Britain's most famous particle physicist says not enough female and minority students are considering a career in science and mathsRead the full story ›
An inventor from Fulham has launched a range of men's underwear designed to protect the wearer's fertility levels.
Scientist Joseph Perkins says the fabric, which contains silver mesh, protects men from the potentially harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation given off by wireless devices including smartphones and laptops.
Male fertility has declined in recent years and one possible cause is exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by Wi-Fi-enabled devices, which has been shown in clinical studies to lower sperm count
A 2014 study by the University of Exeter reviewed previous research investigating the link between electromagnetic radiation and sperm damage. Its findings were not 100% conclusive, but did a show a correlation between exposure to the radiation and poor sperm health.
Inventor Jason Perkins said: "Like so many people, my smartphone and laptop use has increased dramatically in recent years which made me realise that I was exposing myself to large amounts of electromagnetic radiation, mostly centred on my groin.
"With my Physics background I knew there must be a way to shield from electromagnetic radiation using a simple solution."
All you need to know to enjoy the spectacular annual display set to light up the night sky over the next few days.Read the full story ›
The first Blue Moon since 2012 will appear over the UK on Friday. The next won't be until 2018.Read the full story ›
University College London is to review its communications strategy after the resignation of Sir Tim Hunt.
The Honorary Professor resigned after criticism of a speech in which he said women were hopeless at science.
The university's governmening body says the media interest was unprecedented, and recognises the distress caused to Sir Tim.
TV scientist admits that Nobel-winner's remarks were "very ill-advised", but insists the response was "disproportionate".Read the full story ›
If you missed the chance to see King Richard III's burial yesterday - you can still see his skeleton here in London.
A 3D printed replica has gone on display at the Science Museum.
It's so accurate you can even see the battle wounds in his skull that killed him.
If you want friendly neighbours, new advice is to avoid London and head north. A UK-wide personality survey by Cambridge University, of almost 400 thousand Brits, found Londoners to be uncooperative, quarrelsome and irritable. But it's not all bad - Londoners did score highly on social traits, suggesting that if you like to party - the capital is the place to be.
In just a couple of hours' time, London will be cast into shadow due to a partial solar eclipse.
Around 85% of the sun will be blocked as the moon moves between it, and earth.
It'll start at around twenty to nine this morning - but people are urged not to look directly at it.
A guide to viewing the solar eclipse safely has been issued jointly by the Royal Astronomical Society and Society for Popular Astronomy.Read the full story ›