On its 200th anniversary, why is it a surprise that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age – just because she's a woman?
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.
Understanding population density takes more than just arithmetic – that's where mapping can help reveal which countries and cities are really getting cramped.
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
The combination of changing your manager early enough and forking out on transfers could be the difference between relegation and Premier League survival.
How does UKIP keep itself relevant after Brexit?
How our work with Indian police is helping women and girls find justice.
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
The Lords won't block Brexit, but here's what could happen when they debate the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Materialism has an ugly face but it is here to stay. Rather than focusing efforts to diminish it we should utilise materialism to benefit wider society.
The Victorians believed that the shape and size of the skull could reveal details about a person’s demeanour. Now it's been put to the test.
The science is clear but to improve plastic literacy, we need the arts. Here’s why.
It has long been known that colour and emotion are linked – so could colour could be used as a language to express how we feel?
Turns out taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn't do much to help reduce muscle soreness after all.
Growing numbers of people are using food banks to feed themselves and their families. But many areas where residents face a high risk of food poverty are under-serviced.
Whether you want a casual fling or long-term romance could change depending on different environmental factors.
The Canadian author made the mistake of questioning the #MeToo campaign and was savaged on social media.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
How you use the word 'shithole' depends on your gender, which paints Trump's latest misstep as yet another case of toxic masculinity.
The French president has a vision for a more integrated Europe – and Brexit feeds right into that.
The deal reaffirms the existing Le Touquet agreement as the basis for co-operation between France and the UK.
The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
Single-pixel cameras, multi-sensor imaging and quantum technologies will change the way we take photos.
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
Vladimir Putin may not appear restricted by rules and legal norms abroad, but he is still judged in the court of public opinion at home.
Germany's Social Democrat Party leadership voted in favour of a new coalition with Angela Merkel's block – but it's far from plain sailing ahead.
The DUP should take note: free travel and trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic may hinge on legal arrangements.
Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
Soldiers can now be more than just the best to join the British Army.
Regis will be remembered as one of the most powerful examples of English professional football, and as a model for black inclusion and equity in sport and social life.
Never mind a "Muslim ban", Obamacare repeal or a wall on the Mexican border – Donald Trump's only real agenda is himself.
Scientists have made advances in developing a new type of blood test to detect eight of the most common cancers.
Never mind three more years – some people think just one might be a tall order.
The construction industry is characterised by risk, uncertainty and complexity on all levels. Brexit compounds this.