Two black holes collide.
University of Glasgow
It is the physics discovery of the century – even bigger than the Higgs Boson. Here's how it happened and what it means, by a key member of one of the lead teams
Too many students are struggling to make the grade.
A new OECD report has put the spotlight on countries where teenagers struggle in maths, reading and science.
Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Why Scotland should raise a glass to a certain Brummie Bill.
Out of all proportion?
Time to pick apart the rationale in doom-laden predictions for Britain's second favourite topic of conversation.
‘Heave away boys …’
With the economic dashboard flashing red, here's the route to safety.
Singing from his own hymn sheet.
New research shows that the government's welfare proposal is out of step with reality.
All together now …
The great Scottish ode to the passing years may never have become a global hit had an Edinburgh lothario not changed the recipe.
Whenever we talk about refraining from things, it is bound up with piety and martyrdom. A different approach could help realign us with the planet.
‘I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2-D2.’
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
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Four decades later, I find myself surveying 13 billion years of cosmic history and mapping events that really did happen a long time ago in galaxies far, far away.
The collapse of Syria's health system is helping spread leishmaniasis but not in the way some media outlets have reported.
William McIlvanney, 1936-2015.
As the literary world says goodbye to the Big Man from Kilmarnock, his friend Gerard Carruthers remembers a writer at the heights of the British canon.
Selon un récent rapport, on constate depuis trente ans une « hausse significative » du niveau de scolarisation des populations dans presque tous les pays de l’OCDE.
Holyrood’s main debating chamber.
If Westminster and Holyrood don't do the right deal over the Scotland Bill, here's why they will be storing up more trouble for the future.
We need to talk about booze.
When most of us are asked to imagine an alcoholic and they probably think of a middle-aged straight man. But new research highlights the risks of heavy drinking on the gay scene.
The progressive present came after many years of struggle.
When it comes to queer rights, a new BBC documentary demonstrates that it is not so long since Scotland was the UK's regressive laggard.
Wants to make Czech Rep great again, thinks xenophobia is the perfect way to do it.
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He's been a prime minister and a president but he's best-known now for his xenophobic interventions.
A voter displays her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Caracas.
Following a dramatic election loss, the government now has to deal with an overwhelmingly centrist parliament.