Self-determination, freedom of thought, choice of risk arguably have freed society, but then there's inequality, ill-health and narcissism.
Quel est le programme du jour ?
Les chiens semblent apprécier la télévision. Mais que voient-ils au juste quand ils fixent un écran, et quels sont leurs programmes préférés ?
Experimentally produced hand stencils at ‘The Cave’.
Jason Hall, University of Liverpool
New ways of using forensic science in anthropology have been developed to advance our understanding of the past.
Third-year archaeology student Dominic Coe replicates a painting of rhino based on the original image in France’s Grotte Chauvet.
In an ideal world, students might visit original cave sites to see ancient paintings in their natural setting. This isn't possible, so the idea of an artificial cave set-up at a university was born.
Taiwanese premier Tsai Ing-wen converses with Donald Trump.
EPA/Office of the President of Taiwan
The frenzied response to this year's most examined courtesy call played right into Beijing's hands.
Out and proud: the bisexual pride flag.
Peter Salanki via Wikimedia Commons
The proportion of young people identifying as lesbian or gay seems to have dropped slightly, but the proportion who identify as bisexual has grown.
Going it alone.
Does the growth of 'freebirthing' mean that women are rejecting professional advice? Or is there something else going on?
The long history of students leaving their home town to go to university is beginning to erode.
In many countries, students go to their nearest institution, but in England in particular, there is a strong historical precedent for going away to university.
The earliest hominin cancer.
Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand)
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
When’s the next dog food commercial on?
Dogs like a little TV – and researchers have been investigating why.
Woody Guthrie’s tenancy in Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment complex coincided with a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.
Library of Congress
'Trump made a tramp out of me,' Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.
Tattoo do you do? Inkings can be perceived as a sign of health.
Channel 4's new programme took dating shows in a 'bold' new direction. But what can nakedness reveal about a potential partner?
Avion au décollage.
Crédits à Habib M’henni / Wikimedia Commons
Quand notre avion semble faire un saut de cabri dans le ciel, rares sont ceux qui restent sereins… Mais d’où viennent les turbulences et peuvent-elles mettre en danger l’appareil ?
Would you like a caesarean or a forceps delivery?
The reduction of childbirth to a 'choice' between surgery and vaginal birth with interventions comes from patriarchal views about the fundamental failure of the female body.
The film's exchange of Titty for Tatty is very much in line with Victorian censorship of profanities for children.
Une application pour s’occuper de ses animaux de compagnie à distance.
Des caméras pour protéger les rhinos, des programmes interactifs pour chiens, des gilets pour câliner les poulets via Internet… Les innovations technologiques se penchent sur le bien-être animal.
The hard work starts now.
There may be some initial uncertainty, but the UK's decision to leave the EU is an exciting opportunity for its economy.
Sex workers and massage parlours make friendly neighbours and prop up local economies.
Just dirty and disorderly? Sex work has a more complex role in the community than is commonly portrayed.
What’s my password again?
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.