Boffins propose new calendar

When Pope Gregory altered the calendar in 1582 to get it in synch with the seasons, protesters marched in the streets demanding the return of their 11 days.

Synthetic yeast allows on-demand evolution

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers has created from scratch a new form of yeast that includes synthetic DNA.

Math ability born not made, say psychologists

Some people are just born good at math, new research indicates, which has found significant differences in the 'number sense' of pre-school children.