As the landmark River Otter Beaver Trial draws to an end, what has it taught us about the way these industrious dam builders influence the form and function of our wild places?
Elizabeth I's Unlikely Ally
She was the defiantly Protestant queen of England; he was the Catholic king of France. And yet, against the odds, the two became firm friends. And yet, against the odds, the two became firm friends. Estelle Paranque reveals how common enemies drove Henri III and Elizabeth I into one another’s affections
Innovations - Prepare Yourself For Tomorrow
Meet the robot that’s tackling Chemistry’s biggest challenges
How To Get A Good Night's Sleep
Do you often find yourself lying awake in bed, unable to drop off? Fear not, help is at hand from sleep scientist Dr Alice Gregory
How Times Change
Shops and restaurants may be slowly opening up, but we have to accept that things may not be as they were for a long time
To The Ends Of The Earth
Scientists are going to extreme lengths to find out how climate change is affecting our planet
An Ocean Of Mysteries
Earth’s biggest habitat is also the one that we know the least about. A new wave of innovators is engineering the technology that will help us find out more – here’s what they are discovering
Scarface: The Real Lion King
As the sun sets on the reign of the most famous lion ever to walk the Maasai Mara, we look back at the life of a legend – and the winds of change blowing through this iconic grassland
Can Life Exist Around A Black Hole?
Much of the recent search for extraterrestrial life has focused on hunting down planets orbiting in the so-called Goldilocks zone – an area surrounding a star that has just the right conditions for life to emerge. Now, new research suggests that such Goldilocks zones could also exist near supermassive black holes by Colin Stuart
The See-Through Zoo
Welcome to nature’s menagerie of transparency
LIGHT CALIFORNIA, USA
Human Augmentation Rewires The Brain
Scientists discover what happens to our neural circuitry when we learn to use robotic upgrades
The Next Giant Leaps
From spider robots to antennas on the Cornish coast, these UK-based projects are laying the groundwork for a permanent station on the Moon
Covid-19 After Lockdown
As the UK gradually comes out of lockdown, what do the coming months have in store?
Great Balls Of Fire
Going behind the scenes at East Anglia airbase RAF Marham to get up close to the new F-35, the first fighter jet that does (most of) the flying for pilots
The Rise Of The Cat Burglar
They scaled walls, climbed through lofty windows, and preyed on the grandest mansions in the land. Eloise Moss introduces the high-climbing criminals who stole Britons’ jewellery – and sometimes their hearts – in the 1920s and 30s
A Medieval King As You've Never Seen Him Before
The inner workings of Henry III’s mind are laid bare in a unique collection of letters that have survived from the 13th century. David Carpenter, who has written a major new biography on Henry, presents seven insights that these documents give us into the king
Okavango Delta, Botswana
First Studies From The Largest-Ever Human Genome Database Released
The Genome Aggregation Database has collected 15,708 genomes and 125,748 exomes (the protein-coding part of the genome) to help shed light on how genetic mutations can lead to disease
What Pop Psychology Gets Wrong
Power corrupts, crowds are violent, and depression is just a chemical imbalance. Or are they? Classic psychology theories often have a nice ring to them, creating a mythology that persists throughout the media, cinema, and literature. But new research is revealing that the human mind isn’t as simple as we’d like to think
Should I Take Zinc Tablets?
Many people are taking supplements to try and keep COVID-19 at bay
A Scientist's Guide To Life - How To Look After Your Skin
Consultant dermatologist Dr Bav Shergill reveals how to keep your largest organ looking peachy
The Explainer - What Is Climate Change?
What Is Climate Change?
Could The Internet Become Conscious?
Edward Seymour, Hove
The Race To Create A Vaccine
How scientists will bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic
Why An Icy Dip Is Good For You
Many people swear by the benefits of a cold plunge, and it seems they might be on to something. Scientists are finding evidence that regular icy dips could help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Cheese
When milk and microbes come together, there’s no doubt something wonderful happens. We asked a food scientist how a choreography of chemistry, biology, and psychology make cheese the ultimate food
After one of the most exciting reintroduction projects of recent years, pine martens are back in the Forest of Dean
Out In The Cold
It walked alongside mammoths and mastodons during the last Ice Age and can weather savage blizzards and bone-chilling temperatures on a landscape locked in snow. Meet Earth’s ultimate winter warrior: The Musk OX
Doing It For The Thrill
We say that our feelings can be like a rollercoaster – and, as it turns out, the psychology of our emotions has influenced rollercoaster design from the beginning. Thrill engineer Prof Brendan Walker spoke to Amy Barrett about fairground rides, adrenaline and adventure, and why we seek out the seemingly scary