Dispatches from the cutting edge of science and technology

Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge Doable, just “eye-wateringly expensive”

The government is apparently looking into the possibility of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. One of the UK’s leading civil engineers explains how it could be done.

A team from the University of Queensland claim their technology is cheaper, more energy efficient and more flexible than traditional solar panels.

Jeff Bezos announced on Instagram that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund.

Experts are developing state-of-the-art techniques to detect signatures that point to extraterrestrial existence.

Probiotic bacteria could find a tumour, grow inside it and release tumour-killing drugs in mouse experiments.

Abnormalities in the visual cortex, which processes information from the eyes, could be the cause of migraines, a study has found.

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