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Our attitude to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) has completely transformed over the past decade. As the last recession started to bi(...)

Plastic waste  washed ashore  on Sanur beach in Bali, Indonesia,  April 12th. Photograph: Epa/Made Nagi

Scientists have engineered a biological enzyme which can rapidly digest some of the most common forms of polluting plastics that persist for hundreds (...)

Dogs give their ‘puppy-dog eyes’ look when humans are looking at them but are unlikely to alter their facial expressions for food, according to new research. File photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Dogs give their “puppy-dog eyes” look when humans are looking at them but are unlikely to alter their facial expressions for food, according to new re(...)

A man lights a candle at an impromptu memorial at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Reuters/Susana Vera

Last week’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were predictable – Spanish security and intelligence officials had recently warned of the like(...)

Rachid Redouane flanked by Khuram Butt (left) and Youssef Zaghba. It is probable Redouane associated with extremists while living in Ireland. Photograph: London Metropolitan Police/Reuters

The revelation that one of the three men involved in the brutal attack in London last weekend had been an Irish resident will place Ireland’s security(...)

The mathematicians are developing a detailed theory of coffee brewing aimed at producing the ultimate morning brew.

The complex maths used to build aircraft and racing cars is being applied to produce the ultimate coffee maker. The mathematicians are developing a d(...)

An artist impression issued by the Public Library of Science of a Dracoraptor hanigani. Photograph: Public Library of Science /PA Wire

Scientists have discovered the fossilised skull and bones of a “dragon” on a Severn Estuary beach near the town of Penarth in Wales. The juvenile d(...)

Scientists in Britain have discovered the strongest biological material known to man, a limpet tooth. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Scientists in Britain have discovered the strongest biological material known to man, a limpet tooth. Spider silk used to claim the number one slot fo(...)

Breast pain can restrict a woman’s ability to exercise, which is ‘an important quality of life issue’. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the days before the London Marathon last year, scientists from the University of Portsmouth in England approached female racers and asked th(...)

Financial shocks coming from weak euro zone countries are three times more likely to destabilise the region’s economies than shocks from richer countries, according to new research. Photograph:  Michael Dalder/Reuter

Financial shocks coming from weak euro zone countries are three times more likely to destabilise the region’s economies than shocks from richer(...)