For the first time, astronomers have carried out a detailed observation of ultra-fast winds caused by black holes – which revealed that the winds can rapidly fluctuate from cool to extremely hot.
UK scientists have published startling new research which shows a type of drug used to treat weak bones may actually increase the risk of tiny cracks appearing in the bone.
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like’ system, has been found for the first time by a UK-led team of researchers.
UK astronomers have found that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than was previously thought.
A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK.
A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23rd February) by Business Secretary Greg Clark.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a new leadership scheme to help inspirational researchers champion public engagement across their academic communities. The call for applicants to the scheme – which seeks to empower scientists to train other scientists in public engagement – is now open.
A UK team of scientists and engineers has developed a new machine called ChipIR, at STFC's ISIS neutron and muon source that is helping companies who are developing new technologies to work out whether their systems could be adversely affected by cosmic rays.
A year on from the announcement of one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in a century, and gravitational waves is on the agenda at the world’s largest science gathering, the AAAS.
Construction will begin on a next-generation dark matter detector with the UK taking a leading role and providing vital hardware for the project.