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New drugs have made the elimination of horrific conditions such as sleeping sickness feasible.
More than 1,100 cases of measels have been reported in England this year, as the anti-vax movement causes an alarming surge across the globe.
This year’s flu epidemic is far from over, but the vaccine race has already been lost.
Science has an enormous and complementary role to play in humanities-based research.
If the National Portrait Gallery celebrates the best of British achievements, there’s a vast area that is being overlooked.
Caledonian Asians and itinerant Englishmen (myself included) complement a healthy population of diehard Scots who continue to support the national game.
We defeated or tamed many fatal diseases in the 20th century but many remain a threat. Michael Barrett assesses the contenders for the next pandemic.
Welsh-born explorer and journalist Stanley was employed in 1879 by the crown prince of Belgium, Leopold II, to annex Congo on his behalf.