For the first time, electrical stimulation has enabled paralysed people to stand on their own. It’s early days but hopes are high the treatment could restore quality of life. Emily Waltz investigates.
A new theory has emerged to explain the zebra’s distinctive colouring. Yi-Di Ng reports.
Observations of Enceladus by the Cassini spacecraft suggest that it, like Jupiter’s moon Europa, could have an ocean of water beneath its surface. Helen Maynard-Casely takes a closer look.
The value of a project to introduce bighorns to an island off the coast of Mexico is in doubt after evidence showed the animals died out there more than a thousand years ago. Erin Brodwin reports.
For all our state-of-the-art imaging technology, we are better at searching the surface of the Moon than the depths of the ocean. Philip Dooley looks at how science has measured up to the task of finding the Malaysian aircraft.
Genetic tweaks make it easier to pulp trees for paper and fuel. Daniel Cossins reports.
There is no evidence that the controversial treatment is any better than a placebo, a review of the medical research has found. Tim Dean reports.
Scientists have little idea exactly what microbes live in our intestines but believe they play an important role in controlling metabolic diseases. By Norman Swan.
The 13-part 1980 documentary Cosmos, was one of the most-widely watched television series in the world. But a lot has happened since then. Elizabeth Finkel finds the series re-make a worthy successor.
A bold mission to put a spacecraft on the surface of a comet for the first time may provide answers to questions about the origins of our solar system. By Robin McKie.