The Nobel Prize-winning Luria−Delbrück experiment showed that random mutations in bacteria can allow them to develop resistance by chance.
As a new Russian offensive gets under way, Ukraine can ill afford to be mired in scandal and disunity.
Facing a parliamentary election in March, the Islamic Republic is trying to distract attention away from its economic woes with a show of strength.
Among the missions being planned is a huge helicopter drone to explore Saturn’s moon Titan.
Centenarians living in the world’s ‘blue zones’ share a surprising number of similarities when it comes to their usual diet.
Caffeine is the most consumed psychoactive substance globally.
Far-right American Christians once viewed Soviet culture as a menace to their values. Today, some authoritarian-leaning admirers wish their country were more like Putin’s Russia.
Is reaching net zero emissions by 2050 enough to halt warming? One leading scientist says no.
Ahead of the first public votes on the potential Republican candidates for presidents, it’s important to understand why the Iowa votes are significant.
A philosopher weighs up the legal and moral arguments on both sides of the conflict.
Leaving the European convention on human rights would not automatically make the Rwanda plan lawful or easier to implement.
From improving our understanding of dark matter to revealing the location of Earth 2.0, the Extremely Large Telescope promises answers to some of the biggest scientific questions of our time.
At present the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ruled out a ceasefire but may allow ‘little pauses’.
Political scientists have begun to investigate ways AI can help people understand politics better and get more voices into the public sphere.
The politics of delivering aid in war zones are messy, the ethics fraught and the logistics daunting. But getting everything right is essential − and in this instance could save many Gazans’ lives.
The Rafah crossing has historically played a pivotal role in easing the hardships faced by Gazans. Today, it represents an actual lifeline.
An astronomer explains why space looks so dark despite containing 200 billion trillion stars.
Ghana and other west African cocoa growing countries must harness their combined bargaining strength to address the challenges plaguing cocoa farming.
The success of the Somali case illustrates what a high degree of shared interests among international actors can achieve.
Dams are usually built to withstand heavy rainfall or drought.