Ancient Mysteries in Marvellous Mud
It took over a billion years for life to transition from simple eukaryotic cells, like primitive algae, to simple animals like sponges or jellyfish. But, why did it take such a long time?
Materials for nuclear fusion: how do you confine a sun to a box?
We face an energy crisis, so the idea of a clean, potentially limitless supply of energy is deeply appealing. Nuclear fusion, the same source of energy that makes the sun shine, could provide the answer, but there are some big obstacles to overcome.
How does electricity flow through small objects?
Single molecules are small – really small! But what if we could harness some of their abilities to conduct and control electricity to create new electronic components? Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating just this to find more energy efficient ways to transfer information....
DNA: A Rich Tapestry
Whether it’s the way we speak, or the sports team we support, the little differences between us can carry clues to our origins.
But scientists are searching for other, more fundamental clues to our ancestry, hidden within our DNA.
How to read DNA
Reading DNA, the instruction book inside of all our cells, is an important way to learn about what makes us who we are. However, not every research group has the expertise and equipment necessary to do this, which is where the ...
What are Quantum Rainbows
‘What are Quantum Rainbows?’ you ask? Watch our animation and follow a tale of an intrepid explorer below, as we try to find out.