Few survive a close shave with a ship’s propeller.
More and more whales are being killed by ship strikes, enough to prevent some species from recovering.
Trying to “fix” poor parents won’t increase social mobility; egalitarian social policy will.
Walt Disney could soon be overtaken in film accolades – by composer John Williams.
How can we produce quality entertainment for kids who are more digital than we could ever be?
It’s fashionable to connect certain regions in the brain with certain skills, but you need to look closer.
The conflict in Gaza shows Israel has lost touch with any positive vision of how the Middle East could be.
The carrier was already struggling before the loss of two airliners in less than six months.
From John Barrowman to the croakiest ever Rod Stewart, Glasgow 2014’s kick off certainly wasn’t dull.
Was it really necessary to seal off a town of 30,000 people after one man died of the plague?
Leading Israeli academic explains why the rest of the world must take her country to task over events in Gaza.
During the years of minority rule in South Africa, Glasgow spoke loudly for the ANC and it’s imprisoned leader. But what about Scotland and the UK as a whole?
The fall-out from the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos prosecution in London is the detonation of another anti-media rage in the continuing crisis for British journalism.
Disease-causing bacteria is found in two-thirds of factory farmed chicken. Supermarkets and Food Safety Agency aren’t doing much.
A recent paper suggests that evidence-based medicine is in crisis. Time to embrace ‘clinical big data’
Tax justice campaigns can be effective, if they’re aimed at the right targets.
Virtually all of our food imports come by sea, which is why continuing the fight against piracy is so crucial.
The discovery of an error in the way sea ice is recorded has taken a bite out of the strong trend of expanding Antarctic sea ice.
As Unison announces a second day of strike action on September 30, the future of our public sector needs serious debate.
There are still sparks of the political zeal that characterised the original festivals of the 60s.
Sharing pictures and social media in hospitals is fraught but better controls could make it easier.
The various diets that different athletes will be filling up on in the run-up to the first events of the Commonwealth Games.
Politicians on both sides are pledging to keep the games free of politics. We asked our panel whether this was even possible, not to mention desirable.
The remarkable story of the 2014 presidential election in Indonesia that has energised the world’s third-largest democracy.
At least, not deliberately.
As well as using echoes to hunt, bats are the first mammals to have the ability to track Earth’s magnetic field based on light cues from sunsets.
Cringeworthy campaign or a stroke of genius? It seems to have worked – so the club’s marketing team really don’t care.
New research has found some academy chains have been very successful at pulling up grades. Others haven’t.
Scottish euphoria might set in during Glasgow 2014, but experience tells us it is unlikely to stick around until September.
Targeting Russia’s defence and energy sectors may mean the country goes it alone instead.
The European Commission has passed a weaker than proposed target for energy efficiency – that will only hurt the EU in the long run.
The idea of delaying school starting times for teenagers is not ridiculous – adolescents need more sleep.
How judges read so many books and whittle it down to a longlist of the best 13.
A fifth of deaths are sudden, another fifth with illness but the majority will live with and die from chronic medical problems.
Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has frank but fun answers to questions from a young researcher.
A security systems researcher has discovered a backdoor to the iPhone operating system that can give third parties access to users' personal data.
Revenge porn is about harassment and abuse, not pornography – and it should be dealt with accordingly.
Glasgow has gone much of the way to reinventing itself as a business services centre since the shipbuilding industry collapsed in the 1960s and 1970s.
Commonwealth countries like Uganda, Nigeria and India are legislating against LGBTI people. Colonial baggage can make it difficult for UK to influence them, but there are ways around this.
Investigators have arrived at the crash site. They can tell a great deal from the wreckage – but unless someone owns up, we still won’t know who fired the missile.
MH17 is collateral damage in a game of influence that stretches from Eastern Europe across Central Asia, involving Russia, China and the US.
70 years ago today, a Nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland was liberated – six months before Auschwitz.
If Barclays is out, who will stump up £35m for London’s bike hire scheme?
It’s possible to create a test for the “soft skills” that make somebody a good teacher.
Lambasting celebrities like Arctic Monkeys for tax avoidance schemes is an easy shot, but it is not logical.
Emerging viruses such as chikungunya are cropping up in unexpected places – and it’s not good news.
After decades spent making things for the rest of the world, Chinese firms are now big investors overseas.
Giving families new flexibility in how to balance leave between parents sounds great – but the evidence says fathers are unlikely to take more time off work.
Could pro-Russia rebels have altered vital information about the crash?
In 60 years, dopamine is still the main target for schizophrenia drugs, but what if there were more?
Bullies are only slightly more likely to come from middle or lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election, the Indonesian Election Commission’s (KPU) final tally shows.
The announcement of the Arab world’s first mission to Mars marks a strong political statement by the UAE with huge potential scientific benefits too.
His Time-Warner takeover was knocked back even though Murdoch was willing to drop CNN to keep hold of his papers.
The Security Council resolution, approved by Russia, is a step in the right direction.
Motion and physiological sensors are already used in film, but it may have game-changing applications for the emergency services.
Ethics, history, and aesthetics all come together in Argentinian street art.
The executives won’t do it, shareholders seem unwilling, so maybe it’s down to the labour force to show some teeth.
The rising death toll in Gaza and the shelling of hospitals and civilian areas is drawing widespread condemnation.
While the facts that will determine what happened to MH17 are still being determined, for the state-aligned Russian media the culprits were never in doubt.
The debates we have about parenting are marked by judgmentalism and paranoia. Enough.
The big question that everyone wants to answer is the extent to which Russian military were involved.
The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer prepares to cut its workforce.
Vladimir Putin must do all in his power to help the investigation into the downing of the airliner or face serious consequences.
Philip Clarke has left under a cloud after 40 years at the retail giant, but the real mistakes were made before he took the helm.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has gone public with plans to turn the clock back on rail privatisation. Let’s hope no one votes for him to do it.
It is natural to interpret animal tears as being due to an emotional reaction, but that would be wrong.
The last week of the race could see some brutal tactics.
An M4 relief road would be a waste of £500m.
Soaring demand in China is stripping Myanmar of its rosewood forests, but while other countries have tightened laws, China won’t.
The return of HIV in an apparently virus-free baby is disappointing but not a failure. It’s time to take stock.
Beef cattle have been found to be massively more environmentally destructive than dairy, eggs, poultry or pork.
High-speed internet is too important to leave in the hands of cable companies.
With or without piracy laws, it’s time to give up on the torrents.
Proposed changes to A Level languages set to teach more about culture and society as well as better grammar.
It may be a brazen play for the red tops and UKIP voters, but the Tories' attack on the European Court of Human Rights isn’t a total farce.
Optimism is in big demand when it comes to having IVF when older but the reality can be quite different.
Fukushima engineers are building a £185 million ice wall to stop radioactive waste. Chances are they will succeed.
Two decades after Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party the media is focusing on his legacy. But imagine if things had turned out differently.
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