoasters, and voodoo dolls.
Scientists make breakthrough in TB treatment
Potential solutions have been discovered that help to treat tuberculosis (TB), an airborne disease. Tuberculosis is a disease that affects the lungs, and is one of the most prevalent diseases in India and parts of Africa. This disease occurs in approximately 33 per cent of the global population. Science journals report that around 1.6 million […]