Gravitational waves: are they worth the hype?
The heavy hand of the law has no place in helping teenagers learn about sex – but teenagers must realise it can still catch up with them.
The ongoing destruction of Palmyra is a tragedy, a betrayal of the past and an impoverishment of the future.
By arresting foreign reporters in its turbulent south-east, Turkey sent yet another signal that inconvenient journalists are not welcome.
Stay alert, make lots of noise, and if all else fails, carry a big gun.
That Wikipedia is used for less-than scrupulously neutral purposes shouldn't surprise us - our lack of critical eye that's the real problem.
Teenagers spend one-third of their lives sitting down and three hours a day watching TV. New findings confirm that it's not just their health that is at risk.
Why are we splitting our children up into arts and sciences at an age when hormones are raging and peer pressure is so powerful? It's time for an overhaul of post-16 education.
Google has unveiled its new logo, adopting a sans-serif typeface and retaining the same colours as before. But is it better or more practical than the logo it replaces?
The new question risks leading voters down an uncertain path.
Ever since the Jimmy Savile affair, the police have been investigating historical child abuse on an unprecedented scale.
In about 10^100 years, the universe will have passed away in a tragic 'heat death'. But don't despair, eventually random conscious brains may pop out in empty space to shake things up.
People who were born preterm earn less and are more likely to be unemployed, research shows.
New regulation in the UK shows how payday lending can be done responsibly.
Lebanon's garbage protests are spiralling out of control. Where will it end?
We thought the phone hacking scandal would chasten News Corp. We were wrong.
Severe allergies are on the rise – could our diet be to blame?
Psychedelia is too often dismissed as a product of the decade and the drugs, but the phenomenon has a far richer history than that of the swinging 60s.
A DNA-powered PC may not be on the horizon, but DNA can still compute even if it can't build a computer.
Goth teenagers are just like other teenagers the world over – they get depressed, they laugh, they're creative – so why do we pigeonhole?
What does Facebook's new AI digital assistant bring to the party that rivals haven't got? Humans.
There was a time in the 1970s when the world of building design was taking psychological research findings seriously. It's high time it started paying attention again.
A new survey shows that we're healthier than we give ourselves credit for. But could our pessimistic perceptions actually be bad for us?
A new study has produced puzzling results about how the environment affects men's and women's mental health.
The robust international laws meant to protect cultural heritage are worth little without real international action.
Democratising the sharing economy might reduce profits but it would probably benefit people and the environment more.