All this Higgsteria just demonstrates that we're now at the end of the age of physics.
Why are actors so much more susceptible to hypnosis?
A depressing day out spent talking science at the Department for Education
These eyes in the sky are so popular, everyone from farmers to jewellery thieves wants one.
Charles Darwin’s search for his intellectual ancestors shows that scientific discovery mirrors the v
I couldn’t help smiling at the tweet from the spoof @Henry_Wellcome, founder of the Wellcome Trust, which arrived soon after the list of new fellows of the Royal Society (FRSs) was made public at the end of April. “Can’t believe women are allowed to join the Royal Society now.
With Michael Brooks, Daniel Dennett, Martin Rees, Richard Dawkins, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Philip B
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From Martin Rees to Maggie Aderin-Pocock, from Carolyn Porco to Richard Dawkins, prominent personalities answer two of life's biggest questions.
Rational discussion of genetically modified crops is beyond us
As Jenny Clack knows, the history of fossils is one of constant revision.
It is easy to mock Brian Cox’s spellbound admiration on television as he looks heavenward, but the s
Scientists are good at science. That does not qualify them as advisors on world affairs.
Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.
The Easter holiday rush is receding into distant memory. The only thing airport security personnel have to worry about is what happens when everyone starts arriving for the Olympics. That, and the helpful physicists who have worked out how to smuggle a gun through a metal detector.
France has always struggled with evidence-based science.
What do debutante balls, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ponzi schemes and doubting clergy all have in co
The Wellcome Trust has been praised for its decision to compel research it funds to be freely availa
Chipping Norton has been a bit slow to play its wonder-drug card. But now, surely, being in the constituency of the Prime Minister who dismantled the National Health Service (and being home to Jeremy Clarkson and Rebekah Brooks), it needs to act to save its image.
Our Science Essay ponders the riddle of the wandering stars. Starting with Poincaré, complex maths i
Paving the way for a more targeted treatment of cancer patients.
In 40 years cancer survival rates have doubled but not everything is rosy — especially if you are fe