Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented the technique of DNA fingerprinting, has announced his retirement.
West Midlands Police are launching a new experiment to try and cut the number of burglary victims in the city.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
Curiosity – the rover being directed by scientists including Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester, may have found evidence of life.
An image has been released by NASA, who now believe, after analysing rock samples, that Mars could have once supported living microbes.
Dr John Bridges, from the University of Leicester is one of two UK participating scientists on the mission.
Scientists, including a doctor from the University of Leicester, have analysed a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover that shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
Dr John Bridges, of the University of Leicester’s Space Research Centre within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is one of two UK participating scientists on the mission, and leads a team from the University of Leicester and Open University.
He worked with other members of the Mars Science Laboratory mission to decide where the rover should drill.
Scientists identified sulphur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon – some of the key chemical ingredients for life.
Dr Bridges said: “We have never seen anything like this at the previous landing sites and it is telling us that some localities on Mars were habitable. Whether they were inhabited remains another question."
Thousands of new jobs could be created following Loughborough University's plans to expand its Science and Enterprise Park.
It's already one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Fifty businesses are currently on the campus, employing more than two thousand people.
The University wants to attract more companies specialising in advanced technologies to Loughborough.
Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise, says 4,000 jobs could be created.
The curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars has found evidence there was once water on the planet.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
Analysis of a smoothed slab of rock indicates a stream of water once flowed there.
The mission is expected to last for two years.
Superintendent Alex Murray of West Midlands Police says that the focus in on those that are the most vulnerable before and after a burglary.
The Curiosity rover is the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet. Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
More photographs are available on the Mars Curiosity website.
Musician Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity beamed his new song from the red planet to earth, playing an mp3 file to an audience of NASA engineers and students in California.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on project Curoisity.
Going where no humans have gone before the song made its solar system debut after travelling more than 330 million miles.