Are modern and ancient cities so different?
Similar despite different appearance and governance.
The skyscraper-filled, overpopulated, electricity-guzzling cities of our modern era, while noticeably different in ap...
Too many science PhDs or too few jobs?
Supply of science PhD graduates far outstrips available positions.
A study by MIT researchers makes bleak reading for young scientists – at least if they want a job in a university. It...
Study links air pollution to suicide in Utah
A new study links suicide to air pollution.
A new study links suicide to air pollution, finding spikes in the suicide rate following peak pollution levels in Uta...
Saudi cleric declares the Earth has stopped
It never started and sits stationary in space.
Or more precisely that it never started and sits stationary in space. Asked by a student if the Earth was moving, She...
Institutions with power to end deforestation
Rankings of 500 institutions that control “forest risk” commodities.
The first ever global ranking of the 500 institutions that control "forest risk" commodities – and therefore have the...
Anti-vax book attracts anger from reviewers
“…how you can heal from them naturally and successfully”
According to the blurb, Melanie's Marvellous Measles was written "to educate children on the benefits of having measl...
Taking mental health care to India's poorest
The treatment of mental illness in India that claimed the limelight.
Neurobabble, a blog by four Neuroscience PhD students at Oxford University, has a post by Sana Suri about the treatme...
Science job rejection letters
How not to deliver the bad news.
The blog Female Science Professor has been running a competition to write the most inappropriate, hurtful or downrigh...
What science has to say about love
This Valentine’s Day, scientists examine online dating.
This Valentine’s day, love is not just in the air – scientists are now examining how to find it online too. Two new ...
Reaching the limits of genetic medicine
British MPs have voted to allow three-parent babies to be created.
Last week British MPs in the House of Commons voted to allow scientists to create so-called three parent babies. The ...
Babies to be made from two women and one man
MPs in House of Commons vote to allow controversial technique.
The UK House of Commons has voted in favour of a controversial technique that allows IVF babies to be created with bi...
Captured: A year in pictures
We share some of our favourite images from the past year.
The earth from Cassini On 19 July, the Cassini spacecraft glimpsed a rare sight: home. The tiny blue speck of light (...