Is there an art to science? Images submitted to a Princeton University competition reveal the beauty underlying some current student research
Delivering fuel, food and a game of Pong for astronauts on the ISS, the final launch of the ATV prepares the European Space Agency for crewed moon missions
The disease has now reached Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, after a passenger boarded a flight from Liberia. But how far can it spread?
It looks like living cells – but this image evolved in a computer following an algorithm based on Alan Turing's ideas about the patterns on animals' bodies
A special retelling of The Tempest shows how people with autism may be able to tap into the rhythmic heart of Shakespeare's plays
Correction: Cesarean Section and Rate of Subsequent Stillbirth, Miscarriage, and Ectopic Pregnancy: A Danish Register-Based Cohort Study
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They were dismissed as sailors' tall tales, but they're real: huge waves that rise without warning and can destroy ships. Is there any way to predict them? (full text available to subscribers)
A newly discovered variant of a protein that helps protect us against cancer may trigger cancer and promote its spread around the body
The Psychology of Babies by Lynne Murray is a fascinating insight into infant minds – but don't be surprised if it turns you into a worried armchair expert
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Experiments with a large cannon have shown that fossilised algae could have travelled to the moon intact, providing an exciting window into Earth's past
The islands of the Bahamas sit on a mysterious limestone column that may have its origins in a desert 8000 kilometres away
An ambitious experiment that exposes a natural woodland to rising carbon dioxide levels will tell us what's in store for the world's trees, says Rob Mackenzie
GM is now a term loaded with baggage. Scientists must allow for people's objections to show the public there's nothing "spooky" about it, says Susan Watts
Dexterous, sensitive and precise, it's the ultimate hands-free device – no wonder the tongue is at the heart of a new generation of computer controls (full text available to subscribers)
3D videos of starlings show that cues to turn flow through the flock like ripples on a pond, rather than spreading evenly like a diffusing gas
Child obesity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. According to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) survey, almost 20% of children in Northern Ireland are overweight or obese before they start primary school, because many lead sedentary lifestyles. RCPCH is opening an office in Belfast to help improve children's health.
Not since the Alma-Ata definition of primary care in 1978 has there been so much soul searching on how best to provide a first-contact system that is fair, equitable, accessible, cost effective, sustainable, and above all improves the health and wellbeing of the population it serves. Part of this renewed attention on primary care is the widespread feeling, in high-income countries in particular, that there is an impending crisis with not enough general practitioners, an increasingly unsustainable workload, underfunding by governments, fragmentation between primary and secondary or tertiary services, and a changing burden of disease and risk factor profile in populations.
Last week, the STOP TB Partnership, a coalition of more than 1000 partner organisations that coordinate and lead advocacy efforts against tuberculosis, unexpectedly announced it will move its Secretariat from WHO to the UN Office for Project Services in early 2015. Since 2001, when the STOP TB Partnership was established, WHO has hosted the organisation and provided all its administrative services. So why has the partnership decided to move and how will the way it operates change?