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  1. Will technology replace the dairy industry? A group of scientists is making real milk from cells without setting foot on a farm. They think their cellular agriculture is the future — others think not.

  2. Can robots combat loneliness? Robots that can hold simple conversations and learn people’s interests are to be deployed in UK care homes after a trial found they boosted mental health.

  3. Is travel an essential human activity? The effects of a global lockdown have left many with an urge to see the world. Science tells us that this need for movement is ingrained in our genes.

  4. Should we build pandemic-proof cities? A new 'smart city' in China has a neighbourhood specially designed to allow residents to function in lockdown. Should all cities be preparing in the same way?

  5. Does the moon affect our mental health? A lunar influence on our health has long been dismissed as unscientific. Now, evidence shows the moon could have subtle but powerful effects on our wellbeing.

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