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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
THE ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW
How To Grow Indoor Plants
Stuck at home and cultivating a houseplant habIt? botanist Alastair Culham explains how to keep them happy, healthy, and alive…
Hubble's Hidden Gems
In the 30 years since Hubble’s launch, this iconic space telescope has been revealing the wonders of the universe while building up a library of some of the most shining sights in the cosmos
The Mystery Of You
To discover what makes us self-aware,researchers from around the world are going head-to-head in a grand competition to determine where consciousness really comes from…
Want To Know How England Defeated The Spanish Armada? Then Forget Everything You Learned At School
From Elizabeth I’s rousing speech at tilbury to that famous game of bowls, much of what we think we know about the events of 1588 is the product of four centuries of spin, argues lucy worsley
A Learning Curve
There’s nothing like a nationwide school closure to help you recognise the valuable work that teachers do, every single day
Christian Frederick Cole England's First Black Barrister
Born in rural Sierra Leone in 1852, cole fought his way to oxford university and qualified as England’s first black barrister. Pamela Roberts applauds a singular character who took on some of the west’s most entrenched institutions – and won
World's Largest Cave-Dwelling Fish Discovered In India
The white, eyeless fish was found deep inside a network of limestone caves by subterranean explorers in meghalaya, northeast india, in january this year. At 40cm long, it’s the largest cave-dwelling fish ever discovered...
Scientists Identify 71 New Species
In 2019, the California Academy of sciences, the us equivalent of London’s natural history museum, described a multitude of new species, spanning five continents and three oceans. Here are some of the most intriguing specimens they added to the tree of life.
What If...(We Mined The Moon?)
The moon is abundant in natural resources. But what would happen if we went there and extracted them?