Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was one of the world's leading physicists who inspired generations of scientists.
Physicist Stephen Hawking best known for his work on black holes
Some 538 genes that play a role in intellectual ability have been identified by a team of international researchers, according to a study released by the University of Edinburgh.
Researchers identify over 500 genes related to intelligence
Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina, the US, have developed technology that could soon allow researchers to track a single drug molecule as it travels through the human body.
New technology promises to track single molecules traveling through the body
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year away, but with each round of tests, the observatory's scientific promises gets closer to becoming a reality.
NASA prepares to test mirror on James Webb Observatory
Imagine if you could detect cancer within seconds. A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin said they’ve developed the technology to do just that.
Scientists tout 'pen' technology that detects cancer in 20 seconds
Scientists report the existence of 15 new planets — including one 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water — orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.
15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars
Britain’s obsession with feeding the birds could be driving disease within avian populations, a new study suggested.
Bird tables and feeders in gardens could spread diseases
An ambulance in Hangzhou, an eastern Chinese city, avoids gridlock and all red lights switch to green as it approaches.
AI-driven technology reshaping city traffic in China
Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) protects mice and rats from noise- or drug-induced hearing loss.
New drugs help prevent hearing loss
A research team led by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial ‘superlattices’ — materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin ‘two-dimensional’ sheets, which are only one or a few atoms thick.
Researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials

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