Cristina Lo Celso

The Imperial College London stem cell biologist discusses her Italian roots, the search for a cancer cure and dealing with a crowded commute


Hilary Benn also suggests that UK’s future in Horizon 2020 is not necessarily contingent on free movement

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Report from Elsevier suggests more collaboration with poorer nations is needed

Macho man

Hypermasculine men may be more likely to take part in trials, misrepresenting the male population, scientists warn

Downing Street

Patrick Vallance to take over from interim government adviser Chris Whitty from March next year

Dublin barricade

The Royal College of Science for Ireland was a progressive experiment in technical education that ended abruptly in the messy wake of Irish independence. Shane McCorristine recounts a cautionary tale of how education and nationalist politics can come into conflict

Mick Marston illustration (26 October 2017)

Accreditation of research methods should be a mandatory requirement for publication in journals, says Peter Thompson

Suzie Imber

The Leicester space physicist on winning Astronauts, exploring uncharted mountains, and scientists’ social skills

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Scientific developments from the microscopic to intergalactic deemed worthy of this year’s awards

Istanbul Erdogan medical rector health sciences university anger

Student accommodation wardens are latest to be imprisoned in Turkey's anti-Gülenist crackdown

Alfred Nobel bust

After this year’s laureates were announced, 50 winners share the secrets of their success

New facility should provide crucial information for detecting crimes

black hole, space

Researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne recognised for their work on the international Ligo project 

circadian rhythm

US researchers Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young take prize for studies on circadian rhythm

Nobel laureates

Some researchers worry that lack of female laureates devalues prestigious awards

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Despite their scientific achievements, women account for only 5% of Nobel prize-winners. It diminishes them – and the award, says John Gill


Downplaying the vital role that universities play in encouraging creativity could endanger the main engine of economic growth, say Luca Cacciolatti and Soo Hee Lee

Stop Ebola sign written on wall

Social scientists are innovating to ensure their research is relevant, but more must be done, says Rick Delbridge

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Two UK-based researchers also tipped as potential Nobel prizewinners

Inaugural UK-US science deal will include investment in two major projects Stateside