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Mouthwash May Help to Neutralise Coronavirus, Experiment With Human Cells Suggests

ByPeter Dockrill A range of common household items – including mouthwash, nasal rinses, and even diluted baby shampoo – have been found to inactivate a...

Chilling Experiment Pinpoints The Moment You Have a Venus Flytrap's Full Attention

Peter Dockrill Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for...

The Fate of Schrödinger's Cat Probably Isn't in The Hands of Gravity, Experiment Finds

Mike McRae For the better part of a century, the world's greatest minds have struggled with the mathematical certainty that objects can be in multiple...

SpaceX: Mutant 'mighty mice' keep muscle bulk in ISS experiment – boost for Mars mission

Scientists saw these soon built-up more muscles than their untreated companions. The genetic treatment involves blocking a pair of proteins associated with limited muscle mass. A...

Silica Takes on a Strange 'Half Way' Form in Meteorite Impacts, Experiment Suggests

David Nield What happens to materials in Earth's crust when a meteorite slams into them? Specifically, what happens to the quartz found in many different...

A Huge Covid-19 Natural Experiment Is Underway—in Classrooms

Eric Niiler For parents and teachers, the reopening of schools has been a chaotic mess. Guidelines and procedures seem to change daily. Classroom policies or...

Simple New Experiment Reveals Which Face Masks Are Best at Blocking Droplets

We know that by wearing masks, we can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, and we know that not every type of face mask...

This Gross Experiment Shows How Even Homemade Masks Can Stop Germs Spreading

There's no denying we're in a weird, unprecedented and rapidly changing time – both for science and more generally for society. And when it comes...

Damaged Human Lungs Can Be Repaired by Attaching Them to Pigs, Experiment Shows

The sad reality of terminal lung illnesses is that there are simply far more patients than there are donor lungs available. This isn't just...

After 50 Years, Experiment Finally Shows Energy Could Be Extracted From a Black Hole

A 50-year-old theoretical process for extracting energy from a rotating black hole finally has experimental verification. Using an analogue of the components required, physicists have...

Ketamine Experiment Reveals Brain Phenomenon Scientists Have 'Never Seen Before'

Doses of the drug ketamine administered to sheep during research into Huntington's disease have revealed new insights into how the anaesthetic works on the...

Hummingbirds Can See Colours We Can't Even Imagine, Experiment Reveals

Hummingbirds can perceive colours that the human eye cannot, thanks to the addition of an extra cone in the hummingbird's eye that we don't...

Hospital Experiment Reveals Just How Fast Viral Matter Can Spread Through Wards

From what we know so far, SARS-CoV-2 is most commonly spread person to person. But if there's anything the pandemic has taught us, it's...

Stunning 3-Star Experiment Validates Core Tenet of Einstein's General Relativity

Yet again, scientists have validated a major component of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Specifically, a trio of two white dwarf stars and a collapsed neutron...

Majorca and Ibiza to lift two week quarantine rule in DAYS for foreign tourist experiment

President of the Balearic government, Francina Armengol revealed today that she has been told the islands can lift the regulation on June 21 rather...

Pain Experiment Shows There Really Is Something Soothing About Saying The 'f' Word

Swearing is good for you. Well, kind of. A growing body of research suggests that, under the right circumstances, simply saying taboo words out...

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Roger Federer reveals which tournament he will play next on injury return

ByRoger Federer has revealed he is on course to return to action at the Australian Open in January as he continues to recover from...

Victoria Beckham's snap of David kissing daughter Harper on the lips divides opinion

ByFollowing their day out yesterday, David, 45, also posted pictures online, in view of his 64.7 million followers. He could be seen on the picture-sharing...

New Amazon Echo released tomorrow but all UK users can improve their speakers today

ByAmazon's all-new and totally redesigned Echo smart speaker finally goes on sale tomorrow with this device getting a ball-shaped look and much-improved sound. The...