If you're a parent, there's one less thing to worry about – your child is probably healthy even if they're fussy about what they eat.
Scientists asked young people to draw what they would like the natural world to look like when they're older. Their imagination could help make conservationists more ambitious.
Encouraging people to buy LED bulbs is not a long-term solution. We need lighting which is kind to the planet and our health.
Our 'Tony Stark' image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
Being nostalgic about the past is linked to optimism about the future.
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." To understand the universe, we need more Mad Hatter mathematicians.
The risk smartphones pose to our memory is overblown, but they do get in the way of us making more detailed and authentic memories.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
On tablets and laptops, people are turning to ASMR videos to unwind in the digital age.
The moon is our closest neighbour and our best hope for building capacity to explore space.
Mosquitoes are picky about who they bite but it's not actually "us" that they're smelling when they choose their next meal...
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.
What can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past?
Megalodons are the latest Hollywood monster to leap out of the fossil record, but what else is lurking in prehistoric seas?
Be sceptical when it's claimed that a language has 'no word for X' or '50 words for Y'.
Strange frond-like sea creatures are among the planet's earliest animals, but new research dates them and the entire animal kingdom to much earlier than first thought.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
Our energy supply underpins everything we do – so why is it exempt from the fair trade arguments used for food and clothing?
Every day we throw away plastic and every day we're reminded of its environmental impact. Why can't something be done about it?
More and more people are trying veganism, but how does the human body respond to losing animal products from its diet?
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
Elusive and mysterious by nature, ordinary people are revealing the secrets of the UK's octopuses.
A new study warns that while active smoking is rare among pregnant women in developing countries, their exposure to secondhand smoke is a major public health crisis.
High altitude images of Earth's surface can illustrate events occurring on a grand scale to the public.