It's less about making more friends and more about changing the way we see the world.
The British comedian's sly docu-comedy format is perfect for helping people understand and navigate the proliferation of fake news.
It sparked a series of government resignations, but what's actually in Theresa May's Brexit plan?
The French set up FIFA and the World Cup.
There are at least 400,000 stateless people living in Thailand – many of them young, like Adul. Here's what their lives are like.
As many as 300,000 babies were taken from their families for political gain.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
For players in this World Cup's England squad, even getting picked to play is at the end of a very long road.
Health coaching looks like more than a fad – it comes with impressive research findings and is winning over the NHS.
Appearance of bananas in Sri Lanka 6,000 years ago points to prehistoric food globalisation.
Vocal deception may have played a key role in our progression from primitive nonverbal noises to complex, controlled speech.
Drones are pesky, hazardous and can spy on you while you're getting dressed. But they can also do a huge amount of good
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
Some estimates say the World Cup will bring a £1.6 billion boost to the UK economy. Do they stack up?
In an era of fast news, The Simpsons' slow satire continues to reveal new truths about America.
IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it's committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.
A giant detector at the South Pole has observed a neutrino from a black hole in a distant galaxy for the first time.
A new study shows that writing about positive experiences for 20 minutes a day can reduce stress and anxiety.
The flamboyant 18th-century 'Macaronis' were so called because they were said to prefer continental pasta to good old British roast beef.
England's out of the World Cup, but the UK can at least enjoy the weather... can't it?
Unlike squads before them, this exciting team of millennials have the capacity, courage and honesty to express their emotions.
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
A life sentence for the neo-Nazi who murdered ten people. But questions remain about how she evaded authorities for more than a decade.
The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
Under the terms of the current treaty all commercial mining is forbidden, but rumblings of discontent are stirring beneath the ice.
One of America's favourite sons is slowly losing his reputation, and he might just deserve it.
Blockchains and AI could play a key role in the decentralised energy systems of the future.
When England play a match, there's a 26% increase in reports of domestic abuse. When they lose, reports go up 38%.
The Thai cave rescue should be used as opportunity to improve the planning of all future rescue missions in South-East Asia.
Everything you need to know about Conservative leadership contests.
The PM will surely have to make some concessions to Brussels. Can she get them past her party further down the line?
New findings from the Chagos Islands are a perfect parable for the Anthropocene.
Despite the problems that lie ahead with the Brexit plan Theresa May hammered out at Chequers, the EU prefers a Brexit deal rather than a 'no deal'.
Why do some people love roller coasters while others hate them?
The massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in a few days in 1995 must never be forgotten.
It's been a rough ride lately, but maybe, just maybe, the PM could now navigate her way to Brexit success.
Badly wounded and yet limping along, May seems condemned to govern in interesting times.
The loss of a one-time panorama building, reminds us how these 360° viewing experiences transformed the way people saw the world.
Over the past 16 years, GPs have got much better at diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation. And it's saving lives.
As foreign secretary, Boris Johnson was a liability for the May government.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
And it doesn't involve immigrant bashing. Quite the opposite.
A new book by a Christian thinker is challenging what it means to be an evangelical in Donald Trump's America.
Sounds too cheap to be true? It probably is.
Increasing usage of big data by statistical agencies and other organisations may reduce the ability of populations to have a say in how they are governed.
Two years after the Brexit referendum, Cabinet members apparently agreed on the country's vision for its future relationship with the EU. But it has already led to a flurry of resignations.
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
The UK has a constitutional convention of collective ministerial responsibility. Here's why it matters – and must endure.
Certain gut microbes have been associated with certain diseases, but a new study finds that the pattern of microbes is consistent across a range of diseases.
England's on-field performances have been matched by some fairly forgettable songs over the years.
Walmart is bigger than Spain, Berkshire Hathaway is bigger than Russia. It could be time to rethink international relations.
Unpacking the sporting science behind the humble tennis court.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
The looming prospect of a long stay in the cave has increased fears for the boys' mental health.
In the hunt for the next Messi, conventional wisdom favours football players with lots of experience at an early age. Research and England's example may advocate a different approach.