Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests.

Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests. Based on i(...)

Visitors at an electronics fair in Germany. Photograph: Paul Zinken/EPA

Imagine rolling up your TV screen like a picnic blanket, or changing your living room wallpaper like a screensaver. Flexible electronics that can be (...)

File photograph of hurler Padraig Breheny taking part in DCU tests. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Elite sportsmen and women could be all around us, according to new research presented at the British Science Festival. “Some people from the general (...)

The east coast of Greenland, where melting ice sheets meet the sea. The difficulties of being able to predict changes in the Arctic permafrost, ice sheet melting and ocean warming were discussed yesterday on the closing day of the British Science Festival. Photograph: Andrew Testa/the New York Times

The threat posed by the thawing Arctic permafrost will for the first time be predicted when the next international climate change report is published (...)

Newcastle University researchers have demonstrated that sewage treatment plants have the power to run themselves while producing renewable energy.

Scientists have built a hydrogen fuel cell powered by sewage. The cell, the first of its kind, was used to transform sewage into useful hydrogen gas u(...)

Information hidden in the entrails of Egyptian mummies and in ancient human burial sites could help reduce allergies in children and adults today. Photograph: Justin Ennis/Flickr/Creative Commons

Information hidden in the entrails of Egyptian mummies and in ancient human burial sites could help reduce allergies in children and adults today. Hum(...)

TED prize winner Prof Sugata Mitra provided details of the project and his vision for the future of education at the British Science Festival in Newcastle.Photograph: Sascha Baumann/Getty Images

Learning labs and schools in the cloud are being built to bring the latest in educational technologies to children in some of the most remote and depr(...)

Thirty six athletes, most with Type 1 diabetes, are among 60 riders taking part in the mHealth Grand Tour from Brussels to Barcelona. Thinkstock

Blood glucose monitors, bicycles, mobile phones and cloud technologies are being used by elite athletes on a punishing trip of over 2,000 km through t(...)

The fossil revealed the Nanotyrannus locked in combat with the Triceratops, a Ceratopsian dinosaur. Both show near-perfect preservation, with bones beautifully preserved and possibly a hint of rare, preserved skin.

An auctioneer’s gavel could decide the fate of one of the most controversial of the dinosaurs, just as scientists have resolved its identity crisis.Th(...)