Many studies show that girls are turned off by associations between computer science and the accoutrements of geekiness

Does a subject have to be “girly” to attract girls? It certainly would appear that rethinking the way an area of study is presented, and (...)

Patrick Morrison, who has died aged 68, was born in Cork into an artistic and musical family. He was the youngest child of Edmund Morrison and (...)

A pair of Galileo satellites are launched into orbit on a Soyuz rocket. The Galileo system, an alternative to the US-controlled GPS, is equally at risk, says Bradford Parkinson. Photograph: S. Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images

The Global Positioning System (GPS) helps power everything from in-car sat navs and smart(...)

Kevin Murphy, author of ‘Surviving Cancer after Surviving Cancer’.

Kevin Murphy has all the look of the slick Brooklyn-born attorney he has become. But scratch the surface of this sharp image and, quite quickly, the r(...)

My task today is difficult. I must discuss a serious internal problem in science – it seems that a significant fraction of the results published in th(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Pen palsWhat could German chancellor Angela Merkel be writing on the notepad of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso?(...)

After sunset: what avian dreams may come? Illustration: Michael Viney

This is the month of sunsets like bonfires, blazing up over the islands in luridly gilded flames or sinking redly and smokily into a frieze of purple (...)

Michael Levitt, Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel, the three laureates of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Three chemists who revolutionised the use of computers to model chemical reactions have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013. They developed meth(...)

Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, after they were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Three scientists who helped to unravel the secrets of the cell as a mini-factory for biochemicals have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medic(...)

It’s been happening for so long now that we have come to expect it: each year, computing and other electronic devices shrink in size and drop in price(...)

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