Scientists have compiled an international inventory of wild plants to be saved to protect the genetic health of food crops.

Scientists have put together an international inventory of wild plants that must be saved to protect the genetic health of important food crops. Unfor(...)

The annual British Festival of Science gets under way this morning at the University of Birmingham with a week-long science-themed programme of talks,(...)

Rhinolophus mehelyi in northeast Bulgaria: in a study, the males had echolocation calls 30 kilohertz higher than the range expected for bats of this size. Photograph: Sebastien Puechmaille

Love at first sight is nice when you want to find a partner, but pity the lovelorn bat. It has to find the love of its life in complete darkness an(...)

Training videos produced in Vienna were played to marmoset monkeys in Brazilian rainforests. 3:09

Old dogs aren’t the only ones learning new tricks. Researchers have shown that monkeys in the wild can watch “educational” videos and learn new ways (...)

Video production: entries for NUIG competition must be on subject of science. Photograph: Denis Balibouse

Students have an opportunity to try their hand at video production, delivering films as part of a science communication competition. There is a prize(...)

A Liberian nurse wearing protective clothing during the removal and burial of an Ebola victim in the Virginia community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Scientists are hopeful that a new drug can treat the virus after  tests appeared to knock it out completely. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA.

An international team of scientists have come up with a drug therapy for the Ebola virus that appears to reverse the disease, knocking it out complete(...)

Thanks for the memories: it only required shining a blue light on certain cells in the mouse brain to change the memory. Photograph: Simon Baker/Getty Images

The intriguing possibility of changing your bad memories into good ones has been raised by research in the US. Scientists there have managed to flip (...)

Human children burn up more energy than other primate species developing their brains, but grow during this time at a pace more akin to that of a reptile than a mammal.

A child’s brain is voracious, burning up twice as much energy as an adult’s brain, something that could help explain why children around the age of fo(...)

Prof Noel Caplice, director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology at University College Cork,  displays his stent mesh. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

As Prof Noel Caplice describes it, a revolutionary new system that avoids putting patients through heart bypass operations was literally a “back-of(...)

The release of Leaving results two weeks ago showed increased numbers of students sitting physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths

The message is getting through to students and their parents – it is a good idea to consider studying physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths (...)