Crowded world to face a hungry future
A newly published government report warns of a coming food crisis. Technology saved us once. Can it succeed again or should we find a fresh solution?
Birds, bears and mammoths – coming soon?
A UK revival for the world’s heaviest flying bird is being funded by the EU. Now other extinct species could be on their way back.
Avatar director to tackle Challenger Deep
James Cameron is planning a voyage to the bottom of the world's deepest ocean. Is human exploration more valuable than robotic research?
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
Or fill in a form. The government wants to measure our levels of happiness, but do we even understand what makes us happy?
The font of all knowledge is really ugly
Research claims we don’t remember writing that's too easy to read and learning should be struggle. So is clear writing the enemy of discovery?
Uncorked! World’s oldest winery discovered
The world’s oldest winery has been discovered in an Armenian cave; so we’ve been drinking alcohol for at least 6000 years. Is that something to celebrate?
We are still cave men, claims top scientist
A top behavioural scientist has made waves in the diet business, saying that we should eat and live more like our genetic ancestors.
Root Causes – is a baldness cure in sight?
Scientists are getting closer to curing baldness. But is it a real problem? Should this advance be celebrated, or was it a wasted effort?
Scientists attack killer junk food in our shops
We could save over 3000 deaths a month by passing a law to make everyday foods healthier, say scientists. But the government says what we eat should be a free choice.
The family doctor whose prescription was death
A GP has given an interview defending his decision to speed his elderly patients’ end. He claims he was motivated by compassion. Now he faces possible murder charges.
Another giant leap forward for virtual mankind
Yesterday Microsoft unveiled their new control system Kinect. Are these the videogames of the future? And could games ever get too good?
Spare liver, anyone? No longer an absurd question
The developing ability of scientists to grow human organs in the lab is leading many experts to predict a new age of unlimited replacement items for the human body.