Obsession with plastic pollution distracts from bigger environmental challenges

Climate change is a much more important issue

150-year-old mystery of zebra's stripes solved

They act as a no fly zone for flies

My teenager has started dating - how do I manage this transition?

A clinical psychologist helps parents navigate the emotional minefield

'I was given a second chance to live with Drew’s heart'

Youngster's tragic death led his parents down a heroic path

Skateboarding makes the city a playground for all

Will be included as sport in 2020 Olympic Games

Tiny T-rex sheds light on prime dino predators

A tiny cousin of T-rex discovered in the United States could provide a key missing link in understanding how the...

Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters

The wind was blowing, clouds blocked the sun and the sea was choppy and cold, but Hagai Mayer and his two friends...

'Paradise on Earth': Ghost of North Korea propaganda still haunts

Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two...

Facebook needs regulation – here's why it should be done by algorithms

Parliamentary report likened it to 'digital gangster'

British consumers discard 680 million items of clothing a year

Fixing throwaway fashion culture will take far more than a 1p tax

Brexit: journalists must now focus on policy not personalities

Media largely remains quite critical

Making cities more walkable: how other people influence our journeys

Urban planners have much to learn from social influences

What happens to the natural world if all the insects disappear?

Consequences for agriculture and wildlife would be dire

A child’s right to family

There is a saying which goes: “Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and...

Interior design of the future will seem like magic

Smart homes will be getting much smarter

Hugely successful Mars mission is helping us design the next Rover

Opportunity rover has been pronounced dead

Virus-infested fungus could help cut chemical pesticides

With the world needing 2bn tonnes of crops a year, alternative is needed

Lend me your name

The concept of ‘prestanome mandate’ is often misconstrued, perhaps due to the wrong impression had by...

It happened this month: The consecration of St John’s conventual church in 1578

After the great victory of 1565, the Order of St John proceeded with the building of the new city of Valletta....

Are we communicating science effectively?

There are conflicting views of whether science is actually improving our quality of life, and this could possibly...