A number of tripwires could set off a chain of events leading to war.
Upgrading your home PC is one thing, but upgrading systems that run banking, air traffic control or even nuclear weapons is not something done lightly. Or often.
In a world of blogs, twitter and open data, scientists need to think again about how they'd communicate a discovery of alien life.
A new book warns that a lack of Western resolve could lead to World War III.
New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.
The number of people who identify with a religion is declining, but that doesn't mean it's on its way out.
Legal highs are now illegal in the the UK but why has it taken so long for the law to be changed?
But always gamble responsibly...
How did jogging go from a Victorian gentleman's pastime to the most popular form of exercise on the planet?
Donald Trump's call for a barrier on the Mexican border rides a two-decade-long wave of vigilantism and grassroots activism.
Suggestions that the government could introduce a two-tier system for post-16 education could still leave some young people behind.
A century from now you're likely to be considered a risk taker if you opt for natural conception and birth rather than IVF and artificial wombs.
If Britain votes to leave, residents of the Rock won't come along quietly.
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Conservative MP David Davies has been telling anti-TTIP activists that a leave vote is how they can torpedo the deal.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
Verbatim theatre is being adopted more and more to give a voice to marginalised communities in the hope of instigating social change.
Drinking booze can have some quite different effects on brain and body.
There are three main types of forecast when it comes to the economic effects of Brexit – here's how to tell the difference between them.
Having a baby in prison can be traumatic, so how can this issue be solved?
Instead of looking up or out, we need a combined approach.
In an attempt to speed up the planning process, the government has introduced a new law which could put Britain's heritage at risk.
Supporters of the campaign for Brexit claim the UK could not veto Turkish accession to the EU. We asked two academics to check the facts.
Two prominent MIT physicists ask whether for nuclear weapons, less is more
One of the worst hit countries during the financial crisis has regained economic strength inside a gilded cage -- to the extent that it can now step outside, melt it down and re-sell the gold.
Unpicking the gap between rhetoric and reality.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
There is no evidence that community treatment orders work, so why does the UK still use them?
Councillors are caught in the crossfire between government, industry, protestors and locals.
Henry II wouldn't be amused – but rehoming relics is a way of making peace with the past.
Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Cephalopods are able to adapt rapidly to changing conditions.
After years of complaints, will the British Army now use controversial anti-malarial as a drug of last resort?