Deeps in mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in your own gut, bacteria are hard at work producing electricity in order to survive in environments low in oxygen. These potent little power producers have been used in speculative experiments and one day may power everything from batteries to “biohomes”. There are many types of bacteria

New varieties created through genetic editing and engineering promise to beat disease, and offer enticing new flavours Tomatoes It was reported this week that Brazilian scientists are hoping to create spicy tomatoes using Crispr gene-editing techniques. Although tomatoes contain the genes for capsaicinoids (the chemicals that give chillies their heat) they are dormant – Crispr could

The ultimate goal is to introduce these adaptations into important plants like wheat, rice and soybeans – and feed a world that’s only becoming hungrier. Scientists believe they can increase crop productivity by 40% by making plants better at photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ‘fix’ it into useful sugars

Oslo: Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.  Compass needles point towards the north magnetic pole, a point which has crept unpredictably from the coast of northern Canada a century

We all cling to beliefs despite the evidence. Immersive theatre experience The Justice Syndicate aims to show why “It’s her word against his,” says a middle-aged male juror in thick-rimmed glasses. “Someone of his experience wouldn’t do something so risky.” A woman to my right says the defendant is probably guilty, but maybe not beyond