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Ian Steadman is a staff science and technology writer at the New Statesman. He is on Twitter as @iansteadman.
Mars' moons are unusual in the Solar System - for their size, shape and colour from their parent planet. Where did they come from? We've got some clues to work with.
Don't trust everything you read.
Hurray, it's another shiny new gadget that apparently changes everything, or nothing, depending on who you ask.
New research has found that rats alone can't have been responsible for Europe's medieval plague outbreaks - and giant Central Asian gerbils may have been an alternative accessory to the crime.
The influence of the XX/XY model of chromosomal sex has been profound over the last century, but it’s founded on faulty premises and responsible for encouraging reductive, essentialist thinking. While the scientific world has moved on, its popular appeal remains.
Lots of places claim to have the “perfect” pancake recipe – but here’s how to guarantee the best results. Maybe.
It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into.
The resurgence of diseases like measles in the United States has come from the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The good news is that Britain isn’t seeing those same risks – but it could in the future.
Programmes where US and UK security services intercepted and shared private data were unlawful, tribunal declares.