When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed...Show More Summary
Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. The letter is part...Show More Summary
Enslaved and Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has released the first footage from Hellblade, its mysterious historical adventure coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. But perhaps more interestingly, Ninja Theory has also detailed Hellblade's story, which focuses on the mental health of main character Senua. Show More Summary
A woodcut illustration of the totally scientific "C.Lycosthenes" from a 16th-century book by the suspiciously named Konrad Lykosthenes. Wellcome Trust, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 4.0 Mythical monsters and epidemic disease have long been intertwined. Show More Summary
Auroch Digital have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming reboot of Dark Future. The reboot is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and will be a turn-based strategy game, played out in simultaneous real-time action. The gameplay...Show More Summary
It’s more than resistant bacterial superbugs that should scare us. Only a few months after the Wellcome Trust's dire report on growing antibiotic resistance and the looming “post-antibiotic era,” a new report stresses that it is not just bacteria we need to worry about. Viruses and parasites are showing [...]
The Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust charities are a force for good in so many ways, sp why are they still funding companies that invest in fossil fuel extraction? Now you can show them we desperately need their leadership on climate change. The
A Guardian petition calls on two of the world's largest charitable foundations -- the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust -- to divest from fossil fuels.
Close-ups of a cat's tongue, neurons in a mouse brain, and more.
The British newspaper is embarking on a major climate campaign, and applying strategic pressure to two major charitable trusts to join the growing movement to divest.
The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist has been revealed. Bill Bryson, The Chair of Judges, revealed the nominees which were selected but a committee of experts from the worlds of science, literature, academia and media. Six books, including...Show More Summary
Scanning electron microscope view of a boll weevil Image: Daniel Kariko/Wellcome ImagesThe Wellcome Trust has announced the finalists in their 2015 Wellcome Image Awards, which celebrate the best in science photography. A panel of nine judges will select from the images of the finalists. Show More Summary
Today, the UK-based Wellcome Trust announced the winners of its 2015 Image Awards, celebrating the best biomedical and health imagery from the past year. The post Get Lost in These Amazing Biomedical Images appeared first on WIRED.
The finalists of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards have been announced. From insectoid eyes and cat tongues to curved spines and boll weevils, here are the most spectacular science photos of the past year. Read more...
Yet again The Wellcome Trust has demonstrated that scientists can create more artistic images than can most contemporary artists. The BBC has posted the 20 images shortlisted for this year's Wellcome Image Awards. Shown is Maurizio de Angelis's Pollen Grains being released from a flower in the Asteraceae family. Show More Summary
What you're seeing in the photo above is a cross section of a cat's tongue, one of many pieces of scientific eye candy from our sister site io9. Enjoy. Read more...
The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study...Show More Summary
How happy do you expect to be? The answer to that question could have a major influence on how happy you feel. A team of scientists led by Robb Rutledge from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, found that our in-the-moment happiness levels are influenced by activities, events, and outcomes. But our […]
Cue the squirms! A 50-year-old man has been suffering from headaches for the last four years, and doctors didn't know why, until now. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists finally figured out that it was because a four-inch-long tapeworm was wiggling around inside his brain! In addition to headaches, the man had memory flashbacks, complex seizures, and pain on [...]
New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that a tapeworm lived inside a man's head — near his brain — for four years. The centimeter-long tapeworm was removed via surgery, but not before it traveled two inches into the man's head. Show More Summary