Researchers believe they have found a link between the relative lengths of your index and ring fingers and a predisposition to the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A recent call has been made to reform the PhD system so that it is better matched to the swiftly evolving job market.
This week saw the news that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) have decided that two new elements can be added to the periodic table.
The threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth and destroying all human life is a constant worry for astronomers, Armageddon hypothesisers and those with a nervous disposition; however their concerns are not completely unfounded (remember the dinosaurs?).
Evidence has shown that only humans and great apes have self-recognition – the ability to recognise themselves in a mirror – a cognitive facility that has so far eluded the common monkey.
A team of final year Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Strathclyde are believed to have become the first in the UK to design and launch an advanced craft (otherwise known as a payload) into near space, propelled by a large helium balloon.