New satellite data has indicated that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, ahead of a rare - but regular - event.
An Oxfordshire-based company has developed hi-tech scanners which can rapidly analyse the chemical make-up of liquids inside containers.
A world without antimicrobials would be a world without modern medicine, so why is there not more urgency in addressing the global rise of drug resistance? The New Statesman brought leading health experts together to discuss the problem.
Sometimes, when it feels like putting your money where you mouth is feels like it can't fail, it's worth stepping back and reconsidering. Just in case.
"A few bored students gave themselves an unpleasant tingle, but most preferred to sit around instead." Snappy or what?
The tiny pieces of plastic that we throw away every year are forming a new layer of sedentary rock across the planet - just another sign of our careless attitude to waste.
A mysterious island has materialised in a methane lake on Saturn’s largest moon – only to vanish just weeks later.
Crustaceans really are spineless, according to a recent study in the journal Science.
Spermatozoa in desert ants bind together to increase their speed, according to researchers in Belgium.
A computer programme has succeeded in passing the Turing Test, 65 years after it was first conceived of by the father of artificial intelligence, Alan Turing.