In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Taking on a 45,000-strong organisation, with a budget of more than £2.5 billion would stretch the most seasoned corporate executive.
The Earth's magnetic field acts like a giant instrument playing magnetic music.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
The discovery by researchers at Yale University that the brain is capable of converting glucose into fructose may lead to changes in how we target neurological complications in diabetes.
A new reform bill will not fix the prison problem: too many people are being incarcerated.
The billionaire investor has dumped groceries in favour of tech and airline stocks.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.
Over the last century, life expectancy has increased by seven hours a day.
If there's life on one of the Earth's seven sisters, chances are it has spread to all of them.
The former PM has resigned as leader of his party in the hope of returning to the top job. But it hasn't quite gone to plan.
On the centenary of Anthony Burgess’s birth – A Clockwork Orange had a profound influence on the cultural and political landscape.
Chronic pain often comes with other illnesses. Researchers have now shown that genetics can play a part in how likely you are to suffer.
Zoolander 2, anyone?
Where our money comes from is deeply political and the politics involved is often highly complex.
A wake-up call for early school mornings?
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
Alternative facts owe more to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World than Orwell's 1984.
There's a lot of talk about a Brexit 'divorce bill' costing the UK tens of billions – we got two academics to check the facts.
Traditional Chinese medicine suggests that mulberry leaves may be useful for treating diabetes. A new clinical trial supports that suggestion.
The presidential candidate stoked anger on the right by calling French colonialism a 'crime against humanity'.
It's almost as though Europe saw Brexit coming when the Treaties of Rome were signed in 1957.
'Acoustic monitoring' can help us protect animals and their habitats.
The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
The billionaire digital tycoon has a vision for a bright future. His bright future, mainly.
When is a pack of cards truly random?
Bottling up concerns over the price of imports.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
Where we choose to go on trips abroad is easily skewed by the nature of news reports, and that can have huge impacts on destinations.
Some Olympic venues have become withered husks – but it's not all bad news.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
Another article about the politics of La La Land? This time it's personal.
Bookplates showed wealth, personality, status – and a sense of humour.
Owning a cat during pregnancy has been linked with later mental health problems in the child. But moggies may have been unfairly maligned.
But are UK universities running the risk of institutionalising public engagement?
The guidelines don't go far enough to clarify what to do in the case of refusals by children.
Norse mythology is having a moment as a leading author re-tells the tales for a new generation.
Scientists theorised, disproved, revamped and finally created a bizarre new form of matter in just five years.
We need international agreement on a set of Earth's 'vital signs' and how to measure them.
An officer is under investigation for rape, a young man is in hospital, and people want answers.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
Like humans, some animals have evolved a highly developed sense of fairness.
The pornographic publication is getting back to basics in a battle for survival.
Apologies that demonstrate regret, promise corrective action and are delivered early, with intensity and genuine sympathy, can make amends for many things.
Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
The French group might well manage to turn around General Motors' struggling division, but plants will close, and the UK looks vulnerable.