Science

How the ‘Other Renaissance’ shaped the modern world
History

How the ‘Other Renaissance’ shaped the modern world

There was an Other Renaissance that deserves recognition for its scientific, technological and artistic advances, argues Paul Strathern

‘I don’t know why you exist’: Doctor savages Laurence Fox in awkward interview
COVID-19 Vaccines

‘I don’t know why you exist’: Doctor savages Laurence Fox in awkward interview

A respected doctor tore into former actor and GB News host Laurence Fox for his false claims about Covid vaccines.

Our ocean is in crisis, but here’s how we can turn the tide
environment

Our ocean is in crisis, but here’s how we can turn the tide

Britain’s coastline harbours a wealth of wildlife. Ocean expert Hannah Rudd grew up around the sea, and has written a book designed to save it

Developments in space travel and technology need to benefit everyone
Opinion

Developments in space travel and technology need to benefit everyone

Scientists have found a way to convert plastics and CO2 into sustainable fuels using solar power
Science

Scientists have found a way to convert plastics and CO2 into sustainable fuels using solar power

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Yuval Noah Harari: ‘We are living inside the dreams of dead people’
Books

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘We are living inside the dreams of dead people’

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton
Books

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton

Robin Ince on tour: Wine-tasting woes with Professor Brian Cox
Travel

Robin Ince on tour: Wine-tasting woes with Professor Brian Cox

Top 5 sci-fi romances, chosen by Omara Williams
Top 5 Books

Top 5 sci-fi romances, chosen by Omara Williams

Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?
Books

Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?

Sea of Tranquility review: Time travel is anything but tired in this wonderfully inventive novel
Book reviews

Sea of Tranquility review: Time travel is anything but tired in this wonderfully inventive novel

There really is a number so big it could make your mind implode
Number crunching

There really is a number so big it could make your mind implode

Conducting the cosmos through the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Space

Conducting the cosmos through the Chandra X-ray Observatory

Lightyear: Astronaut Tim Peake reveals five things films get right about space
Space

Lightyear: Astronaut Tim Peake reveals five things films get right about space

What particle physics can teach us about global co-operation and hope
Life

What particle physics can teach us about global co-operation and hope

Ai-Da: Meet the robot artist exhibiting at the Venice Biennale
Art

Ai-Da: Meet the robot artist exhibiting at the Venice Biennale

5 ways scientists say lifestyles must change to save the planet
Climate crisis

5 ways scientists say lifestyles must change to save the planet

Government ignores scientific advice to approve bee-harming pesticide
Biodiversity

Government ignores scientific advice to approve bee-harming pesticide

A year in the Arctic investigating the climate crisis
Climate crisis

A year in the Arctic investigating the climate crisis

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’
Book review

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’

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Top 5 books about female scientists
Books

Top 5 books about female scientists

What can Charles Darwin teach us about Covid?
Opinion

What can Charles Darwin teach us about Covid?

Why should we care about superheavy elements? Because we don’t know yet
Books

Why should we care about superheavy elements? Because we don’t know yet

Did the human impulse for progress lead us into the Covid crisis?
News

Did the human impulse for progress lead us into the Covid crisis?