Science graduates become problem solvers, not by chance or osmosis but by training

Scientists working towards a discovery or business people looking to make a million have similar skill sets

Dr Ginevra Castellano with one of her ‘emphatic robotic tutors’. Photograph: University of Birmingham

‘Boris’ the mechanical hand might be able to load up a dishwasher by next April

Albert Einstein predicted that large gravitational objects would distort spacetime and kick off gravity waves but none have been detected directly so far. Photograph: Getty

Ripples set off by dying stars are notoriously difficult to spot by the time they reach us

Pressures can arise at home, in work and at school, and many individuals would rather use a computer to communicate their problems than speak to someone

Hope is that those with hidden mental conditions will reach out for help

Fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland on September 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

‘No sign’ of explosive release that could cloud the skies over Europe with ash happening yet

A section of the stone circle of Stonehenge near Amesbury, England: Laser-based topography was used to map the site to an unprecedented accuracy, but a new survey also used radar and magnetometers to see metres down below the surface. Photograph: Andrew Testa/the New York Times

Special lasers looked below neolithic site to reveal ancient sites and discoveries

Research shows a component of the immune system that tackles bacterial infections becomes weakened after the death of someone close like a spouse. This could last for as long as a year, as seen in an older person’s poor immune response after receiving the flu vaccine. Photograph: Getty

New research shows partners are at greater risk of bacterial infections

A novel new way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease may involve nothing more complicated than carrying a smartphone in your pocket. Photograph: Getty Images

New app can spot signs of the disease with more than 90 per cent accuracy

Off for a spot of lunch, are we?  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Analyisis of what we post show it can reveal more than we might think

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