It's hard to draw the line between inciting fear, and giving a fair warning - as Colin and Mary's story proves.
Oliver Sacks wrote of his imminent death with remarkable dignity, knowing science cannot help him. But what about the cases where it might?
The newly-redeveloped Wellcome Collection is a place for thought-provoking mental adventures.
A recent debate on the colour of a dress has broken the internet. But is it all just a visual illusion?
I, for one, accept our new robot politicians.
Pessimism gets a bad press, but compulsory positive thinking can be brutally enforced.
With only days to go before the first probe goes into orbit around this surprisingly interesting dwarf planet, further mysteries - including two strange bright spots in a crater - are coming into focus.
For some people, videos of people performing intricate tasks or crinkling paper can produce a satisfying tingling feeling. If you can suspend your cyncism, it’s one of the nicest places on the internet to be.
The Red Planet is bad for humans in all kinds of ways, and being first there may be little consolation if you die before you even reach the surface.
If only politics worked half as well as space exploration.
In the bleak midwinter, there are few walks more energising.
Lots of places claim to have the “perfect” pancake recipe – but here’s how to guarantee the best results. Maybe.
“Dave the Weather” may seem comical - but many take his predictions seriously.
Can science cure a broken heart? In theory, yes - but the side effects can be rather unpleasant.
With "anti-vaxxers" dominating the headlines, Biss's new book is a thoughtful examination of how people feel about vaccines.
The biologist-turned-atheist campaigner is sampled on the band's forthcoming Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Sam Delaney’s Mad Men and Bad Men: What Happened when British Politics Met Advertising captures forty years of politics – through posters.
A major new study of geoengineering techniques finds them an unrealistic distraction from more immediate action to tackle climate change.
It's time to appreciate space dust.
It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into.
We need to learn to live with the big companies which dominate the internet - but right now our only policy responses are state control or free market monopoly.
In mice, young blood can rejuvinate the arteries and even neurones of the old. But humans may be wary.
The drug can cause symptoms akin to a UTI – recurrant use may lead to severe bladdar damage.
From revenge porn to online harassment, online spaces are recreating the misogyny of the wider world.
The more time and effort we spend keeping on top of ever-changing applications and struggling to swim through gluts of information, the less productive they are at work.
When more money in Britain is spent on researching cures for baldness than for malaria, then there's a problem.
The drug has been proven as a reliever of suicidal thoughts. With some doctors reluctant to prescribe SSRIs, it could provide the answer.
Osteoporosis gets less attention than the "big, ugly stepsisters' -- yet roughly three million in the UK are affected.
From eyecare to creating the coldest thing in the universe, lasers show science at its most illuminating.
Stephen Hawking received his "death sentence" more than 50 years ago. The Astronomer Royal pays tribute to him.