The hunt is on for a dark force of nature
Is the search worth it? Scientists are launching an experiment to find a mysterious fifth force of nature. If they find it, it will give us an insight into the unseen world of dark matter.
Ants rule world, not humans, says new study
Could it be that ants are more powerful than humans? With their mega-cities, transport networks, ventilation, childcare systems, and waste collection they put us to shame, says a new book.
Good boy! Puppy dog eyes evolved just for you
Is your dog really your best friend? Or is it just manipulating you? A new study has identified eyebrow-raising muscles that help puppies to produce their most irresistible expressions.
Artificial stars could redesign the night sky
Why not re-write the stars? We have the ability. Already, Japan wants to create fake meteor showers, China wants an artificial moon for street lighting and Russia wants to sell advertising.
Where no man has ever been, diver finds plastic bag
An explorer has completed the deepest-ever, solo dive, to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. There he found a plastic bag and some sweet wrappers. How do we stop the desecration of nature?
Fake burger that could save the world
Is a meat-free diet to preserve our planet the future of eating? The value of the start-up, Impossible Foods, which makes a convincing alternative meat burger, has soared to $2 billion.
Caster Semenya refuses to submit to new ban
Yesterday, new rules for female athletes kicked in to cap testosterone levels, igniting an explosive mix of issues. For many, this is discrimination. For others, it is fairness in sport.
A world without humans could be a new Eden
Yesterday, a major UN report warned that a great extinction has begun on Earth, threatening human life. But the planet is a living organism and would thrive without us, say scientists.
One million species at risk of extinction
Rainforests cleared. Oceans poisoned. Animals dying. Yesterday, a major UN report warned of the disastrous effects that humans are having on nature — and its consequences for humanity.
Nature takes over in a world without humans
A thousand years after humans become extinct, trees replace skyscrapers, once-endangered animals roam across the planet — and global warming is reversed. Is this a new Eden?
Scientists bring pigs’ brains back from dead
The experiment has blurred the line between life and death, and provoked excitement and horror in equal measure. Does this mean we will one day be able to reverse death? Should we want to?
Leonardo: artist, scientist, hipster, genius
This week, 500 years after his death, we honour Leonardo da Vinci, the man who created flying machines, scuba gear and a tennis racket — as well as the most beautiful artworks in history.
The science behind the world’s greatest race
Should you run a marathon? Yesterday in London about 40,000 runners did. The incredible Eliud Kipchoge set a new record. Others used sheer willpower to stagger, limp or crawl to the finish.
Measles sweeps back as fake science spreads
One of the world’s most infectious diseases is showing signs of rampant growth, says new research out today. This is partly due to the willingness of millions to believe in medical myths.
What we wear: Saving the planet each time we dress
Fashion is the world’s second-most polluting industry after oil, fuelled by our appetite for cheap, low-quality clothing. However, there are small changes you can make to take action.
What we eat: Saving the planet one meal at a time
Agriculture produces 15% of global carbon emissions and uses 30% of the land on Earth. In part one of The Day’s report, Climate Change in Action, we ask: should you go vegan?