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New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:41

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

UK to recruit Indian doctors through Skype interviews

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 21:01

The UK is mulling recruiting around 50 doctors from India to tackle a staffing crisis, days after a court ruled against Indian-origin doctors, who alleged bias in Britain`s medical examination system.

Closest supernova to Earth discovered near Messier 82 galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:42

Students and staff at UCL`s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy).

Scientists discover early relative of man

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:35

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown human relative, with whom ancient man must have had sex with.

Reindeers` eyes change colour over course of seasons

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 14:49

Scientists have discovered that reindeer eyes changes colour from gold to blue over the course of the year.

Lost home of last Neanderthals rediscovered

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:22

Natural Environment Research Council-funded scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey, have re-discovered a record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost

Decoding the mystery of monogamy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 23:37

Scientists say the threat of infants being killed by rival males led to the evolution of pair living in humans and other primates.

`Stonehenge started as huge graveyard`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 17:23

British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.

Now, computer that heals itself

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 09:22

Each system of the device has a memory featuring context-sensitive information meaning it can only interact with other, similar systems.

ESA satellite spots Arctic sea-ice loss

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 19:59

An international team of scientists has discovered that Arctic sea ice volume has decreased by 36 percent during autumn and 9 percent during winter between 2003 and 2012.

`Citizen scientists` to record Europe`s bat population

Last Updated: Thursday, October 04, 2012, 11:07

A website that is a collaboration of many institutes working for the conservation of bats is calling on "citizen scientists" to help researchers monitor and record the population of bats in Europe.

NRI entrepreneur, two others honoured in UK

Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 12:14

Atul Pathak and Dominic Grieve received a trophy each for their "invaluable support over the years”.