Is the ability to lie convincingly a central aspect of (social) survival? Naomi Stewart dives into the evolution of the deceptive human nature.
Wooden skyscrapers and high-rise city farms? Not as crazy an idea as you think – we look at architects predictions for the cities of the future
How quickly could cities of the world react if we went to biological war…? (Cue menacing zombie music)
In the second part of our series on green cities, we make the case for keeping wildlife at the forefront of our sustainability efforts.
In the first part of our series on green spaces, we look at how the world’s megacities are getting ahead in the sustainability game.
Why is urbanisation increasing disease prevalence? Tim Ellis looks to South Africa for answers.
We borrow ideas from ingenious food scientists to develop a futuristic three course meal – indigo tomatoes and vertically farmed greens anyone?
Are solar panels a good investment? How do airbag helmets work? Speedy science gives brief answers to quick-fire questions.
Three cities that are doing their best to halt climate change
Yick Hong Leung provides an intriguing glimpse into the data-heavy world of our pervasively connected future.
Madeleine Hurry uncovers the world of deceptive communication in the animal kingdom
Awake in a coma – a nightmare which becomes reality for some. We investigate some of the technologies used by doctors to predict patient consciousness and survival following brain injury.
Syed Asaad Qadri explains the complex internal communication of giving birth
What makes a good science communicator? In this Q&A, Gareth Mitchell talks about science communication and his work with radio, Imperial College, and the BBC.
Kruti Shrotri questions whether we’ll ever be able to communicate faster than the speed of light.
Emily Mobley takes a look at the extraordinary and beautiful courtship behaviours of animals large and small
How has cryptography enabled us to communicate secretly? Julia Lorke and Signe Klange investigate
Being bilingual can help you on holiday, but does the evidence agree that it makes you smarter too? Ian Sillett investigates.
Anne Petzold finds that robots might help long space flights just by being good company
Stephanie Sammann looks at what happens to rainforest when it recovers from logging
Tom Gordon looks at recent research on people who have reported aspartame sensitivity
Cassius: But soft, I pray you. What, did Caesar swound?
Casca: He fell down in the market place and foamed at mouth and was speechless.
Brutus: ‘Tis very like. He hath the falling sickness.
Elly Magson investigates Julius Caesar’s malady, 2000 years on.
Reza Rezaei Javan investigates syncytins – viral genes that are essential for our survival