Astronomers scope out alien solar system in detail

Researchers say they've conducted the first reconnaissance of a distant planetary system, collecting the spectra of four red exoplanets which orbit a star 128 light years away from Earth.

Four-stranded DNA points to cancer cure

Cambridge University researchers say they've proved that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures exist within the human genome.

Autism more common in hi-tech areas

Autism is more common in geographical areas with a high proportion of engineers and IT specialists, a Cambridge University study has found. And, they say, this may be partly because autism is linked to skills seen as desirable in a tech-savvy society.