British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca rejects 'final' £69bn offer from Pfizer

One-Minute Read Mon 19 May, AT 09:39

AstraZeneca claims £55-per-share bid undervalues the company and carries a 'big execution risk'

Global warming impact on Australian Antarctic territory

Scientists 'suppressed' paper over climate sceptic argument

One-Minute Read Fri 16 May, AT 11:02

Researcher claims his paper was rejected because it might help climate sceptics advance their case

Underwater archaeology

Santa Maria: has Christopher Columbus's ship been found?

One-Minute Read Tue 13 May, AT 12:28

Wreck found off coast of Haiti believed to be Santa Maria, which took Columbus across Atlantic 500 years ago

 A young boy asleep in his father's lap

How electric currents can help sleepers control their dreams

One-Minute Read Mon 12 May, AT 12:03

New technique could be used to help people with PTSD who have recurring nightmares, say scientists

Professor Colin Pillinger Beagle 2 project leader

Colin Pillinger dies: five facts about the Beagle 2 scientist

Profile Thu 8 May, AT 12:22

Pillinger was a real-life rocket scientist, but he also milked cows and performed on Top of the Pops

Asthma pump

Asthma death study exposes errors on a 'horrifying scale'

One-Minute Read Tue 6 May, AT 08:45

UK's unnecessarily high death rate from asthma blamed on patients and medical staff alike

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria 'pose risk of pandemic'

One-Minute Read Thu 1 May, AT 15:52

Global resistance to antibiotics will turn treatable illnesses back into killers, warns WHO

Australian mulga snake

Venomous snake 'bites people while they sleep'

One-Minute Read Wed 30 Apr, AT 15:43

Researchers are puzzled by the aggressive – and unusual – behaviour of Australian mulga snake


A mouse's fear of men casts doubt on scientific research

One-Minute Read Tue 29 Apr, AT 11:38

Scientists discover that rodents are affected by presence of male researchers during experiments