Hopefully, we'll soon be launching a mission to Mars from the UK.
Nowadays, the area of study called “earth systems science” uses many ideas originally championed by Lovelock, though people are still allergic to the name Gaia.
Not just a faded poster on a lab wall, but “as impressive as the Pyramids or any of the other wonders of the world”. The table also holds the key to finding replacements for antibiotics.
The slowing pace of the earth’s spin means that occasionally we have to add on a second – but should this practice continue?
Do androids dream of electric Kant?
The numbers of monarch butterflies are at a record low and a large part of this is because of the disappearance of the milkweed plant, eaten by caterpillars.
Bryn Nelson gets to the bottom of an emerging – and often shocking – therapy.
Reports suggest that “an astonishing 45 per cent of men finish the sex act too quickly”.
Alcohol in powdered sachet form: what could possibly go wrong?
Art and science both had a long history of secret codes hidden in plain sight. Adam Rutherford goes on the hunt.
Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. Roger Highfield reports.
And why we should lay off the caps-lock key.
Speed is of the essence in the online world but faced with the Aladdin’s cave of cultural riches, one’s response is invariably one of sluggishness, of planning for a putative future that will never come.
Barack Obama is the president of the United States of America and neither he (nor his image) is supposed to be used to endorse a product.
We don’t need evolution any more – we've outsourced the processes to ourselves.
Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio.
. . . in fact, they are probably better at navigating a world of smartphones and social networks than we crusties aged 20 and over.
A method for dodging predators? A means of social interaction? Or a way of getting rid of flies?
The governent's Year of Code campaign has caused come confusion, but they could be missing a trick.
Big coastal cities do not always get good coverage, let alone the outback.
When you're living at the bottom of the world, you can’t just pop out to a hardware shop when something breaks, so your appliances are like part of the family.
Scientists working on one of the four experiments at the LHC have gathered enough evidence to confirm the existence of a four-quark particle.
From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.
There is good reason to suspect that much of the energy spent on online campaigning is wasted entrenching divisions or preaching aggressively to an already zealous choir.
Let's start by ditching the word "cyber bullying" - this isn't a new phenomenon, but it is harder for parents and teachers to deal with than harassment and abuse than occurs offline.
As Jane Goodall turns 80, Henry Nicholls talks to her about her remarkable career studying chimpanzee behaviour, her animal welfare activism, and accusations of plagiarism in her latest book.
Psychologists at London South Bank University have cunningly disguised a lab as a pub in order to research our drinking habits.
We have fooled ourselves into thinking that modern science began with Newton but Grosseteste wrote his treatise in 1225.
EyeMusic will allow you to hear shapes and colours
In the one corner of the American economy defined by its relentless optimism, there is now a large and growing class of highly trained, objectively talented, surpassingly ambitious workers who are shunted to the margins.