Science

JET experimental reactor faces uncertainty following decision to leave Euratom

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Neuroscientists argue proposal would improve reproducibility and get drugs to market more quickly

Visitors to the World Science Festival Street Fair peddle a square wheeled tricycle

Existing model of outreach that seeks to inform an ‘ignorant’ public is broken, say experts

Werner Heisenberg, his wife, Elisabeth, and their children

What were Heisenberg’s intentions for his work on a nuclear bomb for Hitler, asks Graham Farmelo

Data reveal research ties between US and Muslim nations targeted by attempted ban

Jumping on to neurons

In a post-truth era, five academics consider strategies, from inviting laypeople into the laboratory to open vivas, to improve trust in experts

Investing in UK science may be cheaper after Brexit but the true cost to innovation system remains to be seen, says Holly Else

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Sarah Wise on how the insanity plea developed in English law and why ‘homicidal mania’ became acceptable to experts

Ministry hopes to increase quality of doctorates

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University of East Anglia chief says scholars cannot assume that their research findings are ‘self-evident’

Novo Nordisk to invest £115 million in University of Oxford centre despite Brexit

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Universities need to open up communication channels to help retain women in science, says study

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Number of first-year students from India, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria all down
Man with a metal detector in a cage

Nobel prizewinning astrophysicist reflects on the perceptions and realities of how big breakthroughs are made

Terence Kealey

Terence Kealey, former head of the University of Buckingham, tells THE it’s sometimes helpful to think of scientists as ‘lying bastards’

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Attributes of top scientists mapped in new paper

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New international consortium tackles major energy challenge

A train of camels

Spanning 200,000 years of human trading, this study considers the influence of technology and the fallout of global interconnectedness, says Juliet Webster

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Book of the Week: lack of effective antitrust oversight leaves us at the mercy of digital platforms, says Julia Powles

OxyContin pills

A study probes a silent global epidemic: addiction to prescription medication, says David Healy