Less cats; more physics.
Daniel Dennett wants to convince Tom Stoppard that there is no Hard Problem.
Small changes in a chicken's diet can grossly violate the nostrils of the unsuspecting - unless certain types of food are avoided, researchers find.
Naming the origins of life.
If humans can’t control themselves, they cannot be allowed the freedoms others enjoy: humans learn self-control, she says, in the same way that toddlers learn to control their bladders.
Great news for fans of not being eaten alive, less good news for the clumsy and slow.
Can drugs help depression? Crowdfunding allows science researchers to bypass institutional reservations and study taboo subjects.
From top to bottom, eight different things that can now be transplanted.
This month, researchers are gathering in Cambridge to try and work out why we hurt. Michael Brooks weighs up one suggestion.
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.
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.
It's time to appreciate space dust.
In mice, young blood can rejuvinate the arteries and even neurones of the old. But humans may be wary.
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.
Want to understand your genes? Call your parents.
What should you do to stay happy and healthy this Christmas? You’ll like the first piece of advice: if you want to relax, you could try eating a big meal.
The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?
Our planet has hidden life-protection systems that continue to surprise us.
Recent analysis of a bacterium that killed a First World War soldier showed that this bug was resistant to attacks by penicillin and erythromycin, even before we had discovered either of these antibiotic drugs.
Michael Brooks’s Science Column.