Neutrinos are very common fundamental particles in the universe — but we still don’t know all that much about them
Ge Hong's 'handbook of prescriptions for emergencies' from 340AD included a key passage on how to treat malaria
First ever Chinese winner of the prize for medicine is part of a trio of scientists that were awarded the year’s first Nobels — though she doesn't know it yet
A looming patent dispute threatens to overshadow next week’s announcement and may well scare off the Nobel committee from going anywhere near Crispr-Cas9
Inventions may change the world, but not all count as progress, and several inventors have later come to regret their bright idea.
He always said he had no regrets about inventing the AK-47. But in the days before his death he may have had a change of heart
Work will allow it to perform the highest energy particle collisions ever attempted
Coalition of leading scientists claim ferret experiments could lead to a pandemic
They came and waited patiently in their thousands for a momentary glimpse of their hero, passing the time with songs and stories about the leader who changed their lives. Andrew Buncombe joined the queue in Pretoria
In front of leaders from around the world, South Africa’s current President was derided as Nelson Mandela was honoured
Big name journals don’t serve the interests of science, biologist says
As people poured in to take their seats, a party atmosphere took hold
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation help fund development of the new material to promote condom use and stop the spread of HIV
Dr Sanger was 'one of the most important scientists of the 20th century'
Nobel literature laureate Doris Lessing died at 94 years of age in London after a journey in print that took her from colonial Rhodesia to alternate worlds
The British Nobel Laureate author, who wrote The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing, had a writing career spanning more than 60 years