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.
Male pill hailed as new era for equality
Would a male pill make relationships more equal? More than 50 years after the female pill launched, a game-changing new contraceptive for men is finally on the horizon.
Tinder and the dating tech revolution
Has technology transformed dating for the better? Apps like Tinder have revolutionised the way people find partners, but some experts are warning this tech boom could be harming teenagers.
Why future bosses might microchip your hand
Is this an exciting future or a dystopian nightmare? Hundreds of workers across the world have been fitted with chips that can store personal data. Activists fear a new era of surveillance.
The simple invention that could save the world
Is focus the key to success? Yesterday was World Toilet Day — and it was no laughing matter. Bill Gates has spent seven years and £155 million reinventing loos. They may save thousands of lives.
America vows to crack down on vaping epidemic
Should e-cigarettes be banned? Vaping company Juul has slammed rival brands which sell flavours aimed at children. Meanwhile in the US, vaping has jumped by 80% among teenagers.
New questions over Google’s ‘do no evil’ pledge
Is Google a force for good? Yesterday, staff around the world walked out of the tech giant’s offices over its handling of sexual misconduct claims. Does the company have a dark side?
Book reveals Hawking’s last warning to humanity
Is humanity in danger? Genetically modified superhumans, climate chaos and an AI apocalypse — Stephen Hawking’s final book, which was published yesterday, predicts a future full of peril.
A diesel-driving, meat-eating climate minister
Is she a hypocrite? Britain’s climate minister, Claire Perry, has come under fire for refusing to encourage eco-friendly diets. A meat-eater herself, she also admitted to driving a diesel car.
Lunacy! Moon movie accused of insulting US
Is First Man anti-American? The film, which comes out today, tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the Moon – but does not show him...
Act now! UN warns of climate catastrophe
Can global warming be stopped? In a dramatic new study, scientists claim that humanity has just 12 years to avert catastrophic climate change — they call for immediate and urgent action.
Four easy(ish) ways to help save the world
How much difference can one person make? It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the mammoth task of rescuing our planet, but there are some simple changes we can all practise.
Bacon roll: 0, Avocado: 1 as radio ad banned
Is the ban patronising? Regulators have axed a Costa Coffee advert for characterising avocados as a “poor breakfast choice”, and promoting bacon rolls. Not everyone was pleased by the move.
We believe in miracles say 72% of young people
Are miracles possible? According to a new survey, three in five British people think miracles can happen. If so, it could explain the remarkable survival story of baby Lily Groesbeck.
How gene-editing could destroy world’s pests
Should all pests be wiped out? New Zealand’s government plans to kill all rats and invasive predators by 2050. Some want to use genetic modification, but others warn of ecological disaster.
‘Nobody else should suffer such a needless death’
Should we boycott Pret? Fifteen-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died of an allergic reaction after eating a Pret baguette. Some say the store is to blame, and now her parents want justice.