Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
'Smell-free seas' would be a disaster for marine life.
Imagine if your smartphone was built into your arm. Flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
After the Somme the British army was supplied with vastly more firepower than before. This would decide the course of this war.
Going forward, perhaps we ought to cut office patois some slack – it greases the wheels of business, after all.
For the first time, feathers, bone and skin of the earliest birds have been found, trapped in amber.
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
Recognising the symptoms of the dispossessed will prevent crimes against humanity.
How can Jeremy Corbyn insist that he isn't budging, despite a no confidence vote?
Heavy clouds are on the horizon for NHS England – and older people will suffer the worst in this downpour.
The science behind a successful set piece.
We have the technology to temporarily shift wet weather elsewhere.
Art events should encourage us to spark new thinking outside of our cloistered world, but Berlin risks being lost in technological navel gazing.
Could understanding other cultures’ concepts of joy and happiness help us to reshape our own?
Running causes new brain cells to grow. But why does this happen? What is the evolutionary advantage?
Without much fuss, Canada voted to make its anthem gender neutral – but other countries don't have it so easy.
Interviews reveal the thoughts and feelings of UK Muslims on homosexuality.
Hip hop is starting to be used in schools and in the community in creative and diverse ways.
Will a bit of brain stimulation to lift our spirits ahead of a night out be commonplace in the future?
How soft robotics could help paralysed people walk again without the need for clunky equipment.
We cannot think thoughts that are not ours - but there are still those who claim to have external thoughts being put into their heads.
The high-school prom has been assimilated into British culture – but how far do ours deviate from the iconic American tradition?
A major report on why energy bills are so expensive was published the day after the vote for Brexit.
Spain couldn't form a government after its last election, so it had to try again. And it looks like the radicals are shut out.
Scientists are working out how to grow plants in space, ready to use them as food when we visit other planets.
This big budget series about the rock business failed to connect with its market.
Mere economic models don't take into account the full complexity of our relationship with alcohol.
The world is simply a much scarier and more uncertain place than it was in 1996. How does the new Independence Day film deal with this?
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
When it comes to reducing air pollution, scoring and ranking cities is neither accurate, nor productive.
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
A new community is experimenting on their own bodies with electronic implants, says the man who pioneered the idea nearly 20 years ago.
Many clubs sign players as young children and make them agree to not play anything else. The evidence suggests they're making a big mistake.