A round airport would let more flights take off in a smaller space, but the technology is nowhere near ready to make it work.
Why is cycling such a white sport?
But the most effective measures will be unpopular.
The problems and how we might fix them.
The $4m cost is almost double the anti-poaching budget for South African National Parks.
A new study with fruit flies suggests that we may have less free will when it comes to choosing what we eat than we like to think.
One of the most successful space exploration missions of all time still has a lot left to uncover.
Much of what the English know about the Vikings comes from the court of King Alfred – who didn't like them much.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.
The particularities of the British electoral system make working together unrealistic.
The intimate needs of elderly people living in care homes are being ignored – the system needs to change.
Spain has specific laws on protecting historical memory, and yet some would rather forget about them altogether.
Eat less meat, save the world
As the bombs fell, people flocked to the movies.
There's nowhere quite like Japan – or at least, that's how the Japanese government tells it.
It could embolden other demands for diverting aid.
It will take bravery and vision, but a deal between opposition parties is the only sensible way to respond to a changed political landscape.
It might look like an odd move, but quitting your party in the middle of a presidential election plays into a particular myth that might appeal to voters.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
The chaos that led to a disastrous attack in the final days of WWII.
The Conversation asked two experts to look at the data.
Young people are being left behind by today's politicians – but there is hope in Manchester and the region's upcoming mayoral race.
When the classroom is your dance floor.
We can overcome the tyranny of inaccessible science hardware by building a movement for equity in science.
New research reveals why some people use food to soothe their emotions.
The Chinese government is doing its best to stop China's bad loan problem from blowing up.
Junk food versus healthy food – why are we always blaming consumers for 'bad' food choices?
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
New research on Indonesian fossils reveals clues to an ancient expansion out of Africa.
Genetic analysis is getting cheaper and can provide real-time surveillance of drug resistance.
They were way off in 2015 and for the forthcoming election in June it's worth knowing why.