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?
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?