Prof Jim al-Khalili:  Artificial intelligence may be set for criticism.

Artificial intelligence could be facing a major public backlash, warned Prof Jim al-Khalili, the incoming president of the British Science Association(...)

Albert Einstein. Photograph: Arthur Sasse/AFP/Getty Images

Close your eyes and picture a scientist. Better still, ask a child to draw one. The likely outcomes were one of the topics discussed at the hugely (...)

The Famine sculpture in Dublin. “Incremental dentine collagen analysis” can show what children’s diet was like during the Famine. File photograph: Frank Miller

The teeth of children who died during the Famine carry a hidden history of their short lives and tragic deaths. Chemical analysis of the teeth using a(...)

iStan, the latest medical simulator technology, was on show in Bradford at the ongoing British Science Association’s annual Festival of Science.

Meet iStan a “patient simulator” who can start the day as a 20-year-old fit male but then become an 80-year-old smoker with a bad heart after lunch. T(...)

An artist’s impression of stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge which could have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists believe. Photograph: EPA/Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project

A €2.5 million study has just been launched to study the last remaining unexplored region of Europe. Known as Doggerland and about the size of Ireland(...)

Position of stone row at Durrington Walls monolith”superhenge” (green circles)  near Stonehenge in a British Science Association image. It may have as many as 90 large standing stones. Photograph: Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project/PA Wire

Researchers have discovered a major prehistoric stone monument 3km away from the famous Stonehenge standing stones. The enormous Durrington Walls “su(...)

UCC scientists are examining how bowel bacteria can affect an individual’s mental health. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Faecal transplants - now that is something you want to hear about on a Saturday morning as you munch your breakfast. The subject might seem completely(...)

Conor Walsh’s soft-robotics glove made with off-the-shelf components, which can be controlled to assist a human hand in flexing fingers or grasping objects

When it comes to designing a robot nowadays, it pays to be flexible. The concept of a robot usually brings to mind a humanoid shape, made of metal,(...)

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

The next generation of robots is going to have a new mix of talents, capable of teaching students the delights of maths or working as a care giver in (...)

Both the Irish Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board have recently put in place protocols to assess the severity of head shocks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two researchers from the University of Birmingham have unveiled a series of biological tests to diagnose concussions in sports injuries. Prof Tony Bel(...)

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