protein food artwork

Protein mania: The problem with the West’s latest diet obsession

What would happen if you got sucked into a black hole?

Saturn’s moon Titan has an alien lake district that looks like Earth


Charred roof debris in front of the cathedral's altar

Macron’s pledge to rebuild Notre Dame in five years may be possible

Memorial to Alfie Evans

We must all work to avoid disputes over the care of very ill children

Watching coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing seemed to have a lasting effect

Viewing media coverage of traumatic events may fuel long-term distress


A virus we thought was harmless to humans may worsen cystic fibrosis


Ancient urine reveals early prehistory of domestic sheep and goats

Brains from pigs can be partially revived after death

Pig brains have been partly revived after death - what does this mean?


How to understand the risk of a bacon sandwich giving you bowel cancer

How to understand the risk of a bacon sandwich giving you bowel cancer


The UK's plan to block online pornography could be a privacy disaster

Ian McEwan

Why Ian McEwan doesn’t see his latest novel as being science fiction

measles vaccine sign

Measles has made a shocking return to the US. Can it be stopped?

hominin jaw

Did the ancestor of all humans evolve in Europe not Africa?

father and baby

Men who have children later in life may prime their kids for longevity


A child uses an inhaler

Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

One of LIGO's gravitational wave detectors

LIGO has spotted another gravitational wave just after turning back on

Swabbing for microbes in space

NASA says the International Space Station is covered in bacteria

HPV immunisation

Scotland's HPV vaccine linked to 'near elimination' of cervical cancer