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.
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?
Gatwick drone chaos could be an inside job
Last year, a drone attack grounded over 1,000 planes at Gatwick airport. Now, police have concluded that the culprit had insider knowledge of how the airport operates.
International climate rebellion launches today
The science is clear: we are facing an unprecedented global emergency according to the protest group Extinction Rebellion. In response, it is starting a week of global civil disobedience.
The first-ever image of a black hole
This week, scientists released the first-ever picture of a black hole, compiled over the last two years using data from eight telescopes around the world. It is a major landmark in the history...
New robot ‘on the path to self-awareness’
Scientists at Colombia University have built a robot that learns about itself in the same way as a baby. It could be a major step towards machines that are fully self-aware.
NASA’s Parker probe makes daring flyby of Sun
The Parker probe has now completed two flybys of the Sun, coming closer to its fiery surface than any man-made object in history. Could the mission unlock the secrets of the Sun?
Shock report: poor diet deadlier than smoking
For many, the Easter holidays will be crowned by a feast: chocolate eggs and an epic roast. But a major new study says bad eating, high in fat and sugar, now kills more people than smoking.
Saving the planet one series at a time
Netflix’s breathtaking, multimillion-dollar nature series, Our Planet, presented by David Attenborough, launches today. Many are praising his tireless work campaigning for the environment.
The day the dinosaurs died
A young scientist has found a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth. Stunning fossils show what happened when a huge asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico.