The racism that underpins colourism must be challenged.
A hot summer reveals hidden history beneath the dried-out fields - but only when seen from the air.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
Scientists have used 'tree rings' in coral to identify centuries of stress.
The case for all things Tor.
Austerity measures, a refugee crisis and the UK's retreat have not dimmed most EU citizens' enthusiasm for the union.
Rowan Atkinson was part of a new wave of comedians who pushed racist comedy to the margins. So why is he defending Boris Johnson now?
Even people who claim to hate routines probably follow quite a few.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are 'smart'.
Seasoned readers of US science fiction will have the uncanny feeling of having seen this all before.
An X-ray sensitive ink means future detectors could be printable, portable and flexible.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
The gender pay gap remains stubbornly high in the UK, but the new rules are shaming companies into action.
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
Older men are more at risk of loneliness than woman. Feeling isolated increases the risk of anxiety and depression.
What turns a seaside resort into something altogether more glamorous? One word can change the fortunes of a whole region.
I made a film about people using food banks in the hope that their voices will be heard far and wide.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
More than a quarter of art house movies are never made available in the UK.
A nutritionist fact checks the claimed health benefits of beer. It may reduce the risk of heart disease but you'd be much better off getting these benefits from other foods.
Research shows that 80% of medical students come from just 20% of the UK's secondary schools.
Bridge engineering does not end when construction finishes and traffic starts to flow.
Happy birthday Ms Ciccone – you redefine age.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
From a mysterious energy of empty space to parallel universes, cosmology's view of 'nothing' is anything but boring.
Probably the most famous 'Welsh' word, 'cwtch' is the perfect example of a dialect term.
Most people on juries assume suspects only confess when they are guilty, and the consequences can be disastrous.
Should statues of historical figures be removed or replaced? That debate has been rekindled in Canada after Victoria took down a statue of John A. Macdonald, the country's first prime minister.
A new name on a few military badges doesn't imply an escalating arms race.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
Here's how to choose a bra that's right for you.
Iron deficiency anaemia is an under-recognised condition, but one that can have serious health consequences.
Researchers are using a rubber-soil mixture to make earthquake-proof foundations.
How can there be boom in new species discoveries while others are dying out at unprecedented rates?
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
What 69-year-old philosopher Hugh MacLachlan made of Russia's premier protest group.
A nutritionist's expert view on barbecue success.
Was Darwin inspired by the tropical wildlife of his travels to discover natural selection? Actually, pigeons, worms and barnacles were far more prominent in his thinking.
It's hard to know where to start. But using the right language can help.
The warm period will occur even on top of regular climate change.
Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been hit with another Ebola outbreak. This may be the test case for how to deal with future outbreaks.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
Some argue the former foreign secretary's remarks about Muslim women are a play to win support from certain parts of his party. But he really isn't that organised.
New policies on social housing and rough sleeping offer little fresh thinking on how to solve Britain's housing shortage.
Better and more frequent heart screening programmes are being developed to avoid sudden cardiac death in young football players.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
Beat exam stress with these top tips.
In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
Smear campaigns against humanitarian volunteers in war zones are nothing new.
The universal basic income movement has a major problem: both critics and even many supporters don’t understand how much it would really cost.
People intuitively know what is best for their mental health. A new approach suggests enforcing this belief like regular exercise.
The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
Since the 1970s, Wales has been marketed as a footnote to British history.
Think you are a moral person? Research shows that we are often prone to act immorally when we think we're moral.
What can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past?
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
President Erdoğan is accusing the West of striving to destabilise Turkey.