Astronomers have discovered why dust clouds around fading stars form unique and beautiful shapes – and their findings have revealed how our sun could look in its dying days.

Scientists warn that if greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 39cm to global sea level rise this century.

Scientists have for the first time identified the structure of a protein fibre linked to early-onset type 2 diabetes.

Surgeons could dramatically reduce the risk of infection after an operation by simply changing the antiseptic they use.

Professor Cath Noakes of the University of Leeds was the main scientific consultant to the makers of a new public information film designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.