Though Renaissance concerns about 'borrowed flesh' might seem outlandish and out of date, they are surprisingly relevant to the modern surgical landscape.
The idea that seed banks must be full of potentially helpful microfungi inside seeds was not a stretch, and yet no one had ever looked before.
Gay men in marginal provinces like Hainan are claiming spaces and building communities in their own secret worlds.
Since the pandemic began, we've surveyed ordinary people to see how they're coping. People from poorer backgrounds, ethnic minorities and young people are suffering most.
This is the story of Lucian Landau, the forgotten man who invented the technology that made Durex boom.
The 1921 play R.U.R. introduced the world to the word ‘robots’. Its plot is remarkably similar to robot stories told today.
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Refugee businesses provide opportunities for those who find that the doors to employment are often closed to them – even if they are well qualified.
This is what it's like fighting COVID-19 the second time around.
How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.
An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.
New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.
Before COVID-19, if you told me that I’d need to construct a tent in which to operate this year, whilst wearing spoggles and a respirator mask, I would not have believed you.
When it comes to leadership and innovation, there's much that industrialised nations can learn.
In north India, there is a particular history of purchasing brides from other states. We tell just some of their stories here.
A forensic archaeologist and former Zimbabwe police officer uses his investigative skills to find the missing and the dead in his homeland.
The Zimovs want to restore the prehistoric 'mammoth steppe' ecosystem and see if it slows down – or even reverses – melting permafrost.
Experts from France, Spain and the UK explain how Europe should respond to a rise in coronavirus cases.
New scientific research reveals how Thomas Cromwell's Machiavellian manoeuvring influenced his own depiction on the front of The Great Bible.
An evolutionary psychologist, politics expert and sustainability scientist discuss the potential for humanity to plan for the long term future.