Half a century after the historic Apollo 11 landing on 20 July 1969, Robert P Crease explains why the mission’s lunar laser ranging experiment is alive and well
Ling Xin examines how the Chinese mission Chang’e-4 could reveal the Moon's far-side secrets
We all take the Moon for granted, but what would happen if our constant companion weren't there any more? Ethan Siegel considers the consequences
Scott Jordan outlines how improved optical positioning technologies could help usher in an era when photons, not electrons, are the dominant medium for information transfer within computers a...
Andrew Robinson reveals why Albert Einstein travelled to Britain on three occasions in the early 1930s – and how he shocked his audience in Oxford with his new thinking about how science work...
Joe McEntee reports on a Europe-wide effort to develop and commercialize better methods of detecting a deadly and increasingly common disease
Research labs can be some of the worst environmental offenders in terms of the waste they create and the energy they use. Ben Skuse details efforts to make science greener
Joe McEntee looks at the hurdles that need to be cleared before "bionanosensors" can detect harmful micro-organisms faster, quicker and more cheaply than ever before
Marric Stephens explains how an update to a mission to monitor fresh water is also helping with plans for a space-based gravitational-wave detector
Lincoln Carr explains how he's helping science students embrace the ambiguity of the humanities to become better researchers