AJ Impact

Kenyan scientist uses throw-away plastics to build homes

The scientist manufactures roof tiles and other construction materials from plastic and glass waste in Kenya.

Kenyan scientist uses throw-away plastics to build homes

Science

Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

Made up of skin cells from donors and collagen, in-vitro skin has same properties as human skin.

Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

AJ Impact

Do Nobel Prizes portend women's progress in STEM fields?

More women are earning STEM doctorates, but they still face unconscious bias and gaps in pay and research resources.

 Do Nobel Prizes portend women's progress in STEM fields?

Health

Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

Two US scientists, one from the UK awarded Nobel Prize for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels.

Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

History

Attempt to 'virtually unwrap' ancient scrolls buried by Vesuvius

The 2,000-year-old scrolls were carbonised in the eruption in 79 AD and are part of an 'invisible library'.

Attempt to 'virtually unwrap' ancient scrolls buried by Vesuvius

Health

How risky is eating red meat for your health?

Researchers' advice that adults keep 'current unprocessed red meat consumption' draws sharp reaction from other experts.

How risky is eating red meat for your health?

AJ Impact

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

The term 'rare cancer' encompasses 198 different diseases, according to the European Information Network.

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

AJ Impact

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

Less research funding goes to metastatic cancer than earlier stages of the disease; patients are working to change that.

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

US & Canada

Are US visa rules stifling research and innovation?

Scientists and scholars from around the world face difficulties entering country for fact-finding programmes and education.

Are US visa rules stifling research and innovation?

AJ Impact

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

Harvard scientists say climate change is making fish toxic, and warn that eating tainted fish can cause brain damage.

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

AJ Impact

Ontario and Quebec oppose a federal plan to lower medicine prices

Two Canadian provinces say the plan to overhaul the country's drug-pricing system could deter investment.

Ontario and Quebec oppose a federal plan to lower medicine prices

AJ Impact

Apollo 11 memorabilia goes up for auction

Auction houses are looking to cash in on the nostalgia of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Apollo 11 memorabilia goes up for auction

AJ Impact

Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AbbVie's acquisition of Allergan is this year's second-biggest pharmaceutical-industry takeover.

Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AJ Impact

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Tuesday's launch marks the first time SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has carried a US Air Force mission into space.

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Health

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report

Despite overall confidence in safety and effectiveness of vaccines, high-income countries show lowest levels of trust.

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report