Talk of ethnic and religious conflict between Muslim Fulani herders and local Christian farmers misses the full picture – this is about resources.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
New data shows another drop in the number of EU citizens coming to the UK since Brexit.
Divine inspiration was at the centre of music for thousands of years – until post-war conservatoires got other ideas.
Turbulent times or business as usual? What the latest jobs figures do and don't tell us about the British economy as Brexit looms.
New cross-European study shows how Brexit will affect higher education beyond the UK.
Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
After a long run of devastating typhoons, one country is holding the world's biggest corporations to account on climate change.
A Dutch court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarification on whether British citizens should be allowed to keep their citizenship after Brexit.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is responsible for rising rail fares and student loan repayments.
Daydreaming may seem like a fun, harmless way to pass time, but evidence suggests that it could be bad for your mental health.
Participants in a recent study became calmer, more able to express their point of view without aggression and developed more open minds.
Thousands of children with cerebral palsy were deemed 'ineducable' in the 1950s.
There’s no magic fix in sight for the amount of energy gobbled by cryptocurrency miners – but at least the method used is relatively secure.
A philosopher's take on what makes jokes funny.
One recent survey found that 43% of academic staff exhibited symptoms of at least a mild mental disorder
Unless the UK can strike a deal quickly, British water will no longer be recognised on the coveted European list of recognised mineral sources.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
The law around 'sexting' needs to be overhauled as the way young people communicate changes and evolves.
The UK singer-songwriter's single was the most downloaded song of 2017 and the video has been viewed 3.2 billion times.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
It's a big issue for users and the industry.
It's 200 years since the legendary African American abolitionist and ex-slave Frederick Douglass crossed the Atlantic and found freedom in northeast England.
Oil companies are pushing the world to believe they are the solution to, not the cause of, climate change.
Considering factors that contribute to happiness and life satisfaction.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
Millions of pounds are being wasted each year by the NHS on management consultants who are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient.
The EU's regional policy has brought investment to large parts of the UK that have otherwise been neglected by Westminster.
Painstaking reconstruction of fragments of text has revealed the working draft of an ancient Jewish calendar and priestly duty schedule.
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
Researchers have developed a game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Judges and juries may not appreciate the nuances of messages from online dating services used as evidence in trials.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict's fundamental problems.
Theresa May is under pressure to tackle tuition fees after Labour's pledge to scrap them was highlighted as a key issue for young voters.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
Everything you need to know to prepare your business for changes to data protection law in the EU on May 25.
Martial arts help boost both brain and body.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
Nuclear bomb tests potentially mark the start of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene.
Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
Free public transport could be one way to get more people to ditch the car.
Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain's medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
The statistics point remorselessly towards obesity being a symptom with an underlying social cause. That should completely change the approach to dealing with it.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Five decades on from the original series our idea of what makes civilisation has broadened.
Most overseas aid workers remain largely cut off from the people they are in emergency settings to help.
The prime minister conceded that the UK must continue to abide by European Court of Justice rulings, even after Brexit.
Cannabis use among the baby boomer generation is on the rise, here's why.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
Anticipating a future event is just as good for you as the thing itself.
Genetic research could help us produce new ways of diagnosing and treating depression and suicidal ideation – including a 'death smell test'.
Nightvision, ejectable stomachs and regrowable arms mean starfish are more than meets the eye.
A homeless man was found dead at Westminster station, on the doorstep of the Palace of Westminster.
As tens of thousands of injured soldiers filled the UK's overwhelmed hospitals, the scale of World War I became all too apparent.
The latest study linking diet with cancer has many flaws.
Parasites are not only a personal health problem – they are political too.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.
In a landmark court decision, graffiti has been ruled to be proper art worthy of recognition and protection.
The fact Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a Communist spy posing as a diplomat in the 1980s does not make him a Communist agent. Many politicians and diplomats were tricked into similar meetings.
A new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows home ownership rates have collapsed: today, just one in four middle-income millennials will own their own home.
The first British people were black – and other interesting findings made possible by genomic sequencing.
Europe's youngest state badly wants into the EU, but the hurdles in place are high.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
The 20 largest OECD countries alone have a US$78 trillion shortfall in their pensions obligations.
Talks between the DUP and Sinn Féin have collapsed again, but power sharing isn't over.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
When it comes to radio drama, accents can be as important as the script itself.
It's slow, precise, emotional – and made for television.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
What's in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.