Dr Martin Sweatman from the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering has discovered a simple physical principle that might explain how life started on Earth.
A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals.
Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests.
Experts are to investigate how genetic techniques could be applied to help control pest species.
Scientists have made a key discovery that could speed up the production of cells in the lab for studying diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust, a study suggests.
Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.
The pattern of asymmetry in human brains could be a unique feature of our species and may hold the key to explaining how we first developed language ability, experts say.
Information shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study suggests.
It is an evolutionary riddle that has long puzzled scientists ... now the quest to find out why we live beyond 50 is being helped by a new genetic study.