We have been fighting the war on drugs for 40 years at great cost. Yet sometimes we all feel that we have been aimlessly pedalling a stationary bicycle. You look to your right, you look to your left, and yet you always see the same landscape – demand for
If we can improve, we should.
In 1959 C P Snow delivered a celebrated lecture in which he decried the man-made gulf between the arts and the sciences. Yet there is one subject that already spans the divide and is unjustly neglected — mathematics.
As things stand a scientific assessment would suggest that Britain is Bangladesh for bees.
Doctors and patients need to question unnecessary procedures, writes Dr Margaret McCartney.
Get mothers overeating during pregnancy and you stand to gain customers as soon as they are born.
The work of Francis Crick and James Watson gives us a vision of what's to come.
But don't despair - we might be struggling but we are not beaten yet.
Can shale gas and fracking solve our energy crisis?
No money back, no guarantee.
The baby might not even have been infected in the first place.
Dennis Tito wants to give you the trip of a lifetime.
David Livingstone’s life and death in Africa helped mould the Victorian missionary myth of exploration and sparked the Scramble for Africa. Yet he was never a typical imperialist and he left a powerfully charitable legacy.
Something in the water...
What is consciousness? In the past, this question was the preserve of theologians, psychologists and philosophers. Scientists seemed unable to find a way to probe the grey matter between our ears. Now that has changed. The study of the brain has experienced a renaissance.
Without them, Britain will fall behind.
Every time a girl sees a shelf of science-related toys under a sign that says "boys", she is being told that the world thinks science is not for her.
Voices in the dark.
There's low-hanging fruit in medicine yet.
The remarkable abilities already inside us.
By all means, let’s save the Royal Institution from closure, but let's also take the opportunity to replace its Victorian vision of science with one that looks more like Britain today.
Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.
Will science and religion ever work out how to coexist peacefully?
Asteroid Apophis will pass over earth at midnight.
Wrinkled wet fingers belong in the bigger evolutionary picture, scientists reveal.
Medicalising natural and normal responses to life experiences is a dangerous game.